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bchristman
London United kingdom
 
 
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Hi all,
Nice to find a thread based on bund futures trading experiences. After working at a tier one bank for the past 15 yrs I've recently left to tryout trading on my own. Focus at the start will be on bund futures from a fundamental macro trading point with technical analysis overlay.
Hope to add value to threads as trading progresses.

Looking to open up an account shortly with either Optimus or stage 5, if anyone has a view let me know please.
Have a good one

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 Pluto43 
Canton + Texas/Vanzandt
 
Experience: Intermediate
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Retired, taken a lot of courses, traded mostly options but also futures and 4X. Looking to get more focused and simplify. Looking forward to the interaction.

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miguel000
Luzern Switzerland
 
 
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Hello my new best friends, im miguel, i am 26 years old from switzerland
I am trading, and i am trying to understand more about orderflow trading, reading footprint charts, Tick charts, and tape

I am going into the rabbit hole and i am happy to be here and to learn from this awesome community.

Right now i am trying to learn tape of speed indicator and how to read the price action in detail.
Trading and the market behavior is one of the most fascinating things in the world in my opinion. Its like a big orchestra and a universal language and a fingerprint of the whole world, displayed in graphics.
I myself am a physician and i can tell u that seeing the markets and the complexity is like the physiology and biochemestry of the human body, its unbelivable how everything is connected and has a meaning very interesting.

Have a good day and happy trading to everyone

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 Nitavreh 
Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany
 
Experience: Intermediate
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Hi,

I have been trading futures since last year and was made aware of this platform by an acquaintance. I have had experiences with options and stocks and fortunately I have always been profitable. I hope to get a good exchange and interesting information here.

Many greetings

axel

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 MaxxG 
Hackettstown NJ
 
Experience: Beginner
Platform: TradeStation, TOS
Trading: ES, NQ,CL
 
Posts: 1 since Nov 2019
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Hello Big Mike and all members,

Thanks for the opportunity to be a part of a community of like minded successful and inspiring traders. I have been trading since the late 90's. I did well using IBD and then lost most of it during the DotCom bubble buy getting back in to early. I have been reluctant to loose $ since, and just traded on and off as a breakeven trader at best. I am semiretired and have been trying to day trade ES,NQ & CL. I have not been successful as of yet, since I am still looking for a strategy to use. Not sure what works or what does't work. Have a problem going from strategy to strategy. Hoping to become consistently profitable soon.

Thanks,
MaxxG

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Bonsaitrader
Brooklyn NY
 
 
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Hi Mike and all,
A little introduction, I am recently retired from the construction industry. While working, I would traded stocks from the O'Neil's CANSLIM program, which works well in a Bull market, but in a flat or bear market, not so much. Twenty some years ago, I day and swung traded the futures. I would chart diligently the varies contacts, by hand and didn't not lose my shirt. But with the commissions, slippage, data costs and mostly, my capital size and risk tolerance, did not allow me to trade full time and support my family.
But now, the monsters (children) have launched and I wish to learning to day trade.
Yours

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Willbur
Cologne Germany
 
 
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I have been with this theme fulltime for 4 years and trade FDAX and FGBL.
(TT via AMP, Rithmic data feed to Agena Trader for charting)

Besides I program now and then because I can still do it from my original occupation.

If it used to be a goal to realize a fully automatic machine, I've reduced myself to hybrids in the meantime.
Small assistants who help me with my daily work and offer functionality tailored to my style.

After some projects in C++ for MetaTrader 5, I wrote C# under .Net for the Agena Trader in the last two years.

I'd like to change it for another platform now - maybe Sierra Charts - and I'm looking for a way to efficiently familiarize myself with the programming there.

That's how I got into this forum!

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antonyg
Aswan + Aswan/Egypt
 
 
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nice to be a member here

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FutOptStk
Karlsruhe Germany
 
 
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Hi everybody!
Glad to be part of your community.
I had tried many things over the years (with long gaps between) but finally went to algo trading with own programming 3 years ago, which brought a big relief on my emotions. Still frustrating if one counts the many "good" ideas that simply do not add up, but that is part of the game.
Besides futures I do some options trading and stock trading as well, but futures become more important.
I wish you all good luck and good trades!

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hsling
Hong Kong , China
 
 
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Graduated from university for a few years, determined to achieve financailly free by investing. Here to learn and grow and exchange thoughts hopefully. Mostly trading index futures, and currently learning algotrading, I am very glad to join this platform!!

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zibet
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Hello members, just wanted to share my first reply and introduce myself.

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MegatronG1
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Glad to be here, I hope I can learn from this forum as I have lost a boat load of money trying to trade the futures market.

thanks.

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Matthew2158
Salisbury, NC
 
 
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Hi,

I've only been trading about 2 months, EP and RTY on Multicharts.NET platform via AMP Futures. My career background is in the agriculture equipment business and farm technology.

I've got a trading system I purchased from a private trading group near Atlanta and things would probably be going well if I could just stick to their rules (pretty easy to follow). There are few trading opportunities in a day with their system, so I started "guessing" and trading outside the parameters which bit me hard! I got a little frustrated with the emini ES so I keep it on the side and started dabbling with emini Russell 2000 (RTY) developing my own system and losing more money in the process. I only day trade these two futures. I am eyeing corn right now mainly due to the low margin requirements and my natural interest in grain production.

Frankly, I am not sure trading is for me but I chose this career path because there is real income potential and it lets me work from home, be close to my young family, and work on my terms instead of a boss's or industry demands. Plus I am learning something new I never dreamed of doing, which is interesting and keeping my mind sharp. Looking forward to learning and hopefully sharing some good ideas with this forum group. Really hoping to turn good profits so I won't have to go back to a "regular job" soon. Haha.

God bless,

Matthew

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 redneck4Christ 
Vancouver, WA
 
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Hi,

I've only been trading about 2 months, EP and RTY on Multicharts.NET platform via AMP Futures. My career background is in the agriculture equipment business and farm technology.

I've got a trading system I purchased from a private trading group near Atlanta and things would probably be going well if I could just stick to their rules (pretty easy to follow). There are few trading opportunities in a day with their system, so I started "guessing" and trading outside the parameters which bit me hard! I got a little frustrated with the emini ES so I keep it on the side and started dabbling with emini Russell 2000 (RTY) developing my own system and losing more money in the process. I only day trade these two futures. I am eyeing corn right now mainly due to the low margin requirements and my natural interest in grain production.

Frankly, I am not sure trading is for me but I chose this career path because there is real income potential and it lets me work from home, be close to my young family, and work on my terms instead of a boss's or industry demands. Plus I am learning something new I never dreamed of doing, which is interesting and keeping my mind sharp. Looking forward to learning and hopefully sharing some good ideas with this forum group. Really hoping to turn good profits so I won't have to go back to a "regular job" soon. Haha.

God bless,

Matthew


Welcome to futures.io, Matthew! I will offer a few insights, although I rarely, if ever, get responses to my posts on the welcome threads. I am only about 8 months ahead of you (in terms of focused trading instruction -- I have been reading & dabbling for over 20 years), still learning, still have a full time+ job, and teetering on being profitable. If you are a Christian, I am an older brother in Christ. I started live trading in September 2019, I am batting over .500, but I have a lot of small wins and a couple of big losses that pretty much took away all my profits and then some. The main winners, as usual, are the brokers and trainers.

I know you probably do not want to hear this, but I have found it to be trite but true that this is a marathon and not a sprint. There is good money to be made but you have to be patient, diligent, and disciplined -- not bad traits for any worthwhile endeavor and life in general. You are competing with other people for a pile of cash, so you have to work harder and play smarter than a lot of others.

We are blessed with a computer between our ears that is still far ahead of any machine in just about every way but sheer speed of placing orders. And we can go the route of algo trading if we choose, but they only speed up the win-loss situation.

If you are pretty well grounded in the basics, I would recommend reading Corey Rosenbloom's book, "The Complete Trading Course". You can get it on Kindle as well as other formats. Another good book I am currently reading (recommended by Axia Futures) is "The Talent Code" by Daniel Coyle. Here is a teaser for that book:


I can also recommend some groups/forums if you are interested in basic or advanced learning.

God's blessings to you as well!

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 techa 
Wilmington, NC
 
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Hi,

I've only been trading about 2 months, EP and RTY on Multicharts.NET platform via AMP Futures. My career background is in the agriculture equipment business and farm technology.

I've got a trading system I purchased from a private trading group near Atlanta and things would probably be going well if I could just stick to their rules (pretty easy to follow). There are few trading opportunities in a day with their system, so I started "guessing" and trading outside the parameters which bit me hard! I got a little frustrated with the emini ES so I keep it on the side and started dabbling with emini Russell 2000 (RTY) developing my own system and losing more money in the process. I only day trade these two futures. I am eyeing corn right now mainly due to the low margin requirements and my natural interest in grain production.

Frankly, I am not sure trading is for me but I chose this career path because there is real income potential and it lets me work from home, be close to my young family, and work on my terms instead of a boss's or industry demands. Plus I am learning something new I never dreamed of doing, which is interesting and keeping my mind sharp. Looking forward to learning and hopefully sharing some good ideas with this forum group. Really hoping to turn good profits so I won't have to go back to a "regular job" soon. Haha.

God bless,

Matthew

The psychology of trading within the rules is very difficult to master. One thing that helped me is I would review my trades (the good, the bad and the ugly) and see if there was a pattern to the best and worst trades. What I discovered was that I did well when trading open but then blew all my profits and then some the rest of the day. At this point I only allow myself one trade in the morning so it forces me to be more patient for an optimal setup. If it fails I wait until the next day to try again. I also highly recommend using micros as you hone your trading style. Yes, the results seem miniscule, but the risks are minimized too allowing you to stay in the game long enough to establish a good system. Best of luck!

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 bchip 
Africa
 
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After some projects in C++ for MetaTrader 5, I wrote C# under .Net for the Agena Trader in the last two years.

I'd like to change it for another platform now - maybe Sierra Charts - and I'm looking for a way to efficiently familiarize myself with the programming there.

That's how I got into this forum!

Have you looked at Ninjatrader? It has an open source C# framework

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Willbur
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Thanks a lot.

I was just watching the demos. That looks good. The examples in C#. And the volume profiles and footprints.

I'm just afraid that my broker 'AMP-Future' doesn't support this platform.

On the other hand, I only use the software for charting anyway. I make order entry in the DOM of TT.
So I am not bound to the broker for charting. Do you know if they work with Ritmic in addition to CQG?

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Wstanback916
Denver Colorado
 
 
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Hello all,
Hoping to get a few pointers and learn how to generate a little cash.
Maybe start to become a real broker.

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santhoshmurali
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Hello Everyone from Futures.io.

I'm basically from data analyst background and good with ML and DL. I'm stepping in to trading and technical analysis to explore how AI can help us in enabling our decision when speculating. looking f/w for collaborative learning.

Thank you,
Santhosh

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 bchip 
Africa
 
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Hello Everyone from Futures.io.

I'm basically from data analyst background and good with ML and DL. I'm stepping in to trading and technical analysis to explore how AI can help us in enabling our decision when speculating. looking f/w for collaborative learning.

Thank you,
Santhosh

AI..curve fitting on steriods :P

https://www.tradingview.com/symbols/AMEX-AIIQ/

Not as well as you might think.
(AI underperforming SPX)

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dgoes
Los Angeles, CA
 
 
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Good Morning,

I have been trading on and off for 20 years. First dabbling in stocks, then Options, then FOREX, and now in Futures and stocks. I am a process improvement VBA/SQLserver programmer creating application in MS Access and MS Excel.
Recent, this year I became a USPTA Pro Tennis Instructor, due to the lack of regular work.

I enjoy trading for the freedom and opportunity it provides, but the lack of steady success has driven me to take a seat back and paper trade until I device a trading plan and system that works for me.

My current platform is Thinkorswim and Sierra Charts to generate market profile charts on the /ES, SPX, /GC, /SI, and /CL. I like to trade the /ES at both the RTH and the Overnight sessions.

I am currently taking a "Market Profile Primer: A Concentrated Live Course" with Jim Dalton to get a real understanding of the market beyond the price charts.

His material is good but pretty pricey. I am considering becoming an Elite member, but would like to know how many members are currently making decisions off of market profile and if you have educational that might help me on my path.

Thanks for reaching out.
Have a great day.

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 Bionan 
Palm Harbor, Florida/USA
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader, SharkIndicat
Broker: Interactive Brokers, NinjaTrader Brokerage, TD Ameritrade
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Thanks for the intro, Big Mike.

My name is Rick, and I have been in Florida since 1992. I am actually a full-time pharmacist, but I work 12-hour shifts. This allows me to day-trade on the market days I have off. My futures trading experience goes as far back as the 1980's, when I had to call up a broker to place trades. Computer charting was very limited, so I had to subscribe to commodities charting services via mail and update them daily by hand. Some of you younger guys don't realize how great you have it compared to 1983. I was using Gerald Appel's MACD soon after he published it, downloading the raw data and constructing the indicator on a Commodore 64 computer. Don't laugh- it really doesn't seem that long ago.

I traded mostly the NYSE index, because the S&P was too expensive back then. I also traded some German Marks, and a very small amount of commodities. And I didn't know what I was doing. But at least one of the first things I ever learned was money management and to place and honor stops on every trade, usually too close, but I never had the bad experience of blowing up an account. I have not traded futures consistently all these years, but since a couple of years ago I have been making several ES trades each day I'm able, either live or paper. I have also been trading stocks, primarily via chart reading, for many years.

My knowledge of futures trading is much greater than my success. Like many other analyticals, I fight the bane of possessing lots of knowledge, but being hindered by emotion. I have spent a couple of years following Al Brooks, who sometimes speaks here, via his live webinars. I have learned a great deal from Al, and I still do, especially about price action. I have also learned from observing Al that, while price action alone works for him, I personally need to add some indicators to simplify the price action I am seeing. I have found that understanding price action really helps me understand what's behind the indicators. Using them together, and building them into automated strategies with NinjaTrader's condition builder, simplifies things and allows me to let the computer remember all the intricacies so I can focus more on the big picture. Otherwise, there is just too many rules for me to remember in real time. I am trying design my automation to mimic rules-based discretionary trading. My limited formal computer training was even further back, around 1975, when we would type punch cards and batch process them from the University in Wilmington, NC, into a mainframe in Chapel Hill. Again, you younger guys have been blessed. Any computer knowledge I have since then has been self taught, and I haven't figured out NinjaScript yet.

I have learned from Al the different market characteristics and how to recognize them (usually), and I know that trending markets must be traded differently from ranging markets, including entry, exit, and trade management criteria. This is where I am now- developing at least two different strategies to trade, one for trending markets and channels, and another for tight horizontal trading ranges. I have developed two positive expectancy strategies, based on back testing, as long as they are applied to the right market. I will probably need to tweak more, but I am close.

I am sure that I will learn much from this community- I have already tapped into your resources by visiting before joining. I look forward to adding where I can, and absorbing whatever is useful in strategy development and automation. Hopefully I am complete before long. I will be 64 in 11 months, and I hope to transition into trading my own account full time by then.

Thanks-
Rick

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Ares83
Bcn Spain
 
 
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Good morning, I am from Barcelona, Spain, first of all apologies for my spelling misgraphies... luck of the translators because my English leaves a lot to be desired. I have been trying to learn about trading for 3 years, after a thousand turns around, I have discovered the operation with the Dom, Started with rithmic in anchoring tests and i currently got jigsaw. The truth is that my trading has made a brutal change by seeing what happens in the market since the dom. For the first time I have approved a anchoring test and I hope to be able to continue learning and who knows if one day bring some performance to the market.
Nice to be in this great forum.
Best regards!

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 redneck4Christ 
Vancouver, WA
 
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Good Morning,

I have been trading on and off for 20 years. First dabbling in stocks, then Options, then FOREX, and now in Futures and stocks. I am a process improvement VBA/SQLserver programmer creating application in MS Access and MS Excel.
Recent, this year I became a USPTA Pro Tennis Instructor, due to the lack of regular work.

I enjoy trading for the freedom and opportunity it provides, but the lack of steady success has driven me to take a seat back and paper trade until I device a trading plan and system that works for me.

My current platform is Thinkorswim and Sierra Charts to generate market profile charts on the /ES, SPX, /GC, /SI, and /CL. I like to trade the /ES at both the RTH and the Overnight sessions.

I am currently taking a "Market Profile Primer: A Concentrated Live Course" with Jim Dalton to get a real understanding of the market beyond the price charts.

His material is good but pretty pricey. I am considering becoming an Elite member, but would like to know how many members are currently making decisions off of market profile and if you have educational that might help me on my path.

Thanks for reaching out.
Have a great day.

Welcome to futures.io, dgoes. Nice to have you here.

I am taking a TPO course with Axia Futures and beginning to incorporate that into my trading. I'm sure it will be of benefit but it's too early for me to quantify at this point.

All the best!

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 redneck4Christ 
Vancouver, WA
 
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Thanks for the intro, Big Mike.

My name is Rick, ... My futures trading experience goes as far back as the 1980's, when I had to call up a broker to place trades. Computer charting was very limited, so I had to subscribe to commodities charting services via mail and update them daily by hand. Some of you younger guys don't realize how great you have it compared to 1983. I was using Gerald Appel's MACD soon after he published it, downloading the raw data and constructing the indicator on a Commodore 64 computer. Don't laugh- it really doesn't seem that long ago.

...

My knowledge of futures trading is much greater than my success. ... My limited formal computer training was even further back, around 1975, when we would type punch cards and batch process them from the University in Wilmington, NC, into a mainframe in Chapel Hill. Again, you younger guys have been blessed. Any computer knowledge I have since then has been self taught, and I haven't figured out NinjaScript yet.

Ö

...I will be 64 in 11 months, and I hope to transition into trading my own account full time by then.

Thanks-
Rick

Rick, welcome. I am only about 3 months younger and have similar experiences as well as hopes to transition to trading full time in a similar timeframe.

Your cataloging and programming setups intrigues me. I am an engineer and I am working on condensing the strategies onto a spreadsheet for quick reference but programming a software to ID the setups is a quantum leap from that.

God speed your success in trading and transition.

Jeff

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SerDy
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Hello, After some months this is my first post in this forum. Trading is my interest from the time I was 20 years old, about 40 years ago.
I have lost a lot of money and have earned it, also. Always trading on italian stock market, not the best market for sure. But was a great school. Now I am working to change my market approach from discretionary to algorithmic. Not yet starter with live trading, still studying and learning.
Have good trading

P.S. I Hope my english is not so bad.

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arnas
Kaunas Lithuania
 
 
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Hello, my name is Arnas. I'm 22 years old. After finishing high school, I was interested in day trading. However since trading requires starting capital and is considered a high risk. I needed a stable job first. So I became a web developer. Currently I have a stable job, and spend about 3 - 4 hours learning to trade. Hoping to turn it into a career.

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 peverell 
NAPOLI ITALia
 
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hello my name is stefano I come from Italy and I have been trading for 2 years, this site is a really great discovery! Thank you for making it updated!

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Rgrg
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Thanks Mike for this Forum.

I mostly traded forex and stocks. Recently (about a year ago) started trading ES futures. I found this forum when i searched for information on futures and platforms etc...


I use TOS and recently started using Sierra Chart.

I recently took course from Jim Dalton in Market Profile and it is very informative course. I am trading the futures based on Market Profile. I am still in the begining stages of using the Market profile. Hoping to learn and share my story.

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pilot007
San Antonio, Texas
 
 
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Hello everyone, I used to trade between 2007 and 2008, I traded stocks then switched to futures GC, CL YM,
Back to trading again last few months and I am trying to be a consistent profitable trader.

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beakercgn
Frankfurt, Germany
 
 
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Hi all,

iīm from Frankfurt, Germany and work as a Business Intelligence Developer.

For around 1-2 Year i spend 1-2 hours Daily learning to trade to make it a side hustle.
Been working through Adam Grimes "The art and sience of technical analysis" and traded
stocks and CFDs. Did only discretionary swing trading on the pullback. Build my own
trading journal to review my Trades (5-8 per Week) and see my account bleed out slowly
(meaning no real edge but ok-ish risk management).
As i want to find a (more or less) reliable edge in the market iīm currently searching for
a way to statistical edges and systematic trading. Currently using Quantconnect to test
my ideas on the market, as using ninja trader with historical data sees really expensive
(while you are still learning).
Still swing trade stocks discretionary with interactive brokers filter with Thomas Bulkowski's
Patternz Software.

Now want to focus on commodity futures (like Crude oil...). I hope focussing on around
10 Futures markets makes it easier to find edges and understand the market. Also trying
to combine it with COT Data and Seasonalities. As i heard it's a useful approach.

Looking forward to talk to other traders in the futures market or making their way into it.

Best Regards,
Beaker

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LukeBJJ
Uberl‚ndia / Minas Gerais/ Brazil
 
 
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Hello Everyone,

I live in Brazil and have experience trading some national markets. (Stocks, USD-BRL Futures, and Corn Futures)

Currently I work at an Agricultural firm where I am responsible for Trading and Hedging Soybeans and Corn using CBOT futures.
And although it is great to work with Trading for a company, I would like to someday make the change and trade professionaly for myself.

Thanks for having me, It is great to learn and share ideas in this forum with you!

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Androsagi
Elancourt + France
 
 
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Hello;

I live near Versailles in France. I started trading on CFDs, then Forex, a year and a half ago.
Like everyone I lost several times, I used the indicators at this time (ichimoku and Co, and Price Action with basket for Forex).

Last August I discovered the futures, it isn't easy and not very graphic compared to the CFD. But it's a real pleasure to rummage around and customize my Sierra Charts platform every day.

I continue to lose a little on the markets, but much less than in the days of CFD / Forex.
Sometimes I happen to freeze and miss easy trades.

I see that I still have a lot to learn and that is why I focus on the Dax, MiniDow and MiniNasdaq indices by carefully watching the movements of the s & p (and the Bund in the morning)


Thank you for all these knowledge sharing


I wish you all a merry Christmas

Best Regards

ps: Sorry for my bad's English

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Imaginativeone
Laurel
 
 
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Hey Everyone,

After two years of learning options, I'm still at square one. Fortunately, the 9-to-5 keeps us in food and heat. Hopefully, trading futures will be easier to understand (and do).

Doug

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 on off button 
Indianapolis, IN US
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: TOS
Broker: TDAmeritrade
Trading: YM,RTY, futures
 
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Hello everyone

Not sure where to start, so.........
Been trading on and off for many years, learned the hard way that I should spent more time off than on.
Now I mostly day trade YM and RS, and very cautiously at that.
Don't really know any other traders and generally I haven't been much of a poster on other forums.
They just didn't do it for me.
This site strikes me as much different and thought I'd jump in and see what happens.

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dex9
Hyderabad, India
 
 
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Hi everyone, I am a mechanical system based swing and a day trader. I blew up my accounts multiple times using discretionary setups before becoming a mechanical trader.

My setups involve the moving averages now and I trade the Indian exchanges on select individual stocks and commodities.

Looking forward to spending some exciting time here! All the best everyone.

Happy holidays!

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 twobecrazy 
Chicago, IL
 
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Hi everyone!

I live in Chicago after recently relocating from San Diego. Iím originally from St. Louis, MO. I have dabbled in and out of the market since 2005 but never really put a lot of time, money, or effort into learning the market. Based on my new understanding and using proper terminology, I would describe myself as a swing trader. I have been extremely successful by shear luck and have identified several big movers over the years and even jumped on them but took my profits as soon as I felt I needed to take them. I never used a risk management or money management strategy previously setting up stop loss/profit targets. I used my gut and time as my management indicators. Because of this, I have been pretty successful in the market but as I previously stated it was based on luck.

I am glad I found this site as I am really looking into making trading a living. I plan for it to take years and learn everything I can first before leaving my career. As Big Mike described in one post, I am the type of person that likes to do things on my own, however, I am extremely calculated and do a lot of research often trying to apply what I learned from others and course/education/books. I plan on spending the next few weeks reading this site and absorbing everything I can. If anyone has any recommendations on where to start, I would appreciate it. Otherwise, thank you to everyone who has contributed and I look forward to learning and hopefully someday paying it forward.

J

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 redwhite 
hamburg germany
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: ib
Trading: grains
 
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Hello,
i've been dealing in agri futures for a few years. Longer profit phases alternate with short but strong loss phases. I would like to use the experience of the forum to correct my mistakes and take my trading to a higher level.

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 redneck4Christ 
Vancouver, WA
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Jigsaw, MC.NET, ToS, SC
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Hi everyone!

I live in Chicago after recently relocating from San Diego. Iím originally from St. Louis, MO. I have dabbled in and out of the market since 2005 but never really put a lot of time, money, or effort into learning the market. Based on my new understanding and using proper terminology, I would describe myself as a swing trader. I have been extremely successful by shear luck and have identified several big movers over the years and even jumped on them but took my profits as soon as I felt I needed to take them. I never used a risk management or money management strategy previously setting up stop loss/profit targets. I used my gut and time as my management indicators. Because of this, I have been pretty successful in the market but as I previously stated it was based on luck.

I am glad I found this site as I am really looking into making trading a living. I plan for it to take years and learn everything I can first before leaving my career. As Big Mike described in one post, I am the type of person that likes to do things on my own, however, I am extremely calculated and do a lot of research often trying to apply what I learned from others and course/education/books. I plan on spending the next few weeks reading this site and absorbing everything I can. If anyone has any recommendations on where to start, I would appreciate it. Otherwise, thank you to everyone who has contributed and I look forward to learning and hopefully someday paying it forward.

J

Welcome, twobecrazy.

I have been learning and trading on various timeframes for about 9 months and I found Corey Rosenbloom's book, "The Complete Trading Course" to be a good way to get to know about trading in general as well as some depth. Corey now does a daily stint on TheoTrade and that might be a good next step for you -- at least something to consider. I have been subscribed to TheoTrade for about 3 months, on a monthly plan, and I renewed for a year.

God speed your learning and trading

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Mossive
Dallas Tx
 
 
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Good Afternoon Yall,

I've been at this off and on for 10 years kind of half ass and losing more than I have made. After my trading buddy/mentor suddenly passed away from stage 4 brain cancer, I lost interest. In 2020 I'm hoping to make this a more perm fixture.

I originally found this site trying to learn how to code my own scanner and eventually EA. Today my scanning is very manual and I can't help but think someone has to have created something similar that I should be able to modify with ease.

Basically I am looking for the stocks with the highest % when indexed/compared against the index EFT over the last 6 months. Example SWKS is up 49% over QQQ's 13%, they I use my strategy to execute from the narrowed list.

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JustAnotherID
London, United Kingdom
 
 
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Or should that be crisis...?

Wet-ware specialist whose long-time interest in software development coincided recently with trading and have focussed for the past year on developing an algorithmic trading system, initially on commodities / forex / crypto and just beginning to investigate futures / options.

Exploring Sierra Chart currently while trying to work on machine learning models.

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 Miufx 
Turku, Finland
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Ninjatrader 8, Jigsaw
Trading: ES, CL, GC
 
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Hello, glad to join the community. I've read this forum a while and must admit that the spirit is more positive than usual, which is why I usually never post anything myself to forums. Here I just might.
I've been trading for 5-8 years, depending on how to count. Of course I started with forex in MT5, bought a couple of courses, went through a vicious cycle to make 100-200 EA's to figure out no pattern/indicator works consistently or even for a while. Then (after maybe 4 years) I found Jigsaw and changed to futures, which was a good choice but I never went live cause my results were not good with that either. I gave up for roughly two years until starting again just recently.
I figured out that my main focus back then was to free myself from the job I had, and the fire quickly vanished when I changed my workplace. I also had some personal issues which are now tackled, and I came back just for the love of the game and I feel I'm doing better than ever, aiming to go live during the spring 2020.

My main priority trading now is momentum scalping the ES, CL and GC. I've done my practice more on GC, but my results are best with ES so there is a hint for me.

Happy trading for all members!

-M-

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scat
Almaty
 
 
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Hi everyone!

I have been trading for quite some time, unsuccessfully, and am still looking for profitable strategies.

I know a lot about Math and Stats and hope to be able to apply that knowledge some time.

Best,

scat

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mrmac2you
Durban, KZN, South Africa
 
 
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Hi All,

I have been a retail trader for around 3 years now with mixed results. I'm a trend trader and like to keep my charts as simple as I can.
I thoroughly enjoy the technical aspects of trading and look forward to learning as I grow.
All the best to everyone for a very profitable 2020 and beyond.

Regards


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lurie
Wolfsberg, Carinthia, Austria
 
 
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Hi everyone,

I am a full time student based in Austria, finishing university in a few months.
As everyone, I am looking for any tips or maybe a different/new approach in trading from more veteran traders. Currently, I only trade stocks on a regular basis, quite successful, but I am trying to get more into day trading.
I like technical analysis, with obviously a profound fundamental research.
That's it from my side right now, I hope I can learn a lot here and gain some knowledge.

Happy new year and hopefully a profitable one!

Cheers,

Lukas

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Davis13
reggio calabria Italy
 
 
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Hi
I am David from italy: after one year and a half of forex and cfd trading, i started to learn about futures
hope this is the right time i will be profitable

Happy New Year

Davide

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 Tinker Bell 
London
 
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Trading: Investing
 
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I'm completely new to stock-investing, trading and this forum have been recommended to me as a great group of people to learn from. I'm over 41 years and have a bit of background in Computer Science so I know a bit of programming, have a computer at home, can read and have access to academical publications. I watched a few YouTube videos and feel curies but confused at the same time as the information presented are mostly for entertainment purposes. Fair enough, but I need some credible source of information and to be honest don't know really where to start.

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 redneck4Christ 
Vancouver, WA
 
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I'm completely new to stock-investing, trading and this forum have been recommended to me as a great group of people to learn from. I'm over 41 years and have a bit of background in Computer Science so I know a bit of programming, have a computer at home, can read and have access to academical publications. I watched a few YouTube videos and feel curies but confused at the same time as the information presented are mostly for entertainment purposes. Fair enough, but I need some credible source of information and to be honest don't know really where to start.

Welcome, Tinker Bell.

I am only 10 months or so ahead of you in futures but I have spent a lot of time and money on courses and I have a couple of pointers, if you are interested.

The basics of the market are relatively timeless but trading strategies are in constant flux. So, you will want to learn the basics from solid instructors but be wary of strategies from almost everybody out there. If you are a reader, I recommend Corey Rosenbloom's book, "The Complete Trading Course: Price Patterns, Strategies, Setups, and Execution Tactics" (Wiley Trading Book 469) Be aware it was written 9 years ago and Corey has moved on in terms of strategies he now uses but the basics help you get started in your learning.

In terms of video instruction, take a look at TRADEPRO Academy on YouTube and consider joining them for at least a month or two. Some training courses want for you to pay for a whole course in a lump sum. TPA has courses in day trading, swing trading, futures, options, and trading psychology and unless they have changed, you can access all of their course and have daily live market sessions for a monthly fee. And I liked George's style of teaching.

I am not still with TPA, but if I had it to do over again, I would probably start there, go through all their courses, then look around.

One other tip: A good place to start with order flow is John Grady, No BS Daytrading. His basic course and book are low cost and I thought his teaching was very helpful. John has done some seminars with Futures.io. The videos are posted on this site.

I wish you well.

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 Tinker Bell 
London
 
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Welcome, Tinker Bell.

I am only 10 months or so ahead of you in futures but I have spent a lot of time and money on courses and I have a couple of pointers, if you are interested.

The basics of the market are relatively timeless but trading strategies are in constant flux. So, you will want to learn the basics from solid instructors but be wary of strategies from almost everybody out there. If you are a reader, I recommend Corey Rosenbloom's book, "The Complete Trading Course: Price Patterns, Strategies, Setups, and Execution Tactics" (Wiley Trading Book 469) Be aware it was written 9 years ago and Corey has moved on in terms of strategies he now uses but the basics help you get started in your learning.

In terms of video instruction, take a look at TRADEPRO Academy on YouTube and consider joining them for at least a month or two. Some training courses want for you to pay for a whole course in a lump sum. TPA has courses in day trading, swing trading, futures, options, and trading psychology and unless they have changed, you can access all of their course and have daily live market sessions for a monthly fee. And I liked George's style of teaching.

I am not still with TPA, but if I had it to do over again, I would probably start there, go through all their courses, then look around.

One other tip: A good place to start with order flow is John Grady, No BS Daytrading. His basic course and book are low cost and I thought his teaching was very helpful. John has done some seminars with Futures.io. The videos are posted on this site.

I wish you well.


Oh gosh, your reply makes me so happy. I thought that nobody would even notice my post. The info you provided is very valuable and I thank you but right now I intend to spend some time learning how I can successfully create long term investment into blue-chip companies and to get high dividends from it. I may not be clear enough earlier apology.

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EStrader09
Toronto Canada
 
 
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I don't know where to start and my english isn't great due to years living in isolation while trying to dig out of this mess. More than a decade ago I graduated from a fine university in Canada with a degree in computer science and math. I got a decent paid job working in banking industry doing IT works. During those years of working I got exposed to investing and trading and began to hate my job due to boredomness of staring at screens day in and day out. I decided to go ahead to learn TA stuff and then, I opened a trading account to trade while at work. I was amazed how easily it was to make money from trading. So, I decided to quit my job and focus on trading full-time.

Fastforward to present, I blew my accounts few times trading stocks, bonds, ETFs and options. I only began to trade profitably in recent years after I learned all kind of mistakes while developing and improving strategies and the only instrument I trade right now is ES and NQ.

I'm looking forward to contribute and sharing on here, but like many other successful traders said you've to do your own homework in order to discover your true strengths and weaknesses because you yourself is a trading edge in this trading business if you take it seriously with passion.

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 Medboy 
Richardson
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Trading: Emini ES
 
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Hi everyone,

My name is Ron. Like so many, I dream to make it in the trading world. I may have an opportunity now. I was laid off my job at the end of July this year and just don't want to go back to what I was doing if I don't have to. Had enough of corporate management and at my age (64), it's not easy to get employers interested in me anymore.

I love Al Brooks and have gone through his course. It's brilliant, but takes so log to absorb it all. I also love Mack with Price Action Trading Systems and his work is also great. It's simpler and easier to learn, but harder to execute. Takes a lot of practice. I would love to follow just Al or just Mack to be more efficient with my efforts, but can't decide between the two.

I trade the ES emini and am profitable a lot of days, with micro contracts.....so I make enough money to buy lunch and maybe dinner. Sometimes if I go to regular contracts, I blow it. It's so mental! I switch between the 2000 tick chart and 5 minute charts. Again, would love to decide between the two.

I hope to be profitable soon, even if just by a little bit. I know the odds are against newbies being successful quickly. I guess that's why I want to pick a method or format and work my tail off to master it. I've studied a lot about trading over the years, but nothing compares to getting screen time, which is impossible to obtain in most corporate jobs.

Anyway, I'm all ears for advice and glad to join this excellent group!

Ron

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cornnut
Muncie, IN
 
 
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I am a cash commodity trader and from a family farm. So I grew up around the futures markets and live and breathe them everyday. Have had a futures account for years and always used seasonals, but have recently become much more interested and active in trading seasonal patterns and spreads in commodity futures. I come here to learn more and be able to communicate with others that have similar interests and an understanding of the markets. Have had thoughts of eventually being able to be a ďfull timeĒ trader, along with other interests and hobbies. Excited to learn more and see where it can take me!

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vislatnyar
Sheffield
 
 
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Hi everyone,

I am trading binary option and futures essentially. Here to learn from you all.

Happy green pips to you all!


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Lokksmith
Branson Missouri
 
 
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Hey I'm James,

Very Noob Trader. I have been the new guy a hundred times. My goal is to form new relationships in this world while building a future in Day Trading. I expect to lose some and win some. Im an open book. Im semi retired. My goal is to enhance my wallet with a bit of extra pocket change.

Let's see what happens.

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haribol108
Farmington, CT. USA
 
 
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Hello Everyone;

I thank Big Mike and all other active contributors here.

If anyone knows where to locate Gann hilo activator For Ninjatrader 8; Please let me know.

Thanks again.

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 Pavlik 
Ratingen, Germany
 
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Hello everyone;

I am Pavlik, ёpta. Glad I could find your community! Never traded futures before.



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osho556
Williamstown + NJ/USA
 
 
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Hi Mike,
I want to thank you for creating such a good forum. I also want to apologize for not posting earlier, but you know the saying "Better late than never".
So today made a point to not only log into the forum but also try my best to contribute. High level background of me is I have been trader for more than 27 years as you are fully aware of life of a trader mine is no different than that.
I have gone through quite a few boom and bust cycles in trading and now I am at a point in life where this could be my last run as a trader before I call it a day.
Being a trader for such a long time I am carrying lot of bad traits that I have struggled through out life to overcome, I am hoping that by connecting with this forum and with some help from our fellow traders I will gather the strength and motivation to overcome my weaknesses and improve as a trader.
I am looking forward to interact with you and other traders within this forum and hoping to also be of any help.

Thanks,
RP

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 Tradeinvestor71 
Limassol Area, Cyprus
 
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Hi everybody,

ĄTrading for Livingď is my project I started 3 years ago fulltime.

My first trading experiences I had 1987 at age 16 buying stocks and some optionlike assets (leveraged certificates) based on something I called my Technical Analysis to hold positions for some days. Before the 87Crash I stopped trading with overall profits and concentrated in the following decades on school, university (Maths, economics) and a corporate career in Germany.

After a restructuring in the company I worked with I got the opportunity (Time & Money) to start something new. ĄWhy not to live on day trading ?ď. 6-12 Months that should be a good timeframe to get the Trading business up and running profitably, I thought.

ĄHow dare you !ď an experienced trader will now answer and he is allright.

Before that I thought my PhD in Mathematics was difficult, but now I know that to become a profitable day trader is the real challenge in my life and that I need more time than 12 months.

At the beginning I tried out a lot: Attending a trading Guru seminar, buying a system, researching forex trading systems, developing own trading systems with all sorts of indicators. Result: a lot of experiences but no sustainable profits.

End of 2018 I changed my approach completely: I studied Al Brooks Price Action Theory Books and his Trading Course and went through it several times. Bret Steenbarger books (ĄDaily Trading Coachď) and Mike Bellafiori (ĄOne good Tradeď) were quite important for me as well.

All time I traded real money. Fortunately I decided to trade CFDs only (I am based in Europe and here there are big and serious CFD-Brokers). My Futures account I did not use until now. With CFDs I can trade DAX,S&P for 1 EURO per point, so there was no chance for me to get my account broken with all the initial losses.

Currently I am trading the DAX in the morning for 2 hours and S&P in the afternoon for 3 hours. Most days I am profitable and increasing the position size and the number of trades ( I am supercritical eliminating 4star signals and waiting for 5stars) is my current To Do.

My wife is Daytrading DAX as well which is a big plus in many ways.

Futures.io is a great place. Thanks to Big Mike and everybody who supports this community.

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dingram313
Detroit, Michigan
 
 
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Hey all,

My name is Dion from Michigan. I am new to futures trading, but not the market. I have read a few books on commodities and technical analysis and am ready to get started. Thank you Mike for starting the site.

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Artfldgr
New York + New York / USA
 
 
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YES, its THAT artfldgr... i have had this moniker for over 25 years and few masqerade as me... like few call themselves cher... i am all over...

but anyway... I am not new to stocks, but i am new to this board..
I had just lost my job of 15 years and trying to move into more advanced trading to earn a living
ouch... tough... i know...
my profession? depends. i have been a fashion photographer (not much any more) doing fashion week
celeb photog (not at all any more)
but most of my cash was as an application engineer writing software for medical research.
hoping to find another gig... but alas, i am over 50... and alas, my existence lowers diversity (so i am told)
i would pay to be an elite member, but sadly, my family/wife comes first, and cant till i make some lucre
she is indonesian.. though we do make a very tiny bit selling kopi luwak on amazon.. (anyone interested?)

I have lots of stories to tell, and many many battle scars...

currently, i am working on trying to get TOS thinkscript working right...
i have a post already on it... but sadly... no answers..

recently i DID write a monte carlo simulation to show how certain percentages perform
ie... while you may have a 50% hit rate, odds dont come out smoothly given runs

it was an interesting exercise for AON (all or nothing) trading.
that is.. you have a fixed stop, a fixed limit above the buy, and fixed number of shares
it was VERY helpful to see what mechanics really counted, vs what didn't..

hope someone writes back in some form..
kind of lonely here in the dark..

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jermainewalden
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I've been looking for a healthy environment just like this thanks!

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nxtsuki
Rome Italy
 
 
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Greetz everybody,

My name is Marco and i live in Italy.
I started Trading 1 year ago reading a lot of books and watching a lot of Youtubr Videos. I started with Forex using SMAís, EMAís, MACD... and 1 month ago i started learning Futures (starting with ES & CL).
I made this change because i was interested in Footprints, how they works and how to trade with them.
Iím here because i want to learn new things and also for talk with others.

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rd2013
Indonesia
 
 
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Hi everyone, I'm from Indonesia and trade in stock index futures.

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Artfldgr
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salamat datang!!!!

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defvader
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Hello community! I am currently a part time swing trader who trades crypto and futures. Looking forward to interacting with such a great community!

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Boston
 
 
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I found this forum a while back but ignored it. I wish I wouldn't have.

Since then, I've followed the predictable path of blowing up TWO brokerage accounts and NOW I'm "scared" to lose any more money so when I do have good set-ups, I either talk myself out of them or I'm paralyzed.

I'm working my way through these issues and I hope to learn a lot from people who've "been there".

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Iím very interested in trading but have blown up two accounts. I truly believe I am not the type of person who can watch a trade and day trade in the true sense. I am more of a swing trader as well as position trader. I starting my journey of trading by day trading stocks and had some success at first. ($12,000 week). Followed by $25,000 loss and then I turned to online trading academy for teaching and support only to give more money away to education and to the market by over trading and revenge trading my account away: now I trade 1-2 times per year after a deep sell off in the equities. Iím simply buying a few contracts of ES or NQ and holding until all time high is reached again. This year I sold too early but reported a profit for my first year. Considering my account was small I think a 50% return is respectable. I do hope one day I will be able to trade better but for now I am simply looking for the swings to the downside and buying until they return to normal.

I was turned onto this site by someone who I contacted while trying to build my own algorithm to trade with. Iím very interested in finding algorithms to follow predefined strategies so I can take my emotions out of the picture when trading. I Am interested in getting to know more traders who have a good breadth of knowledge to share and love to teach others and share stories of amazing trades.

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Money management is a big key to day trading.. regardless of what your trading...
From what you say, its pretty easy to diagnose that you either traded a huge amount of times, OR you lacked money management (this is besides managing your emotions which you admit to)

I recently wrote a program

...

Hi @Artfldgr,

This thread, "Introduce yourself here," is here to give newcomers to the forum a convenient place to introduce themselves and make what is often their first post. It's a place for them to get their feet wet and find out how to post. It's for introductions.

Other than short "welcome" type greetings from other members, it should be used only for this.

When you have a substantive post to make, or want to engage an issue raised in someone's post, please make it in another, appropriate, thread, or start a new one. This is true even when your point, that money management is critical, is both true and important.

Please respect this.

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 bkhodja 
Sewickley
 
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Hi everyone, Mike:

I am fairly new to the futures. I was mostly investing in/trading stocks and options for the past five years and was making around 15% a year (who wasn't in this market). However, realizing we are at or near the top of the market and historically stretched multiples all around, I just want to learn additional tools / explore commodity markets. Looking forward to learn and absorb!

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Hi Big Mike,

Thanks for having me.
I live in Tenerife , can,t write fluent Spanish and am happy to have found futures.io in English.
My name is Denis, born in Malta and moved to Tenerife in1986.
I look forward to improve my trading skills and making new friends by joining this forum.

Many Thanks.

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 adn7 
Toronto, Canada
 
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Hi Everyone,

Adn here, started learning to trade the Emini S&P Market about 1.5 years ago. So I'm still a beginner trader as far as professionals go.

I paper traded for about 6-8 months and went live with money. Won some, lost some. I see that my strategy works when i follow all the rules, but its more of the mental game with me that is my challenge.

some times I get nervous and second guess myself, when opportunity presents itself and don't take the trade and end up mad at myself for not trusting my strategy. And other times I get to aggressive and I jump in and break my rules when I should not be taking the trade.

I registered here to post my daily journals so hopefully I can hold myself accountable and get over this trading hump that I am stuck in, and improve my trading... and of course... learn from all of you!

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john5779
Los Angeles
 
 
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Hi Mike and fellow members

I'm a newbie Emini trader from Los Angeles and have been trading the ES for about a year now without any real consistency in profit gain. Blew up a couples of account while navigating my way through the process and being reckless.

I'm more calmer and careful in my trading way now but need to learn so much more.

Looking forward to learn much from the wealth of informations in this forum and hopefully contributing to it as well.

Many thanks.

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 Oriole 
Naples FLA
 
Experience: Beginner
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Good afternoon. Thank you for having me. I used to trade futures back when you had the small satellite dish in your yard for data, must have been 1996-1997? Did OK but I was winging it and had no clue (not much different than now). Then I started trading Forex a few years back and got bored and needed my account money for remodeling. Then I decided to go back to Futures about 6 months ago and am plodding along. I use NT 8.

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Tristam
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Good afternoon and thanks for you reply. I have learning too much. Jajaja

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DJ932004
Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
 
 
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Hello everyone, joined here quite a while ago when i was checking out a vendor. Lots of smart people here.

Thank's for all the info,

DJ

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Sameer9
Colombo Sri Lanka
 
 
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Hello everyone,

I am a trader with just over one year trading experience in currencies but new to futures trading. I have heard that this forum is a great place for futures traders and thought join and learn.

Good luck.

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Warrior Trader
Singapore
 
 
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Hi all! I am a noob trader with 2+ years experience in trading. I trade CFDs and focus on futures markets like S&P500, gold and oil. Hope to learn more from the seniors in this forum.

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 Tuglife 
Escondido CA USA
 
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Hi everyone. New here trying to rebuild my trading style and portfolio after a dismal 2019.

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tickorbit
Hamburg
 
 
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Hello Traders,

I`ve been studiying the forex and stock markets for a while now. This year I switched to futures. My main focus is on scalping strategies and short term trading. I am looking forward to find some new trading friends and to exchange market knowledge.

Greetings from Germany!
Arne

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 gonzaleb 
Sinton, Texas/USA
 
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Thanks for creating this site Big Mike.

A bad hombre told me this was a great website to learn everything Futures.

I'm here to learn, and help when I can.

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NewbieOver60
Brampton
 
 
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Hi Mike,

I came across the site by accident while searching for tools for ThinkorSwim which I joined about a month ago.

I am basically new to the Investment trading and would like to learn more before commiting my pension money, That's I want to spend time learning via ToS and hopefully through all the members of this group.

I guess my biggest worry is to filter out all the various strategies and tools surrounding trading and find one that would be suitable for me

I do not have time for day trading as I volunteer where I live and I do not want to wait long time to find out how my trades went. Therefore I would like to trade for about 1 to 4 weeks.

So if anyone can help me narrow down my goal, I would appreciate it. In return I am willing to help out whenever I can.


Thanks Newbie+60

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emptrading
Montreal, Quebec
 
 
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Hi,

I've been trading for a while. Mostly using structure/price action/volume analysis to setup trades and orderflow for confirmation. Mostly ES, but occasionally drift into CL and GC.

Cheers

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TomsMom
Cathedral City California USA
 
 
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Been trading for 35 years. I sell options on futures. Happily retired. Slightly cranky. Don't suffer fools, but I'll answer the occasional question. So glad to meet you folks. Look forward to participation in relevant discussions.

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ChrisDouthit
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Hey everyone, my name is Chris have been trading stocks and options for over 20 years. I love doing research, digging deep, and trying to find that one thing itís going to impact the underlying and jump in before anybody else notices. Iím really happy to be here and looking forward to talking stocks with the group!

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 Desmond112358 
Hong Kong
 
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Hi everyone!

I am an engineer who will retire in 1 year and am looking at the possiblility of doing trades to provide a second source of stable income. I started trading in Gold futures and HSI futures around 6 months ago using Multichart. I hope to build a strategey to trade automatically so that the fear and greed of human emotion could be avoided. As most beginner, I won small in some trades and took big loss just a few trades in my previous semi-auto tradings. I have attended some classes learning how to use/programme in MC, phython, Uipath, and some indicators, etc.

I am here to learn how to do it right from all you guys to become a stable trader and be able to make a stable income during retirement.

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Desmond

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Taiwan
 
 
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Hi everyone.
I am building my trading system recently. Hope it will success.
Thanks.

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 FastNCurious 
saint louis MO
 
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Hello Traders,

I`ve been studiying the forex and stock markets for a while now. This year I switched to futures. My main focus is on scalping strategies and short term trading. I am looking forward to find some new trading friends and to exchange market knowledge.

Greetings from Germany!
Arne

Nice to meet you tickorbit! I am interested in the same thing. I really want to try to learn how to scalp for daily profit. I just recently watched a couple past webinars by John Grady from No BS Day Trading. If you are interested in talking and sharing ideas please PM me.

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Hi everyone!

I am an engineer who will retire in 1 year and am looking at the possiblility of doing trades to provide a second source of stable income. I started trading in Gold futures and HSI futures around 6 months ago using Multichart. I hope to build a strategey to trade automatically so that the fear and greed of human emotion could be avoided. As most beginner, I won small in some trades and took big loss just a few trades in my previous semi-auto tradings. I have attended some classes learning how to use/programme in MC, phython, Uipath, and some indicators, etc.

I am here to learn how to do it right from all you guys to become a stable trader and be able to make a stable income during retirement.

Best Regards,

Desmond

Hi Desmond,

Thats really cool! I am studying Mechanical Engineering right now, hoping to do a similar thing, but as a second income. I am just starting my programming journey, but I have some ideas for trading methods. If you're up for it I would love to exchange some ideas sometime.

Tradenator

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Hi Desmond,

Thats really cool! I am studying Mechanical Engineering right now, hoping to do a similar thing, but as a second income. I am just starting my programming journey, but I have some ideas for trading methods. If you're up for it I would love to exchange some ideas sometime.

Tradenator


Hello Desmond and tradenator! Iím currently trying to do the same thing as you. I want to automate trades during certain hours of the day using a few indicators to make decisions on entry and exits. I would be interested in your ideas as well as your journey writing code in easy language. I currently use TradeStation. We should start a thread so we can stay in contact on developing ideas.

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Nice to meet you tickorbit! I am interested in the same thing. I really want to try to learn how to scalp for daily profit. I just recently watched a couple past webinars by John Grady from No BS Day Trading. If you are interested in talking and sharing ideas please PM me.

Hi jburke75,

Unfortunately I can not PM you until I reach 5 public posts. There is an anti spam restriction. So I will quote your quote until I reach 5 posts

What is your biggest problem at the moment in trading?

Mine is to enter the market in the right direction. Of course, I know how to identify a trend or a range. But most of the time I get stopped out or the market sends a reversal signal but then it's a fake signal. I am using a 1200 tick chart and use the ATR(4) to see if there is enough room for a reversal trade. So when the ATR is above 1.5 I give it a shot. Profit Target then is 2x ATR.

For the next week I try to only enter the market on a 50% reversal after a bigger move. And only if there is a reversal price action signal at the 50% level.

What is your approach?

Best,
Arne

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What is your biggest problem at the moment in trading? my biggest problem is time commitment at the moment. Iím working full time and Thursday is my only day to trade really. Iím currently working on creating an algorithm that can trade for me that trades in the direction of a supertrend change in direction. This technique seems to work during volitile trading hours and even better in a trending market. Iím new to writing code in easy language for a TradeStation. So my other major problem is simply writing the algo to make the decisions I would make given my strategy. Iím actually trading assets like ES or MES and NQ and MNQ. One day I would like to learn how to read the order flow to scalp a few ticks here and there for active income. I used to use the 144 tick bar chart on YM and the 1500 tick bar chart on ES and looked for supply and demand imbalances. At one time I was making good money using this strategy but It eventually broke down because like every strategy it has its days or even weeks where it doesnít work.


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Hi jburke75,

Unfortunately I can not PM you until I reach 5 public posts. There is an anti spam restriction. So I will quote your quote until I reach 5 posts

What is your biggest problem at the moment in trading? my biggest problem is time commitment at the moment. Iím working full time and Thursday is my only day to trade really. Iím currently working on creating an algorithm that can trade for me that trades in the direction of a supertrend change in direction. This technique seems to work during volitile trading hours and even better in a trending market. Iím new to writing code in easy language for a TradeStation. So my other major problem is simply writing the algo to make the decisions I would make given my strategy. Iím actually trading assets like ES or MES and NQ and MNQ. One day I would like to learn how to read the order flow to scalp a few ticks here and there for active income. I used to use the 144 tick bar chart on YM and the 1500 tick bar chart on ES and looked for supply and demand imbalances. At one time I was making good money using this strategy but It eventually broke down because like every strategy it has its days or even weeks where it breaks down.

Mine is to enter the market in the right direction. Of course, I know how to identify a trend or a range. But most of the time I get stopped out or the market sends a reversal signal but then it's a fake signal. I am using a 1200 tick chart and use the ATR(4) to see if there is enough room for a reversal trade. So when the ATR is above 1.5 I give it a shot. Profit Target then is 2x ATR.

For the next week I try to only enter the market on a 50% reversal after a bigger move. And only if there is a reversal price action signal at the 50% level.

What is your approach?

Best,
Arne


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Hello all,
Finally making my 1st post after lurking for some time. I'm a relatively new trader of futures... several months now. I've dabbled in some stocks over the years as well, but definitely enjoying futures the most. I focus on MES right now. It's tough to find time as I work (physics teacher, former engineer), but I enjoy trying to figure it all out. Still a net loser, but not too much. Goal is to get a side income going that I can enjoy as a fun money source when I retire in a few years. My dream in retirement is to trade for a few hours in the morning and then go play golf or pursue other hobbies in the afternoon!
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Hello all,
Finally making my 1st post after lurking for some time. I'm a relatively new trader of futures... several months now. I've dabbled in some stocks over the years as well, but definitely enjoying futures the most. I focus on MES right now. It's tough to find time as I work (physics teacher, former engineer), but I enjoy trying to figure it all out. Still a net loser, but not too much. Goal is to get a side income going that I can enjoy as a fun money source when I retire in a few years. My dream in retirement is to trade for a few hours in the morning and then go play golf or pursue other hobbies in the afternoon!
---Greg

Hello Greg!

greetings from STL myself. Congratulations on the the Chiefs winning the super bowl just now. Great to see you posting here. I am also a budding futures trader but I've been at it for a while now (2+ years). Also net negative by a lot but I still have hope because I have seen the power of futures. I have had many winning and losing weeks. But never been able to put together consistency. Now I've been trading only sim for day trading but this last year I posted my first winning year in live trading the MES as well. I simply bought 2 contracts MESZ19 at the 2880s last August and held until roughly mid nov. logged my first profit for any year trading. I am currently working on trying to create extra income so my wife won't have to work. I would be glad to talk sometime if you are willing. I live in west county STL. what part of town are you from?

Talk at ya later.

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 soyfran 
Lamentin Martinique France
 
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Hello Community,

I just joined this group about which I was told a lot of good gold as I start with the future, it is good to be able to count on members as nice as experts that you !
Indeed I have practiced CFDs for two with the XTB platform but it is true that nothing is worth or replaces futures.
Thank you for your welcome and good luck in your trading! Looking forward to reading you.

Hi,

Fran

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Amitabha
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Hi,

I have been int trading for over 4 years now. I realised that there are various conflict of interests with websites giving trading platforms free of charge and that too with leverage. Leverage is a like a loan. So the pertinent question to ask is why should anybody give you a loan without any interest and well do they know you. Does a bank give you loan with so little documentation? So guys stay away from leverage (use not more than 7-8 times - if your trading is profitable). If in the learning mode - even less.

Most of the mentors and teachers in trading are either duds or again there is a conflict of interest as to why they are teaching you. If they tell you technichal trading is encough to make money in the long term - RUN away from them. For a long run in the trading business, trading ideas have to come from Fundamental Analysis. Technichal trading can just help you enter better. Exits should be again a combination of Fundamental Analysis & Technical Trading. Intra Day Trading - I am not sure anybody who has been trading for over a year is consistently profitable.

For me once I learnt my fundamentals, I got a clear picture of what is happening in the market. Once the direction is known (through Fundamentals of the market) - then timing can be done with technical trading skills.

Best of Luck to all intheir endeavours.

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Hi

Any hint/pointer to write a script in ToS to counter the number of new highs in a month?

Thanks ... NewbieOver60

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Sorry can't help you with that

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Hello Big Mike and everyone:

I am new to the futures. I was mostly trading stock options for the past five years and not doing as well as I had hoped. I started looking at futures, specifically commodity options and have been doing OK, but realize I still have a lot to learn. Looking forward to learn and absorb!

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Hi all,

I joined this group and looking to find more information regarding the following link. Can anyone shed any light?

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Sincerely

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