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Draconius
Buffalo NY
 
 
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Hello everyone. I have been an options trader for around 5 years now and have recently picked up the NinjaTrader platform to start day trading ES futures. Last year I completed my PhD in Neurobiology, thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail, started my first business, and got engaged.

Trying to make this year at least half as productive as the last. I have been trading full time for about 6 months and came here to sharpen my skills and meet other traders.

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Hi all, I have been a silent follower of this site. This is indeed a very knowledgeable hub for day traders. I am an active trader and have recently started posting daily analysis and understanding of Dow Jones on YouTube. However, I really dont know how to share those reports with you.

Welcome bro!

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Hello everyone. I have been an options trader for around 5 years now and have recently picked up the NinjaTrader platform to start day trading ES futures. Last year I completed my PhD in Neurobiology, thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail, started my first business, and got engaged.

Trying to make this year at least half as productive as the last. I have been trading full time for about 6 months and came here to sharpen my skills and meet other traders.


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Hi everyone, relatively new trader, currently mid way through TST $50K combine and Earn2Trade mini gauntlet. Looking forward to binge reading the forums.

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javiopt
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Hi,
Anybody knows what is happening in Tradestation?
They dont answer any email and chat was offline

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abagdasaryan
Philadelphia, PA, USA
 
 
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Hello everyone, my name is Artur. been trading for a few years but very new to this site. Found it while looking for reviews on a future broker.

Really nice community, and very educational for me as I've silent read through many threads.

Look forward to being a more active member once I get the hang of it!

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 NW Trader 
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Hi,
Anybody knows what is happening in Tradestation?
They dont answer any email and chat was offline

I don't use TS anymore, but your query would probably get a better response in the forum under Platforms & Indicators\TradeStation.

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Hello everyone, my name is Artur. been trading for a few years but very new to this site. Found it while looking for reviews on a future broker.

Really nice community, and very educational for me as I've silent read through many threads.

Look forward to being a more active member once I get the hang of it!

Jump right in! If you're looking for feedback and help the best thing to do is start a journal here and you'll be surprised at the input you will receive. If you're only looking to browse, I'd still suggest becoming an Elite member which will open up other forums and all of the recorded webinars. In any case, welcome and happy trading!

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Jump right in! If you're looking for feedback and help the best thing to do is start a journal here and you'll be surprised at the input you will receive. If you're only looking to browse, I'd still suggest becoming an Elite member which will open up other forums and all of the recorded webinars. In any case, welcome and happy trading!

Yes, looking into all of that, and should be soon!

Also, how do you mean journal? Just post stuff, or is there actual journal functionality?

Thanks

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Yes, looking into all of that, and should be soon!

Also, how do you mean journal? Just post stuff, or is there actual journal functionality?

Thanks

Just take a look at the forum Trading Journals and browse through a few of them.

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Hi I'm Andy from england.
I'm new to futures trading but traded stocks and shares on the FTSE and AIM for six months.
My style is using moving averages. 200, 50, and 10 SMA.
I registered on here because I heard about a method called kewltech. I would like to talk and connect with other traders who are interested in this trading strategy.

thanks

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Hi,
Anybody knows what is happening in Tradestation?
They dont answer any email and chat was offline

Your question should be over in platforms, but in short:
TradeStation chat is always 'offline'. I saw it online once in the past 3-4 years.
They are experiencing exceptionally high call and email volume. The best way to reach them is to call them and request a call back.
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Hello everyone, my name is Artur. been trading for a few years but very new to this site. Found it while looking for reviews on a future broker.

Really nice community, and very educational for me as I've silent read through many threads.

Look forward to being a more active member once I get the hang of it!

Welcome. The best way to get the most out of the site is to contribute and join in discussions.

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Hello everyone,

I am a complete greenhorn in futures and have little experience in stock trading..I am no doubt dangerous...I have money and an itch!

I am in study mode and I am looking for basic information. It sure looks like I found the correct spot!

Any input would be welcome.

Thanks to Big Mike for the wonderful site and for saving me from the day trading academy!

WadeP

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Jared here (Greater Nashville, TN area) in learning mode, trying to find wisdom from trustworthy sources. I've never traded before, but began studying about it back in late 2017. Then in March 2018 I receive a Stage 3 Cancer diagnosis, which put life on hold for 18 months. Add on a divorce in the middle and I'm just thankful to be alive, maintaining some bit of sanity. Now, having persevered through my darkest days, it is now time I resumed my quest for unlimited financial gain.

I am very much a realist as I do not believe in luck. I'm very logical & analytical, and will not take unnecessary risks. Therefore, I feel like I can be a successful trader. I just need to decide what type of trading is for me. Futures have peaked my interest most because of their volatility and ease of diversification. Suffering from ADD, I naturally tend to hyperfocus on things that interest me, which is an asset for day trading, watching price movement and interactive charting. I just need to find the right "objective" methodology for entry/exit.

Anyway, I'm not very chatty, especially when there's already so much info here to consume. One day I hope to be a contributing member of this community. Until then... May Your Trades Forever Be In Your Favor.

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Jared here (Greater Nashville, TN area) in learning mode, trying to find wisdom from trustworthy sources. I've never traded before, but began studying about it back in late 2017. Then in March 2018 I receive a Stage 3 Cancer diagnosis, which put life on hold for 18 months. Add on a divorce in the middle and I'm just thankful to be alive, maintaining some bit of sanity. Now, having persevered through my darkest days, it is now time I resumed my quest for unlimited financial gain.

I am very much a realist as I do not believe in luck. I'm very logical & analytical, and will not take unnecessary risks. Therefore, I feel like I can be a successful trader. I just need to decide what type of trading is for me. Futures have peaked my interest most because of their volatility and ease of diversification. Suffering from ADD, I naturally tend to hyperfocus on things that interest me, which is an asset for day trading, watching price movement and interactive charting. I just need to find the right "objective" methodology for entry/exit.

Anyway, I'm not very chatty, especially when there's already so much info here to consume. One day I hope to be a contributing member of this community. Until then... May Your Trades Forever Be In Your Favor.

Welcome! You are in a good place here, lots of helpful people and information.

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iamme1
Lakeport, CA USA
 
 
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Hi everyone,

I'm new to trading. The market is way down during this global health crisis and economic shutdown so I'm trying to learn how to successfully make money while minimizing my downside risks.

Andre

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Introduction:
Tall Mike here, have some experience with Options, but there are so many variables that you have no control over, have spent a few months in futures, /ES, and it seems so much more clear. Options cost me some money, so I'm being real cautious with Futures now, doing some paper trading and dang, it looks like there are ample opportunities to make money. I have to juggle my work from home for a local bank, so it's hard to act on indicators.
But dreaming of trading futures more, want to learn as much as I can, thanks for everyone's contributions here.

Personally, am hoping to retire in less than 10 years, have 6 awesome kids, engineering and finance career background.

Best,
Tall Mike aka Polonium 210

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JollyBengali
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Hello all. Jolly here. I am brand new to future trading. I have traded spot currency 2011 through 2015. Then due to real life issue I completely left trading. I have always been interested in future. So at this point I have decided to get back to trading and give future a go. I am looking forward to this new journey with you all.

Best regards
Jolly

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haden
Sydney
 
 
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Hi,
I'm not much a talker. I'm focusing on trading oil for now since the risk/reward might be better due to the volatility.

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 Drexel 
Fort Myers, FL, USA
 
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I used to be an oil trader when the IPE opened in 1981 and love trading. Now that I am looking to retire I am getting back in trading and it looks that there is no better time than now with the high volatility and crazy moves in stocks , currencies and oil, gold.

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gnoppa
Sarnen Obwalden
 
 
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Hi all,
just started trading. I am fascinated by the subject. Went through babypips and try to trade on the forex markets to start out. However, I also want to look at stocks, futures and options to see what I like best. For now I try to work without any indicators, just price action and candles. If I see that pure pa is not working for me I may have to change things up. However, I do hope I find my style early as I am prone to jump from one thing to another just for the curiosity.

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Lubbock, TX USA
 
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Hello Mike and everyone,

Like most I have my own story of rags to riches to rags. Haven't traded futures since the late 90's.

Made a lot..lost it all......good system..no risk management.

Have stayed in stocks and options since but now ready to dip my toe back in the futures waters and learn how the markets work these days (i.e. I used to call my broker to make a trade).

Currently on Think or Swim - just learning how it functions.

Glad to be here.

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 BJGGET 
Austin, TX
 
Experience: Intermediate
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Greetings Mike and fellow traders,

I feel blessed to have finally joined this community, a community of traders that care about helping other traders. Many years ago I had over $50K in my bank account which took me over ten years to save, and then in a matter of a few months I lost it all.

Sometime around 2012 I started day trading trading Michael Kors (KORS) stock without a stop loss as I found that this stock would go up and down daily basis. Some weeks I would make between $500-$1,000. But then I thought if I traded a stock that was cheap enough, I could buy more shares and make more money. That is when I found Best Buy (BBY). I then shorted as many shares as I could, and at that time (2012) BBY had been in a free fall. Of course after shorting all the stock I could, it turned around on me and started going up.

And because I did not have a stop loss to protect my loses, I started watching my money disappear day after day. I was too stubborn and had an ego that would not let me close out and take my loses, as I kept thinking it would come back and I would be fine. As you could imagine, my worst fears came true and I was I lost it all.

I decided to get back into trading and try the 30 year bond market and the 10 year notes. I believe today that I can make better decisions, and I can be happier with smaller wins, as well as smaller loses. My dream is to be a consistent profitable trader so I can buy a house for my family, and to be able to increase my donations to our charities, our church, and to those less fortunate than us. I look forward to learning, and hopefully being able to be a blessing for others as well.

Sincerely,

Stephen

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dvrkbxy
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Hey traders. I've had an account on this site for a while but never used it. I'm 1.5 yrs into my trading journey. I traded stocks for the first year but I found equities quite challenging for a number of reasons. Mainly, I hated chasing the next hot stock, or waiting for "my stocks" to actually move. So now I just have been focusing on learning crude oil futures. My style is mostly scalping/order flow with some TA. I'm finding jigsaw to be a very valuable tool. Also I am now working on learning footprint charts. Looking forward to learning what I can here and I'm open to any discussion. Thanks!

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I am a software engineer nearing retirement and looking for my next endeavor.

I became interested in trading stocks and futures (ES) and I am looking for education and recommendations.

I have no experience trading futures. I came across NinjaTrader and I am considering opening an account with them. It seems they have the best platform for futures trading(comparable to Thinkorswim). They have much better commissions than TD Ameritrade and Etrade.

Questions:

Funds in the account don't seem to be insured by anybody. I am concerned about leaving a lot of o money with them. Is this OK?

How easy is it to move money in and out of the account? Do they do ACH? Do I have to pay to get money out?

Ninjatrader does not have a lot about funding and withdraws on their website.

Are they reputable?

I would appreciate any advice.

Thanks,

Eric

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NoOne1
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Hi all,

I am new to futures.io, actually, I stumbled upon this site while searching for the review for AI Brooks course. I found a thread from @Giamsterdam4x and wanted to ask him how was his journey but it seems new members cannot ask question on a post without 10 posts.
So will wait for that.

In mean time anyone has got any suggestion?

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Hi all,

I am new to futures.io, actually, I stumbled upon this site while searching for the review for AI Brooks course. I found a thread from @Giamsterdam4x and wanted to ask him how was his journey but it seems new members cannot ask question on a post without 10 posts.
So will wait for that.

In mean time anyone has got any suggestion?

thanks @Giamsterdam4x for your PM, again I can't respond due to being a newbiew :-).

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Hi, there. I've been a trader for about 12 years, living in Brazil, and now a newbie at this forum.
Glad to be part of it.

Cheers

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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?

- unicourt.com/case/pc-db5-stage-5-trading-corporation-et-al-v-askar-et-al-159370 - (copy and paste into browser)

Sincerely

Happy to answer any questions. This link just leads to a court record which is mainly full of misspellings and nothing useful as this case has been at a standstill. Dismissal was filed by my attorney last month.

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What a can of worms!

We will probably end up on a separate thread if Big Mike will allow this conversation to continue at all. You will have my contact info and I can PM you to continue if there is more to say about this.

I had a big row with AMP and OPTIMUS over trying to fund an account and a misplaced check (on another thread), so I went to Stage 5 for a better experience. Stage 5 set me up with a trading account and I got started with Trade the News (TTN) through Stage 5 for a discounted price.

But I had a major problem with TTN. I was in a chat room and somebody mentioned a news report on TTN and the ES made a big move, but my version of TTN didn't report it -- a Trump tweet, if I remember correctly. So, I tried to find out what other versions of TTN were available and what they cost. But TTN must have gone to the same charm school as AMP. So, I told ST5 to cancel my TTN subscription -- there were plenty of other places I could get spotty news service for little or no cost.

Then I found FuturesTrader71 and Convergent Trading and an even better offer -- for a lower price than TTN with ST5, I could have a membership to Convergent and TTN was a “bonus”. But what I also found was the inkling of what you posted. When I did some due diligence on Morad Askar (FuturesTrader71) and Convergent, I found some old search engine hits and other info about FT71's former affiliation with ST5. But I did not know about their lawsuit until your post I noticed today. I found a court doc related to Askar’s divorce from a wife before the one in the docs you referenced, but what you referenced was apparently buried a bit deeper and I didn’t know about it.

TTN invoked some weird rule that I could not resubscribe to them for 3, 4, or 6 months (I can’t remember the length of time) after unsubscribing with ST5. I let them know I was all broken up about not getting to use their spotty news service for a few months. Then Convergent managed to get TTN for me before their quarantine period was up only to drop TTN from their offering and replace it with another news service a couple of months later.

While this was transpiring, I was copying ST5 when I emailed Convergent about TTN and vice-versa. At one point, I was pointedly told not to do that by Convergent. Now, I understand the nerve I was rubbing. Also, other things seem to come into perspective.

Convergent’s website seemed to be in a formulative state for at least 2 or 3 years. Their membership enrollment has been listed as “beta” from the time I joined last September until at least today when I checked. And the “Convergent Trading Community Introduction Video” is dated March 16, 2018. I have received an email a few days ago that, “The Convergent Trading Community Beta will be ending Feb 29, 2020.” Maybe that is an indication there may be some resolution to this case this month.

Hey there...I'm happy to answer any questions. In the US, anyone can sue for anything and the allegations don't have to be true for it to be filed. Suits are filed as a way to smear people all the time.

Stage 5's owners have been in litigation to dissolve the company since July 2019. That is filed in state court. The federal case has been on hold (pending) mostly until the state case is resolved. In my opinion, it is all legal maneuvering to concentrate control over the brokerage. The team that you know and for which Stage 5 received awards here at Futures.io all terminated their employment in the span of a week in September 2019. I have had no affiliation with Stage 5 since late 2017 or so. I did my best to keep the team together, but there was too much to work against to make that happen.

That team is now with me at Edge Clear. We executed a soft-launch in April 2, 2020. We are building something that is fantastic and I'm very happy about it.

I believe people are the lifeblood of a business and they should always be treated with respect and should feel secure in their employment. So it was a priority for me that if the team wasn't going to continue to work at Stage 5, that I did something to keep it together.

In any case, feel free to ask questions and I will answer as transparently as I always have.

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Hi Everyone! New to trading and looking to learn all I can. Thanks in advance for all the guidance!

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Hi Everyone! New to trading and looking to learn all I can. Thanks in advance for all the guidance!

Hi there. Just wondering by your name do you mostly just trade The Futures markets? I know you said your new to trading but was just wondering. If you do trade futures, have you found any ones you like to trade yet?

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Hi there. Just wondering by your name do you mostly just trade The Futures markets? I know you said your new to trading but was just wondering. If you do trade futures, have you found any ones you like to trade yet?

Hello. I haven't found any I've favored yet, however, I mostly plan on sticking to 1 or 2 markets to learn them as I don't want to spread myself too thin. Currently eyeing ES and maybe CL or GC. How about yourself?

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Hello. I haven't found any I've favored yet, however, I mostly plan on sticking to 1 or 2 markets to learn them as I don't want to spread myself too thin. Currently eyeing ES and maybe CL or GC. How about yourself?

Since your just starting out I think that is a great idea to stick to just 1 or 2. Sometimes I stick with just the indexes for a period of time, then sometimes I trade 1 or 2 of the indexes along with the CL and/or GC. Depending on how each one is moving at the time. But since your starting out sticking to one index and just one between the CL or GC, I think is great. Overall in my opinion the indexes each act overall pretty close to one another, so sticking to and learning one will help you learn the rest of the indexes. Also with the CL and GC, sticking to one or the other and learning that one in my opinion will help with learning the other since I think they act a little bit alike, not as much as the indexes but they do have similarities. But with all this being said some traders will still just stick to one or two to trade just about always so its all personal preference.

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Since your just starting out I think that is a great idea to stick to just 1 or 2. Sometimes I stick with just the indexes for a period of time, then sometimes I trade 1 or 2 of the indexes along with the CL and/or GC. Depending on how each one is moving at the time. But since your starting out sticking to one index and just one between the CL or GC, I think is great. Overall in my opinion the indexes each act overall pretty close to one another, so sticking to and learning one will help you learn the rest of the indexes. Also with the CL and GC, sticking to one or the other and learning that one in my opinion will help with learning the other since I think they act a little bit alike, not as much as the indexes but they do have similarities. But with all this being said some traders will still just stick to one or two to trade just about always so its all personal preference.

Thanks for the words of encouragement. There's a long road ahead, but even the learning journey sounds fun to me. I'm pretty happy to have found this forum, it has been great so far, already been reading a tonne and everyone seems very helpful, and seems like one of the best forums in terms of community.

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Hi All,

I have been trading off and on for the last 5 years. I have not found success yet and I think that is because I jump around constantly.

The last two years have been spent focusing on the real estate market, and while I enjoy real estate and will continue to buy when I have the funds, the reality is that it is cash heavy for downpayments.

As such I would like to come back to futures because out of everything so far : Stocks, Options , Forex and Futures, it is the one that I seem to understand best and enjoy.

I am a trader who likes to focus on TA but am trying everyday to get better at FA.

My goal is to trade to the point where I can do it full time. In the short term, I would like to reach the point of making 500.00 / week.

Excited to be a part of the community!

Canuck

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Hi Big Mike,

I've been your fan for more than a decade (Bigmiketrading.com days). I used to trade forex for many years with decent success. Used to trade with MB Trading on NinjaTrader 6 but they sold their brokerage to Tradeking and it further sold to Ally and then Gain Capital. So everything Halted. During this time started doing a full-time job as a Business analyst. Time passed by quickly Ninjatrader changed to NT8. Now I am trying to start trading again, part-time and set up everything from scratch.

Happy Trading,

Liz

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Hi,
My name is Miguel. I am Spanish.
I started to do trading almost 20 years ago.
I trade mini s&p al crude oil futures.
I trade with volume and price.
My big problem: Psychology
My big skill: Read nice the background market.
Regards,

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Hello all,

Just started trading in financial markets with actual money, moving off the demo account. I trade the biggest movers in US Equities right after the open. I'm wrapped up within an hour or two at the most.

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I have past experience at a quant firm as a market maker in options, automated, discretionary and customer orders. I gained knowledge about how financial markets work in general, but I don't use anything specific to my prior experience now. No options or quant-based/algorithmic trading.

For the past few years I've made a living betting on politics. I'm not here to shill that betting platform, and I'm transitioning away for a multitude of reasons that aren't important.

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I've bounced around some before finding this style of very short term trading right after the open. In general the markets feel like a sandbox and I have no idea what to look for or where to start. But this makes sense to me because I know exactly what the parameters are of the game I'm playing. I know the stocks that are in play by the morning and I know the key price levels/movement for buying/shorting. I know that I need to be in and out between a few seconds and a few minutes. It's fast-paced and exciting, and I crave that.

I don't use technical indicators at all outside of basic support and resistance. It's entirely trading around those key price levels and reading the tape and order book. It's challenging, but I feel like there are generally "correct" answers - buy, sell/short, no trade.

Finally, I stay away from any instruments that are dominated by institutions and algo traders. I understand from my Wall St experience just how sophisticated and powerful the traders in those markets can be. How many unknownable and disparate factors go into the prices. For the folks who find success trading large caps, liquid futures, forex, commodities, etc, that's awesome. But I want to trade alongside retail as much as possible.

I'm looking forward to being a member of this community and continuing to learn as much as I can.

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Hello all,

Just started trading in financial markets with actual money, moving off the demo account. I trade the biggest movers in US Equities right after the open. I'm wrapped up within an hour or two at the most.

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I have past experience at a quant firm as a market maker in options, automated, discretionary and customer orders. I gained knowledge about how financial markets work in general, but I don't use anything specific to my prior experience now. No options or quant-based/algorithmic trading.

For the past few years I've made a living betting on politics. I'm not here to shill that betting platform, and I'm transitioning away for a multitude of reasons that aren't important.

------------------------------------

I've bounced around some before finding this style of very short term trading right after the open. In general the markets feel like a sandbox and I have no idea what to look for or where to start. But this makes sense to me because I know exactly what the parameters are of the game I'm playing. I know the stocks that are in play by the morning and I know the key price levels/movement for buying/shorting. I know that I need to be in and out between a few seconds and a few minutes. It's fast-paced and exciting, and I crave that.

I don't use technical indicators at all outside of basic support and resistance. It's entirely trading around those key price levels and reading the tape and order book. It's challenging, but I feel like there are generally "correct" answers - buy, sell/short, no trade.

Finally, I stay away from any instruments that are dominated by institutions and algo traders. I understand from my Wall St experience just how sophisticated and powerful the traders in those markets can be. How many unknownable and disparate factors go into the prices. For the folks who find success trading large caps, liquid futures, forex, commodities, etc, that's awesome. But I want to trade alongside retail as much as possible.

I'm looking forward to being a member of this community and continuing to learn as much as I can.

Welcome! Nice to have you onboard and I hope to learn from you

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Hello,

my name is Geno. I am a live poker player, but due to the covid-19 quarantine, i had to find new ways of making money. Because of a friend who had a course about how to trade in the stockmarket with technical analys by Fran Fialli I got interested in this business. After what I learned, I think the most important skill to victory in trading is psychology and discipline, just like poker.
I found this forum searching for info. It looks very cool and useful. I hope I can help people once I get better.

Life is beatiful.

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FuturesRus
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Good day fellow Traders,

A quick shout out to Fritzk (hopefully the right Fritzk) for suggesting I join the community here.

Looking forward to absorbing lots of knowledge at this point, being a new day trader.
In the mean time back to


To green days, staying healthy and save in these times,

Cheers


Current Markets: Indices Futures (S&P 500 E-Mini & Micro Futures)
Future Markets: Equities (Swing Trades)
Platform: NT8

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BastienFaure
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Hello all,

Beginner french trader here, I've been trading for about a year.

I started with DAX on CFD but I'm started to learn about futures and so I discovered this amazing forum.

I like price action and I'm currently learning Mack's price action trading system, let's see how it goes !

My goal would be to get funded when I'll be ready and see how far I can go.

Platform: NT8
Market: ES S&P 500

Hope to learn and share on this forum,
Good day everyone,
Cheers

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Seems like an old messaging site but I'm glad to read others and share my own experiences if it helps anyone! Thanks for having me. - Jeremypellicano

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 myklan 
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Hello

New to futures.io and very happy to be here.

I hope to learn a lot (after a few years of hesitation).

Thank's

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tzeta
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Hi Mike:
Long ago I entered the forum looking for something that I do not remember now. Nor do I remember whether or not something of what is written here helped me. I have been using Ninjatrader for a year with the idea of gaining experience in speculation in the futures market.
Consequently, after a year of constant practice, I can give my opinion on various issues related to the use of this platform for futures trading and of Ninjatrader as a broker.
Thank you

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itconsultant
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Hi,

Looks like a good site to be part of, have been a stock, CFD and fx trader for a while, have made lots at some points and but have lost more than I made unfortunately. I was interested in futures and felt i knew nothing about it although I have traded warrants before, that is how i came upon this site. Have been looking at S&P 500, E mini and Micro Emins. I am based out of UK.

I could do with some help finding brokers in the UK through whom i can trade these, please not CFD or spreads planforms, there are plenty of them. The one direct dealer i have found is interactive brokers, but the margin requirements are quite high.

So, any input is appreciated.

Cheers & many thanks.

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dankman528
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Hey Guys!

My name is Dan and I have been day trading the ES consistently for the past 8 months now. I started trading periodically in college (2008) and have gotten in and out of it ever since. In the past 8 months I have made the decision to put significantly more effort into fine tuning my techniques to become consistently profitable.
I run a real estate investment firm where we invest in multifamily properties in the Minneapolis St Paul area in MN, which is where I live.
Since I have a career where I can make my own hours, and have some capital to put to work, I figured this was a good time to get more serious about trading.

One thing I learned in real estate is that networking is everything! So, I am here to expand my trader network and meet others who share my passion.

If anyone else here is in the Minneapolis area, let me know! I would love to meet and chat about our experiences.

Dan

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GrizzX
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Hi Everyone!

Just curious, most people here trade with NT as their main platform?
If so, you paid for the lifetime fee or are you using the free version (loaded with all the indicators you want) and doing the actual trading with another platform?

Thanks!!
Grizzx

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dankman528
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I personally got the lifetime license. That enables market profile data as well as bringing the commissions down.

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 livelearnRepeat 
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Hi everyone, total beginner here. My name is Peter and I'm very excited to keep progressing. Just learning the basics and doing some sim trading. Looking to move some real $ soon. Want to learn the right way and trying to be extra patient absorbing all I can. Appreciate all this forum offers and everyone's advice! Glad to be here!

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New to the forums. There seems to be a wealth of information here.

Have traded in stocks and options for many years. Dipping my toe into the futures markets. Hoping to learn from the veteran members here.

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koti813
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Hi guys,

I am Koti, i am an experienced stock trader but new to futures.I want to learn more about futures and grow with you guys.
Can some one suggest me DOM free trials if any for looking at Emini ES.

Thanks & Regards
Koti

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RnDMn
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Hi everyone and greetings from Barcelona,

I've ocasionally traded spanish stocks and bitcoin over the past few years. Recently I decided to give the trading universe a bit more in depth exploration, so the futures markets caught my attention.

I've decided to focus for now on the micro E-mini futures. I'm also investing time to read all I can find interesting, and opened a couple of demo accounts to try some platforms. So far Metatrader 5 and NinjaTrader 8 both seem pretty good platforms for what I believe now would be my needs.

So I plan to continue absorving knowledge about brokers, fees, comissions, platforms, strategies and so on for a while, and was hoping that I could use this forum. Maybe some day I will be able to contribute in some way as well

Cheers!

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frank25
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Hello All,

My name is Frank. I am an independent stock day trader. My preferred style is scalping and i have been doing this full time for 1 year. Lately one of my good friends introduced to me the idea of trading micro e-mini S&P 500 index futures and the advantages of trading this vs stocks and i have to tell you i am really in love with it. I have started reading about it a bit and also kind of watching the daily chart action just to get a feel for how it trades. Now since i have a stock trading background i would like to mention a few things here that i use to conduct my stock trades and i would like to know your opinion if these elements are necessary in futures trading.

Now i am mainly a price action trader, I trade the 1 minute and 5 minute charts, use volume for confirmations and also level 2 data.
When i tested forex trading i didnt have to use volume since there is no volume reported for currency trading because there is no central clearing of fx trades, as yet. No level 2 either.

Now when it comes to futures, is volume important here? does it work the same as stocks? is level 2 data effective in futures? Or the best course of action here is to remove everything and just use price action. Also i have seen some people on youtube that use tick charts (2000 tick etc) to trade futures. Is this the only recommended way to trade futures or can i just use the 5 minute time frame candle stick chart to trade futures? I mentioned the 5 minute time frame because this is what i am familiar in stock trading. Now i know that these are two different things and if i choose to go this way, trading the 5 minute time frame on stocks might be much different in futures and i may have to do some adjusting.

Please some help on clearing some of my uncertainties above would be much appreciated! Thanks in advance for any help that you can provide.

Best,
Frank

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Hi everybody,

short intro about myself.. I'm Alexander and after successfully finalising my master studies I have occupied various positions in the area of private banking such as wealth management, portfolio management and management support. In the course of those positions I also was in frequent contact with the bank's active trading desk where I got an inside to futures trading from a professional perspective. Later, I also took part in an advanced futures trading education and, consequently, became a full time trader.

My preferred tools are candle sticks, order flow, volume profile and market profile respectively TPO chart.

I am writing under the name UC Trading and hope to deliver some value to the community and am always happy to support and answer your trading related questions.

There are several ways to become a successful trader - find yours and make the best out of it.

Wish you all good trades!


Best regards,
Alexander

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DubaiTrader
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Hi Mike and All,
I'm trading from Dubai, for almost 10years.
Futures, Currencies and Stocks.

Looking forward to share and learn from each other.

Cheers
Sam

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MartinLmpidCom
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Hello everybody,

I am Martin from Germany.

I am a trader and 3rd part NinjaTrader 8 programmer.

I'm around here
- to exchange ideas with other traders
- to improve my trading
- to help other traders with my service to automate their trading


I look forward to interesting discussions!


Best regards
Martin

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 gleneagle 
Dunwoody + Georgia/DeKalb
 
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Thanks Big Mike.

Not sure where to begin, but this seems like a great site. Have been in and out of trading for many years, but futures.io seems like a unique experience.

I would like to take a more thoughtful approach to the creation of strategies and perhaps some automated trading. In addition, would like to find some solidarity among kindred spirits and perhaps become confident enough to share some ideas. I'm not experienced with programing but look forward to learning where I can.

Best,
William

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Stag
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Hello,

I've been trading full-time since I quit my office job 8 months ago.

My main aim is to earn as much as I did when I was employed (haven't achieved this consistently yet).

I play it safe, always use a stop loss and I'm working on a strategy not unlike wh's:


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i have a simple plan to make cash, i jump with direction of trend pick 10 pips and shutdown the system.

Look forward to getting to know y'all!

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zaibatsu
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Hi, I am a New student in this field

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 gunsnmoney 
Santa Clara, CA
 
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If you've been day trading, scalping using price action full time for a year, you should do fine with micros. Keep in mind that the micros are just a derivative of the e-mini contract (1/10). The volume of the micros are probably not very indicative as the e-mini is what has the volume, trades all night and is widely traded. Just keep your workflow and size as close to what you would do when trading a stock. These are all leveraged products so don't go hog wild with position size!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Also, I don't trade micro contracts but when I looked at them they seemed to me not very commission efficient. I prefer the ES e-mini S&P.

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redbarntrades
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Greetings Frank!

By all means, go ahead and start with the Micro's.

I've traded stocks, Forex, Nadex and now Micro's.

Do not be put off by the higher commission rate. For example, with Ninjatrader the commission rate for an e-mini ES contract is $3.88 and 10 Micro (MES) is $8.20.

For some that make their money on the ES combined with their strategy, they would prefer to save that $4.32 per contract. However, if your strategy and combined account size is more effective with using Micros, then just do it. So what if your cost of business is higher? There are those with modest accounts that can outperform using Micros each and every day. The goal is " just make money"! Why avoid Micros, when there is plenty of money to be made using them. Kind of like having a car that uses premium (micros) vs. a car that uses regular (e-mini).

Look at it as just paying a bit extra to your broker. If paying out $4.32 extra and gleaning higher profits works, just do it. Liken it to appliance stores who sell their products with a smaller profit margin but beat out their competitor who sell for more money.

In regards to liquidity, don't give it a second thought. Get full market depth and watch the DOM. When their is a wider spread, just place limit orders.

Margin: be aware that during the evening sessions that the margin rate goes up considerably and you will not get a $50.00 per contract margin. It will be close to 25 times that amount.

FYI, Ninjatrader has a replay option that allows you to do simulated trading based upon historical data and simulated trading during live sessions too. It gives you plenty of time to test your "edge".

Taxes on futures: You will find the tax reporting WAY simpler and kinder. Who does not like the 60/40 rule for capital gains. No self-employment tax.

Scalping: Try out the MNQ. You can exit a trade in just seconds/minutes depending on your own strategy.

Your style: I must add the following suggestion: In this business, I have found that some fellow traders give advice that limits others potential. Some believe that if something does not work for them then it should not work for anyone else and they then warn/advise other to follow them. Well meaning advise often hinders people. Yes, it may initially be good advise, but don't cast others advise in concrete. For example: "Never trade without a stop"! Someone else would say: "That's stupid advise". Trader number one should definitely trade with their stop, but trader number two would not make money if they used a stop. You have to come to your own conclusion and you will!

Others advise can be useful. Take it for a test drive. Use it. Abandon it. Come back to it. Abandon again. Give it another try and maybe now it works for you. Don't fall for...."Oh, that won't work".

Or, "you shouldn't do this or that".

The beauty of trading futures is the simplicity of it. Price is generally moving. Can you identify the value of the movement of each tick/point? Can you translate that into boosting the value of your account?

If you know all of this, just chalk up this reply to the "Social Distancing" going on these days!

Have fun! We do! That is... My little Wifey trades the MES and I trade the MNQ. Best regards, Vern

Ps. Cudos to those that trade the e-mini's and have an account large enough to fit their strategy. Some of us have to pay that little extra premium to trade.

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redbarntrades
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Hey Frank,

BTW, "If you like your 1 and 5 minute charts, you can keep your 1 and 5 minute charts".

Works for me. If it ain't broken don't fix it.

Since you are scalping, you may not need volume as you can see/feel the strength or weakness in the price movement.

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nthurau
Brooklyn, NY
 
 
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Hey Everybody,

My name is Noel and between 2007-2009 I was a very successful day trader at the ripe age of 24 after several years of honing my craft out of college. It was a very different time period and when algos began to slowly take over volume things started to become more difficult. I never adjusted my game because of ego and confidence as I was one of the top traders at the firm and I was young and naive, I ultimately stepped away in 2014.

After a 2 year hiatus I was doing fairly well with my swing trades and opened a prop account with a brokerage for higher leverage. But within a couple of months I fell back into looking at level 2s and not sticking to my rules. I repeated this process 2 years later in 2018 with another firm.

Before the current Covid 19 market collapse I was trading my own personal acct with only 2:1 leverage and staying away from any intraday trades, purely following my swing trade setups and sitting on my hands for only "GREAT" trade setups. My goals were reasonable at 10% quarterly on my max BP, I would easily reach my goal and surpass them for 6 straight quarters.

But with the recent crash I knew bases would be tougher to come by and volatility was upon the market so I fell back into day trading again. At my highest point in the first quarter I was up 25% on my BP which was well above my goal but I was breaking rules and justifying bad behavior. Ultimately I have given those profits away and down about 4% YTD as of now.

I know what consistently works for myself and my trading technique I just haven't disciplined myself into solely sticking to that and not deviating. I have never been a part of any type of online community before but I'm here and I hope it will help me as well as being able to possibly help others.

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 redneck4Christ 
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Hello All,

My name is Frank. I am an independent stock day trader. My preferred style is scalping and i have been doing this full time for 1 year. Lately one of my good friends introduced to me the idea of trading micro e-mini S&P 500 index futures and the advantages of trading this vs stocks and i have to tell you i am really in love with it. I have started reading about it a bit and also kind of watching the daily chart action just to get a feel for how it trades. Now since i have a stock trading background i would like to mention a few things here that i use to conduct my stock trades and i would like to know your opinion if these elements are necessary in futures trading.

Now i am mainly a price action trader, I trade the 1 minute and 5 minute charts, use volume for confirmations and also level 2 data.
When i tested forex trading i didnt have to use volume since there is no volume reported for currency trading because there is no central clearing of fx trades, as yet. No level 2 either.

Now when it comes to futures, is volume important here? does it work the same as stocks? is level 2 data effective in futures? Or the best course of action here is to remove everything and just use price action. Also i have seen some people on youtube that use tick charts (2000 tick etc) to trade futures. Is this the only recommended way to trade futures or can i just use the 5 minute time frame candle stick chart to trade futures? I mentioned the 5 minute time frame because this is what i am familiar in stock trading. Now i know that these are two different things and if i choose to go this way, trading the 5 minute time frame on stocks might be much different in futures and i may have to do some adjusting.

Please some help on clearing some of my uncertainties above would be much appreciated! Thanks in advance for any help that you can provide.

Best,
Frank

Welcome, Frank.

I am no expert by any stretch of the imagination, but I have a lot of experience in terms of multiple education packages teaching technical analysis. From the classes I have had (and a fair amount of experience, too), my understanding is that volume is an important indicator with futures, especially stock index futures like the S & P 500. After all, they are stocks as well, just a group rather than a single stock. And Level 2 data is very important as well.

There are various brokerages that provide paper trading capability. You may already be familiar with Think or Swim (ToS). If you have the ToS platform, it would be worthwhile for you to set it up to paper trade futures contracts and see how it feels using the 5-minute charts you are accustomed to using and note how volume provides indication of price changes and/or confirms price movement. Of course, when you are ready to try live trading, there are better options than TD Ameritrade in terms of fees and margin requirements. There are many discussions of brokerages on futures.io and the video section is well worth the price of admission. I get no compensation for plugging any product, but I can tell you that the value I have received from the elite membership on this forum has far surpassed the cost. Take a look at the vendor discounts for elite members.

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im new to the trading community and was looking to learn about FOREX. This site seems almost too good to be true. But, i am intrigued at the amount of conversations going on here.

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Well this site came up in a search while I was trying to find a way to make my TOS SMAs and EMAs with 2 colors as in Green for up and Red for down. I had to join to get to the answer but unfortunately the movie file wouldn't play. Hopefully someone can help me out. This looks like a great place to find answers !

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Hello there, Lewis here....I've been browsing this forum on and off for a long time, but am just now posting. I didn't have a futures trading account until late last year. I'd traded forex frequently up until a few years ago, as the regulations tightened and the reputable overseas brokers began to cut their US customers loose. I have tried a few different platforms, starting with OEC trader(rebranded by one broker I tried) liked the layout,but it had some erratic behaviors under the hood. Spent a little time with q trader, then multicharts, which I like, and now am on Motivewave, which for me has been the most intuitive. Still trading small; the introduction of micros helped me decide to give futures a try. At this time just carrying mini corn, min soybeans, and trading the micro indexes if I see a good setup. Taking it carefully, my investments/retirement accts took quite a hit from the virus, as it has hit so many others. Really enjoy this site, and happy trading to all!

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Good Day Everyone -

My Name Is Kevin (PureDOG777) - I Am Retired After 35 Years In Commercial Banking.

I Am Disabled and work from home for the last 10 years - 62 yrs old - Started My Trading Career Jan 2019 - Paper Traded for 16 months (2019 Net Profit $194k) and now ready to go to CASH Trading

But I Just Had A Colleague Tell Me I Needed To Look Into Trading Futures and He Sent Me Here!!!

Hoping To Find A "FUTURES HOME"!!! LOL ;-)

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Well this site came up in a search while I was trying to find a way to make my TOS SMAs and EMAs with 2 colors as in Green for up and Red for down. I had to join to get to the answer but unfortunately the movie file wouldn't play. Hopefully someone can help me out. This looks like a great place to find answers !

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Yooo whats ups everyone seems like I have a similar story, Ive been trading with ThinkorSwim but recently made the jump to ninjatrader and haven't looked back. Im working on an automated trading strategy if anyone could link me to some good research areas that would be awesome
Much appreciated, As always Trade Happy

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Hello Everyone,

I have been learning how to trade using Warrior Trading, been in the SIM for about 1 year and for the most part I have been making money, fake as it is. The issue is always do day trade in stocks need more money to start, so I thought about learning futures (e mini's) to build up an account. I have just started in on this process, some days I feel like I under stand and are successful using DOM mostly with the thought of pullback strategy looking at 1 minute chart. I just can't consistently make this work.

Also will use futures.io to see which platforms user prefer (Tradovate, Ninjatrader, tradestation, TOS, etc.)

Any advice on strategy or platforms would be greatly appreciated.

John

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Hello,

My name is Ryan. My goal is to have fun with the site and also program a Renko strategy in Easylanguage. I have been trading for several years with mediocre success. I have been in the industry for awhile, broker, and now in Risk at an energy company (dealing with derivatives). Looking forward to learning and contributing where I can.

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Ryan

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Hello, i'm Thomas from Belgium, i've begon trading in 2013 and i consider become full time in months,years coming,

i'm trading currencies, commodities, energies,etc. All i can analyze on mt4 ahah (i just don't touch shares and option).

I'm arrived here because i'm looking to have feedback and opinions of your experimented traders on a good futures broker where i'll can trade without fear (coming from forex i know well bucket shops ahah).

Hope i'll can bring my help also on other subjects


Good confinement to all of you

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Cincinnati, Ohio
 
 
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Hello everyone, I'm factorr.

New here and relatively new to trading as well.

I'm an Engineer by degree but I have spent time in Finance doing risk and market analysis. My area of expertise is the aerospace industry.

I've always had an unyielding appetite to learn. I look forward to browsing, gaining knowledge, and providing what expertise I can.

Happy (and safe) trading!

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Hello. A quick intro... I have been trading and investing in Equities for a long time, and I have been doing very well. A year ago, by accident really, I decided I wanted to learn about certain aspects of foreign exchange and decided to learn Forex. As I started my journey I found out about Futures and my interest switched. I started looking into online courses, but I couldn't find any programs I liked and ended up joining Online Trading Academy in my city (Denver) . This was a bit pricey, but worth it, at least for me. They are very focus on risk management and as I am sure you all know, in Futures it's a pretty good thing : ) I have been trading Futures for about 8 month. The first month was a disaster, I made one costly mistake, which was mostly due to not fully understanding the trading platform I was using (think or swim): I had an open position I though I had closed and without a stop loss. When I found out I was out a few thousands... I did not loose my shirt, or blow my account, fortunately my stock trades offset my losses that week, but it was a very expensive lesson never the less. Fast forward to today and I am starting to be profitable, not by much, but I am starting to get a feel for what works and doesn't works for me... I have also recently switch to NinjaTrader, which has been so much better for my trading, it helps me see things more clearly, I like the uncluttered "Zen" feel, think or swim as well as many other platforms I have tested are very cluttered and busy. I actually stumbled on this forum while researching reviews for NinjaTrader...
I mostly trade the ES, I also like currencies (futures) more and more as they tend to move slowly(er) and seem to be directional for a longer time.

That's it. Cheers.

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Hey everyone
I'm new to the forum, and as an introduction, I traded back in the 90's before real-time feeds and instant ordering. Like most traders, I lost more money than I won, not letting profits run and not getting out of trades in time. After a couple of LARGE life changes in the last 20+ years, I find myself looking quickly at a retirement future that would not be comfortable to live out my last days. I have at most 12 years to live, 6 of which I need to work. I'm now working on rebuilding my retirement account, and creating a strategy to at least make money to live on for those years. I believe in people, and I believe that I can help as much as be helped.

I am excited to find this site to sit at the feet of those who have travelled this road of trading, and learn.

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Hi everyone,

A complete newbie here from Spain but living in Canada... my name is Hugo and I am starting with trading, really interested since I was young but never got into it until now. I have been paper trading ES on NinjaTrader for almost 4 weeks now and really love it. I guess on the trial environment everything is different as you are not risking your money but I am trying to take it as 'real' as I can; profitable in many positions but of course there is always one or two very painful losses that ruin it all , trying to learn how to cope with impulsiveness and know more about discipline in trading.
These days, reading the book "Trading in the Zone" and learning a lot with it.

Found this forum looking for Ninja Trader reviews as I am considering opening a live account with them.
Looking forward to learning a lot from this community and hopefully someday I can contribute here to help others as well!

Cheers
Hugo

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Hello,
I'm a newbie trading /YM. Down a lot due to blind shorting in March with no stop loss
I'd like to learn how to trade smarter.

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Hello.

I'm originally from LT but currently in the UK. Been in the markets since 2007. Since 4 years ago learning systematic/quant approach. Trade FTSE/DAX/XJO sometimes SPX. Anyone interested to chat - always welcome.

Have a smashing week y'all and blue skies!

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Hello. A quick intro... I have been trading and investing in Equities for a long time, and I have been doing very well. A year ago, by accident really, I decided I wanted to learn about certain aspects of foreign exchange and decided to learn Forex. As I started my journey I found out about Futures and my interest switched. I started looking into online courses, but I couldn't find any programs I liked and ended up joining Online Trading Academy in my city (Denver) . This was a bit pricey, but worth it, at least for me. They are very focus on risk management and as I am sure you all know, in Futures it's a pretty good thing : ) I have been trading Futures for about 8 month. The first month was a disaster, I made one costly mistake, which was mostly due to not fully understanding the trading platform I was using (think or swim): I had an open position I though I had closed and without a stop loss. When I found out I was out a few thousands... I did not loose my shirt, or blow my account, fortunately my stock trades offset my losses that week, but it was a very expensive lesson never the less. Fast forward to today and I am starting to be profitable, not by much, but I am starting to get a feel for what works and doesn't works for me... I have also recently switch to NinjaTrader, which has been so much better for my trading, it helps me see things more clearly, I like the uncluttered "Zen" feel, think or swim as well as many other platforms I have tested are very cluttered and busy. I actually stumbled on this forum while researching reviews for NinjaTrader...
I mostly trade the ES, I also like currencies (futures) more and more as they tend to move slowly(er) and seem to be directional for a longer time.

That's it. Cheers.

Welcome.
I apologize that I cannot share your happy experience with Online Trading Academy. Often times, I have found that those who spent 10000 or less seem to have done well. We, on the other hand, gave them our 40000 savings and it has not worked out well at all. We especially got poked for the lifetime ProPicks. However, I am glad you were able to get something positive out of it.

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HI Hugo,

I am also from Spain, Barcelona to be more precise. Let me give you some advice about trading and platforms:

I believe OrderFlow gives a clear understanding of the markets, how and why these move.
I bought Ninjatrader’s lifetime license Aug/2019 and looking back at it now I find it was a BIG mistake.
Choosing the right platform is no easy thing and should take you at least a week of looking and looking around on the internet. There are thousands of platforms available. Find the one that is more complete and suits your trading style.

As I said, I am very keen about Volume analysis and Ordeflow tools. For my trading style a good Footprint chart, DOM (Depth of market), Tape, Market Depth Map, Volume profile tools is of PARAMOUNT IMPORTANCE.

And Ninjatrader is not providing me with competitive and up to date tools.
They just scratch the surface whereas other platforms like ATAS (orderflowtrading.net), Jigsaw, Bookmap,etc are leading the game. And even “new” platforms like OptimusFlow are very competitive.

If you are interested in Orderflow look into these platforms before purchasing Ninjatrader. Don’t make my mistake.
And if you haven’t heard anything about Orderflow trading, definitely look into it. There’s lots and lots of information out there, especially in Youtube. I’d recommend ArmagaFX and DeltaValue YouTube channels, they’re both volume analysis oriented and in Spanish.

Hope you appreciate my comments and opinions.







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Hi everyone,

A complete newbie here from Spain but living in Canada... my name is Hugo and I am starting with trading, really interested since I was young but never got into it until now. I have been paper trading ES on NinjaTrader for almost 4 weeks now and really love it. I guess on the trial environment everything is different as you are not risking your money but I am trying to take it as 'real' as I can; profitable in many positions but of course there is always one or two very painful losses that ruin it all , trying to learn how to cope with impulsiveness and know more about discipline in trading.
These days, reading the book "Trading in the Zone" and learning a lot with it.

Found this forum looking for Ninja Trader reviews as I am considering opening a live account with them.
Looking forward to learning a lot from this community and hopefully someday I can contribute here to help others as well!

Cheers
Hugo


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Yooo whats ups everyone seems like I have a similar story, Ive been trading with ThinkorSwim but recently made the jump to ninjatrader and haven't looked back. Im working on an automated trading strategy if anyone could link me to some good research areas that would be awesome
Much appreciated, As always Trade Happy

Welcome to FIO! I always recommend Building Winning Algorithmic Trading Systems, by Kevin Davey (a/k/a @kevinkdog around here). His methodology is solid and has improved our automated (algo) strategy development immensely. I keep a trading journal on my algo adventures: Attack of the Robots- An Algo Journal. He does most of his work in TradeStation EasyLanguage, but provides NT code as well. The methodology is more important than the code itself.

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Hi everyone,

A complete newbie here from Spain but living in Canada... my name is Hugo and I am starting with trading, really interested since I was young but never got into it until now. I have been paper trading ES on NinjaTrader for almost 4 weeks now and really love it. I guess on the trial environment everything is different as you are not risking your money but I am trying to take it as 'real' as I can; profitable in many positions but of course there is always one or two very painful losses that ruin it all , trying to learn how to cope with impulsiveness and know more about discipline in trading.
These days, reading the book "Trading in the Zone" and learning a lot with it.

Found this forum looking for Ninja Trader reviews as I am considering opening a live account with them.
Looking forward to learning a lot from this community and hopefully someday I can contribute here to help others as well!

Cheers
Hugo

Welcome Hugo,
I am trading on NinjaTrader as well and love it so far, but I don't like their brokerage. I use Interactive Brokers. The reason I don't like them is they don't offer Equities nor do they give you any interest on your unused cash. I use equities as collateral for my margin, I have 2/3rd Equities investment and 1/3 to 1/4 in cash so that my money is always working. Another book I have found useful is "Technical Analysis of the financial markets" By John J. Murphy. It sounds like a very boring book but it is actually very well written and quite entertaining. Cheers.

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HI Hugo,

I am also from Spain, Barcelona to be more precise. Let me give you some advice about trading and platforms:

I believe OrderFlow gives a clear understanding of the markets, how and why these move.
I bought Ninjatrader’s lifetime license Aug/2019 and looking back at it now I find it was a BIG mistake.
Choosing the right platform is no easy thing and should take you at least a week of looking and looking around on the internet. There are thousands of platforms available. Find the one that is more complete and suits your trading style.

As I said, I am very keen about Volume analysis and Ordeflow tools. For my trading style a good Footprint chart, DOM (Depth of market), Tape, Market Depth Map, Volume profile tools is of PARAMOUNT IMPORTANCE.

And Ninjatrader is not providing me with competitive and up to date tools.
They just scratch the surface whereas other platforms like ATAS (orderflowtrading.net), Jigsaw, Bookmap,etc are leading the game. And even “new” platforms like OptimusFlow are very competitive.

If you are interested in Orderflow look into these platforms before purchasing Ninjatrader. Don’t make my mistake.
And if you haven’t heard anything about Orderflow trading, definitely look into it. There’s lots and lots of information out there, especially in Youtube. I’d recommend ArmagaFX and DeltaValue YouTube channels, they’re both volume analysis oriented and in Spanish.

Hope you appreciate my comments and opinions.

Thank you so much for all the info JGS4! I appreciate the help. I will definitely look into all those Youtube channels first to learn about volume analysis and order flow before making any decisions.
I am just too new to trading as per having a clear idea of what works for me yet. I guess I need more practice and get more knowledgeable through watching some traders who know their stuff, books, and paper trade more...

happy trading y saludos!
Hugo

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Welcome Hugo,
I am trading on NinjaTrader as well and love it so far, but I don't like their brokerage. I use Interactive Brokers. The reason I don't like them is they don't offer Equities nor do they give you any interest on your unused cash. I use equities as collateral for my margin, I have 2/3rd Equities investment and 1/3 to 1/4 in cash so that my money is always working. Another book I have found useful is "Technical Analysis of the financial markets" By John J. Murphy. It sounds like a very boring book but it is actually very well written and quite entertaining. Cheers.

thanks for the input FabriceM! It looks like a good plan what you are doing with equities and cash. Unfortunately for Canada I think when it comes to NinjaTrader there is only one broker which support that platform and it is GFF brokers (Ironbeam) as far as I know.

Thanks for the book note, I will also look into that one!
CHeers

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Hi All,

Glad to join this big family, mike.
Thanks for your invite

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Just registered today. I invested in the 2000s. Lost money on stocks. Made money on gold and silver coins. Stopped to go back to school after selling my gold coins.

Fast forward and last year, I got serious about learning about what to do with my extra money since savings was paying 2-3%. Bought 30 t-bonds last year, gold coins, and shorted the stock market through inverse ETFs. I doubled up on my short back in January. I sold my gold coins last week for $1800 and my t-bonds are up 40%.

The problem is that I realized that it takes an enormous amount of capital to make money investing and that leverage is the only way to accelerate the process for the retail investor. I was told that if I can make money buying and selling gold coins, I should look into the futures market.

I've been running a simulated account for 2 weeks, now on week 3. I was up $24k my first week, then made it to $50k on week 2 after adding index futures to the mix. Since I have a job, I simulate by trading overnight and closing out my trades in the morning before work. I closed out $6,300 positive today.


I'm on furlough this week, so I have a bit of extra time on my hands and decided to sell my mercury silver dimes on ebay where the premiums are ridiculously high, lol.

If possible, I'd like to know how long do you guys think I should continue with simulation before diving into the real thing?

Also, are there any places here for beginners to get a better understanding of the futures markets?

My overall strategy is based on economics so I don't do much technical trading or fundamental analysis. I mainly watch central banks and other economic indicators which is how I've been able to call the top on gold(note, I think it will tank short term) and stocks. The success rate so far has been between 83-90% depending on the security. NQ seems to be a wildcard so I most likely will stay away from that one.

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Hi my name is Vishal Subandh and I am from India. I have been an active trader since 2010 and primary trade the Futures and Options markets. I have joined this forum to meet and network with people with a like mindset and ready to discuss some trading ideas across the board related to systems, frameworks etc...

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I stared trading 4 year ago! I have been reading and studying a lot! My first steps was on eToro! I paid such a bulllshit course and I learnt that we can learn more by ourself! Nowadays, I've got my own NinjaTrader Lifetime license and only trade MES/ES!

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New guy here. I have lost more than many and made more than most. I know severe swings in a portfolio.

Now I prefer to sell options on shit. I rarely trade futures. I don't like know it all asshats. I like winning and burning premium. I make mistakes and take losses. I like booking profits more. I like to make money. Did I say I don't like asshats?

I am always looking to learn and become a better trader. I am looking forward to meeting good traders that also want to learn to earn.


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Like most day traders, I blew up my account a couple times and lost enough money to make most grown men weep. After I regrouped I started trading with common sense and with control of my emotions.

Later, I decided I wanted a forum to share my ideas as well as learn from others. I created my blog on April 17th, 2009 in order to meet this goal, as well as hold myself accountable for my trades and actions. I wanted a way to be able to lookback and ensure I was following my own advice.

The blog introduced me to a lot of fellow traders, some struggling, some doing exceptionally well. Talking with them everyday has really helped my trading and given me a lot of new ideas as well. In turn, I hope that I have provided them something useful that helps in their trading.

Since the blog did very well I decided to create this forum, and it was born June 11th, 2009. The forum was designed with the specific goal of having a small community of traders focused on making money. There are other sites out there but I never really felt at home with many of them, their userbase is too focused on proving someone wrong instead of trying to help.

You can find some more information about me in my profile.

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