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lgix
Somewhere + Australia
 
 
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Hi from Down Under!

I started out trading Crypto in 2017.
Went through some big losses because I had no risk management or real plan.
Even when I did have something resembling a plan I often wouldn't take my profits because "100% profit isn't enough".

Stopped trading for a while due to work commitments, while I looked for a way to move into futures trading.
Started again mid 2019, blew up an account trading ES E-Micro, and almost got through a second.
Turns out trading 3 hours a night from market open in the US after a 10 hour work day is apparently unsustainable.
As is having a plan that doesn't really fit your psychology.

I've spent the last 4 months working on my professional development and back testing a new strategy that works better with my psychology, and hours I have available. Recently funded my brokerage account again in preparation to move from SIM to live trading.

Things that are important to me in trading:

- Trade Review and some kind of Professional Development framework to feed that into in order to improve performance over time
- Deliberate Practice
- Orderflow

Welcome to everyone else here, all the best on your path to becoming Consistently Profitable.

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JohnnyW
Florida/USA
 
 
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New guy here. I think I may have replied once already but I have been drinking too much lately so I'll do this again now that I'm sober.

Joining a new trading forum during covid as the market has been more complex than usual and trading can be isolating. I like what I have read from Mike and why he started this place. Obviously this place focuses on futures but what I like to focus on is psychology and risk management. I rarely trade futures but I occasionally trade options on futures. I like reading and learning what other traders do too.

I've been trading for 25 years or so with the last 10+ being focused on options. Like many here I am constantly trying to become a better trader. We all focus on finding and improving our edge. Early on my goal was to grow my accounts. Now I focus more on preserving capital and generating income. My focus is trading options on SPX, SPY, IWM & QQQ. I also do trade equities.

Thanks for building this site Mike! I have found a few threads on options trades and futures that are very interesting so I will be spending time reading stuff.

Thanks,
Johnny

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yukibear
Bremerton WA/USA
 
 
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Hi everyone,

Finally getting around to Big Mike's request for self-intro. I am totally new to futures trading. I got big into trading stock options in 2018, but quit until now because I blew up my account after the 2018 election and drop in the market. The money I was trading was supposed to be used for a downpayment on a future home. .

I'm now trying to get back into trading, hopefully with better risk management. Anyway, I am currently studying futures trading and will likely take a dive into the art using my TOS trading platform.

Just curious though, what percent of futures traders on this forum are using what trading platform?


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GemeenAapje
Eindhoven Netherlands
 
 
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Hello all! New here. Name's Matt and new to trading also

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haggis
FALLS CHURCH
 
 
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Thanks for the introduction and welcome.
I also have lost lots and am trying to stay focused to trade better.
I am sure i will learn a lot here.

Haggis

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 pipextract 
Roseville CA
 
Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader
Broker: Ninjatrader
Trading: Futures NQ ES RTY YM and Micros
 
Posts: 18 since Apr 2012
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Hello I have been Elite member for a while, I have been trading futures for last 4 yrs. I use Ninja Trader.

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 PetLover 
Dallas, Tx USA
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader TS TorS
Trading: Indexes CL GD
 
Posts: 9 since May 2020
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Hi Group,
Still trying to find consistent winning strategies. I need some help with ninjatrader and other areas that I hope people here can help me other than looking on a hundred posts and YouTube videos. I hopefully I can help other people.

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zManiac17
Seattle, United States
 
 
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Hi, I'm Maniac . I've been trading for 3 years now. Mostly cryptocurrency, but I've been getting more into traditional markets lately as well. /wave

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MileHiM5
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Hi-

I'm new to futures but traded options on the CBOE floor many years ago. Spent a career going up the corporate ladder in the media business, then founded and/or ran a couple of entrepreneurial ventures in the tech space. Ready to slow down a little bit and get back into actively trading equity/index options and futures, which is why I'm here.

Looking forward to picking up and sharing thoughts about the markets, strategies and trading platforms. Thanks, Mike for a great vehicle to do that!

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Baron25
Herndon
 
 
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Hi Everybody,

I've done the same thing - blew up accounts and traded impulsively because the price "looked like it was gonna" go up/down and it always went the other way with me establishing a new high where I go long or a new low where I go short.

Yes - I'm the one who makes the market do that.

A friend watched me trade for a while and named my trading style the "PSL" method. That stands for the Panic Stricken Lunatic method. And I earned that style name on a daily basis!

I know that when the market opens in the morning that I should watch and do nothing until I see what it's doing and I see a tradeable pullback of some kind. I know that if the market takes off not to chase it. Don't chase it! Whatever you do don't chase it! I know this! Now... the market opens, it takes off - and now I'm a Border Collie and an ice cream truck just drove by! And now I'm down $80! By the end of the day, I'm up maybe $10 or $20 and I'm promising myself to never do that again. Except that my trading provides me with a never ending series of days patterned after the movie "Groundhog Day".

I need some help here! Any suggestions?

Thanks,
Baron25

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Blonde
Luxembourg
 
 
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Hiya,



Lets beat the market together, yeay! Thus, let's share all the Ninjatrader-8 indicators, systems, and books together.

Fallen

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R3BATH
Chiangmai Thailand
 
 
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hi there
blew up account extremely eager to learn the trade no prior knowledge. trading mini futures. Learning and improving by the day. On Ninja-trader. Knowledge is power. Looking for the know hows information to become successful Day trader.
Goal 5 tickets for 1 points 5 times a day. constantly everyday by going in with proven technical analysis.

Improving by the day !

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 Mrclaude 
Balneario Camboriu, Santa Catarina, Brazil
 
Experience: Advanced
Platform: TradeStation, NinjaTrader
Trading: Gold + Currency Futures
 
Posts: 10 since May 2020
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Hello Trading Community, I'm an ex floor trader....I traded in the pits of the Chicago Board of Trade and the LIFFE Exchange in England over a 20 year period as an independent trader. Tried to migrate to screen trading, but never could make it work as pit trading really cannot be emulated on the open playing field of screen trading. After many years being retired, I'm going to jump back into the sauna with a new approach. I like point and figure charting as I used them in the pits on hand held cards. If anyone knows of any third party enhancements for PnF on NinjaTrader, please let me know. I would like to be able to do horizontal and vertical counts, view anchor lines, draw 45 degree trend lines etc.

Best of luck to Everybody!

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 jokertrader 
NYC, NY
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Sierra Qtrader TT
Broker: Amp/CQG/TT, Optimus, ADM
Trading: Mainly CL. Spread researcher currently
 
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@Mrclaude one thing I can think of is Sierra package 5 ..of course there are others like CQG or even TT standard


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 Mrclaude 
Balneario Camboriu, Santa Catarina, Brazil
 
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@jokertrader Thanks for your leads; I will suss them out. Much appreciated.

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 Aurac 
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Hello Trading Community, I'm an ex floor trader....I traded in the pits of the Chicago Board of Trade and the LIFFE Exchange in England over a 20 year period as an independent trader. Tried to migrate to screen trading, but never could make it work as pit trading really cannot be emulated on the open playing field of screen trading. After many years being retired, I'm going to jump back into the sauna with a new approach. I like point and figure charting as I used them in the pits on hand held cards. If anyone knows of any third party enhancements for PnF on NinjaTrader, please let me know. I would like to be able to do horizontal and vertical counts, view anchor lines, draw 45 degree trend lines etc.

Best of luck to Everybody!

I suggest you start a new thread on P&F and see how it goes.

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Hello Trading Community, I'm an ex floor trader....I traded in the pits of the Chicago Board of Trade and the LIFFE Exchange in England over a 20 year period as an independent trader. Tried to migrate to screen trading, but never could make it work as pit trading really cannot be emulated on the open playing field of screen trading. After many years being retired, I'm going to jump back into the sauna with a new approach. I like point and figure charting as I used them in the pits on hand held cards. If anyone knows of any third party enhancements for PnF on NinjaTrader, please let me know. I would like to be able to do horizontal and vertical counts, view anchor lines, draw 45 degree trend lines etc.

Best of luck to Everybody!

@Mrclaude, might have a look at the PriceActionSwing indicator. Don't think it has many of the features you want but might offer a bit of helpful perspective to the PnF charts til you find something wholly as you wish.

It's actually a package of three indicators, there are many settings that can be adjusted, so be aware there is a thread devoted just to the use of the PAS indi in case you have questions or want to ask for help about it.

Go to the dark blue Menu bar just under the Futures.io title and click on “Downloads/Indicators”.... over on far right find a listing of Top Downloads etc. There you'll see the PAS indi for NT7 and NT8.
A good place to have a look at most popular downloads, etc anyway.

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 redneck4Christ 
Vancouver, WA
 
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Platform: Jigsaw, MC.NET, ToS, SC
Broker: Stage5,IronBeam/Rithmic, ToS
Trading: Emini ES & YM
 
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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 !

Did you get the answer you were looking for about playing the video you wanted to watch?

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 redneck4Christ 
Vancouver, WA
 
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Hi Everybody,

I've done the same thing - blew up accounts and traded impulsively because the price "looked like it was gonna" go up/down and it always went the other way with me establishing a new high where I go long or a new low where I go short.

Yes - I'm the one who makes the market do that.

A friend watched me trade for a while and named my trading style the "PSL" method. That stands for the Panic Stricken Lunatic method. And I earned that style name on a daily basis!

I know that when the market opens in the morning that I should watch and do nothing until I see what it's doing and I see a tradeable pullback of some kind. I know that if the market takes off not to chase it. Don't chase it! Whatever you do don't chase it! I know this! Now... the market opens, it takes off - and now I'm a Border Collie and an ice cream truck just drove by! And now I'm down $80! By the end of the day, I'm up maybe $10 or $20 and I'm promising myself to never do that again. Except that my trading provides me with a never ending series of days patterned after the movie "Groundhog Day".

I need some help here! Any suggestions?

Thanks,
Baron25

I like your PSL acronym and metaphor of the Border Collie and the ice cream truck. That describes my battle with trading temptations as well. Andrew Menaker has helped me understand how to channel emotions properly and I am going through Brian McAboy's Inside Out Trading course to develop a plan and stick to it. Trading in the Zone is a classic as long as we end up in the right zone and not the Twilight Zone. Minervini and Elder have some good books as well. Chat With Traders is sort of a modern/digital version of Market Wizards. I like to listen to interviews of successful traders when I get the chance.

God speed!

Jeff

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 Mrclaude 
Balneario Camboriu, Santa Catarina, Brazil
 
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@Mrclaude, might have a look at the PriceActionSwing indicator. Don't think it has many of the features you want but might offer a bit of helpful perspective to the PnF charts til you find something wholly as you wish.

It's actually a package of three indicators, there are many settings that can be adjusted, so be aware there is a thread devoted just to the use of the PAS indi in case you have questions or want to ask for help about it.

Go to the dark blue Menu bar just under the Futures.io title and click on “Downloads/Indicators”.... over on far right find a listing of Top Downloads etc. There you'll see the PAS indi for NT7 and NT8.
A good place to have a look at most popular downloads, etc anyway.

I appreciate the tip! I will check it out.

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 FuturesBen 
Edmonton ,Alberta, Canada
 
Experience: Beginner
Platform: Ninjatrader, IB
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Hello Mike and all, relatively new trader to futures. Always looking for an edge in scalping. I've tried live trading chat sites and it not for me and I am forced into Labor to make ends meet' I stumbled across this site by looking for a squeeze indicator for Ninja-trader. The reason I joined is why pay a vendor when I could pay to support a community like this and get other indicator and more education. Like most traders I've blown up a account a few time before . Im realizing to stay out of volatile markets and trades technical setups as I've originally planned. The best Indicator for near future price for me is price action. I've learned to just sit back and watch the price action unfold and listen to the story as it unfolds. Then enter when I see a high possibility. That is me know and am looking to venture on and hoping to make some friends along the way. Happy Trading All. Ben

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 4tison 
PhuKet Island / Thailand
 
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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.

I really like to hear your personal story,
rightly or wrongly, about spending
40k usd to learn something....?

Would you share?

4tison@gmai.com

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 zorkgami 
Louisville Kentucky
 
Experience: Beginner
Platform: Sierra Chart
Broker: Still Searching
Trading: Emini ES
 
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Kiettran112
Chicago
 
 
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Hi everyone,
I am new to the community. I trade futures an stocks. So I started trading like a year ago. I was so excited in the beginning. Just like a lot of beginners, I spent a lot of money for my education (Some for trading courses, but most are from losses) . I was in sim for only 2 weeks and rushed into the market. I was able to make a couple hundreds bucks within minutes for the first days. That was a trap for beginners like me. Then came one day, one trade ,one nightmare. I traded Beyond Meat. This thing was going down and I kept adding to it. Then I wondered why it didnt go back like it did. I thought i was Warran Buffet or something and someone in the chatroom said this thing could go to 0. I was scared and decided to cut my loss quick. Huge lesson learned on one trade. Then every week, I spent a couple hundreds bucks here and there. Until one point, I was just scared to even click the buttons and went back to sim. But I dint not want to give up. I just sat and watch the charts for a couple hours a day. Watch a lot of youtube videos. I spent all my free time studying. Then I find out about other trading tools suck as volume profile, order flow. I decided to try Bookmap and it helped my trading alot. This month, I decided to go live again. I am still not very comfortable but I gotta get started again. I trade with very small size, and things are going pretty good.

Do we have a futures trading room here or does anyone know any good chat room out there that you recommend?

THanks for reading

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 Oriole 
Naples FLA
 
Experience: Beginner
Platform: Ninja Trader 8
Broker: NinjaTrader
Trading: Currency Futures, RTY, ES, NQ
 
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Hi everyone,
I am new to the community. I trade futures an stocks. So I started trading like a year ago. I was so excited in the beginning. Just like a lot of beginners, I spent a lot of money for my education (Some for trading courses, but most are from losses) . I was in sim for only 2 weeks and rushed into the market. I was able to make a couple hundreds bucks within minutes for the first days. That was a trap for beginners like me. Then came one day, one trade ,one nightmare. I traded Beyond Meat. This thing was going down and I kept adding to it. Then I wondered why it didnt go back like it did. I thought i was Warran Buffet or something and someone in the chatroom said this thing could go to 0. I was scared and decided to cut my loss quick. Huge lesson learned on one trade. Then every week, I spent a couple hundreds bucks here and there. Until one point, I was just scared to even click the buttons and went back to sim. But I dint not want to give up. I just sat and watch the charts for a couple hours a day. Watch a lot of youtube videos. I spent all my free time studying. Then I find out about other trading tools suck as volume profile, order flow. I decided to try Bookmap and it helped my trading alot. This month, I decided to go live again. I am still not very comfortable but I gotta get started again. I trade with very small size, and things are going pretty good.

Do we have a futures trading room here or does anyone know any good chat room out there that you recommend?

THanks for reading

Curious how your Bookmap order flow trading goes. Keep us posted. Don't know of any futures chat room but FT71 is a member here and runs Convergent Trading, here's a link:

https://convergenttrading.com/

You can also type "futures" in the search bar at the upper right of your screen and a gazillion topics will show up. Best wishes.

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usafos
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Howdy traders...

I'm a trader just like the rest, have made and have lost money trading. No breaking news there but one thing I have stumbled upon throughout this journey is this book. The New Psycho-Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz. Have a read worst-case scenario you exercise your brain.

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Hello! I learned about trading in 2017, and it started with crypto fever. This was a mining, then arbitrage and ICO (IEO). I was able to earn money on this, which was enough for three years of life, without another job. Thanks to this, I was able to trade daily for two years. But all time, starting in september 2018 i was trading futures on demo account. I watched three video course about trading and one of them was shit. I also developed my own scripts and entry points. The first year of trading was completely not systemic and impulsive. Sitting at the terminal , i just forgot about everything that I learned from video. Later I realized that I needed to trade less and study transactions after trading. I traded various futures from oil to soybeans and now settled on the 6E. My trading style is intraday. If I understand where a major player is gaining a position and where he will fold it, then I try to catch this daily movement. If I do not understand the global scenario, then I trade short deals with a risk / profit ratio of 1/3. At the moment I am trading periods of earnings and periods of loss. I have not come to stable earnings yet. My main losses are due to psychological problems. Three months ago, i began to meditate. I recently read B. Steenbarger's books and began to monitor my condition through a cognitive journal. I think this gives a positive result. I also record on video when i trade, so that I can analyze it later.

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Hi everyone!

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.

Tip

After you read this thread and reply with your own introduction, you can find more Beginner articles on how to use this forum here:
https://futures.io/beginners-introductions-tutorials/ and also visit our Wiki Help section here: https://futures.io/help-tutorials-how-tos/

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Good hunting!

Mike

Hi everyone, I'm a simple trader. Having secured the necessary time and starting with a small account I try to have specific real results each time. I have passed through all the basic stages as a trader, such as the initial excitement, the illusion and the downfall of expectations assessing various instruments I ended up to derivatives as the most fair, logical and realistic to my financial plans.

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 Taiji555 
Montrose+Colorado/USA
 
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Thank you Mike for creating this great resource. I am intermediately educated. I have taken many courses and been in different trading rooms. As far as consistent results I am a beginner and steadily improving. I have traded options mostly selling, creating credit spreads. I am trading micros on NT8 now, and once in a while the emini. Back to trading after a while my emotions glare at me with new awareness and am seeing through them to the rules that I have written down for myself. My dog Leo looks better than the photos of myself that I can find for now. In general he is more handsome so I start with him here.
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Hi everyone my name is Oscar aka Rufftrada hoping to change username to Eztrada haha new to furtures have been trading live for a month now at a little below BE sticking it out here for some support and to exchange strategies thanks.

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 MrJD 
Gold Coast
 
Experience: Intermediate
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Morning/Evening all, just thought I'd introduce myself here, a futures trader from the Gold Coast in Australia. Been at it now for about 2 years, been trading live with the micros just for practice.

Going pretty well , discipline seems to be the hardest skill for me to learn so far but rules were made and not broken. Also studying with Tradepro Academy, very decent place for a new beginner.

Cheers, have a good one.

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natgasguy
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Thanks for putting in the time to keep this awesome community going Mike!

I joined because I realized that there is so much more to learn out there. I am an alumnus of the CBOT, CME, CSCE and NYMEX which makes me a dinosaur. I began my trading career in FX arbitrage which led me to energy. I'm currently trading ES mostly.

Best regards,

Michael

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fab200819
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Hi all and sundry

Traded a bit in the last few years 50quid ere and there,
I have now come across audacity funded trader.
Has anyone any advise or options on it.


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 Sandpaddict 
Langley
 
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Hello fellow traders. I have been studying trading since 2014. From day one it was where was this my whole life?... THIS IS WHAT I WANT TO DO! For me it was the puzzle. I study and still do like no one Ive ever met.
I started sim trading futures, thankfully, as I blew up sim account after sim account. I started actually trading in 2015 and like everyone I blew up account after account at tens of thousands each round in a never ending search for some kind of system. I tried learning code and spent years writing strategies with Tradestation. Would not go that route again. Would learn Python. I don't code anymore anyway...

My first real trading account was stocks. Blown in a few months trying to catch micro stocks with favorable situations ready for a move. Next... penny stocks. No idea what I was doing. Lost all in a matter of days. Constantly putting more in and losing it in a matter of days.

Hey look forex...

Forex. Lost everything faster than ever before. I trade ALOT!!! The spread would destroy me even if I had a profitable strategy. The more I lost the more I hunkered down... the more I lost.
Oh what the hell... there goes ANOTHER three months OF REAL WORK in an afternoon of trading.

Fast forward... eliminate every barrier that stops me from trading comfortably... needs liquidity... needs to be leveraged... need system... need good broker... software... ect... sim sim sim... not only to learn but to feel the experience of executing a trade perfectly.

I have studied probably EVERY SINGLE DAY since that first book back in 2014 and probably will for the rest of my life.

I LOVE TRADING. Its part of me now.

I have a profitable system that works for me. I would not suggest anyone ever trade the way I do but seeing as Im profitable Im going to post my Journal here as people tell other people NOT to trade like me... or like that... or to trade you have to do it this way... yet Im profitable... for now at least so well see.

Hope you like my posts. Please comment or ask questions. Id love to answer or receive feedback. Theres NO secrets... NO dumb questions and NO bad PROFITABLE trading strategies.

As a side note... My Setup will freak most traders out. I use heikin-ashi charts. I do not use indicators on my charts other than a volatility stop and its only used like a moving average. The only other indicator I use is a 7 and 21 ATR in a small chart below used to gauge strength and weakness.

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 Charpy 
Oregon
 
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Hello,

I'm sorta new to trading... been dabbling with my account for 20+ years through investing, and not really knowing what I'm doing, HOWEVER, never have done day trading per se. Since the end of Dec/ beginning of this year (2020) I've set out to learn how I can make a living doing this. I related to one guy who posted something on here, Richc I think, saw his earlier posts from 2011 and was inspired because he's still on here!! That is something I look at when I'm looking at posts! ha!! Anyhow, I want to make this work, not so much for me, but for my family. My two youngest kids are almost grown, oldest is in college, and I want to spend more time with them and less time at my crappy job.

So, I did what every new trader does, flailed around, looked at a million different chatrooms, read books, watched lots of YouTube videos, etc. Then, got an account opened at TDAmeritrade so I could practice on their ThinkorSwim platform. The platform was VERY hard for me to figure out. I struggled to learn it. I'm older so technology doesn't come easy. So I tried trading stocks and tried to do what the day traders in the different chatrooms I joined suggested, but tbh, following all the stocks was overwhelming me. Then I tried futures and lost a bunch the first day, nixed those techniques and tried scalping smaller bits and found it possible. Now, I haven't tried with my own money yet, but having found a technique that has worked a few days now, I'm inspired more than anything. I know a few days is nothing, but after flailing for months and seeing my numbers finally turn around, I'm definitely motivated more than ever. I'm sure you all know that feeling.

I'm not good at learning different platforms, struggled with ThinkorSwim for about a month, so I hesitate to try something new bc I'm a creature of habit. But I'm going to try to find a cheaper platform (possibly), but wonder who is using ThinkorSwim and why you are where you are? I've not seen too much on here about ThinkorSwim, so I might consider something better. The Active Trader thing is kinda cool. I know that they charge $25 per wire, which I guess isn't too much if you only do it a couple times a month. The commissions are crazy but... it is what it is. Is everyone about the same price as TDAmeritrade? Anyhow, I'm super excited to hear what you all have to say. I look forward to learning from you all.

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 Pedro Rougon 
Monterrey nuevo leon Mexico
 
Experience: Intermediate
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Hi everyone, I decided to be a trader 3 years ago,at 6 months i opened an account , recently operate micro dow jones,
all my experience is summarized in 3,000 dollars of loss in all that time , Of course I have paid for education, online courses, basic, technical analysis, and volume profile, is what I have been able to afford so far without being able to take anything out of the market

I am clear that I still do not have a trading plan, or at least not a good one,
I use volume profile, vertical volume, and operate the breakdowns of the initial range. I have come to believe that this community will give me the clues to achieve my goal,

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thecob
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Hello all, thank you Mike for the welcome. I am very much a novice trader. A number of years ago, I was introduced to binary options by a friend. Suffice to say, I lost quite a bit of money due to a number of factors, not least, my gullibility and chicanery on the part of the broker. However, it piqued my interest in the markets and trading, I follow some traders on Twitter, and reading trading books when I can. Stumbled upon this site and I am looking forward to learning more here! Thanks again,
Gord

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Jmingo1
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Big Mike,
Thanks so much for the introduction. I hope to learn a lot, become successful in this market and help others.

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Hi people,
i'm Pietro Fontana, i never think about trading since 3 years ago when i had a talk with a friend that was doing some investment in fund and etf. I was immediately fascinated but decided to start with different approach, using algo trading since i had a basic programming skill.

I started with ProRealTime with IG on CFD and moved to MT4, but i was not successful, so last year i decided to buy some serious formation and this improved my trading systems, but i'm far to be really consistent and successful on CFD, so I start to look at futures because now is possible to trade with small lot until i got the confidence to increase trade size.

So i found this interesting site in which i hope to learn more and eventually give my contribute.

Happy and good trading to anyone.

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West Palm Beach, FL,USA
 
 
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Hi

Day trading was something I had in the back of my mind but since I had a full time job and did not have much time I limited myself to investing mostly in mutual funds and lately more on ETFs. I now have a lot more time so for the last couple of months I started day trading (maybe more like swing trading) primarily SPY with Fidelity. Because, as you all know, this type of trading requires substantial investment just to make a few dollars, I starting looking at other investment types and futures attracted me the most. And so I am new to futures trading and I heave yet to buy a contract. Since Fidelity does not offer futures contract, as a first step is to find a broker; I hope I can get some advice on that on this site. Step two, learn, learn, learn! .

Thank you all

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Hey everyone. I joined here as the next part of a long process of learning to trade. There is a lot of information on these forums and it is a little daunting. Look forward to getting to know the community.

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 CLEE 
Escondido, california
 
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Hi all! I have been fascinated with the idea of day trading with the intent of making a living for it for almost 3 years. I am a newbie and looking forward to finding out great info to start this journey. I love what this forum is about and I think it will be a priceless tool for me.

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Toronto, ON, Canada
 
 
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Hi Mike,

Thanks for the welcome message.

I started actively trading since 2017. I mainly trade options. I also dabble in futures, but I am still learning. I have a small account and I'm trying to improve my skills. My main struggle is learning to identify the proper trade setups, executing and learning proper trade management.

Anyways, I'm here willing to learn and grow in the experience.

Thank you,

Jim

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k197
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Hi everyone,

I started my journey few years ago infrequently swinging forex on MT4. At the beginning I was experiencing some drawdowns of 10-20% on Monthly basis, and usually I was going back to B/E in the last days of the month with scaling in to very correlated positions which were going well... beginners luck.
Than I changed a bit my strategy and I learnt how to scale-in aggressively, and I still remember this one Friday when with my wife we were driving on holidays. The day was bright and green, road was empty and I just gave her my phone, so she could close my positions. She closed for me positions worth decent salary in some countries. Feeling of this kind of freedom dominated me. I knew since then that I want to devote myself to this. But my working hours were long. Too long.
So, being still young, having some decent savings I decided to devote my full time to trading.

It was last year. I am still not profitable, but still believing my decision was right. I am learning a lot every day, a lot of good things have happened in my life since then and my life is finally well balanced.

I discovered right and professional way of trading futures only in November last year. At the beginning I tried to trade few instruments but now I am narrowing my trading just to S&P E-minis. I trade only first 2 hours of NY session. The rest of my time I spend on journaling, education, enjoying every day and... trading Options on more mid-term basis, more for portfolio growth.

In comparison to the beginnings - I trade one instrument on the big screen, instead of 16 on 13-inches, I scale-out rather than scale-in, I use correlation leaders for hints rather than opportunity to scale-in, I observe inventory, liquidity areas, aggressive orders rather than candlesticks... in fact I don't use timeframe charts anymore.

I lost some money, but I treat it more as an education cost. Yet, cost of studying Finances on Harvard would be much more expensive

I had three weeks ago very consistent super profitable week.. and the next two weeks I blew totally. The plan is simple - to do what I did right, and not do what I did wrong...

Greetings to all of you, and happy trading!

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Speculative trading in small and meduim segments of time in order to receive profit. Work inside the day and position trading.
The analysis of the market due to own trading system. The basis of trading system – analysis of market data, unindicated method, the volumes, the market profile, cluster analysis, the average course of the instrument.
The trading system is adaptable for any monetary volumes within the speculation framework for a period of up to 1-2 months.
Trading experience on MICEX (Moscow Interbank Currency Exchange), FORTS, CME, cryptocurrency.
I am studying the American stock market. Familiar with the popular programs for trading and analysis. Experience with sums up to 750.000$. The experience of organizing teamwork and personal management.

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 Deetee 
Amsterdam
 
Experience: Intermediate
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Hello everyone!

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!

I am great to be part of this community!

How was your experience on eToro? Did you copy trades? My brother in law is planning on doing that, but having success with that, sounds to good to be true. Am curious to hear opinions of people who actually have been doing that

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Amsterdam
 
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Been there and sometimes still do those stupid things... Now more aware. Check convergent trading if you want to learn something serious. Run by futurestrader71, who did many webinars here on fio. He also has a daily trader bite on youtube.
Also here on fio lots of great stuff. Check out gfis1 one trade per day journal. Learned a lot from him.
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Hi Everybody,

I've done the same thing - blew up accounts and traded impulsively because the price "looked like it was gonna" go up/down and it always went the other way with me establishing a new high where I go long or a new low where I go short.

Yes - I'm the one who makes the market do that.

A friend watched me trade for a while and named my trading style the "PSL" method. That stands for the Panic Stricken Lunatic method. And I earned that style name on a daily basis!

I know that when the market opens in the morning that I should watch and do nothing until I see what it's doing and I see a tradeable pullback of some kind. I know that if the market takes off not to chase it. Don't chase it! Whatever you do don't chase it! I know this! Now... the market opens, it takes off - and now I'm a Border Collie and an ice cream truck just drove by! And now I'm down $80! By the end of the day, I'm up maybe $10 or $20 and I'm promising myself to never do that again. Except that my trading provides me with a never ending series of days patterned after the movie "Groundhog Day".

I need some help here! Any suggestions?

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nantwich chesire
 
 
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Hello everyone,

Just joined, been trading 6 months, usual story of blowed up accounts. Finally getting it together.

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 Ries 
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
 
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Platform: Tradingview
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Hi there,

I accidentally came into contact with the world of trading about 6 months ago. Since then I have been fascinated by 'the story' of the candles on the charts and the psychology behind it. I haven't made a trade myself yet but I hope to be ready soon, both technically analytical and mentally. In any case, I am grateful for the useful tips and information on this forum.

Wish you all the best. Stay healthy!

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hello everyone...!

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wavelength
Hsinchu Taiwan
 
 
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This is wavelength. Glad to join and wish to have guideline to view this community.

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InHarmsWay
Orlando Florida
 
 
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Hi Mike,
Thanks for the warm welcome.

Hi everyone,
Many many moons ago I was a licensed bond broker, and then a licensed and registered financial advisor. Both paths left me disgusted and I moved on career wise. Life has taught me a lot. I’m now retired and I’m getting back in the game. One for me personally and two to be a better provider in God’s house. Looking forward to this next chapter and fellowship.

Cheers one and all,
Randy

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ursus
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Hi, everyone,

I am returning to trading after a 15 year hiatus. I used to trade ALSI Index futures (South Africa) until 2004. My best friend is a full time private trader, and in late 1990s he was very successful. His account grew spectacularly, he bought a house in an affluent area of Johannesburg and set up a brokerage company there. My experience with trading was buying a few stocks on JSE, nothing else.

So, I got interested in trading futures and did some research. Eventually I figured out that mechanical trading is the most suitable for my mental makeup. I bought Metastock and designed a simple program. We called it MadMax. I don't remember exact parameters, but it was simple. Buy if close is higher than yesterday's close by some percentage (I think it was 0.7), sell accordingly. Trailing stop of low/high of last three bars. Funniest thing, in couple of months my strategy was performing very well. To the point that my friend decided to trade his clients' money with this system.

Next thing - 9/11. We were appropriately short and made a good profit. Then... It's like in that joke when a guy brings his TV set to the technician. Technician: "What's wrong?@ - The guy: "I don't know. I was sitting watching TV, picking my ear with a small nail. Then something clicked and the sound disappeared..." So, something clicked. The crash of 9/11 ended up in a spectacular V-reversal. MadMAx gave a buy signal, and from there I (we) decided to wrestle the market tooth and nail. The market was going up, we kept selling. I also kept increasing the size. SO the account went from 100,000 (ZAR) to 350,000 and back to 100,000, a which point I decided to stop stupid shit.

Some months later I started trading volatility expansion by Larry Williams. By then I switched to TradeStation i2000 and was able to code intraday entries. For those not familiar with it: buy at open + yesterday's high-low * k, opposite for the short. K was 1.0 for longs and I think 1.5 for shorts. Exit on low/high last three bars. Guess what, it worked like a charm. My account, again, went to close to 300,000. Then the system stopped working, and I gave it back. Again, by increasing the size after every loss. Back to 100,000.

Since then I didn't have any spectacular account movements, but some interesting thing did happen. At that time I convinced my wife to quit her day job and become full-time mom. In exchange I promised to pay her a salary of 10,000 (ZAR). It lasted for about a year, and every one of those payments came from my trading account. It would go up and down about 20,000, and every month I withdrew 10k and transferred it to my wife. At the time I didn't realise the significance of that, but later it became clear that taking money out of the account (as opposed to trying to build it to level of capable buying the Universe) is a good thing.

Anyway. I am getting back to trading. I still feel better with mechanical rather than discretionary trading. I want to trade Forex, mostly because of a good diversification opportunities, flexible time, no gaps and low entry (CFDs). I haven't used EasyLanguage for a long time, and it feels completely alien. But then again, I will be fine. Most good systems are pretty simple. I have some programming goals in mind that are ambitious (for me) - adding to the existing positions, for example - but that's down the track.

Hope to be useful for this forum.

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shouldtrade
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Hi All,

Newbie futures trader here. My background is software engineering. Pivoting to trading (hopefully :-))
I am exploring different approaches for futures trading. Any tips are appreciated.
I test drove Tradeviews, TradeNavigator and Sierra Chart. Settled on Sierra chart as my main charts tool.
If anybody has any question regarding programming free feel to ping me. Excited to be here.

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 bchip 
Africa
 
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Hi, everyone,

I am returning to trading after a 15 year hiatus. I used to trade ALSI Index futures (South Africa) until 2004. My best friend is a full time private trader, and in late 1990s he was very successful. His account grew spectacularly, he bought a house in an affluent area of Johannesburg and set up a brokerage company there. My experience with trading was buying a few stocks on JSE, nothing else.

Hey fellow ALSI Trader!

I stopped trading that in 2015 after losing quite a bit.
Bit of a beast and technology for algo trading just not up to scratch

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Legendary Systematic Algo Trader
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This is wavelength. Glad to join and wish to have guideline to view this community.

Welcome! The best way to get started is to start reading posts, giving people a 'Thanks' when you like their posts or comments, and participating in discussions. Many people like to keep a trading journal here, which is what I do.

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Hi All,

Newbie futures trader here. My background is software engineering. Pivoting to trading (hopefully :-))
I am exploring different approaches for futures trading. Any tips are appreciated.
I test drove Tradeviews, TradeNavigator and Sierra Chart. Settled on Sierra chart as my main charts tool.
If anybody has any question regarding programming free feel to ping me. Excited to be here.

Welcome! Pivoting to trading...hahaha, good pun. I find it funny because I'm working on pivots right now.

I use TradeStation as my main trading platform, mostly because it is our legacy application (and we are algo traders in our shop), but I use Sierra for analysis. I love the speed and stability, but I do not execute trades on Sierra. We also just acquired MultiCharts licenses and after learning it, we will start to migrate from TradeStation once we find a suitable broker. It is a 64-bit dream, compared to 32-bit TradeStation, which both share a common heritage.

I keep a journal here if you're interested in reading ramblings of an algo trader/developer.

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Legendary Systematic Algo Trader
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Anyway. I am getting back to trading. I still feel better with mechanical rather than discretionary trading. I want to trade Forex, mostly because of a good diversification opportunities, flexible time, no gaps and low entry (CFDs). I haven't used EasyLanguage for a long time, and it feels completely alien. But then again, I will be fine. Most good systems are pretty simple. I have some programming goals in mind that are ambitious (for me) - adding to the existing positions, for example - but that's down the track.

Hope to be useful for this forum.

Welcome! I loved reading your short history of trading. Most people would disagree with your withdrawals, but it works for you, so that's pretty cool.

We have been using TradeStation for 10+ years and primarily trade our algos, but we are starting a slow migration to MultiCharts (MC). MC uses PowerLanguage, which is a derivative of EasyLanguage and about 99% compatible. We are leaving TradeStation for long list of reasons, but my wife/trading partner is raving about the speed and stability of MC. Add to that the choice of data feeds and brokers, and we think it is a great alternative to TS.

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 Ridj 
Sebastopol CA
 
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Hello All,

Just on boarding...Northern California based, smaller farm (now wine) community. I've been doing some Forex trading with moderate results, frankly with no structure...lucky to get out with my shirt still on! I've now the time and opportunity to focus on developing better habits, game plan and less chasing around. Yeah, it's truly daunting, feel I get pulled from trend to next shining object. I'm starting to paper trade and chart results, I've found some great templates and hope that will help create some order (and commitment) I think it'll help having a community, shoulders to stand from and grow. Tendency to over analyze data, not pulling trigger. In time, plan to be more decisive with a confident approach...

stay tuned!

Thanks to Big Mike and contributors!

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MKDU
Detroit MI/USA
 
 
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Hi all. I appreciate this forum. I am a small time trader getting started using Micros on ThinkorSwim. I like that Futures trade overnight because I work during the day. I am looking forward to reading about the experiences of other traders on this site.

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FutureQuest
Des Moines, Iowa
 
 
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Hi, I am new in this forum. I am here because of a google search wherein I was looking for optimal trading strategies for larger accounts. You see small account advice everywhere. I found a person on this forum asking my same question but had to sign up to read all the replies. I went back to try to find that post, but haven't found it yet. Anyway, while I'm here, thanks for creating the forum and I hope I can have some good exchanges with other traders. I have traded off and on for about 20 years, but working full-time, didn't have time to dedicate to it. Now, I have been laid off from work and am studying trading in earnest to see if I can make a living with it. I originally used to scalp, daytrade, swing trade stocks, trading very small and very often. Did well until family members made fun of me taking such tiny trades and convinced me I needed to join them in investing in a certain stock they all said they did their DD on. Each dip, they piled into this stock. One family member was up over 1 million. Anyway, it was a pump and dump and I rode it into the ground, as did they. Had I stuck to my guns and not let their ridicule affect me....who knows I was doing fine with my tiny bites! A few years ago started trading again, doing well...about 50,000 up. Just swing and day trading. Then I had a "brilliant" idea! PCG was going bankrupt....why not short it down to nothing, I thought. Took a large short position, was called to see a patient, came back and the stock had doubled in just a couple minutes! AND The maintenance requirement suddenly went to 100%! I had close the trade with 100,000 loss! I didn't trade after that, until recently. If I hadn't taken that big short position, something I had never done before, had I stuck with my small scalps, swings and day trades...I was doing fine. I've been in Raging Bull services about a year, without really getting into it until Covid stay-home orders. Lately, in addition to swings I've started selling options. It is less risky, more predictable and less stressful than trading stocks. But the credits are limited. So far it seems I could live off of the credits, but may not be able to really grow the account this way. Anyway, that's me. Best to everyone. Hope I can find that thread I was looking for!
FutureQuest

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 crash2077 
calgary alberta/canada
 
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Been in the markets since 2006. Started my day trading career in 2007 and the market ended it for me by mid-2008. First blow up but it was an important lesson. I've become more of an active trader in recent years and I'm glad I came across this community. Looking forward to gaining some of the knowledge that is shared here.

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Don 't trust my emotions - write my own trading algos in easy language and trade teh eminis -- I trust teh computer more TEMPthan myself. Although, they aren't perfect, they usually do wat their told - much unlike teh women I know ... BTW - I'm new to this site... Appears to offer a lot ...

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rajeshu
Austin, TX, USA
 
 
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Hi,

I work in IT and started trading stocks on RobinHood in 2017, lost quite a bit but last 2 months recovered my loses with a bit of profit This all due to day trading and thought of automating it.

Thanks to Big Mike for creating a community around trading and updating it, looking forward on contributing and getting help

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Siebnen
 
 
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Hello,

I recently start my way to trading, first traying to trading only from chart, than I have seen that there is something bigger behind charts and I decided to start learning the order flow.

Now I am still in the process of learning and hope to get experience from other trader of the community and I will be also glad to share my view and ideas.

Best regards.

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DanielB
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I am really glad to be here
I trade orderflow and hoping the indicators would be of help
Demand and supply is my thing

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toshi
Chiba city, Japan
 
 
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Thank you so much for the add, Big Mike, glad to be part of the team.

Hi All, I hope you are doing well with your trades and health.
My dream to become a trader started 10 years ago than, and began trading Crypto in 2017 but with unfavorable results due to my lack of knowledge and experience.
I am currently learning more about ADX, Bollinger bands, Ichimoku C. and backtesting/APPLYING its usage, as well as Volume profile and price action.

Looking forward to learning from all of you how to become a good trader and let me know if I can be of your help.

Thank you
Sincerely
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 Logical25 
EAST MEADOW
 
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Hey everyone!

I'm excited to learn and one day make money from trading futures. I have to be honest and feel like my head is going to explode. I've read several posts here and have watched many videos on youtube. I know many say that you don't need a course and that the learning curve is steep taking over a year, which is fine so long as I'm making progress on my knowledge and apply what I learn. However I really feel lost and before I go and take a trading course, the person that introduced me to futures has a course where he trades with you he says but it's a 25K investment, I thought it was a better investment at this time to become an elite member here and go through all the content provided. Praying I made the right choice. Nonetheless I'm looking forward to being learning and being part of this community.

- Manny

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 prutrader 
Guwahati india
 
Experience: Intermediate
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Hi Everyone,

I am a part time trader since 2003. I generally do postional trading in stocks and occassionally trade index future and options. I consider myself lucky to have survived in the market for last 17 years through ups and downs. I have had issues with booking profits in past. which i still face sometimes. This may be a sort of self sabotage issue which i am addressing currently. I have found that most of my mistakes can be traced back to self sabotage. I generally take a technofundamental approach in stock trading and do swing trading/positional.I have been profitable/successful in my positional trades . but in intraday i am facing some psychological issues.

I am looking forward to learn and improve my trading from the community and also contribute to other as per my capacity.

Warm regards ,

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One of Mike's scripts is complaining to me "you've been a member of our community for 326 days but haven't posted anything yet" so, here I am. I'm a real person. I plan to look into daytrading at some point, but I'm still working on some fundamental analysis projects and learning Python. I plan to be a more active member one day, but I'm not there yet, this account is set up for when I need it. And hopefully, now I've posted something, the site's scripts will stop bugging me. Ha ha.

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 ykpro11 
Parkville MD/USA
 
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Hi everyone,

I have been trading for about 6 months now and invested much of the time educating myself on trading psychology and "how not to get in my way" as this had been the area of trading that I initially struggled with the most. Right now I am focused on Process over Outcome - I am a big fan of order flow analysis (which I believe has helped with setting biases and further confirmation of my trade entries). I find myself at home with Futures.io forum as many of the posts here speak to me and confirm the reality that no one is alone in this "struggle" of trying to be a better Trader.
Thanks, Big Mike for your welcome messages and to every awesome persons' out there.

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thakuratul
Easton + PA/USA
 
 
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Hello everyone,
I have been trading off and on for a while now. Blew my account one time. Been very cautious ever since.
Learned that one should never ever send money to a brokerage to trade if the brokerage is out of USA.
They cannot be trusted. Typical Forex is a market that is not regulated. So best to stay away from it.
Learned that while is it lucrative to get into the futures market, still checking out the best person/company to follow. I cannot get into trading even for 2-3 hours a day since I work full time and my hours clash.
Looking at options trading.


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Calinorth
Stockton
 
 
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Hi i'm a noobie trader looking to get in the game.

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Salasar
Toronto
 
 
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Hi there! A newbie here My name is Jeremiah and I am from Toronto. I have been trading for the last 2 years. Mostly with crypto but I would also like to find new info about shares etc.

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tsaila90
HONGKONG
 
 
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Hello all,

Glad to be here. Look forward to learning and contributing.

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nhineiti
carmel, I. USA
 
 
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A new trader here as well,
i am an engineer, and lost more than one year of my salary on Ameritrade, the harder i tried, the more i lost till it was all gone. I honestly believe there is no winning with that system.
with the Money gone, i decided to restart small with Ninjatrader, and learn as much as i can as i go, contrary to my first trial.
It is a pleasure to meet you all, and hope to learn, and perhaps contribute when possible

Best
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 Tiffsgreta 
Kanab utah/usa
 
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Hi Everybody,
I am quite the newbie with a brokerage account which I am trading futures and Options - using recommendations from my broker. I have been doing this since March 2020 - It's always been my goal to become a successful - cautious - trader.

I look forward to the day when I am experienced enough to make my own trading decisions. Not quite sure how to get there yet, but I am watching.

Its great to be on this board though I'm not sure where to start, but I plan to change that soon
Greta

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socalcannabelle
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Hello Everyone!

I'm Nicole and I have only been trading for a few months. I began on a TD Ameritrade account as well as a Robinhood account. It has been...OK. I'm exhausted trying to read everything on every stock and chase the home-runs. A family friend who does well offered to mentor me. He has been trading for 10+ years. He trades futures (gold and RTY) on Trade Station 9.5 and so I set myself up the same and I've been studying and trading the Mini RTY in TS Simulation account. My first few weeks were great, I had Renko bars, moving averages and MACD for indicators. This week has been nuts, I'm not sure if its the platform, which I am running on a Mac via Parallels or if it is just volatility, but I can't seem to catch the same setups I was just a week ago. The platform freezes and lags.

I'm thinking about using TOS from TD Ameritrade to trade futures, but I don't like it as much as Trade Station visually and functionally. I joined this forum to learn more from other traders and people smarter than I! I really appreciate the time and information shared here, as in my opinion, time is the most precious commodity

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arielalejandro
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Hello everyone. I´m Ariel from Argentina.
I have no experience with live trading but I was studying and practicing for the last 3 years to gain confidence and criteria. Now I´m think I´m ready, I know the psicological challenge of a live account is different than paper trading evethou I was executing the trades with all the rules and limitation that I would use live (hard stops, targets, not gambling but studying and have a good argument to enter, etc)
Since I can´t afford an account I going to make the mini gauntlet with a 50k account but with only 1 contract. I think that with the current volatilty it will give more room to stay alive. I´m not hurry to complete it in 15 days, or even a month, that is in my opinion probably one of the things that so many people fail. I was want to stay alive for another trading day and I don´t have a rush or neccesity to make a million dollars in 1 week.

Thank you and congrats for this excellent forum. I can´t believe the amount and quality of good people and info I already found in here.

Regards!

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NightOwlinLA
Los Angeles, CA USA
 
 
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What took me so long to find you guys?!?!

I have traded stocks for several years with OK results but it's a slow grind, mostly in my retirement accounts.

In personal investment accounts I have mostly been selling options and collecting premiums ("theta gang") and just recently have been studying market and volume profiles and slowly dabbling into futures (ES, NQ) with mixed success.

I've read a few good books and believe I get the analysis part, finding the key levels, etc... but still struggling with execution. When to buy/sell when we get close or cross a key level? etc...

Hoping to collaborate and learn from the community here!

Cheers!

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SnapCall7Deuce
Hillsboro, OR, USA
 
 
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Hello everyone!

The last few months living in Rona World have totally changed my perspective of what's important in life. I've been lucky enough to keep my day job working from home and found I had a lot of time to fill that wasn't spent commuting back and forth to work. My main interest these days is F.I.R.E. (Financial Independence, Retire Early). I'm learning how to develop multiple income streams and finding ways to self sustain to not 100% rely on the corporate rat race.

With that said, 2 months ago I stumbled upon a Youtube video of Michael Chin scalping the ES. I really like the idea of trading the opening bell to 8:30am, shutting it down and going to a day job without worrying about open trades. This combined with the system of looking for 3-4 "95%" winning trades only lasting a few seconds to a couple minutes feels like the ultimate side hustle. I thought I was going to jump right in and start making that $$$ and add an extra paycheck to the books within the month. Boy was I wrong.

The more I learned and paper traded, the harder I felt it was getting. My struggle with this strategy is around the 2:1 R/R with scalping. Al Brooks said you need 1:1, or 1:2 based on his 60/40 rule, but I really liking the 1 point target with a runner and haven't yet found another SL/Target strategy that fits. Can you set a 2 tick SL on 1 point target and expect to survive? I'm not yet able to maintain 95% win rate with a 2/1 RR, making the losses add quicker than the gains. If live trading the ES, a 2 contract 2 point SL for -$200 seems like a lot of risk for a new trader that doesn't yet feel confident enough to drop $10k+ in an account. So, I'm continuing to learn and searching for something I can get comfortable with.

Now I've paper traded the ES and NQ on NT8 for 2 months, exploring Mack's PATs, Al Brooks free content, Gorilla Futures, Live Traders, Zip Trader, etc. and began learning different types of trading vehicles like Forex, Options, Stocks, and ETFs. Every time I type a question into google I feel like I end up reading this forum and really enjoy diving down the rabbit holes here. It has helped me find and learn concepts that I wouldn't have considered on my own so I decided to join and hope to contribute in a positive way.

Thanks!
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Kes67djan
Ngatea
 
 
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Hi,
I am very interested in trading with Ace Traders. I watched his live trading room video and was impressed. However I have been excited before, with other systems, and just have lost money in a system stacked to benefit the platform I was using. Now I am wishing to see what others have to say about the trading opportunity; in particular those who have not been successful, and why. Would someone kindly provide me with the "skinny" on trading with Ace Traders. Is he as good as he appears, or am I being gullibly in thinking he is the real deal. It costs approx. $2000 to sign up. This is a minimal amount if Ace is as good as he claims, or a lot of money to lose if he is not legitimate.
Many thanks. K

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Hi,
I am very interested in trading with Ace Traders. I watched his live trading room video and was impressed. However I have been excited before, with other systems, and just have lost money in a system stacked to benefit the platform I was using. Now I am wishing to see what others have to say about the trading opportunity; in particular those who have not been successful, and why. Would someone kindly provide me with the "skinny" on trading with Ace Traders. Is he as good as he appears, or am I being gullibly in thinking he is the real deal. It costs approx. $2000 to sign up. This is a minimal amount if Ace is as good as he claims, or a lot of money to lose if he is not legitimate.
Many thanks. K

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Hi everyone,

I'm Karlon from Hong Kong. I'm currently an assistant portfolio manager at a financial firm. my goal is to become an independent trader. nice to meet you all.

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Villa Gobernador Galvez , Santa Fe , Argentina
 
 
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Hello to everyone . I am Kevin and I am from Argentina. I started trading stocks in the local market about a year ago. Then opened a account in td ameritrade to trade in the US. I am always looking to learn more about trading because for me is a game that the main reason is to stay alive the most time possible to continue playing. Somehow I reached this forum looking for a elliot oscillator for NT8 but I see that this is a active forum so I want to participate too. Hope everyone is doing good.

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Legendary Systematic Algo Trader
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What took me so long to find you guys?!?!

Google just reindexed the site, so there are a lot more hits for searches.

Welcome!

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Kanab utah/usa
 
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What took me so long to find you guys?!?!

I have traded stocks for several years with OK results but it's a slow grind, mostly in my retirement accounts.

In personal investment accounts I have mostly been selling options and collecting premiums ("theta gang") and just recently have been studying market and volume profiles and slowly dabbling into futures (ES, NQ) with mixed success.

I've read a few good books and believe I get the analysis part, finding the key levels, etc... but still struggling with execution. When to buy/sell when we get close or cross a key level? etc...

Hoping to collaborate and learn from the community here!

Cheers!

Welcome to you!
I'm quite new here myself - I would be interested in knowing what books you would recommend. I myself have a futures and options account and am most interested in those. I would myself recommend Carley Garner's "A Traders first book on commodities" and "Higher probability Commodities Trading" if you are interested in Futures and Options. Good Luck to you!
Greta

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Welcome to you!
I'm quite new here myself - I would be interested in knowing what books you would recommend. I myself have a futures and options account and am most interested in those. I would myself recommend Carley Garner's "A Traders first book on commodities" and "Higher probability Commodities Trading" if you are interested in Futures and Options. Good Luck to you!
Greta

Hi Greta,

I did not read any books too specific to futures but then again, understanding how futures work is not too hard, especially if trading /ES or /NQ (nothing with physical deliverables). As long as one understands the leverage and margin implications, the idea is loosely somewhat in between stocks and options, contracts, etc.

I did find some books focused on market profile (and volume profiles) - in order of preference, imho:
1- Profit with the market profile - John Keppler
2- Mind over markets - James Dalton
3- Markets In Profile: Profiting from the Auction Process - James Dalton

Using volume profiles to find key levels is fantastic, you can almost predict at what levels futures will trade and/or bounce.

As for options, I have just learned mostly from online websites and really, trial and error. Like I said I tend to sell puts for premiums and usually use the "wheel strategy".

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Welcome to you!
I'm quite new here myself - I would be interested in knowing what books you would recommend. I myself have a futures and options account and am most interested in those. I would myself recommend Carley Garner's "A Traders first book on commodities" and "Higher probability Commodities Trading" if you are interested in Futures and Options. Good Luck to you!
Greta

I haven't read her books, but Carley Garner has a monthly column in TASC magazine (Technical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities), entitled 'Futures for You". I find her writing to be clear and easy to understand for beginning and experienced traders alike. I recommend checking it out.

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Hi Everyone,

Thanks for the add Big Mike. Been trading for a few years. Futures and forex. Have not been profitable with futures, but was mildly profitable with forex.
I have a profitable approach, but have struggled with following my rules. Psychology is the challenge. I recently hired a mentor and my trading has greatly improved.
I use VSA and some technical analysis (support and resistance, trend lines, and fibs). I trade intraday (a few trades a day) and some swing trades (a week hold at the most). The main instruments I trade are ES, CL, RTY, and currency futures.
I aim for 2:1 R:R which means I only need to win %55 of the time to be decently profitable.
I think the benefit I found with mentorship is knowing that someone else will review my trades and as a result I make far fewer errors (using pride to my advantage).
Hoping to find something similar here with others trading similar instruments and time frames. A community of dedicated traders to join and share what we're doing with each other.

Mark

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Hi all :-)

Amazing forum and resource!
I have been trading stocks and forex part-time for over 14 years and have only been trading micro e-mini futures since October 2019.
I have been a full time trader for 8+ months, so I am still a scared noob :-)
I am based in Japan.

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Thank you Big Mike for the welcoming in the forum,
I'm a modest and occasional trader, I mostly enjoy putting my head in chart analytics and experimenting strategies, find the fun in validating or understanding the key hands of a trace or trend.
Good day to everyone here

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Hello,

i am a noob in trading futures. I have traded stock swing trading and tried daytrading with cfds
I am reading a lot of books and try to find my way.
Joining here the community, i hope to learn a lot from you :-)

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Hi All,

Complete novice trader here; all previous experience has been direct equity investments(small-large cap)/ETFs/OEICs.

I have a passion for the markets having studied economics, finance and investment and worked in Wealth Management for the last 7+ years.

My trading experience in limited to CFDs (via IG) and I have had little success trading Forex & small caps.

My aim now is to equip myself with the tools necessary to put together meaningful strategies and try them out on a number of platforms & asset classes. This of course will be a steep learning curve and, having considered a number of other forums, this one seems like a good one to get involved with.

At the most basic level I'm starting with reading books generally recommended by well established traders, starting with "market Wizards" by schwager, it would be great to hear other suggested titles.

It would also be useful if someone could point me in the right direction of a thread that will allow me to build my knowledge of platforms, tools etc.

I look forward to upcoming discussions!

Varg.

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hi guys

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Hi everyone,

I am hoping to be a profitable ES day trader. I'm in San Francisco now but prefer Paris and Hong Kong.

Previous investing/trading experience has been real estate, ETFs, day trading SPY and others on and off.

I experimented with Options, Forex, Stocks, but have chosen ES due to its tax advantages and more flexible hours.

I've had more success with real estate investing, but have yet to find success in day trading.

After losing 50% of my account some years, I didn't touch day trading until the recent quarantine.

I've re-discovered day trading in full force and have studied copiously to accumulate as much knowledge as possible to give me an edge. In the past, I didn't really commit to the endeavor, but I realize now how much I am in fact fascinated by the world of finance.


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Hello everyone,

I am from Germany and trading mostly stocks for 10+ years. Since a few weeks I started building automated trading systems on micro futures with NT8. Looking forward to connect with other traders and discuss ideas. My english is not the best and sometimes comlex ideas are easier to understand in German

sk

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Hello everyone,

I am from Germany and mostly trade ES on an Intraday Basis. i have been just trading for a year and am still lacking constistency. i hope i can become a consistently profitable Trader if you Keep putting in the required work.

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