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 ASU2 
Jacksonville, FL
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Trading: ZB
 
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Hello. You're in the great state of Texas! Fiscally responsible without income tax.

Thanks for the hello

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 aBuzz54 
Baytown, Texas USA
 
Experience: Advanced
Platform: Sierra Chart
Broker: Stage 5 (Dorman Clearing)
Trading: ES, NQ, GC, etc.
 
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Thanks Big Mike with the Big Dog!

I've not a novice nor am I a professional, but I do trade daily. Mostly futures only in equities, metals, currencies. I recently switched to Sierra Chart and see no reason to start the race-wheel rolling, but learn from the experienced. I am trained in Wyckoff analysis, but am moving to TPOs, Vol Profile, and footprints.

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TheFuturesKid
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
 
 
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Hello futures.io community. I am the TheFuturesKid. I trade Emini ES strictly. I am a pure price action scalper. Trend channels, support and resistance, 2000 tick chart, and a 21 EMA is what I use. Look forward to connecting with you all.

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Jarimba
Geneva Switzerland
 
 
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Hi there. Louis from Switzerland. I'm new to trading, something i've been curious about for a number of years now. Since I have some spare time time, I'm diving into it. I'm also attending a course from Axia futures in London (live streaming) to speed up the learning curve.

One thing I'm wondering is if manual trading and automated are two separate world or rather a continuation from one to the next. Any thoughts ?

Looking forward to learning and sharing.

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trojan
lindsay
 
 
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Hello Big Mike and everyone else here. This is Manoj here, been trading markets on and off for last 14 years and now full time into it, thanks to the Pandemic. I just trade based on my own analysis, fundamental, momentum, technical and all that I feel suits the season. Hope I'll be able to contribute to others and learn from the community.

Regards,
Manoj

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Marshall
ottawa, ontario
 
 
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Hello, I have been trading for a while now. I'm an Astro trader using A.I for options on Apple and BTC and GLD.

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 Fijiboy 
San Francisco, CA
 
Experience: Intermediate
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Trading: emini
 
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Hello,

Trading with Ninja 8 mostly micros, just started this year learning about futures and the Ninja Platform. Had problems with Ninja Dom was looking for alternatives. Just here to learn from you all.


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 Tanvo 
Amsterdam Netherlands
 
Experience: Beginner
Platform: IB
Trading: ES
 
Posts: 10 since Oct 2020
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Hi,

Glad to have discovered this forum and joined last week!
Anyone from the Netherlands?

Best,
Tan

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 Fiftyghosts 
Austin, texas usa
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Tradovate
Trading: E-mini ES
 
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Have you considered changing your style to EOD charts rather than intraday?
Wouldnt it be easier if you had a style that only had to enter orders at the start of the day (first 30min) and then leave it?
Pushing for an intraday trade in the first 30min only is seriously tough.

Will you unpack this a little bit for me, please? Is the idea use the close of the prior day to suggest an entry, then close EOD?

As far as entering orders and allowing them to run through the day is concerned, I'd love to do that, but I don't trust orders to close correctly all of the time. I was with ToS, now with Tradovate. Nothing has happened for me to feel that way, I'm just paranoid, I think.

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 bchip 
Africa
 
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Will you unpack this a little bit for me, please? Is the idea use the close of the prior day to suggest an entry, then close EOD?

As far as entering orders and allowing them to run through the day is concerned, I'd love to do that, but I don't trust orders to close correctly all of the time. I was with ToS, now with Tradovate. Nothing has happened for me to feel that way, I'm just paranoid, I think.

Hi. I didnt make any recommendations on your trading edge just to find an edge that works on EOD charts rather than intraday.
Enter orders only once a day and then forget about them. Personally find it much easier.

If your not comfortable with the position sizes it means that you should either consider reducing the size till it doesnt take up your mental energy
or (if risk management is fine) then probably analyze whats causing the paranoia...rather than forcing trades in a limited timespan;

It sounds like you have work/other commitments that limit your time to focus. In the end if you cant give your all then eventually you are
going to drop the ball on both sides. Rather aim for a setup where all your commitments can be met.

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 lakka 
Warszawa
 
Experience: None
 
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Hello. I am a beginner. Looking for knowledge.

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Glakt
Frankfurt, Germany
 
 
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Hi everyone,

Iíve been trading stocks occasionally for a few years, but I would like to start trading Futures regularly. Iím looking forward to learning and contributing with this community.

Thanks Big Mike!

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Luca73
Aprilia
 
 
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Hi everyone I have been following you for some time, this is my first message. Greetings from Italy

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 torch2k 
Moncton NB
 
Experience: Beginner
Platform: Multicharts
Trading: Stocks
 
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Hi everyone,

I'm new here and new to trading in general. By profession I run a web development company, hosting, etc. I'm looking to get started in two areas, one being scalping the hot penny stock of the day, and the other being a slow-but-steady algo strategy that just plugs away for me while I continue to run my business.

Cheers
Phil

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blueberry27
Dominican republic
 
 
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[Hello, can anyone help me? I need to calculate the supply and demand of the order flow, but I don't know how to make the indicator.

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futRIX
Albuquerque New Mexico USA
 
 
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Hi everyone
I'm a swing trader who drilled down to find myself doing intraday. Now, I need to translate from pine editor to easy language. The quest thickens....

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antonio29
Bucuresti Romania
 
 
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Hi everyone,

Iíve been trading stocks for a few years, but I would like to start trading Futures regularly.
Iím looking forward to learning with this community.

Thanks Big Mike!

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Chattanooga423
Chattanooga emini
 
 
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hello my name is Jason im new to tradeing and ive found futures to work out nicely i hope i can learn alot i study more than 3 hours a day and look to help out in anyway if i can.

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UnorthodoxTrader
Malta (country)
 
 
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Hi All,

Glad to have come across such a vibrant community!

I started trading 3 years ago (more than half of it unsuccessfully), albeit I learned a lot along the way. Trading has always been an immense interest to me - the more I learned, the more dedicated I became towards the process.

I have been through many ups and downs, blowouts, moments of frustration and despair, re-thinking my system, re-calibrating, starting over and the list goes on...In a nutshell, all the terrible aspects one can think of, as well as all the traits a trader must get rid of - I had in my possession. Unfortunately, for me, it possed an even greater challenge as I suffer from ADHD and OCD, therefore, I am extremely emotional, impulsive, nervous, and I'm also the kind of guy who strives for perfection (terrible trait to possess as a trader bdw).

Many failures later (mainly due to lack of self-control), I figured that I had to work my way around my 'disability' as giving up was not an option in my books. One of the major changes that needed to be done was to decrease the number of strategies I used in order to trade less and better. This change helped me remain cool, calm, and collected as I was not required to trade everyday, and had I missed out on a trade in that particular day, it kept me back from feeling like I must search for another trade that conforms with one of the other strategies (had 8-10 of them). To be frank, I never backtested any of them as I did not and still do not understand anything about programming - this made the learning process even more frustrating. Granted, I used my own form of backtesting in tradingview, but it was by far, not as accurate as a programmable backtest.

Today, I day trade once - three times a week max. I only use two strategies, which both fall under the counter-trend category. I felt that this system suits my personality way better than what I was previously trying to do. In addition, I can scale up confidently without any sort of regret. At this moment, I am looking for ways to improve my system, such as, potentially, introducing a scaling in/out method (I'm an all in/all out type of guy), further increasing my size, and allowing some trades to turn into swing trades.

I am hoping to learn more from you guys, as well as pass on all I learned from this beautiful, yet painful journey

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mortlightman
Boca Raton, Fl
 
 
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I have been here for many years always enjoyed what I saw here

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Ady1979
Delhi, India
 
 
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Hi there Big Mike and all ,
This is Ad from India , speculating and investing in stocks & some commodity markets on and off for about 7 years, trying to switch over to serious.
Looking forward to mutually beneficial journey.

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 Fiftyghosts 
Austin, texas usa
 
Experience: Intermediate
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Trading: E-mini ES
 
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Is there an equivalent of a 'daily thread' here? I have some questions that seem to trivial to create an entire post.

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 Erikie 
Ede Netherlands
 
Experience: Master
Platform: TT, IB
Broker: IB
Trading: Futures VX ES CL GC SI ect , STOCK and Index Options
 
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50 years old. Trading succesful for 23 years now. I believe it is time to share and help.

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JawShoeUhMyYours
FRIEDENS
 
 
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Hey all,

Josh here. Been trading for a little over a year. I like to trade options and futures. SPY, ES, NQ primarily.

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Azrenshah
KL Malaysia
 
 
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Glad to join this forum. Looking forward for collective sharing and input

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momoteo
st. louis MO/USA
 
 
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hi guys, have been messing around with the stock market for 15 years. the last 2 years, have been getting more serious. I am buy and hold for my main accounts, managed by others...but have been doing options for the last 2 years. wanting to branch out into futures, index, maybe faang. using butterflys (in my trading acct) to hedge my money in my buy and hold accts. looking for other ways to hedge..(??)..using John Carter's stuff. in particular thinking about the Voodoo lines, and squeeze patterns

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ozfrox
Greece
 
 
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Greetings everyone! New at trading, been studying the subject for a little under a year now. I work as an electrician with a degree in electrical engineering, so this is a part time business endeavour for me.
For now I would like to reach a level where trading can supplement my income, don't expect big money. At first I started out testing my skills in the stock market, then got interested in crypto as the stock brokers available to me severely limit my trading options.
In the end I settled with Forex which is the market I feel the most comfortable/interested in at the moment, I follow a swing trading approach, using mostly price action, although I think most patterns and ideas taught by the majority of the internet are not valid.
At the moment I am trading with very small amounts to test out ideas I gather scouring the internet for information.

Wish everyone profitable trading

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rabidm3
Chicago, IL
 
 
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Hi all,

Like most, I have traded without success in the past. Looking to develop skills and techniques in my trading methods so I can use trading for a long term income stream.

I have some programming experience outside of trading, so hoping to use automation/backtesting, etc. to improve my chances of success in trading.

I have created indicators/strategies on TOS and TS, traded a little, but nothing concrete yet. I am mostly looking at ES and hope to eventually get into Forex.

Thanks,

Vijay

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peroksid
Russia, Siberia
 
 
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Hi all,
My trading journey begin when I bought Bitcoin at 18000 at the end of 2017...
Overtrading, disinformation and fake courses, huge leverage, be tilted, stick to charts only.
Trade cryptocurrency -> Russian Market -> US stocks -> Russian market scalping -> Russian market at a prop firm. -> Learning the methodology of No Bs Day Trading of John Grady

My key realization:
1. The most part of traders are fail due to disinformation and fake courses. 99 % of information and courses about trading - is trash.
2. You can learn a lot at a prop firm.
2. Order book is the Holy Grail. But not always and not in all tickers.
3. Charts is only supplement element. Order book is important. But charts can work well in big timeframes like daily.
4. Investing is the Holy Grail also. Just wait for selloff, then buy good fundamental companies without margin. Then patience and pray. No stop losses, just wait and averaging on it way down.

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Hi all,
My trading journey begin when I bought Bitcoin at 18000 at the end of 2017...
Overtrading, disinformation and fake courses, huge leverage, be tilted, stick to charts only.
Trade cryptocurrency -> Russian Market -> US stocks -> Russian market scalping -> Russian market at a prop firm. -> Learning the methodology of No Bs Day Trading of John Grady

My key realization:
1. The most part of traders are fail due to disinformation and fake courses. 99 % of information and courses about trading - is trash.
2. You can learn a lot at a prop firm.
2. Order book is the Holy Grail. But not always and not in all tickers.
3. Charts is only supplement element. Order book is important. But charts can work well in big timeframes like daily.
4. Investing is the Holy Grail also. Just wait for selloff, then buy good fundamental companies without margin. Then patience and pray. No stop losses, just wait and averaging on it way down.

In regards to investing - for me the Holy Grail is the opposite. I don't believe in good fundamentals (in fundamentals at all), mostly because I cannot compete with professional accountants in terms of figuring out the numbers. There are examples of simple mathematical riddles where I can confuse you with two digit numbers; imagine what an accountant can do to change the picture from bad to bright. On the other hand, the price tells a lot about the flow of money: if the stock price is going down it is probably because big guys - banks, mutual funds - know something that makes them sell these shares in volume, sufficient to drive the price down.

There has been sufficient research showing that stocks that made new lows are more likely to do the same for the next year. And vice versa, new highs indicate up move for the next year. Momentum investing. Same about the stops. Should you hold on to the share if the price goes down 50%? What about 70 or 90%? Still a chance it will make good gains?

Enron is a good example of my argument. They kept producing amazing statements and balance sheets while losing money hand over fist, and many investors got burned buying "good fundamentals". At the same time their price share was steadily going down.

All this is personal, of course, and I am sure someone could make a good argument for the opposite. (please don't quote Warren Buffet though). For investing I like the idea of ETFs, for their built in diversification.

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In regards to investing - for me the Holy Grail is the opposite.

I don't believe in good fundamentals (in fundamentals at all), mostly because I cannot compete with professional accountants in terms of figuring out the numbers.

Totally agree with you.

There are examples of simple mathematical riddles where I can confuse you with two digit numbers; imagine what an accountant can do to change the picture from bad to bright. On the other hand, the price tells a lot about the flow of money: if the stock price is going down it is probably because big guys - banks, mutual funds - know something that makes them sell these shares in volume, sufficient to drive the price down.

There has been sufficient research showing that stocks that made new lows are more likely to do the same for the next year. And vice versa, new highs indicate up move for the next year. Momentum investing. Same about the stops. Should you hold on to the share if the price goes down 50%? What about 70 or 90%? Still a chance it will make good gains?

Enron is a good example of my argument. They kept producing amazing statements and balance sheets while losing money hand over fist, and many investors got burned buying "good fundamentals". At the same time their price share was steadily going down.

All this is personal, of course, and I am sure someone could make a good argument for the opposite. (please don't quote Warren Buffet though). For investing I like the idea of ETFs, for their built in diversification.

I agree with your thoughts.
Actually I used a wrong word - "good fundamental".
Actually I mean - a stock in play.

For example, TSLA. it is not a good fundamental stock, but definitely it a stock in play for month and maybe years. I mean, many eyes will always loot at it and new money will come. Brokers will always tell to new customer - Mr. X we suggest you to buy TSLA. There will be always news and hype around it.
So, even if you buy and it goes down, you still have a hope, that some day, it will come back and give a profit. Because it is a stock in play.
The same for AMD. It is the high volume traded stocks, famous company, people will buy it.
But if you bought a some non-liquid low float stock, and it go down, well, probably it can hold here forever, because nobody look at it.

The point here - it is much more safer and reasonable to buy sell-off on stocks in play than on no-name stocks.

And yep, it should be in a global up trend. Definitely.

If TSLA goes down for 50 % in the next week. I will allocate a small part of my capital, like 1/10 and buy it.
And then, if it goes further down after my buy price.... I will not sell it. Even if goes the next -50%))) just pray and hold )) Most of the time - market going up. So, I allocated only small part of my capital, I bought a right stock. I have done everything I can. Now, only patience. Maybe martinagle, averaging without leverage of course, only my own funds.

But this is only investing style. If I trade short-term, of course it will be stop losses and take profits.

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I agree with your thoughts.
Actually I used a wrong word - "good fundamental".
Actually I mean - a stock in play.

For example, TSLA. it is not a good fundamental stock, but definitely it a stock in play for month and maybe years. I mean, many eyes will always loot at it and new money will come. Brokers will always tell to new customer - Mr. X we suggest you to buy TSLA. There will be always news and hype around it.
So, even if you buy and it goes down, you still have a hope, that some day, it will come back and give a profit. Because it is a stock in play.
The same for AMD. It is the high volume traded stocks, famous company, people will buy it.
But if you bought a some non-liquid low float stock, and it go down, well, probably it can hold here forever, because nobody look at it.

The point here - it is much more safer and reasonable to buy sell-off on stocks in play than on no-name stocks.

And yep, it should be in a global up trend. Definitely.

If TSLA goes down for 50 % in the next week. I will allocate a small part of my capital, like 1/10 and buy it.
And then, if it goes further down after my buy price.... I will not sell it. Even if goes the next -50%))) just pray and hold )) Most of the time - market going up. So, I allocated only small part of my capital, I bought a right stock. I have done everything I can. Now, only patience. Maybe martinagle, averaging without leverage of course, only my own funds.

But this is only investing style. If I trade short-term, of course it will be stop losses and take profits.

I think big names are relatively safe, and if, say, McDonald's drops 40% because its executive was implicated in some bad behavior towards some employee or gets bad press because of sexist or racial remarks - I would pick it up without much thought. As you said, small volume first, aggressively building up when (if) the stock recovers.

Если не секрет, где в Сибири вы обитаете?

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KeithJB
Austin, TX
 
 
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I initially learned through Online Trading Academy but they were all about selling classes rather than seeing people succeed, from my point of view. I've never really been consistent but a recent friend of mine has found help from this site so I thought I would join!

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Doggo712345
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Good Day
Thank you Mike for this forum, I am not computer savvy, But with the events that have gone on today I am thankful for this forum. Also like to that johnnyboy for his posts.
I bought into a course in February and i have not had the Success i would have like. The scam i bought into is the Daytrading coach from Calgary, Alberta.

I guess I was not fulling on board with the program but today i started researching the posts here and am thankful for exposing the fraud as it is Daytrading.coach. Johnnyboy has been breaking down this Jovans youtube videos and has exposed Jovan for what he is ,A fake.
Since this happened on here, i would like people to know some of what i learnt today so they don't lose money to people like this. Jovan got a following out of Calgary and started a day trading classes, we joined and followed as best as we could and not long after joining Jovan offered to double our money for us if we gave him any amount by the end of the year he will pay us double in return. to secure the debt would be an IOU. We never gave him any! whew! Everything was fine and we traded off and on.
Than today we hear he had a stroke and has packed up the family and skipped town, not a thing left at the ranch and all contractors unpaid.
so I learnt the coaches confronted him regarding what they have been learning on this forum and researching this Jovan. They all resigned by Friday i believe.

At the end of the day this forum has help so many and thanks to R Jay for posting and clearing some questions about our indicators
Sad part about this story is Jovan has done this before using different Alias Henry Roche, Shane Silver and more
Real name from court documents Fernando Fagundes. 2010-2011 did the same thing in Ontario taking 1.3 million of promissory debt and leaving.
So I 'd like to thank this forum and Johnnyboy and all those who exposed this for what it was , yes a lot of people are out a lot of money and hope he will be brought to justice soon,
Reports are that Day trading.coach and all that firm is in his sons name Jacob again I do not know all the details.

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If you can't right now due to number of post restrictions, I will snag it in the morning and post it for others to see.

Thank you so much for reaching out. I know it's hard to digest but I have had my eye on this guy for months....as you can probably tell. :-)
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Thank you Mike for this forum, I am not computer savvy, But with the events that have gone on today I am thankful for this forum. Also like to that johnnyboy for his posts.
I bought into a course in February and i have not had the Success i would have like. The scam i bought into is the Daytrading coach from Calgary, Alberta.

I guess I was not fulling on board with the program but today i started researching the posts here and am thankful for exposing the fraud as it is Daytrading.coach. Johnnyboy has been breaking down this Jovans youtube videos and has exposed Jovan for what he is ,A fake.
Since this happened on here, i would like people to know some of what i learnt today so they don't lose money to people like this. Jovan got a following out of Calgary and started a day trading classes, we joined and followed as best as we could and not long after joining Jovan offered to double our money for us if we gave him any amount by the end of the year he will pay us double in return. to secure the debt would be an IOU. We never gave him any! whew! Everything was fine and we traded off and on.
Than today we hear he had a stroke and has packed up the family and skipped town, not a thing left at the ranch and all contractors unpaid.
so I learnt the coaches confronted him regarding what they have been learning on this forum and researching this Jovan. They all resigned by Friday i believe.

At the end of the day this forum has help so many and thanks to R Jay for posting and clearing some questions about our indicators
Sad part about this story is Jovan has done this before using different Alias Henry Roche, Shane Silver and more
Real name from court documents Fernando Fagundes. 2010-2011 did the same thing in Ontario taking 1.3 million of promissory debt and leaving.
So I 'd like to thank this forum and Johnnyboy and all those who exposed this for what it was , yes a lot of people are out a lot of money and hope he will be brought to justice soon,
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I've always been interested in the fin. markets, have bought and sold some stocks etc. Been trading FX the last 3 months on demo account. Trying to find my way through all the BS out there on systems, indicators and "best" strategies/entries etc. etc. hope to build on my own skills and share my experiences along the way. Very keen on learning better ways.

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You can read any regular post that is not in the Elite section.

For example, select "New Post" on the tab bar at the top of the page, or select any post in the list of recent posts in the right-hand side of the Chatbox section, or select any of the topic headings on the main page under "Trading Community" and drill down to threads that interest you. You will be able to access any post not in the Elite Circle section.

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If you can't right now due to number of post restrictions, I will snag it in the morning and post it for others to see.

Thank you so much for reaching out. I know it's hard to digest but I have had my eye on this guy for months....as you can probably tell. :-)

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Hello All,

Just Started Trading, I wanted to focus the majority of my effort into growing a steady source of income until i could become a full time trader.

really interested in scalping futures /ES /MES

currently learning price action and indicators. thank you for letting me join your community, if you have any tips please send me a message.

currently paper trading using TOS till i have a better handle on my own techniques and have a more consistent success rate.

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Hello everyone,

I am new to futures, but I do have experience with other derivatives. I am likely to take it slow for the rest of the year to educate myself better on technical analysis, as well as scalping and programmatic trading strategies.

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Hi Big Mike and all,

I'm glad to find this forum/site. A newbie in Forex trading.
Just looked-in to your old posts (Power Language script) to understand the concept of scripting.
Thank you for creating this post, all posts here are treasures to me/us newbies to get up starting to learn to trade and write code.

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Hi everyone,

I have traded for a year, really small account but I was positive during my 9 months trading in real account. This 2020 Covid came and I had to take the money out but I plan to go back to trading sooner than later.

Will spend some time reading everything I can here.

Cheers!

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 Ates 
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Hi guys,

My first investing was on Bitcoin. I am a coder. After losing a lot of money including mining investments, I thought i can write a profitable algo and started learning trading. Actually i was only coding and not trying to learn technical analysis. Then i started to see some patterns which were not easy to code.

By time, i have learnt more and more about trading. I never use an indicator. They only show you the past. I became a quant and now coding my own tools to help me in my trading. I still couldn't find a profitable algo but i am a profitable trader but can do more.

PS: I only trade futures.

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Hi folks,

New to the site and new to trading. Paper trading at the moment to test setups. Will be looking to use Swing Trade combine with Topstep as the market hours match up better for me.

Have found it to be a real struggle to identify genuine information on futures trading on the net. I have slowly identified some like this site, Jigsaw and No BS trading etc. I have already come to the conclusion that order flow is something I must become competent in going forward.

I look forward to being part of this community.

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Does anybody have anything good or bad to say about TopStep vs. Leeloo?

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Hi there,

I am a member since last year. Currently I'm on my way to trade the DAX Future (FDAX).

Someone introduced me to the world of trading. I knew there is something like an 'exchange' and there are some weird numbers.

So I've started with a coaching about Candlesticks, Volume, Breakout patterns, etc.

Last time I've traded 'live' I had a positive result in the end, but also some large losses.

Currently I'm reading 'Studies in Tape Reading' from Rollo Tape.

I would be glad if anyone has a recommendation for me what to read next.

Since I am a software engineer I have to adapt some algorithms within my methods of trading.

Building Winning Algorithmic Trading Systems from Kevin is already on my list.

Edit: I'm curious if anyone out there is trading with profit using 'only' technical chart analysis, since this seems to be something from the past. I guess the computer algorithms do their job in a way that it is confusing the 'analyst'.

Anyone?

Kind regards from Germany

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Glad to join this forum, hopefully, this forum will be successful like BLOG!!!!!!

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Building Winning Algorithmic Trading Systems from Kevin is already on my list.

Edit: I'm curious if anyone out there is trading with profit using 'only' technical chart analysis, since this seems to be something from the past. I guess the computer algorithms do their job in a way that it is confusing the 'analyst'.

Welcome! You are in good company here. There are a number of us who use Kevin Davey's ( @kevinkdog ) methodology for algorithmic trading strategy development. It is solid, rigorous and it works.

I highly recommend adding Trading Systems and Methods, 6th Edition, by Perry Kaufman, to your reading list. This will give you a deep well of trading ideas from which to draw.

To answer your question about technical analysis: yes, there are plenty of technicians, meaning those who use technical chart analysis. If you are algorithmic/quant/mechanically trading, you are using some form of technical analysis.

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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.

~vmodus

Vmodus,

I am actually eyeballing MultiCharts myself. They have direct connectivity with many brokers, and I want to automate most of my strategies. It seems that among proprietary platforms MC is closer to the top.

Do you do any automated trading?

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Vmodus,

I am actually eyeballing MultiCharts myself. They have direct connectivity with many brokers, and I want to automate most of my strategies. It seems that among proprietary platforms MC is closer to the top.

Do you do any automated trading?

Yep, 100% automated. I love MC, despite some quirks. It performs well, which is really the only important thing to me.

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Hi everyone, my name is Rui I,m from Portugal and I,m a full time job worker and i have been studying and searching for almost one year know but every day I,m more and more overwhelmed with so much information.i have a TOS live account and I did some paper trading in stocks before switching my attention to futures. but when I did so is where started my daunting task because so much platforms data fees providers and so one. After all my research I,m inclined to jigsaw or Sierra charts, more the last one. But then I saw that Sierra charts with tradovate is that has not side brackets orders what ever than means!! So I would probably go with AMP futures with Sierra charts. But know I have one more doubt because I normally use my TOS account for paper trading with live data and with my research I just can have a 30 day trial for paper trading in SC and with AMP I can have a paper trading account but only with delayed CME data.i have to figure it out quickly so I can dedicate my time to estratagy and systems. I think it's what I have in my mind for know and some help for you guys would be most appreciated.

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Hi everyone, my name is Rui I,m from Portugal and I,m a full time job worker and i have been studying and searching for almost one year know but every day I,m more and more overwhelmed with so much information.i have a TOS live account and I did some paper trading in stocks before switching my attention to futures. but when I did so is where started my daunting task because so much platforms data fees providers and so one. After all my research I,m inclined to jigsaw or Sierra charts, more the last one. But then I saw that Sierra charts with tradovate is that has not side brackets orders what ever than means!! So I would probably go with AMP futures with Sierra charts. But know I have one more doubt because I normally use my TOS account for paper trading with live data and with my research I just can have a 30 day trial for paper trading in SC and with AMP I can have a paper trading account but only with delayed CME data.i have to figure it out quickly so I can dedicate my time to estratagy and systems. I think it's what I have in my mind for know and some help for you guys would be most appreciated.

Bem vindo! Our family spent a month in Albufeira and then a month in Costa da Caparica last year and we miss the food, the people, and the weather.

Anyhow, you are in a good place. Look around and ask questions and participate. This is a great community and valuable resource if you use it right.

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Thank you Vmodus, i will search for every doubt i have in this forum and i,m considering to become an elite member because i think this is really a good place to learn and interact with beginners like me and much more experience traders that populate this forum. Albufeira and Costa da Caparica are very nice places to spend some time yes, and it seems that a lot of people like our food as well. Small country compared to yours, but has some positive sides.

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Glad to be aboard .. looking forward to get to know the team .. now time to dig into the posts and find the treasures

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New to the community and here to learn, engage, and share my insights. I work in tech and follow the markets. To this point, i've mainly invested in long term tech stocks and pre-seed/seed startups as an angel investor.

I'm now beginning the journey of short term investing.

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Hi

I'm pretty much a novice. I have played around with forex in the past but to no avail. My goal is to learn and concentrate
on a specific trading area and try to understand it inside out. Hope to be contributing to the community soon.

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Hello Everyone,

My first job in 1998 was as an equities day trader at Schonfeld Securities and I have been in love with trading ever since. For the past 4 years, I have switched to trading index futures and have extensively studied Wyckoff and this methodology of analyzing the market was my "aha" moment, and I have been analyzing the market with the Wyckoff methodology ever since.

I was lucky enough to discover the Mbox trading platform and for someone who already has the foundations of the mechanics of trading and understands Wyckoff, this is the only platform I have seen that actually improves your edge. My win% went up by over 10% and my risk to reward improved as well. Just as Wyckoff used to say, if you can find entries as close to the danger zone as possible, then your risk is tighter and your reward to risk ratio improves as well,


Glad to be apart of this community,

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Hi all,
Im CRM system admin and Im hear about daytrading 1 year befor. Now I play with demo account on ninjatrading. So.. I need my 100 USD in day only. I dont need lambo or own island. Here is some cool guys who understand daytrading and Im ready to learn. Best way to improve my english

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Hi-
My name is Randy. I have been in the business since 1985. I've been a retail broker, institutional broker/trading desk trader trading Asian,European, and US futures/option markets.Worked for the same UK based firm twice in my employment life.Worked in the CBOT for about a dozen years. Was one of the first Globex/ACCESS and I forget the CBOT's electronic platform acronym starting in 1991.Executed trades for CTA's,hedgefunds,other institutional trading firms across the globe while executing trades on those futures exchanges across the globe.

I have been a self-employed trader since 1997. Trading my own account since 1988. Been through boom/bust times a few times that virtually every trader who trades his own dough experiences. I mostly trade currency futures but I trade everything and almost anything. Used to be that specific markets had certain characteristics because humans were doing the trading. Treasuries/bond markets traded very differently than say Gold or Corn and to some extent that exist somewhat today but to a much smaller degree than back in the day.With algo's doing most of the trading and trading decisions, it's a different ballgame.

I feel like I just did an alcohol anonymous introduction,ha. Not to make light of that if anyone has or ever had this issue. I intend no offense. Well that's it in a nutshell. Have a good one!

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Hi Everyone,

I began trading options 3 years ago....lost my butt. Then switched to equities and lost my butt there too.
I switched to futures 18 months ago and lost my butt for a while there too.
But now I'm figuring it out finally. I've had a good setup for a while....but the emotional control has been the hardest. But I'm really making progress with the emotions.

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Hello everyone

My name is Tam. I trade ES. I am in London. I am enjoying taking the Gauntlet Challenge. I have passed it once before and then blew up the funded account. The gremlins came back once I started trading real money. I hope that by joining this forum and sharing with like-minded people I can keep the gremlins under control. Happy to be here.

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Hello to all,

I'm delighted to be here with you in this group of trades that seems to be working very well.

I've been on this trading path for years now and let's see if we can finally make it.
I have already found valuable information in this chat and approaches that work very well for me!

Although English is not my mother tongue it is enough to read and understand most of it!

Greetings

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Been looking at Future.io for several months. Like you educational series.

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Hello, relatively new to futures trading, started about a year ago mainly using volume profile and supply/demand zones. I mainly trade options but I am interested in improving my futures trading. Lots of good info on this site!

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alot of people say indicators are useless . I use RSI to measure momentum on a retrace . i know it cant oredict price target but i think its good for momentum ,divergence etc

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pereiraalex
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Hi,

I am european, Started trading in 2016, its been a long journey.
Read tons of books ( at least some 20, retail trading books ) and tried alot of things in the beginning. Looking back I am almost ashamed ! Started in stocks, then went into forex... ( which I will forever remember my broker's expression when I told I wanted to trade Euro... and he asked EUR USD or EUR GBP, and I said "just euro" ) :P :P and then finally went into Indexes ( DAX 30 for a couple of years ).

Had the great luck of finding someone on forexfactory which I started following ( have no issues in naming who, but will not so to not look like advertising ) which gave me a more professional look at how to trade. I don't think I would be around here if it was not for that.

Currently I have a very specific trading strategy, I trade futures ES / YM and NQ. ( mostly ES and NQ ), I day trade, trades usually last a few minutes.

I use SierraCharts with the help of studies that I coded that assist on my trading and manage it.

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Protrader360
Atlanta Georgia
 
 
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Been trading since 2014. I have trained with Top Dog Trading, Crosshairs Trading, J. Baker Analytics, Jason Stapleton, and Online Trading Academy. I have invested money with all of them and felt they each had good training techniques. I only trade Futures. I would like to learn to trade options next.

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Hello,

Big Mike emailed that it has been over 860 and some odd days since I joined this site and have yet to introduce myself...

I have been trading the markets since 2000 or so originally in stocks, then forex, then I opened my first futures account with TradeStation in 2009. I have dabbled in options along the way but have mostly focused on daytrading futures since then. I have traded part-time, full-time, and am back to part-time (for now).

In recent years I primarily day-trade the S&P500 mini contract, the ES, but I spent about 5 years or more successfully trading currency futures with a focus on CME's New Zealand Dollar futures contract (6N). Today I clear my trades via AMP Futures, use CQG for data and trade via the Jigsaw DOM while waffling between different charting packages.

My trading approach is just to review what happened and look to see if the market is leaving any clues on where it wants to go next, then I just focus on what happening right now. Day-trading is all about planning, reading, reacting, and minding risk along the way. I really enjoy this game.

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 sailnaked6842 
Tampa, FL
 
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Hi guys, I'm not necessarily new to the market but new to trading. Had a financial analyst who invested clients money at a bank (can't remember which) who taught me a lot of the basics. Went out on my own (twice) and blew up, took the lessons I've learned from there (do more reading) and have been doing reasonably well at putting together an actual strategy that seems to work. My drugs of choice are futures ( GC, ES, LE, ZS, ZW) and SPY options or 0 DTE SPX if I'm feeling like giving away A lot of money really quick.

Currently my goals are to create a statistically viable strategy. I can get some damn good entries, but what I really need to focus on is trade continuation and tops (For example I bought 10 contracts of /ZW Monday I believe between 565 and 566 and a couple more around 571 on Tuesday?) but got trapped as it returned to 567, and sold out the lot 573. Between the 10 contracts that missed 600 handles. In the beginning of a trade it's often very difficult to determine the potential success of a trade and cutting a good trade short and quickly cutting a loser can often look very similar. One of my goals is to find that difference!

Use a combination of items to get entry/sell targets, lately it's been technical analysis, but I'd like to get a more statistical approach using indicators.

Signed up here a while ago but have mostly been reading and seen a lot of good material, and that's what I joined for! Unfortunately though it's really hard to go through everything

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IslandPacific
New Taipei City Taiwan
 
 
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Hi Big Mike and Friends,

I've been in stock market for ten years since 2010. Sometimes good, sometimes bad as a Intuitive trader.
At the first year, I know I need some technical indicator or strategies to support me, since I'm a programmer.
But I couldn't develop it successfully.
Without mention, 10 years. bunch of money losing in the market, just to learn building system by hand is a huge work.

Until 2020, I touch TradeStation and MultiCharts, learning EasyLanguage.
With these tool, now I can build some strategies better than before.
My goal is invest all over the world.
It's hard to do this.
So I would like to listen precious opinions here, and if I know something, I would like to share here.

Regards.

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Seattle
 
 
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Hey guys,

New to all of this. Tried a bit in the past but was never in a good spot to devote much effort. Now, things have changed.

Leaning towards a ninja trader lifetime license as well as a jigsaw. Any info on how well these pair would be appreciated. Also, any opinions on the jigsaw education programs?

Taking a close look at the ninja trader broker services they offer.

Anyways going to jump into the micro emini s&p 500 to start, figure real money is better than the fake paper stuff. Have some $$ set aside that I don't care too terribly much about if I were to blow up my account.

Going to be lurking around a while trying to absorb some wisdom. If anyone feels like helping point me in a good direction it would be appreciated.

Thanks!

-Ryan

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 redneck4Christ 
Vancouver, WA
 
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Hey guys,

New to all of this. Tried a bit in the past but was never in a good spot to devote much effort. Now, things have changed.

Leaning towards a ninja trader lifetime license as well as a jigsaw. Any info on how well these pair would be appreciated. Also, any opinions on the jigsaw education programs?

Taking a close look at the ninja trader broker services they offer.

Anyways going to jump into the micro emini s&p 500 to start, figure real money is better than the fake paper stuff. Have some $$ set aside that I don't care too terribly much about if I were to blow up my account.

Going to be lurking around a while trying to absorb some wisdom. If anyone feels like helping point me in a good direction it would be appreciated.

Thanks!

-Ryan

I am not a vendor and I am not a successful trader, yet -- just one beggar telling another what I have learned after taking about 20 courses and going through several thousand dollars in the school of hard knocks. This is stuff I wish I had known 2 years ago and many thousand $$ ago.

I am about 2 years and 200 miles down the the road from you. I encourage you to rethink your philosophy about trading the "fake paper stuff".

You will 1st want to obtain an Elite membership here at futures.io and visit the "Elite Discounts" section. The savings there will more than compensate you for your Elite membership.

2nd, I encourage you to research and play with various platforms before deciding on one or two or more. It is hard to beat the Jigsaw software combined with Journalytix but there is a learning curve associated with it. Take a look at YouTube for Jigsaw and No BS Daytrading videos. I found No BS Daytrading to be a good primer for understanding Jigsaw and John Grady has a different style of trading than Jigsaw teaches, so you can see which one you prefer. I use Multicharts.NET with Jigsaw and Rithmic data, but there are some issues with data access for both platforms that seem to be worked out a bit better between Ninja Trader & Jigsaw. But Ninja Trader has some restrictions about data providers that you should research before taking the plunge. You can paper trade on Tradingview for practice for no or low cost, depending on how you want to go about it. Another alternative that is fairly low cost but somewhat complex is Sierra Charts. Look for TradePro Academy videos on YouTube for info on setting up and using Sierra Charts, including a DOM similar to Jigsaw.

3rd, you need to absorb info and develop a trading plan. This forum is great for that and you can look up Brian McAboy with Inside Out Trading if you want hired help to develop a sound trading plan.

4th, you will want to develop a consistent edge -- a method of trading that will consistently make money. Take a look on this form and look for Price Action Trading System videos on YouTube in addition to No BS and Jigsaw training.

Finally, this is where I am: You need to overcome your demons and develop good trading discipline. Encountering the markets is somewhat like encountering a rattlesnake -- it isn't so much what they do to you, rather it is more what you do to yourself in dealing with them.

You should only trade with real money after you can successfully execute your trading plan and make more money than you lose in a month. Don't kid yourself -- you can blow out a 5K trading account in one day with micros. And you will find that even when you have positive trading results, the broker often makes more money than you do when you trade micros.

God speed your learning and trading!

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sanjose
chicago, ill
 
 
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Hi Big Mike,

Any way we chat about order flow? I am in the process of creating a trading model based on order flow and the market state. I am going to use the indicators below intra day- with a market sentiment meter that uses end of day data.


1. Volume Ask-Bid ratio profile ("order flow")
2. Diagonal Bid/Ask Volume ratio profile: ("order flow")
3. Normalized volume profile ("footprint")
4. Ask-Bid Spread in percent of the price
4. Volatility (High-Low Ranges), in percent of the price
5. Ask price change, in percent
6. Exponential moving average- 21 period-

Hope we can chat soon.

Are you really in Ecuador?

Thanks,
Mike

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 Trailer Guy 
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Hey guys,

New to all of this. Tried a bit in the past but was never in a good spot to devote much effort. Now, things have changed.

Leaning towards a ninja trader lifetime license as well as a jigsaw. Any info on how well these pair would be appreciated. Also, any opinions on the jigsaw education programs?

Taking a close look at the ninja trader broker services they offer.

Anyways going to jump into the micro emini s&p 500 to start, figure real money is better than the fake paper stuff. Have some $$ set aside that I don't care too terribly much about if I were to blow up my account.

Going to be lurking around a while trying to absorb some wisdom. If anyone feels like helping point me in a good direction it would be appreciated.

Thanks!

-Ryan

Just agreeing with what was said. Go to you tube and look up PriceActionTradingsystems.com and watch a couple of "Mack's" (it isn't his real name) videos. He has what most consider the simplest price action system. Go watch some of FuturesTrader71 pre-market videos to learn something about why the market stops and goes where it does. Both of them specialize in working with newer traders. They will be showing you what stupid does. Maybe you are better that 99% of us, so never mind. But for all of us Average Joes listen to these guys as they explain the market through their lens every day. Not cherry picked examples and by the way no guarantees of endless profits after a week or two of special insider knowledge either. Good luck and good trading.

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Ryan8762
Seattle
 
 
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@redneck4Christ and @Trailer Guy.

Thanks for the info! I will certainly check out the guys you have mentioned. I looked a little into Mack and John Grady. I'll dive in more and check out the others you have mentioned.

Thanks a lot for taking the time to respond and the help!

-Ryan

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I'm in Vancouver B.C. Canada. Anyone know if Amp futures takes Canadians?

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 vmodus 
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Hi Big Mike,

Any way we chat about order flow? I am in the process of creating a trading model based on order flow and the market state. I am going to use the indicators below intra day- with a market sentiment meter that uses end of day data.


1. Volume Ask-Bid ratio profile ("order flow")
2. Diagonal Bid/Ask Volume ratio profile: ("order flow")
3. Normalized volume profile ("footprint")
4. Ask-Bid Spread in percent of the price
4. Volatility (High-Low Ranges), in percent of the price
5. Ask price change, in percent
6. Exponential moving average- 21 period-

Hope we can chat soon.

Are you really in Ecuador?

Thanks,
Mike

Welcome! Yeah, he's really in Ecuador:

~vmodus

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Zurich, Switzerland
 
 
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Hey there,

I work for a global macro hedge fund and head the research team. I also run a leveraged cross-asset portfolio where we recently launched a commodity futures strategy. When googling for splicing, data issues etc. this forum popped up quite often and I wanted to follow the threads more closely, so I thought I'd join this community. Looking forward to it.

Best,

knork

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Hi all,

Glad to be a part of the forum. I am an engineer by trade and have been trading on and off for last 10 years. Recently, I am educating myself with Minervini and Wyckoff courses.

One thing led to another hence discovering this great forum. I am looking forward to learning from all of you and hopefully can also contribute back to the group.

Hi there!

I am also interested in Minervini. Which course are you taking from him?

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 mtzimmer1 
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Upstate NY
 
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Hi there!



I am also interested in Minervini. Which course are you taking from him?



His two books + free videos on YouTube are all you need IMO. I know two traders who attended MTP this year and said they didnít get much out of it that wasnít in the books. It is also worth looking into William OíNeill, and David Ryan for similar but different styles then Minerviniís.

Cheers,
-Zimmer

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sgne
Boston, MA
 
 
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New here. Been trading, off and on, since 1998. (For my other job, I'm a textual analyst.) Began trading stocks with the RealTick platform. Tried a few other trading platforms over the next few years. Had some success with myTrack, often taking advantage of being able to get 500 lot autofills at market with NITE during the dotcom bubble. Also, simply going long a basket of statistically chosen Nasdaq stocks overnight worked well for a time.

Then I switched to futures, developing an ES automated strategy that worked well off and on. Migrated to TradeStation for this. 18-year customer of TS, but I've recently given up on it. Tired of software crashes and the commission structure. Even the overnight carry fees are annoying. Over the past year or so, I found that every few days the latest platform experienced a problem and would soon shutdown. When I made the mistake (twice) of saving workspaces after getting the warning, I couldn't restart the software. Used AHK to shutdown all processes as a workaround. Also found that sending an order precisely at market close, by specifying the time, didn't work. TS sent the order 20 seconds after the specified time.

Now trying SC, which doesn't experience shutdown issues. Will be rewriting an EL strategy as a spreadsheet study over the next few months. Patiently waiting for iceberg orders to be instituted on SC.

I'm not a very good discretionary trader. Often a contrarian by nature, sometimes stupidly so. Tend to have many small gains and a few large losses. Take Friday as an example. The market opens slightly higher, then sells off till about 15:40 ET. Made a little bit of money on the way down. Then the market reversed strongly for the last 20 minutes and I lost a little halfway up, trading MNQ against the reversal, before making a little on the long side at the very end, because of a brief ES volatility spike down at market close.

I've had a few terrible days in the market over the past 22 years, one unexpectedly fine day, and a number of very good days. The fine day occurred during the summer of 2000, trading EMLX. It traded down with no bounce to speak of, from above 100 to below 50, in less than half an hour, and then trading halted. At the halt, I had a very large percentage loss on my account. I can't remember how large the trading account was, but I do remember the potential dollar loss I faced until the halt was lifted. Turns out there was a bogus press release meant to crush the stock. So when it reopened, the marketmakers colluded to squeeze whoever held a very large short position. The stock opened at around 120, trading around there briefly before dropping.

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ZviTradingCoach
Eilat, Israel
 
 
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Hi everyone, happy to join this group.
I'm a private trader and trading coach from Israel.
I've been trading since 2004, US stocks and futures, mostly on intermediate time frame (swing to weeks) but some day trading too.
For many years I've traded alongside my day job (engineering management for many years, and then teaching high school math&science), until about a year ago I decided to finally live my dream and start my own trading coaching and teaching business
Over the years I've had my share of struggles with the market before finally hitting the road, and today I share this experience with others.
Having done a lot of mental work in the process of breaking my own trading-related limitations, I've come to learn techniques for subconscious work such as PSYCK-K and today use those as well, personally and with clients.

Looking forward to learning from and contributing to this group.

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Hi everyone, happy to join this group.
I'm a private trader and trading coach from Israel.
I've been trading since 2004, US stocks and futures, mostly on intermediate time frame (swing to weeks) but some day trading too.
For many years I've traded alongside my day job (engineering management for many years, and then teaching high school math&science), until about a year ago I decided to finally live my dream and start my own trading coaching and teaching business
Over the years I've had my share of struggles with the market before finally hitting the road, and today I share this experience with others.
Having done a lot of mental work in the process of breaking my own trading-related limitations, I've come to learn techniques for subconscious work such as PSYCK-K and today use those as well, personally and with clients.

Looking forward to learning from and contributing to this group.

Hi Zvi, welcome.

I note you introduced yourself as a trading coach.


Please ensure you are familiar with the website rules about vendor self-promotion. You may need to register as vendor, in which case look up the Contact Us section of the site.

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Semenov
Orenburg Russia
 
 
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I am glad to be on this forum. I have been in trade since 2007. I started, like almost everyone else, with Forex. in 2010 he began trading in futures with the broker mirus. in the same year I got acquainted with the analytical platform NeuroShellDay Trader and to this day I use it composing various neural networks and much more. I will be happy to share my ideas in various developments.

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ntrader562
san francisco, ca
 
 
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Thank you Mike.
I'm familiar with option trading and have recently joined ShadowTrader where I have gotten interested in futures trading.
I'm intrigued by /ES and /NQ ETH activity and how it influences the RTH opening and vice versa.
I ran into futures.io when searching for a way to do a volume profile chart separating RTH and ETH and found the following ThinkScript "Volume Profile RTH v Overnight v1"
I'm looking forward to learning from this community.
Thanks

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bithead007
Denver Colorado
 
 
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Like Big Mike, I blew out an account. I'm not easily discouraged though. Then I discovered I had a talent for trading options, not so much picking stocks, and the transition from investor to options trader took hold, allowing me to more easily make money in any market. Don't get me wrong, I still get spanked by things like Covid, but I roared back this year. So much so that I am now moving more into futures, and of course, options on futures.

To that end I am trying to decide today between CQG and Multicharts. I have TDAmeritrade and Tradestation now (mostly). I am used to seeing multiple charts at once, and I like algorithmic/coding when I have time to do it (I still work full time). I like using matrix-type views (is that what a DOM is?) and would like to see some enhancements over what Tradestation does, like perhaps some liquidity condition I can attach to a buy/sell in the matrix so that a certain volume level is also required, not just a price touch.

I have a lot to learn and hopefully can contribute to productive discussions in the forums.

Thanks! And Happy holidays,

bithead007

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TheRockasaki
Mckinney, Texas
 
 
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Hello,

I started with trading Penny Stocks in April 2020 - did okay, but just didn't like dealing with the PDT rule, among other irritating things when I went live.

Paper traded Futures on NinjaTrader in May 2020, and did amazing. Went live in June 2020 with no real discipline in following my trading plan, and lost 2/3 of my account. The difference between trading the ES with a $100K demo account versus trading a $5K Live account was quite the slap in the face. Have read a couple of books on trading psychology since then.

While reading the trading psychology books, I bought a price action trading course from a guy named Mack for scalping the Futures instruments. Did a demo account for 3 months, but can't commit to the level of focus needed for scalping, as I work a full time job. Some variation of swing trading is what I need to do to build up my account while working full time.

I have now done a little over 2 months of paper trading on the Forex markets, after watching tons of YouTube videos and completing a course I paid for. I like that I can do intra-day AND multi-day swing trading in Forex. Some of the price action strategies I learned in Forex may be applicable with intra-day swing trading on the Futures instruments. I am currently back testing for feasibility, and it looks promising.

I hope to glean knowledge from experienced traders here, and I am more than willing to help if I can.

Best wishes with everyone's trading!

The Rockasaki

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RAGAV
HYDERABAD, India
 
 
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Hi,

I am a trader from India. I have been trading in stocks and options for few years. I would like to understand stocks, futures and futures options market in US.

Thanks,
Ragav

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 taw643512 
Austin, Texas
 
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Hello,

My name is Tyrone, and like many people in the world, Covid19 has impacted all aspects of my life. 2020 was the first year I bought stocks outside of my 401K. I've recently became interested in trading and have been using Ninja trader for about a month. Im open to any tips. This site seems like it can be very useful once I learn to use it.

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 smil1555 
Auckland, New Zealand
 
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Hi All,

Firstly, thank you to you Mike for setting up this site and for the nice introduction.

I have been around the markets and trading/investing for years now, but only recently made the committment to make trading my future livelihood. As many others have probably experienced, I have had some big ups and downs over the years, but I am only recently starting to appreciate the need for me to either take trading seriously or not do it at all. So I have made the decision to seek out a proper trading education, mentors and a trading community so that I can give myself every opportunity to achieve a livelihood for myself as a trader, and hopefully when I have achieved this, i can give something back to others on a similar path.

Thanks,
smil1555

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 kumeil 
Grande-Synthe
 
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Hello Mike, Hello everyone ... !!


I discovered trading during the containment this spring, looking for de-banking solutions ... and I was literally fascinated by this art of adaptation to uncertainty ...

I have a second cycle training in mathematics and worked in the fields of education, socio-cultural associations and journalism

So I am a beginner ... I opened an account in which I am swingtrading on European equities ... and started to train myself seriously for daytrading on index futures and Bund ...

For the moment I trade the indices in CFDs and realize that to work seriously the tools and flows of instruments on futures are essential ... I will therefore switch to a futures account very soon.

Thank you for your welcome and I hope to bring as much as possible

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Mashkur2021
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Hi Thanks for letting me join in the forum, I started my trading since 2016 in FOREX, lots of ups and downs had to go through, still learning everyday, and decided to trade on FUTURES, that is why I am here, finding information about FUTURES market all the ins and outs. Hope to start trading once I have bit of knowledge.

All the seniors, could you please advice a good broker that I can connect NT8 as well as TradingView Account?

Thanks

Mash

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M4STR0
Florence
 
 
Posts: 18 since Jan 2021
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Hello, I started trading in paper when I was 13-14 years old in the early 2000 in forex with MetaTrader but in a discretionary way, then I put aside this passion of mine since a year back, when I dived deep in algorithmic and systematic trading. I was asked by the husband of my sister, a discretionary trader, to make a system for him, so I learned some basics of MQL and I liked the whole world of quantitative and algorithmic and systematic trading. So after developing the system for him I started to develop some other EAs for me and study more the matter and lost quite some monies trading forex mechanically and try to do meanwhile also some investements.
Then I discovered and started to trade seasonal spreads on agricultural futures, I am still suffering and not in breakeven but seems like now I am recovering, from subscriptions costs of a well known seasonal research app. Meanwhile I am studying more and I am close to start putting live some serious algo trading systems with multicharts, I also decided to quit my job and I hope to make quantitative algo trading a profession I can make my living with.

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ichimoku81
Parma Italy
 
 
Posts: 1 since Jan 2021
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Hi all and happy new year!! Hoping to begin the new year learning some new skills, down the intra-day rabbit hole. In the past I have typically invested for the long term, stocks mainly. But as I work in IT I am interested in trying out Multicharts and trying out some new intra-day strategies. So many possibilities and so little time.. I am currently living in Italy although I was born in Australia.
Pleasure to join the community.

Cheers

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