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Florence
 
 
Posts: 17 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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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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CAMERON, MISSOURI
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Thinkorswim
Trading: Emin ES
 
Posts: 1 since Jan 2021
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Hello

My name is Doug. I am just recently retired. I have been trading actively for the past year. After wading through over 20 books, dozens of websites and countless strategies and systems, I have decided to day trade and swing trade the E-mini. I am beginning to be quite successful. I also sector trade the SPY on a 30 day trading cycle. This is the first forum I have joined. I will be timid at first, reading many threads trying to learn as much as I can. I hope I can contribute to this site and help some of the members in their trading. Right now I am the student.

Doug

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Menomonie WI/USA
 
 
Posts: 1 since Jan 2021
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Thank you for this forum, I am a new trader and trying not to blow up my account, I have several issues I need to conquer to become profitable and I do somethings well.
When I use support and resistance and wait for follow through, I do pretty good however I often get greedy and find myself wishing the price would resume back up so I can get the profit I was just excited about only to have my stop get stopped out.
I do have a decent set of indicators I'm using but I think having some form of news cycle on would be helpful as the other day the market was in a huge uptrend and I missed the first part of it so figured I'd get in on a pullback only to see the price change $2 and then continue lower yet I made the mistake of being set on the uptrend which is another mental issue I need to conquer. I need to learn to stop telling the market what to do and let the market tell me the story !
Happy investing!

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West Hills
 
 
Posts: 1 since Jan 2021
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Hello,

My name is Bob. I am grateful to have the opportunity to be a part of this trading community. I have been trading for a few years, read books, studied chart patterns, candle stick etc. I am still working so I mostly swing trade. I would like to learn more about trading futures. I hope I will have the chance to do so and hopefully be able to contribute in positive way. Thanks big Mike.

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Washington, DC
 
 
Posts: 1 since Jan 2021
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Just joined today. This probably something Iíve been missing. Looking forward to it, thanks for having me.

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Coachella Valley, CA USA
 
 
Posts: 3 since Jan 2021
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Good day all,

Long time listener first time caller....

Actually came across this recently and after a few google searches and landing here multiple times for random inquiries figured it be best to sign up. I just started my adventure into Futures trading over the original COVID shutdown period. My father has been day trading for some time and recently started with Futures and learned about the Combines. He has been coaching me, good over the phone bonding time the last 6 months, and has given me some great metrics to follow. Only thing holding me back is myself and some self control. FOMO and revenge trades are the death of me but slowly getting there. I'm using both TopStep and LeeLoo along with Tradovate and NT8. Look forward to reading great info here. Only loved these forums back when I blew my cash on car and motorcycle hobbies.

Cheers,
Steven

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Leominster Massachusetts United States
 
 
Posts: 2 since Jan 2021
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Hey, I found this site thru PatsTrading YouTube videos. I could not find a practical strategy that I could easily follow that made perfect sense. I'm still learning but at least now I know why the trade didn't work.
I started investing and swing trading back in the arly 2000's. I lost ALOT of money,,,,,,,ALOT😭. But there is something about trading, especially daytrading that I have that passion for that keeps me coming back and hopefully one day will help me retire at 63 and still have a positive income.
Starting in 2020 I've switched to selling vertical options thru TD thinkorswim by following TheoTrade's strategy of using the expected move in weekly and monthly options and have finally had some success. But my passion is daytrading, dont ask me why, I dont know. Since the first time I saw how "easy" it was to make money daytrading I was hooked. So bc selling weekly and monthly options doesn't take up much time I finally took the leap and bought NinjaTrader8 and stumbling onto Macs videos and seeing his strategies was like discovering the Holy Grail. I'm still learning the strategy but I'm (against my default independent personality) also realizing how important belonging to a trading community is so here I am.
RealTeam6.

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Scottsdale, AZ
 
 
Posts: 2 since Jan 2021
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A cheery good day and happy new year!

I trade options, straight puts and calls, I've been doing for several years, blown up a couple of accounts like everybody does, and learned the joy of risk management and I am building back up.

I'm on TD Ameritrade, use ToS, and actually came here looking for ThinkScript code to detect trend on a MA. Found it! Thank you all. Looking forward to a profitable year and contributing to the community.

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jacksonville florida
 
 
Posts: 2 since Mar 2016
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Hey guys,

I joined a few years ago but decided to trade FX and have just recently (re)discovered futures. I trade mean reversion and have done pretty well with it in FX and wanted to expand my horizon and trade futures.On that note I have a quick question. I know that in FX the spreads widen at 5 pm EST. Nothing crazy, but they widen. This past week I was trading NKD on Tradingview paper trading account and I had 8 contracts for a floating loss of $4,150. When 5 pm hit on Friday the loss sky rocketed to $115,000! I am not new to trading, but I am new to Futures. Can someone please tell me whether this was just a glitch in Tradingviews software, or do end of day spreads really widen to such a ridiculous amount ? When I looked at the loss again today it was back to $4,150. I am looking to trade using Tradovate. I have heard they have low spreads and good execution and customer service. Maybe people with some experience could give me an answer regarding the tradingview situation. My gut tells me it was a glitch but I might be wrong which is why I am asking on this forum. Thank you all for your time and I look forward to hearing from some of you.

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Raleigh North Carolina/USA
 
 
Posts: 1 since Jan 2021
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Newbie here, just started trading a few months the ago. Trying not to blow up my account, trying to learn from others. There is so much information out here and not sure where to start and Who to follow. Hoping to get direction from this forum and connect with like minded people.

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MUNDELEIN,IL
 
 
Posts: 1 since Dec 2020
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Hello Everyone
I am new here. Like many of the posts I have read here, I have had a problem with Futures Trading. In my case, it was errors on the trading platform at Transact Futures that had this grown man weeping. If you are interested in learning more you can see my website at transact.billswebsite.online. I am very angry and would like to call out unscrupulous futures exchanges and brokers.

I look forward to learning and exchanging ideas with all of you. I am glad I am here because I need people smarter than I am so I can do well trading futures.

Thank you and I look forward to working with you

Bill

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Dunwoody + Georgia/DeKalb
 
Experience: Advanced
Platform: NinjaTrader
Trading: SPY, Options, Stocks
 
Posts: 6 since Apr 2020
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Trading is a lifetimes education. Take it slowly and don't be in a hurry to use real $. This website is like taking a sip from a fire hose...a big one at that.

Best of luck,

G


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Newbie here, just started trading a few months the ago. Trying not to blow up my account, trying to learn from others. There is so much information out here and not sure where to start and Who to follow. Hoping to get direction from this forum and connect with like minded people.


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Baltimore, MD/USA
 
Experience: None
Platform: Looking
Trading: Futures
 
Posts: 1 since Jan 2021
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Hey everyone!

Completely new with trading, looking forward to learning from everyone here and getting started in the world of trading!

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  #9715 (permalink)
Vancouver, Canada
 
Experience: Beginner
Trading: ES, NQ
 
Posts: 5 since Oct 2020
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Also new here and to trading futures. Looking forward to learning from all the content available here.

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Toronto Canada
 
 
Posts: 2 since Jan 2021
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Hi Mike and fellow traders,

I am a newbie to trading and look forward to learn and contribute on this forum.

Thanks
Ram

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Las Vegas, Nevada
 
 
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Hey relatively new to this forum ! I had an account a long long time ago but I forgot the user name and password. Looking forward to learning and contributing. I have been looking in and out of the forum for a long time over the years but nothing too serious.

Looking forward to contribute and talk about some of the traders I have followed.

I have taken 4 of the Dr. Van Tharp workshops and they are awesome and great ! Very very good

The ones I took were based on Psychology and growing as a person AND the Systems Building Classes were pretty damn cool also. Very very extensive.

I should start a few threads on those.

But I think Dr. Van K Tharp is really where traders should start honestly. It should be top priority for you to start there and then "branch" from there. In my opinion. Then take some math, statistics, programming classes if you want to make your own indis. or buy someone else's system or systems and learn from them....

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romsey
 
 
Posts: 1 since Jan 2021
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Hi everyone, am a newbie using a demo account till ready but have only been focusing on crude oil futures as it seems a bit less hectic then Mes and Es, and just want to learn and contribute as much as I can, many thanks Sam

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Townsville
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: E signal
Trading: ES
 
Posts: 2 since Jun 2013
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Hello,
I am a trader IN Australia, and I trade mainly the e-mini.
Am I successful. Not really.
I will be called successful when I can count on a regular weekly repeating income. orrrrrr I can afford to buy a Fleming 58 Motor Vessel.
In the mean time I AM getting better.
I am a total advocate of Al Brooks, and have truly improved having taken his course. I can honestly recommend it. There are so many pretenders out there but AL Brooks is a bit of a " Master" although some call him an eccentric. I believe he is.
It takes eccentrics to be at the " leading edge". Believe me Al is at that edge.

I started life as a SHARE trader and used the Bourse Data Platform. It was absolutely GREAT but sadly " lost its way ".
I decided to take up futures indices and have used CMC as a broker. Do I recommend them . Maybe but they have their own interests FIRST as we all do. If you didnt realise this IS a CLOSED END GAME you need to. By that I mean ,...... when you WIN a position SOMEONE has to lose.....
My biggest mistake is greed followed by not admitting I am wrong when I AM.
My damage always comes from taking too big a position. Too big a contract. Very very damaging. If you follow the rules Of AL Brooks and the VITAL place to PUT your stop loss, then the size of your contract is automatically determined. When you analyse your winning and losing trades Al is ALWAYS right. I hope this is of some small help to someone. Trading is a great thing to do, but it isnt a walk in the park.
Henry

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Malaysia
 
 
Posts: 1 since Aug 2018
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Hi all, I am a newbie to trading(still trading in demo account) and look forward to learn on this forum.

Thanks

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Parowan, Utah/USA
 
Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader, ThinkOrSwim
Trading: E-mini
 
Posts: 1 since May 2020
Thanks: 3 given, 1 received

My name is Michael Fletcher; I have been a member of the community for roughly 9 months and have enjoyed a few of the threads. I work at home as a translator so adding translation to my "portfolio" is a good addition, as my work is flexible time wise.

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Melbourne, Australia
 
Experience: Advanced
Platform: TradeStation
Broker: Interactive Brokers
Trading: Futures
 
Posts: 1 since Aug 2013
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G'day all from Victoria, Australia. My name is Trevor and I'm a retired IT project manager, originally from England, emigrated to Oz in 1986.

I've been trading for over 10 years and have traded every market, method, platform under the sun including stocks, options, futures, forex and CFDs. Sometimes successfully. Always had a big focus on risk control so have never lost hugely but my equity curve over that time is not too impressive.

I realised early on that I'm the weakest link in the chain due to my psychology and have always focused on mechanical trading methods, ideally automated but spent a huge of time trying to build stuff that worked (usually it didn't). I made all the usual mistakes of over optimizing and curve fitting.

In the last 18 months or so I have found success in algo trading futures, mainly eminis but also gold, crude and soybeans. Mostly my success has been with bought or leased strategies from a couple of reputable vendors/traders. The trick is to blend the strategy mix into a portfolio that reduces drawdowns and can handle a variety of market conditions, an art that I am still learning. I'm researching and generating my own strategies now using a couple of commercial frameworks.

My preferred platform and datafeed is Tradestation, but I trade with Interactive Brokers and send the TS signals to IB using NinjaTrader as a bridge. I've also used Multicharts and Ninja to run strategies but had a lot of technical and datafeed problems., especially MC recently. Hoping to get help from this community with some of these issues.

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bento goncalves rs/brazil
 
Experience: Beginner
Platform: ninjatrader
Trading: emini es
 
Posts: 1 since Aug 2017
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Hello, Guilherme from Brazil. I'm still learning ninjatrader scripts and found some threads here in Futures.io very useful to my learning. Hope to help others soon.

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Markham
 
 
Posts: 1 since Aug 2019
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Hello Traders
I have been around 528 days on here but first time posting.

I often post on LINKEDIN and here is the link for todays post:

NQ :: Getting #Powered for another PUSH UP eh !?!
FIB based chart that says it all. Picture is worth a MILLION words at times.

If prices move under Jan 6th low, we need revisit n reuse our thinking caps.

FIB Projections are Mathematical and Probable targets ... nothing less or nothing more. Yes FIB CLUSTERS have more power then just one.


Think RISK and FOLLOW YOUR TRADE RULES !!!! Lots $$$$ either way
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Think risk always. Scale in and Scale out of positions based on personal Risk tolerance and appetite. Never EVER Risk any money in markets that you cannot afford to lose without losing your MIND, Sleep or your Lifestyle.
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PS: Educational purposes only. Rule based "TREND DOTS ALGO" on PRICE CHARTS optimised for Volatility, has built in STOPS. Not a recommendation to buy or sell ever. Talk first to your advisor.

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Kyiv Ukraine
 
Experience: Beginner
Platform: NT8
Broker: NinjaTrader Brokerage
Trading: Emini ES
 
Posts: 2 since Apr 2020
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Greetings from newcomer. I am studying scalping ES and NQ.
Thank you Big Mike for this wonderful forum!

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chicago, IL usa
 
 
Posts: 8 since Jan 2021

Addy from Chicago, trading 9 years, visited over 2000 sites, 99% do not trade, they sell.

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Leicester
 
 
Posts: 1 since Jun 2019
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Glad to be apart of the futures.io community

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Columbmia, SC, USA
 
 
Posts: 1 since Jan 2021
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Greetings.

Only a few months in to trading futures but this website keeps popping up on searches.

Used IB and TDA for trading at first, switched to Ninja for better margins, and officially hate the interface, so looking for something better.

VERY interested in algo trading. Haven't gotten into it yet.

Mostly trade e-minis and micro e-minis. Lost more than I care to admit this past week when the market dropped considerably. Couldn't get back to my PC in time to make sure my daily positions and and what not on ninja were being hit. 100% my fault, but figured i'd come here to see about other people's experience with other FCM's platforms.

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Cleveland+OH
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: TOS
Trading: Emini ES
 
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Thanks for over 12 years contributing in the field, altho I only know this forum for two years. And am looking forward to keep learning as time passes. Glad to join!
Peter Cleveland, US.

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San Antonio, TX
 
 
Posts: 73 since May 2019
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Hello all, while I'm not new here on the site, I've been a lurker for a while, and I started a journal today. I've been trading stocks off and on for over a decade, but never really buckled down to do it on a constant basis. Every time in the past that I tried to do that, I always had life get in the way. Now it seems that the stars are aligned for me to try trading again.

@runnercola, I'm the complete opposite as you. I hate the User interfaces that I have tried and finally (last week) decided on NinjaTrader. I bought the life time license and plan on upgrading to the multibroker in February.

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Los Angeles, CA
 
 
Posts: 2 since Jan 2021
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I'm relatively new to trading - decided to try it out after working writing copy for a few trading podcasts.

Dipping my toe into Forex trading for now, but looking forward to learning more and developing my skills!

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Bangkok + Thailand
 
 
Posts: 1 since Jan 2021
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Hi everyone. I'm az. New to investing. I do invest casually in some equities and want to move to e-mini futures because one off news events are starting to annoy me. I'm a logical maths/IT person so learning technical analysis would probably be a good fit for me. I'm planning to practice on a simulation account while reading the thousands of articles to get up to speed.

Hoping to meet awesome people along my journey

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Denver, Colorado
 
 
Posts: 1 since Jan 2021
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Hi folks,

I'm a daytrader with 4-5 months experience using ThinkorSwim. I'm roughly breakeven as I learn volume-based TA and code my scans and studies. I'm less involved in active long-term investing as I usually buy and hold indexes, or speculate small-scale with emerging technologies and products that I understand well (engineer and product manager by trade).

Having moved away from scalping recently, I plan on using this forum for tracking and analyzing my trades more thoroughly, learning new methods to interpret price action, and perfecting my scans as I prefer to trade a variety of products depending on what's moving the way I like. I'm especially interested in timeframe-independent indicators so I can comfortably expand my repertoire into swing trading while I improve my FA.

Thank you to all the meaningful contributions to this site that have helped me get my footing. Perhaps one day I'll have a successful track record and can carry the torch for the next group of students in need of trustworthy advice.

-ardlrpl

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Aripeka, Florida
 
 
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Hello,

I've traded forex for 2years now but started to wounder about other trading venues.

Only started forex cause of a (later found out) fake guru. But I didn't give it up and took the course money I spent as lesson learned.

2years later im now starting to take what I've learned into futures. I'm still buying books and learning about futures on a demo. But I hope to start live in a few months.

Happy to meet u all

Sent using the futures.io mobile app

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Kanab utah/usa
 
Experience: Beginner
Platform: None
Trading: Crude cl, ES, Options
 
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Hello,


2years later im now starting to take what I've learned into futures. I'm still buying books and learning about futures on a demo. But I hope to start live in a few months.

You say you are using a demo - I am curious as to what demo you are using and how you found it?
Welcome to you!
Greta

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Florianopolis SC/Brazil
 
 
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Greetings fellow market lovers!

I am a Trader/Investor currently living in Brazil. I have a bachelor's degree in Economics, and studied some finance aswell.

I started initially following the stock market in 2006 when I was going to High School in Michigan, and never stopped since then.

I've worked at HSBC, XP Investments, A commodities brokerage in Brazil, but my true calling is trading so I gave that stuff up.

Will enjoy sharing what I know here and learning from all you great people, thanks!

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Paris, France
 
 
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Hi

Glad to join this forum. I am a beginner and use IB for my trading. I am new to Futures and hope to learn and to share(may be in the future) in this forum.

Thanks

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malaga/Spain
 
 
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Hi my name is Francisco Jordan.
I live in Spain. I try to be a good trader. I start to trade in futures one year ago. In this moment I have a account in ear2trade and I would like to understand futures trading.

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Porto Portugal
 
 
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Hello

My first stock purchase was more than 40 years ago. I have been always interested in stocks, some period without trading. I never intended to do day traindg, was more convinced of swing trading and discovered technical analysis about 15 years ago.
French, I animated different communities, mainly one of people interested in trading (you learn much more when you can exchange or discuss) and the other one for simulation and backtesting. I was always looking for automated swing trading, still working on different bakctesting models.
I use Multicharts for my developments.
Since about 2 years, I also follow cryptos.
Happy to join this forum, where I hope I will be able to exchange and gain expertise
Wishing all the best trades
plbourse

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boston
 
Experience: Beginner
Platform: Thinkorswim
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Hi Mike and All,

I have been doing full time trading for the last 1 year. I use to work in IT for 20 yrs before quitting to do trading.

Last 1 year has been eye opening since the life of trading is very exciting with loads of emotions (up and mostly down ).. but hope to turn this around..

Have been passively investing for the last few years but last year is when i starting day trading. My focus is predominantly options, stocks and forex.

Glad to be part of this forum and learn to be a better trader.


Best regards
Prasad

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Paducah United States
 
 
Posts: 1 since Jan 2021
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Hello,
I'm in my late twenties and I found I am decent with thinkorswim's thinkscript. I met Mobius on the thinkorswim chat room and he encouraged me to complete a project.
I have been looking for somewhere trade with and your review stopped me from joining some scams. So good on you guys...

I am friends with 1 room that is obsessed with buying the dip using models with Volume and Volatility. That is nice but I have had some good forutne and want to add Futures trading on as well.

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Kalisz, Poland
 
 
Posts: 28 since Apr 2020
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Hello Everyone!

I'm Łukasz from Poland. I've signed to this forum almost a year ago as I was looking for reliable sources of information about futures. Soon enough I've found out that's there no easy way of trading them in my country. There's no polish brokerage companies that offer them and I don't want to rely on foreign jurisdictions when something goes wrong.

Anyway, I educated myself during past couple of months and decided to try trading CFD's based on ES, NQ, YM and FDAX through a polish brokerage house. I made a lot of mistakes caused by well known psychological pitfalls that awaits for every begginer in trading world and lost some money. Then I returned to studying.

Yesterday I've found an email called 'FIO Journal Challenge - Feb 2021 w/Topstep' and decided to give trading another try. This time in a more disciplined way, self-reflecting on my trades in a journal and hopefully receiving some constructive feedback

I've also read about TopStep Trader and I think that could be a way to trade the real futures market from Poland. To do that succesfully I need a basic trading process in place first and I plan to start developing one this month.

I'll post my journal soon so see you there!

Good luck!

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Phoenix
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Sierra Chart
Broker: Tradovate
Trading: Futures
 
Posts: 5 since Jan 2021
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Hello,
Name is Kelly I first started day trading back in 2000's when I found a website called Paltalk there were rooms where we traded together buy and sells were called out in real time. The owner of the room left he came down with Cancer some of us broke off formed our own room. We gotten into trading stocks with high margin LLC group start out with $5000. I traded the 2008 market crash made good money on those big drops but eventually gave it all back as like many had a tough time dealing with greed and fear making changes to my trading system. Later I tried futures had little success in daytrading the biggest issue was I was unable to trade full time had to work days most of the time I could only trade early morning, or days I took off from work. Things have changed now I'm 100% remote I'm wanting to try it again. I will be doing some paper trading for awhile I know it's not the same but I really want to get a system working doesn't require (Gut feelings).

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Ostrava Czech Republic
 
 
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Hi there,
my name is Mark and I currently live in the Czech Republic.
I have been looking into futures trading for over three years now.
Finally see some encouraging results and start to be consistent.
Safe trading to all.

-Mark

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stephenville
 
Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader
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Hello all!
My name is Nolan. I have Asperger's, highly functional, 99% of IQ(blah blah). The reason I mention this is because I've been working as a Medical Technologist for the past 6 years and this last year COVID broke me mentally. Financially I've managed to build enough capital and set myself up to get out. 2 days ago I gave a months notice. 2 months from now I plan to start live trading. This is not as risky as it sounds, due to the fact I could get another position at any time to supplement my income.

Honestly I feel this is my chance to forge my way in the world. This is an optimal environment for me to apply myself without distraction or obsessing about my interactions with my coworkers. As weird as it sounds to some people, staring at these charts for hours on end seems to give me purpose and drive. They say like 90% of traders cant profit but I've never related to 95% of people anyway haha.

Anyways I came here to learn and hopefully at some point I can pass it along.

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Cyprus
 
 
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Hello,

Very glad to find a forum to share and learn form other traders. I am learning futures trading for a year and my goal now is to do a combine, to test my knowledge.

Thank you for having me and best wishes

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Townsville
 
Experience: Intermediate
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Hello all!
My name is Nolan. I have Asperger's, highly functional, 99% of IQ(blah blah). The reason I mention this is because I've been working as a Medical Technologist for the past 6 years and this last year COVID broke me mentally. Financially I've managed to build enough capital and set myself up to get out. 2 days ago I gave a months notice. 2 months from now I plan to start live trading. This is not as risky as it sounds, due to the fact I could get another position at any time to supplement my income.

Honestly I feel this is my chance to forge my way in the world. This is an optimal environment for me to apply myself without distraction or obsessing about my interactions with my coworkers. As weird as it sounds to some people, staring at these charts for hours on end seems to give me purpose and drive. They say like 90% of traders cant profit but I've never related to 95% of people anyway haha.

Anyways I came here to learn and hopefully at some point I can pass it along.

I'm going to be in your side of the ring. Good Luck. Well deserved to back yourself like this. Henry

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Sydney, NSW, Australia
 
 
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Hello Big Mike and fellow traders. I am an Australian full-time trader, trading primarily in Australian shares and Options. I'm hoping to make a move into the Futures market. My trading strategy is based on reading order flow and making discretionary calls. I hope to contribute and learn from everyone here. Good luck with all your trades!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
 
 
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Hello everyone,

Unlike many people here, I never really traded much, only invested in a few funds that I rotate every couple years using my pension money. Few stocks as well and very briefly CFDs. Gone very well so far.

I started putting aside Ä1000/month for trading and will continue doing so for the foreseeable future. In the meanwhile I'm trying to be as prepared as possible and have a good start. I would say that I have relatively good theoretical base around securities and investments in general (master degrees in finance & investments and truly enjoy reading research papers about asset pricing and anomalies). Never really had the courage, or the money for that matter, to try trading more frequently. I've been paper trading for years and don't think I can get much else from it by now.


Not sure when or if I would trade futures, but it's so interesting to read all your discussions. Looking forward to learning from you guys and maybe share whatever it is I can share of value.

Thanks!

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Florida
 
 
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Glad to be a part of this group!!


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Tucson Arizona
 
 
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Thanks for this futures trading forum. I am new to futures and trying to get off to a good start. My present concerns are understanding the choices for brokers, platforms, and data. I am typically interested in customizing indicators/strategies and am willing to write code to do so -- so I am looking for a platform that will let me do that, be reasonable in cost, portable if I need to change brokers. In addition to a standard account at TDAmeritrade, which I am looking to change brokers for, I also have a solo 401k account that I need to decide what to do.

Any pointers to forum threads that address these issues would be greatly appreciated.

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Austin Texas
 
 
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Hello!

My name is Chris. Just getting started in Futures trading, but I've been a software developer in the trading industry for around 15 years. I worked on a professional futures trading front end to start and have since built several automated trading systems, including a low-latency arbitrage system for European spot power markets. I've dabbled with my own auto trading system for years and recently left a commodities trading firm and started working on my own system again. I am setting up with R Api and AMP Clearing and will be trying out some manual and auto trading. Probably using MultiCharts as a front end and possibly a Chicago based server for my algos. Crossing my fingers and have put a ton of effort into things and have some pretty good ideas and custom ML modelling techniques that show promise. Read a lot of Ehler's books, ML for trading books and exploring tons of sources of information. I recognize the likelihood of failure, but am going to be as careful as possible. Not risking more than I can afford to lose and ultimately its a great learning experience to push my development career forward even if I don't succeed. I have a ton of questions to ask, so thank you in advance to anyone willing to help me in my journey...

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Los Angeles+CA/USA
 
Experience: Advanced
Platform: TradeStation
Broker: Tradestation, Interactive Brokers
Trading: Futures
 
Posts: 2 since Aug 2013
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Good Day Everyone,

I've been a member since starting futures trading but not very active. I started trading stocks years ago when there was Prodigy and Waterhouse (now TD Ameritrade) with $25 "discounted" commissions. I try new things too frequently and need to stay more focused. Working for the same Employee Owned company for 42 years worked out well. That has given me the opportunity to set aside money for a trading account.

Good luck to everyone with all of your trading.

Domenic

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S„o Paulo - SP / Brazil
 
 
Posts: 1 since Mar 2020
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Hello.

I'm Clayton Faccipieri, a Brazilian guy who is in this marketing for 3 years.

In fact, the 2 first years I just traded Brazilian Futures Mkt and in the last year I started trading Nasdaq using NinjaTrader.

I've been struggling with this platform during this entire year, once the platform that I use, called Profit Chart Pro, is the only thing in the world that brazilian has way better than all the others. I do use in my Profit Chart Platform a lot of cool Indicators and it's not easy to me to create new indicators or adapt the ones I have to the Ninjatrader 8, once I'm not a programmer but a dedicated user.

I'll post the indicators I come up with and hope to find some non reprint indicators here as well.

Thanks for the forum

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
 
 
Posts: 1 since Feb 2021
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Hi. I'm Willie. I'm trying to introduce myself. I'm not even sure I'm in the right place. I know nothing about investing. I just purchased Wendy Kirkland's E Book on Options Trading and hope to learn all I can from you guys.

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Akron, Ohio
 
 
Posts: 2 since Jan 2021
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Mike,

Glad to join this forum. I am new learner of thinkorswim. Hopefully this forum will help. Thank you!
-kele4957

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piscataway NJ USA
 
 
Posts: 28 since Mar 2017
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Mike,
Hi! My name is Manmohan. I am a software implementation consultant and have a year's experience trading futures.

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Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
 
 
Posts: 2 since Sep 2018
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Hello!

I am relatively new, just been trading a few years generally unsuccessfully. Before I was trying to follow and learn from other people's technical analysis approaches and found that most of them did not work for me. I am interested in mechanical intra day approaches to scalping and have started backtesting my ideas using my own bot in cTrader. I like futures trading in indices.

It has been time consuming finding what works out of what doesn't but learning all the time.

Thanks for reading.

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Los Angeles
 
 
Posts: 9 since Feb 2021
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Thanks for sharing Mike! I have a similar story as you and am eager to see what the future holds

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Gothenburg
 
 
Posts: 1 since Oct 2020
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Hi all! I've been trading for many years, but futures are something new to me. I always consider myself a noob (hence the name), because no matter how good you get at something, there's always more stuff to learn. I'm algotrading and I write my own strategies in Easylanguage. Not very good at it yet, but I make money so far. Fly safe all.

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rome italy
 
 
Posts: 1 since Feb 2021
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Goodmorning everyone. first of all, thank you for being welcomed into this community is a fundamental thing for personal growth. Let me introduce myself: I am a novice. After a few years in the world of cfd I finally arrived at futures. And there a world opened up to me. I am only at the beginning of this journey and every day I am trying to experiment and improve my approach to the market every day. I am currently participating in the ern2trade challenge to get a capitalized account (the road is still long) I hope to reach the goal soon.
My operation is based only on two instruments Es and Ym, mini and micro.
I perform scalping operations of up to 25 points and then go out. Let's say a hit and run operation.
There is still a lot to learn especially from a psychological point of view but I hope that in this community I will find people who will help me with their personal experience. I use ninjatrader and analyze the markets with: volume profile, orderflow (bookmap) footprint and delta volume.
Thanks to everyone and see you soon.

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San Jose, CA
 
 
Posts: 1 since Feb 2021
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Hey guys, Sebastian is here.

I've just signed up to learn more about what you guys do.

I have a degree in finance and I've been working in the investment field (real estate) for a few years. During the COVID-19 pandemic, I started learning Python and other technologies, which sparked my interest in Fintech and algorithmic trading.

So, it's an obligatory post to introduce myself, but if you have any piece of advice you can share would me whatsoever, I'd highly appreciate it. Thanks!

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Burlington, ON Canada
 
 
Posts: 18 since Feb 2021
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Hi Big Mike and fellow traders!

Thank you so much for letting me join and inviting me to ask questions.

I am a beginner trader.. I have been trading forex live for the last year and learning simulated futures but you can only learn so much with simulated accounts and only just opened my first live futures account to trade live now.. I have not really made any money but fortunately I haven't lost any really either. So I'm even-steven.

I am constantly taking courses and trying to improve and learn.

The challenge I find is that you take these courses but you are not allowed to communicate with the other students in your courses. They try to keep you separated.

I am looking to trade for active income. Not a hundred percent certain of how I would swing trade at this point. Just looking to make a meager daily income.

And yes I may have stupid questions once in a while, which I already have one brewing btw, so I was happy to see you invite people to ask questions.

After all there are only 1 of 2 ways I will learn: I can ask and hopefully find someone to answer my question or I can lose money.

So thank you very much for letting me join. I look forward to reading all your posts and thank you to anyone who answers my questions....

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Odessa texas/US
 
 
Posts: 1 since Feb 2021
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I am noew to the forum. Trading MIcro and Mini futures with an algo. I am interested in Forex algo also. Have not found one to purchase yet. Joined this forum to try and see what everyone else was using to trade forex.

Bobby

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Champaign
 
 
Posts: 2 since Nov 2020
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Hello, I am new to trading futures, after trying my hand with Forex unsuccessfully. I would pose a question: If there was one, and only one, indicator that you would recommend for trading futures, what would it be?

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topeka
 
 
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Awful lot of content to go through, doing my best to read as much as possible.

Kliebert

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Paris, France
 
 
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Hello everyone! My name is Hannah and I am an alcoho... wait, not the right place!

I live near Paris and over the last 10 years I have been systematic trader/PM for a hedge fund. Now I am taking a few years to spend with my kids and trade for my own account, but I am just getting set up and the scaling is small.

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Upstate NY
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: TOS
Broker: TD Ameritrade
Trading: Equities, Treasuries, Gold
 
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Hello everyone! My name is Hannah and I am an alcoho... wait, not the right place!



I live near Paris and over the last 10 years I have been systematic trader/PM for a hedge fund. Now I am taking a few years to spend with my kids and trade for my own account, but I am just getting set up and the scaling is small.



Welcome to FIO! Iím looking forward to learning from any bits of secret sauce that youíre willing to share!

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Plano ,Texas/USA
 
 
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Hello all,

I've been using Tradestation for many years and have never been sure about the Trademanager Analysis routine's accuracy. Is the a spreadsheet I can use to double-cheeck their accuracy?

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Saint Paul, MN, Unites States
 
 
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Hello all,

I've been using Tradestation for many years and have never been sure about the Trademanager Analysis routine's accuracy. Is the a spreadsheet I can use to double-cheeck their accuracy?


You probably want to post that question in the TradeStation section below:

futures io > Trading Community > Platforms and Indicators > TradeStation

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Upper Marlboro
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Ninja trader
 
Posts: 1 since Feb 2021
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Hi,
I am Festie. I am not new to trading futures. Despite that, I have not been doing great. I have lost money painfully a couple of times. I hope I will fine help belonging to this group.

Thanks

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Adelaide
 
 
Posts: 11 since Oct 2020
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Hi everyone,

I started trading in April 2020 selling options and been trying to learn how to day trade futures. In Dec 2020, I started sim trading and journaling. I spend most of my time looking at my charts and analyse price action. I am not very active on the web but it has been a lonely journey and would like to meet other traders here.

Main method, trading /ES:

Price action - Al Brooks, the Strat, Volume Profile
Chart timeframe - 60 minutes, 5 minutes, 2000 tick
Active trading hours - US RTH session, trying to avoid trading past 12pm EST as it's getting into the sleepy hours here in Australia
R:R - risk 2 to 5 points, TP 2 to 10 points

Routine(in EST):

5am - Review yesterday and do the homework for today
9am - Trader bites time
930am to 12pm - Focus time
12pm to 4pm - Observe the market, journal trades, take trade if I see great set up

Goal:
Build positive habits to be a consistent trader
Get funded




Hope I will add value to the community!
Maze

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Reno NV USA
 
 
Posts: 1 since Aug 2020
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I have been searching for "my" trade in the futures world for 20 years. Blown out a couple of accounts and finally getting serious about this. On my latest quest, I am looking more at Fib reading using renko bars.

Wish me luck.

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London
 
 
Posts: 2 since Feb 2021
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Hi traders!!

Im a beginner to intermediate trader , ive been a position trader for 8 years and intraday for 4 months and only started trading profitably on few trades recently. Very keen to explore various algo softwares and i trade in stocks only at the moment. Hope the experiences i have had will help others and vice versa.

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Calexico, CA
 
 
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Hi everyone,

I stumbled across this place by accident, but it looked like a pretty solid hangout, so I decided to stick around.

I've been trading on and off since I was 18. Since I did not have much disposable income at the time, I ended up blowing up a few hundred dollar accounts between then and late 2019. Now that I can properly fund and maintain a solid account, I've regained my interest in the market and want to devote my time to studying it to the best of my ability.

My trading "career" transitioned from penny stocks to option contracts. I am planning on sticking to option contracts for the foreseeable future until I have a large enough account to be able to trade futures without overleveraging myself.

I hope to be able to learn enough to become consistently successful at trading and eventually able to help others on here in the distant future!

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Los Angeles, California
 
 
Posts: 15 since Feb 2021
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Hi Everyone!

This is the first trading forum I've joined. I've been trading futures for (counts fingers) 5 days now! I'm a completely beginner trading but I hope to improve that and become consistent. As of right now, I'm focused on trading ES and MES to get used to trading. I've been journaling my progress and so far to see how my journey goes.

Cheers!
Koe

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Alzenau
 
 
Posts: 4 since Feb 2021
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Hello, I am JŁrgen. I've had NinjaTrader since January and am new to futures trading. I came across this forum while looking for help. Unfortunately, the system failure at Phillip Capital hit me hard. I will report my experiences so far in the right thread.

Many greetings

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Stockholm Sweden
 
 
Posts: 1 since Feb 2021
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Hi everyone!

I have been trading stocks and indexes for a number of years, mostly loosing money

I have now started to educate myself and going towards algo trading futures. Working on my first system to employ on Mini S&P500...

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CHARLESTON
 
 
Posts: 1 since Aug 2020
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Hey Mike,

I like the enrolment management! slick.

I'm very new to trading (as is most of the population since March of 19) but have been very guarded with my investments.
I'm hoping to learn enough via public forum, etc. to take on a bit more (cautious) risk.

hoping your site will help,

Andi

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Jakarta
 
 
Posts: 1 since Feb 2021
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Hello everyone

I am Jkt and have been trading stocks from 2010 then stopped in 2014 then restarted again in 2020, so i might consider myself as the corona generation.

I consider myself as beginner in trading world, so hope i can learn a lot from this forum from lots of experienced traders here.

My goals in 2021 and beyond are to learn and learn and learn about psychology, money, & risk management

Cheers

Jkt

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Bristol + England
 
 
Posts: 13 since Feb 2021
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Hello,

I'm a software engineer (real time apps, game and shit u.u) totally new to trading, just reading some very fundamental books and building up the courage to open an account with a broker, any moment now...

Oh, i really like turtles btw.

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San Antonio Texas
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Tradovate
Trading: ES
 
Posts: 1 since Feb 2021
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Hello,

Long time reader and finally created an account. I have dabbled in trading commodities and options for over 20 years. Never blew out my account but I have had big losses (ahem oil 2020). Overall, I have moderate gains with about a 40:60 success rate. A bit of swing trading and a bit price action. I work full time job so this is mostly a hobby when I have a time. I plan to continue to improve so in the future I can quit the corporate world and make enough to pay living expenses.

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Hi, everyone, Happy Valentine's day. Glad to be here to exchange ideas.

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I everyone, my name is Frank and I live in the beautiful Sunshine State.

I consider myself an intermediate trader since I learn a lot hitting myself against the wall many time. I currently run on ThinkorSwim and have a bunch of fine tune indicators that I have modified throughout the years. I started trading back in 2003 with a $500 account...which was my savings and I lost it all. Mostly doing the penny trade dream.

Anyways, after many brokers and methods I finally decided that I am not longer going to day trade since it takes a lot of my time as a professional and will work on fine tuning my entries to become more of a short term trader.

Hope to learn a lot from you guys as well as to give back to you. Thank you and hope to not be a RED BULL but a GREEN BULL with your knowledge.

Frank

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Hey all,

My name is John, I am currently trading call options and making these trades based on what I know about technical analysis. Iíve heard a lot about how understanding premiums is the way to go, so Iíve been really trying to get into the field of quantitative finance. The problem is, my knowledge of math is very poor. I am a chemist at my day job, so Iím not a total stranger to math, but what I use is more algebra. Iíve taken up to calc 2 in university but managed to get by without understanding much of the theory behind it all (as I was never really interested). Things have changed now, and I am interested, but I am having a difficult time trying to figure out the right approach to learning calculus on my own. If anyone has any tips itíd be greatly appreciated

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Lecco, Italy
 
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Hello everybody,

I am Belgian, in my 40s, living and working in Italy. The last year I have been investing a lot of time in my personal financial education, focusing mostly on long term investing. During this period I have also touched the topic of (day)trading. As an engineer, I was immediately drawn to the algorithmic side of trading. But before we get to that part, we have to understand the basics. In the search for info on trading I came across this forum. I am looking forward to absorb as much info as I can from this forum and hopefully to return something of my own experience at a later stage.

dedalus.

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Hey all

My name is Jakub and im from Slovakia.

During pandemic and constant home office I kinda got bored and started looking for some hobbies. Im iOS developer so I started building my own app, but wanted to jump into sth completely different. Also Im in a state of buying my first flat and I found out, it would be nice to have better income that I have.

I heard from someone hey you should trade! And I had no clue what it is all about so I started digging around and oh ... its so fun! I mean, I was very exited I can make money so easy (heh ... yeah I saw all those get rich in 5 min youtube stuff) but I realised in about 30 mins it wont be that easy. Not at all.
But coming from technical background I got hooked up with charts and tech analysis. I started reading articles and watching videos 10 hours a day.
I really want to get into this. Sim trading for few months and then jump into it really slowly with micros.

Firstly, fib got me. As a programmer ... fib is awesome. I tried it and sometimes those retracements worked and sometimes didnt. Didnt know from which point should I draw them. Started watching eminimind and eminiaddict ... still kinda lost. I started digging more into why market moves and in which direction.
That leads into DOM and tape reading and all that stuff. Orderflow and market profile and volume profile. Much more interesting then fib

And it led me here. Best forum and ideas sharing I found out.

Glad to be here

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Hello Traders,

Also a long time reader and I just finally created an account. I swing trade Futures and day trade (or scalp, depending of your definition) the Dow and US Treasury 30y, Future contracts, with my own capital.
I am a discretionary trader as I just use DOMs + Heikin-Ashi charts with MAs and horizontal lines.
The last time I blew up an account, it was very panful. Also, it was the beginning of a new chapter in my trading life. Almost 10y ago, I decided to stop trading options, limit my market exposure as much as possible, and think risks first. My goal was to stop losing and only trade when the odds were not to much against me.
Here I am, after all this trading time, still learning and still improving.
Thank you all for your posts, opinions and contributions.
Best!

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Hi everybody,

some years ago I discovered the potential ability to make some money with trading
Unfortunately, like with many others I guess, it all stayed potentially, so I still try to master this interesting hobby of mine now. With this forum i hope to get one step closer to my goal. Thanks for everbody who puts effort in it so that others can learn .

Benni

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Hello all,

I have been trading for only a short period of time, Aug. 2020, initially I got lucky and made money so that when I lost it all blowing up my account the cut felt much deeper. However, the upside is that I now know that I don't know anything about trading, which leave ample room to learn and grow. My search for knowledge in all things trading lead me to this post where I hope to learn something from everyone here.

While trading phycology and risk management are the two primary areas where I focus a lot of my attention, utilizing market profile and price action have become areas of interest as well. Any and all recommendations, books, videos, posts, and such in any of these areas is welcomed.

Take care and happy trading,

Swindell72

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Heyo,

Hope all is well with you all.

I've been following the threads on futures.io for a few months now... needless to say, they've been extraordinarily helpful.

I am an amateur trader, very little experience trading. However, I have a broad foundation in (and strong affinity for) numerous applied sciences (mathematics, mechanical engineering, chemistry, etc).... which have served as learning tools to dig into the basic components of market dynamics and price action.

In that regard, the technical side of things has been fairly easy to digest, and I am beginning to take an interest in Indicator development (with next to no ability to code...yet). I've gone through quite a few of the papers I've found online... The "classics" ; Welles Wilder, Arthur Merrill (Elder is on the up-next list) .... and the "contemporaries"; Sylvain Vervoort Vitali Aprine, Ehlers (a current interest, and brain-stretcher).

Some of the aspects of fundamentals, as well as application of fundamentals (especially within Index Futures) is a bit elusive to me.... none-the-less I am eager to learn and expand understanding broadly

Anyways, I am looking forward to joining the community here, participating more actively, and contributing wherever I may be able to provide any valuable input!... or at least to share opinions/thoughts/ideas

Cheers to you all,






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Hello Everyone!

I have been a long time reader of threads on futures.io but i thought it was time i started trying to provide some content and become more interactive so here i am, My name is James i am from Auckland, New Zealand.

I'm super new to trading have started reading some books and trying to wrap my head around some systems, I am currently reading Al Brooks Bar by Bar series and i am going to purchase his video courses.

I played on a Ninjatrader simulator for a while and decided i knew it all and went live of course blowing up my account within a week this time i am much the wiser and have decided to take it very slowly and try and find something that works well for me.

I learnt a lot over that week the one take away that really got driven home is its one thing doing it in a simulator its another trading with real money, FOMO and what my psychologist fiancť calls "sunken cost effect" are very real and it takes a certain type of person to be able to trade and stick to the system they have created.

Anyways don't want to rant, thanks for having me i hope to be a valuable member of this community and learn from you all, happy hunting and see you around.

James.

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I dont know if there is a word that describes someone less versed than a noob but that would be me. So far I have only started a NinjaTrader demo account and have been trying to build consistency and find a strategy that works for me. My only experience in trading so far has been a Forex demo account which i did very well on however i did realize i was using a margin that wasnt practical and making trades i would not have made with my own money. YouTube has been a great resource so far and I came across this forum and look forward to learning as much as i can and hopefully in the future being able to contribute my experience and knowledge(once i have some). To start I will be trading Micro ES until i feel my consistency is ready for the Mini ES. From there who knows. Yachts, private jets, gold plated helicopters with alligator skin seats here i come .... they really need a font called sarcasm. Happy Trading.


What i already know im struggling with is entry and exit points. Im great at buying and selling, maybe not for profit but I click like no ones business.

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From there who knows. Yachts, private jets, gold plated helicopters with alligator skin seats here i come .... they really need a font called sarcasm. Happy Trading.

Welcome MadSc13ntist,


As for sarcasm, feel free to use this emoticon

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Hello traders,
I finally took the time to register here. It was my source of finding reliable information since I begun trading futures.
I don't have much experience in trading futures and made the error of thinking that because I traded stocks many years I can just jump on trading futures without problems... well I guess you know how that ended up.
Thanks for your contributions, hope I can return some of that too.
Best regards to all!

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