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 bubbles1987 
Houston, Texas
 
Experience: Beginner
 
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Hello all,

Been investing in the market since I was 14 or so but its always been large caps or ETF's. Finally decided it was time for me to apply my technical/analytical knowledge I have from my day job as an engineer to dabble in the daytrading and futures markets. I am just getting into reading up on theory and trying to identify the best platform to allow me to practice trading on before I dive into it with real money. I've enjoyed scanning the forums for the past few days.

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tradecombine
SAN ANTONIO
 
 
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I'm tradecombine. (Like the piece of farm equipment.)

I'm just beginning at trading, so I've spent the last couple months researching and back-testing rules-based strategies (manual and automatic). I've found some good materials out there (and I've also found some people who want to sell you something that have nothing of value). To paraphrase TradingRush: "no point in putting my hard-earned money into a strategy, that doesn't even work!"

I started off on the TDAmeritrade/ThinkOrSwim side, and while their ThinkScript platfrom is very intuitive and beginner-friendly, I quickly ran into platform limitations around automating trades, so I then sought out NinjaTrader. (I reserve the right to try other platforms in the future.)

I've seen in practice that my rules about support/resistance, trend-following, etc, work if I follow them, so I want to work on my discipline in back testing while I also work at automating my rules. I've seen so far that keeping it simple works best for me. One of the biggest things I've learned is to not risk too much on a single deal, always keeping money management and risk profile top of mind. I figure it's easier for a computer to do this than myself, so that's another appeal of automated trading.

During my research, futures.io eventually turned up in a search result when someone wanted a conversion of TradingRush's BeepBoop indicator, so I did that here:
<sorry, I can't post links because I'm too new.>

The indicator is also posted to the Ninjatrader ecosystem:
<sorry, I can't post links because I'm too new.>

The community on this website seems welcoming so far.

Almost forgot my standard disclaimer: Don't take trading advice from a piece of farm equipment!

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TopJob62
Denver, CO USA
 
 
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I'm nearing retirement (probably have 5 years or so of gainful employment before I decide it's time to quit and for me & the wife to go do more fun).
I feel like retirement is pretty well funded, but for right now, I'm looking for some debt reduction acceleration principles. I've been poking around doing some minor trading for 5 or 6 years or so, but nothing ever very serious. So, thought I'd buckle down and start investing in my investing

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I'm nearing retirement (probably have 5 years or so of gainful employment before I decide it's time to quit and for me & the wife to go do more fun).
I feel like retirement is pretty well funded, but for right now, I'm looking for some debt reduction acceleration principles. I've been poking around doing some minor trading for 5 or 6 years or so, but nothing ever very serious. So, thought I'd buckle down and start investing in my investing

Welcome, you are in a good place here. What do you mean by 'debt reduction acceleration principles'? Sounds cryptic....

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Maybe if I'd have switched the order of the words, it would make more sense. Something along the lines of "Accelerated Debt Reduction Principles". I currently have a HELOC with about 5 years until payoff @ current payout schedule & a Mortgage with another 20 or so years. I'd love to be able to get rid of the HELOC, and make a serious dent in the Mortage before I decide to "pull the plug" on working.

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davidfc
Barcelona + Catalunya
 
 
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Hi! I'm David!

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GravyTrainer
San Diego North County + California/USA
 
 
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Hey everyone,

Hello from the beach in North County San Diego. New here and relatively new to the world of technical analysis. Started trading 10 years ago after reading Reminisces of a Stock Operator. I have earned 300%+ over that time using buy and hold on a very very small portfolio without any detailed research. My trading portfolio consists of the ETF's and Equities that I've held over that time and now over the last few years I've added Crypto's into the mix. Always have been and intend to continue to be a mostly buy and hold investor. Recently though, I've started to learn to take profits on swings and begun to be open to speculate on exponential movements regardless of the class of security. I'm interested in indicators and tools that might help me with this. Also in learning how to execute some of these strategies in Forex, as that is the next trading market I'm interesting in being active in. That about sums it up, beyond that my knowledge about any derivatives such as futures or options is very, very limited. Apologies ahead of time for any ignorant statements I've made here due to lack of knowledge. Thats why I'm excited to be here with you guys. Thanks to everyone contributing to this community. Looking forward to learning and growing with everyone here.

Cheers!

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niemert
Bern, Switzerland
 
 
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Hi Everyone
I'm a trader focused on futures and forex. Trading since mulitple years part time with systematic approaches.
Looking forward to discussions.
Best,
nt

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rcard
Ronkonkoma,NY
 
 
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Top of the morning ! Im Rob from NY. Im looking to lear.n about trading options

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 jhugg 
Seattle
 
Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader
Broker: NinjaTrader Brokerage - CQG
Trading: Futures Indices
 
Posts: 5 since Mar 2021
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Hi Everyone,
I live in the US - Pacific Northwest. I heard about you folks from a friend and am glad to be here with you. I've been trading futures for a little over a year. I love trading. My goal is to earn a steady income and increase my retirement savings. Retirement is just around the corner for me. Last year I made six figures trading -- then lost all of it plus some. And I spent a small fortune on training, indicators, etc.
This year I've set a new course -- one with proper position sizing, trade management, etc. Over the past few months I have been backtesting, practicing in SIM, etc. to refine my manual trading plan. I start my live roll-out next week. I am also testing some ATS's. Ultimately I hope my trading will be mostly automated.

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r41866
Cypress Texas/USA
 
 
Posts: 10 since Mar 2021
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Hi, Mike. Thank you so much for this forum!

I started trading 12 years ago but was never able to find a working strategy until I found the courses by Al Brooks and Mack. Now I want to trade Mack's strategy because his strategy is a simplified version of Al Brooks looks very profitable. Yet Mack's strategy requires extremely fast execution speed so now I am trying to do auto trade using Multicharts. I have a free version of Multicharts (it is legal. Believe me) but because of that, I cannot post questions in official Multicharts forum. Therefore, I hope to get some help here.

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tradeandbreathe
Manila, PH
 
 
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Hi Everyone,

I'm a stock trader, trying to transition to futures. Looking forward to sharing and learning from the community.

Thanks, Big Mike for the welcome!

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Piedaddy11
Fort Collins CO
 
 
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Hi all,

I have been trading for about 4 years. Tripled my account and lost it all. I am on the sidelines re-tooling. I am impressed with the work of Linda Raschke Bradford and want to learn more.

Thanks: Big Mike

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NestorNG74
Denia, Spain
 
 
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Hola to everyone! My name is Néstor, I am just staring to play )
with trading. It is funny and it works, I already lost 1600€ so it means somebody is earning money!
Thanks for the community.

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 Seanogey 
Sydney NSW/Australia
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Ninja 8
Broker: Philips Capital
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Hi Mike et All,

Ive been trading about 15 months now and after 6 months learning Equities and doing badly I tried Forex and then for the past 6 months Eminis. I enjoy the MES and MNQ right now and want to get to a higher level.

Wasnt sure how to find some mates to learn from and contribute as I get better and stumbled upon this site and it seems good!

Looking forward to learning and contributing

Sean Og

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shaman786
Bangalore India
 
 
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Hey guys, I have been investing for sometime now but I wanted to take this to the next level. So I want to learn more from this forum and hopefully take my investing and trading to the next level

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Hi all,

I have been trading for about 4 years. Tripled my account and lost it all. I am on the sidelines re-tooling. I am impressed with the work of Linda Raschke Bradford and want to learn more.

Thanks: Big Mike

Welcome! I recommend reading Linda's book, Trading Sardines, which she self-published. It is full of trading wisdom, anecdotes, and encouragement, gleaned from her decades of trading.

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Hi Mike et All,

Ive been trading about 15 months now and after 6 months learning Equities and doing badly I tried Forex and then for the past 6 months Eminis. I enjoy the MES and MNQ right now and want to get to a higher level.

Wasnt sure how to find some mates to learn from and contribute as I get better and stumbled upon this site and it seems good!

Looking forward to learning and contributing

Sean Og

Welcome @Seanogey , you are in a great place. This is a very helpful community and mostly insulated from the outside forces of vendors trying to sell you stuff. Contribute, read, post, and ask questions. You will find people of all types and experience here.

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ChsTiger
Charleston, SC USA
 
 
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Good afternoon and thanks for allowing me to join your forum. I've been learning to trade for the last two years now. I started with Futures and really enjoy it. When the Pandemic hit I had to put trading on the backburner to homeschool my daughter. I resigned from my job of 9 years last month when our values no longer aligned, to put it mildly. So now I'm starting my new and hopefully final career. As such, I'm doing my best to treat this accordingly. I started off trading or at least charting a couple indexes, along with gold, oil and corn. But that was too much for me. I found myself spread too thin and I would miss trades because I was too busy looking at another chart. Therefore, I have since scaled way down to really focus only on gold and oil. I do my best to be a rules based, low risk, trend trader. I look forward to learning and sharing with this community. Thank you.

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thebondiwave
Sydney NSW Australia
 
 
Posts: 1 since Jan 2021
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Hi everyone.

@Big Mike - thank you for creating this place.

If @DameDeHasard regards herself as a Trading Apprentice then I must be a Trading Apprentice's assistant's assistant's assistant bar-person.

I got hooked on options whilst studying for my MBA. I trade options, futures, corporate bonds, equities and a bit of currency.

Came across futures.io via post by @smtlaissezfaire on process and keeping the right kind of plan/files/learning strategy. I came here to refine my process.

Please feel free to ask me about the Australian market - if I can't help you I can attempt to point you in the right direction.

I have a background in IT and general creativity.

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JugaKang
London
 
 
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Hi Folks,

A 53 year old virgin here (in trading that is!). Father of 1 (5 year old boy) with another in the oven and i can seriously say that the wife's hormones in hyperdrive. I have a desire to learn as much as I can for free before I go on a paid course. Here for the knowledge and hopefully pick up a lot of guidance from the various threads.

Best

Jay

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tradebee
Ottawa, Canada
 
 
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Hi Everyone,
I have been dabbling with trading for a long time, now I am planning to take it mainstream. I am a programmer and interested in Math& Machine learning.
While doing some browsing, I came across futures.io. This forum is unlike others. I feel that the discussions are mature and the members are passionate. I want to learn from this forum and give back.

@Big Mike& Members thanks for creating such a great community.
--Cheers

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 21B0dhi21 
Plattsburgh, NY
 
Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader
Trading: MES
 
Posts: 1 since Mar 2021
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Hi everyone,

I just signed up today after stumbling onto the thread of someone asking for a mentor. I was amazed at all the information in that thread and attitudes of everyone involved. I realized that this is one of those gold mines of a forum.

I've only been trading stocks for a month and a half and just downloaded the NT trial for futures last week. I'm using settled cash only with a small account for stocks. So, I'm not seeing huge returns obviously. But, I'm happy to say that I've been profitable to this point.

I really enjoy studying trading and I'm holding onto a very small hope that it could replace my current job someday. I know I have a much better chance now that I found this forum.

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 Klndry 
Windsor Nova Scotia Canada
 
Experience: Beginner
Platform: Ninja Tradeer
Trading: Stocks Options
 
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My name is Kevin Landry.

I live in Nova Scotia Canada and winter in Mission Texas. I have retired twice, once from the military and once from self employment.

I have some experience in stocks and other investments. Not an expert by any means.

I have zero futures experience. But from experience the buy and hold never seems to work for me, so I am seriously investigating futures as a way of making a few dollars and passing some time.

Pension income is only getting less with the runaway inflation and I don't believe a word of numbers government and big corporations have to tell me.

I am wishing everyone good luck and great trading. Winds at our backs.

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Btmfedr
Seattle Washington
 
 
Posts: 1 since Mar 2021
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Hi All,

Thank you for accepting me. My name is Neil and I have been trading on and off for 30 years.

I have made a little money trading and enjoy the meats and metals, also others, micros and minis if available.

Neil

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PilotTerry
Simi Valley
 
 
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Hey Everyone, and thanks @BigMike

From SoCal and learning everyday about the markets and trading. Here to learn, and continue honing my prep and premarket routine, and optimizing my tech, including hot keys, buttons, and macros. Been using Fidelity's Advanced Trader Pro, and need to eventually move on.

Cheers,
PilotTerry

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VICosPhi
Phoenix AZ
 
 
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Hello folks,

New to trading Emini futures and looking forward to learn market profile and general TA wisdom. Glad to be a part of this community.

Thanks

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hiperson3673
New York NY
 
 
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Hey everyone,

Glad to be a part of this community! I started dabbling in stocks in 2018. Tried various strategies and whatnot but had trouble finding something that could stick. Lost money in between, but thankfully not enough to endanger my financial well-being!

About half a year ago I started trading futures. At the same time I finally found a strategy that suited my trading style and personality. Last month I started a trading combine with Topstep and am happy to say that just today I passed and will begin trading a funded account soon.

I hope to learn from everyone in this forum and hopefully contribute the small amount of knowledge I've gained after finally proving I can trade profitably.

Thanks!

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Trentatron
Knoxville
 
 
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Good Morning!

Thank you for having me, I'm very glad to have found this forum.

I have been in high-end car sales for the past 15 years and as I'm getting older the 50+ hour work weeks are starting to feel like they have a diminishing return. For the past few years, I've really wanted to find a way to work fewer hours or from home but all I seemed to find were "get rich quick schemes" until I came across day trading.

I've been studying the markets for about two months and so far I've read "Day Trading for a Living" by Andrew Aziz, "Day Trading for Dummies" by Ann C Logue, and currently, I'm working my way through "Trading in the Zone" by Mark Douglas. If there are any other books you have found impactful to your trading I'm always looking for suggestions.

What lead me here was my search for a review of Al Brook's course. I like the concept of price action trading because it can be applied widely to many markets, so it seems like a good place to start. Any other good resource suggestions for learning about price action are also welcome.

I look forward to having a network of like-minded people that I can learn from and bounce questions off of (after using the search function first of course lol).

Thank you again and happy trading!!

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drstein
Los Angeles, CA
 
 
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I'm from SoCal like a few people around here. I do academic research in finance and I'm trading my personal portfolio of options and stocks. Want to go into futures as well. Interested in building a robust and efficienct system for trading that fits an active lifestyle. Would love to contribute what I can to this community.

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Biska
Dubai Uae
 
 
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Hi Mike and everyone,

My name is Marko and I'm a part time forex trader. I want to expand my knowledge on futures and Ninjatrader system. Glad to be part of this community!

Best,
Marko

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mercator6
Manville, New Jersey
 
 
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Thanks Mike. Glad to join. I have been trading for a couple of months and hope this blog is an addition to my arsenal of trading tools.

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 westernwind 
Cardiff, UK
 
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Hi Big Mike and everybody.

I'm based in the UK, self-employed and work from home in my own business, which is my second career. I previously spent many years working in the equities markets (not as a trader), and I also day-traded stocks for six months or so a few years ago while in between jobs. I made some, lost some, and came out slightly ahead, but then got lured back to regular employment so had to quit the day trading for compliance reasons.

Nowadays I have a steady and quite decent income from my main job, so I don't plan on giving that up. I usually have a few hours free every day, and can organise my own time pretty much as I want, so I feel it's time to look at day trading again. (I don't want the stress of holding overnight.)

I am starting to look at futures, basically forex/indices, and plan to spend the next year watching price movements and getting a feel for the main instruments. In some ways it's very different to the stock markets, but risk is risk, and I'm not going to be swinging for the fences. If I can come up with some ideas, I'll sim them first, and if there's anything that looks good I'll start trading with a small account of $5k or $10k and very modest positions (E-minis or possibly even E-micros).

I have no illusions it will be easy, and I'm very aware of how much I don't know, but you got to start somewhere!

WW

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 vmodus 
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I'm from SoCal like a few people around here. I do academic research in finance and I'm trading my personal portfolio of options and stocks. Want to go into futures as well. Interested in building a robust and efficienct system for trading that fits an active lifestyle. Would love to contribute what I can to this community.

Welcome@drstein ! Consider algorithmic/automated trading if you like having an active lifestyle. There are a number of us here, so take a look around and get involved. I find you get out of FIO what you put into it.

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block bleeder
Minnesota
 
 
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Hello everyone, my name is Don.

I'm a 34 year old full time, exclusive /NQ trader (4yrs). I consider it a travesty not finding this place sooner. I'm enamored with the variety this community offers, and eager to having in depth discussions, learning from you all, and contributing however I can.

Thanks for having me. Best of luck, and good mental health to anyone reading.


Regards,

Don

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GraceAber
Aberdeen, uk
 
 
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Hi everyone, my name is Ryan, I tried to trade and lost my money without any prior training. I have a background in engineering and project management; i came back to trading with a view to learning all i can and put into practice what i learn and continue to learn, because without the learning and the practice processes, it amounts to nothing. I love trading and all of its excitement, but also mindful not to blow my account again. I would love to contribute in whatever way i can to this forum and also to learn from you all; i like this forum, and i think is amazing; thanks for having me here.

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Mozoneking
Toronto + Ontario/Canada
 
 
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Hola, Friends,

I have a small back ground as a pit trader in the Toronto Futures/Options Trade Exchange back in middle of 1990's. I did not have a full training before jumped in the pit as a Local trader. I am so glad to have a full of professional traders and friends with Futures.io.
Now, I am almost retired from the insurance, real estate and mortgage industry, and surely enjoying the financial market movements daily.

Wish you all, and stay safe !!!

Mozoneking from Toronto Canada

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TheDailyFutures
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Hi everyone! I used to trade emini es and nq at Kingstree in Chicago. It was a great experience and taught me a lot. Now I'm getting back into trading and following the markets daily.

I have a few threads on Optimus Futures and use Optimus Flow for my trading platform.

I'm looking to gain knowledge and experience here and connect with other traders.

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aloyceprince
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hellow traders
am aloyce am happy to join communiy and i look forward to learn more about future i have been trade forex for almost 4 years and this is m second year trading as full trader under company thanks

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 spencer1155 
Concord, NH USA
 
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Hello all,

I just signed up after doing a search on Day Trade To Win reviews. It seems like most of these clowns they made their money selling courses and not by trading which is very disappointing.

Hoping to learn from everyone here, I'm not really a beginner but I'm not sure how I would classify myself.

Looking forward to interacting with you all.

Spencer

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GlenK
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Hi everyone

I just completed my registration with futures io and I am still trying to navigate myself through the forum. I am new to futures market and I haven't traded any real money. Hope to learn from the members.

Kind Regards
GlenK

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Kairard
London
 
 
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Hey guys

I'm a beginner trader and yet to become a profitable one. I have blown my account a couple of times and hope to learn something from this forum to one day become a profitable trader.

Thanks for setting this up

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moloko
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Hi,

Glad to join this forum.

Moloko

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CsharpTrader63
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Hi everyone!

I hope to learn here, As well as share my experince and what I have already learned.

Just a brief introduction, After working on the CBOT and CME trading floors. My career with open outcry ended as the trading floor dried up. I was still able to go to work as a prop trader with a large prop shop in Chicago. At that time my trades were placed on a Globex terminal, a click trader.
As I saw automated and eventually HF and Algos drive the Markets. I educated myself and began working with a C# Api.
I currently Trade with a C# Api. I will be starting a Trading journal very soon.

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 FuManChou 
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Hi everyone!

I hope to learn here, As well as share my experince and what I have already learned.

Just a brief introduction, After working on the CBOT and CME trading floors. My career with open outcry ended as the trading floor dried up. I was still able to go to work as a prop trader with a large prop shop in Chicago. At that time my trades were placed on a Globex terminal, a click trader.
As I saw automated and eventually HF and Algos drive the Markets. I educated myself and began working with a C# Api.
I currently Trade with a C# Api. I will be starting a Trading journal very soon.


Would love to hear more about your time being in the pits.

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Hi FuManChou,

I started out as a runner at the CBOT and while at the CBOT became a arb clerk in the 30 year Bonds. I eventually went to the CME. At the CME I offset positions for local traders with a trading group on a Globex terminal. In the euro currency, S&P and Nasdaq. I learned so much at those positions . Auction theory and that Volume is King . I still miss it .

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 alex7777 
San Diego California
 
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Hi all. Newbie here -- 3 months trading and loving it. Actually, trading live in forex now -- did simulation for about a week and felt like sex without a partner, just not the same hence live -- -- gbpjpy and eurusd main pairs. I trade when I can -- early hours and the Asian session, as I work full time. Already has a few drawdowns -- does 12 count in 3 months? ( stupid high positions that wiped out small gains) .. Some lessons take time to learn and my last one hurt like a mofo and slapped me silly.

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ES888
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Hi traders,

I am new to trading futures, I wish I had found this forum earlier better late than never!

Look forward to learning from you all.

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dshnizzy
Virginia Beach
 
 
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Hi, Everyone!
Total noob here. This looks like a good place for info with plenty of experienced folks.
I enjoyed looking at all the battle stations. There are a lot of sweet stations out there.
Looking forward to being part of this community!

Thanks
Dan

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MrMojoRisin
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Hey folks!
I'm now in year 3 of my journey. I started out with Forex, went over Penny Stocks, tried Large Caps and finally transitioned to Futures. After countless gurus, systems and dozens of books I'm finally getting what it's really about.
Ironically the first methodology I've tried 2 years ago and abandoned pretty quick because "it wasn't working", is the one that now starts to show some minor results and I am at a point where I want to make that methodology my own and stick with it. I'll leave the search for the Holy Grail to Indy, I couldn't find it.
I'll mainly use the Journal section to hold myself more accountable and to get some sense of community in this sometimes solitary trading world.

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Aprentice
Miami Florida
 
 
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Hello , I'm a beginner trader, I hope to learn Options Trading , I'm using ToS platform, I want to learn ThinkScript .

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 SG66 
Oslo, Norway
 
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Hello and thank you for the welcoming.
I am a beginner trader who really look forward to participate in this interesting and great community.
Wish the best for every body here and be safe.
Cheers.
Sal.

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 JamesThatcher   is a Vendor
 
 
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Hi all,

I’ve been successfully trading economic data releases making a full-time living from it since 2009. I’ll share my trade plans here for others to use or discuss.
If your a news trader or are interested in news trading, I hope you find my analysis helpful. I do one-to-one coaching. Remember, news trading especially is hazardous and you should do your own research also. If you have any questions, please ask.
Good Luck
James

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ayonhazra2007
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Hi All,

I trade in cash and Options segments.

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 Operator2021 
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Hello all, I am here to learn and contribute. I actively trade /ES and /CL in my cash account and swing equities in IRA. I have had decent success within the past year but need to improve my system. I currently use ToS for both. I would like to have more competitive RT pricing and a more robust platform including DOM to fine tune my strategies .

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 lcrb 
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Hi

Happy to be here, I am finally setting my foot down and beginning my journey towards self sufficiency through trading. However long that is.

Hoping to start with ES or NQ to the point of having a system I can scale. Would love to explore option modeling and quant methods in the long term to add to the arsenal.

I have a background in data analytics and finance so thankfully this is not all foreign but really looking forward to learning more.

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 Sandpaddict 
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Hi

Happy to be here, I am finally setting my foot down and beginning my journey towards self sufficiency through trading. However long that is.

Hoping to start with ES or NQ to the point of having a system I can scale. Would love to explore option modeling and quant methods in the long term to add to the arsenal.

I have a background in data analytics and finance so thankfully this is not all foreign but really looking forward to learning more.

Hello lcrb.

My best wishes in your future.

Curious what your background is as far as your understanding of models of trading strategies. Strategy building and testing? Backtesting. Walk-forward testing. And the pitfalls of such?

Maybe I can offer advice. Maybe not.

In any case. Welcome.

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Apologies, could have been clearer. Exploring market profiling, order flow, and volume for intraday NQ or ES. I think I could conceptualize a system to transition to trading time on these principles with less of a learning curve. I’d be treating this as my “work” piece.

I use python/pandas a solid amount and figured I might as well put my skills to use and explore quant strategies as well. This would be more the “fun” part. Arb sounds interesting, but mostly because it’s the easiest for me do conceptually understand as of now. Other than that it’s all foreign.

I follow a few quant fund managers on Twitter that like to share a lot of “school-like” hypothetical modeling and examples. Get the impression that quant modeling, especially for a retail or independent trader, should at least for now be more of a “hobby” than an aspiration due to the large cost of having to restructure or scrap a working model if the conditions change. But I could be wrong..

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Apologies, could have been clearer. Exploring market profiling, order flow, and volume for intraday NQ or ES. I think I could conceptualize a system to transition to trading time on these principles with less of a learning curve. I’d be treating this as my “work” piece.

I use python/pandas a solid amount and figured I might as well put my skills to use and explore quant strategies as well. This would be more the “fun” part. Arb sounds interesting, but mostly because it’s the easiest for me do conceptually understand as of now. Other than that it’s all foreign.

I follow a few quant fund managers on Twitter that like to share a lot of “school-like” hypothetical modeling and examples. Get the impression that quant modeling, especially for a retail or independent trader, should at least for now be more of a “hobby” than an aspiration due to the large cost of having to restructure or scrap a working model if the conditions change. But I could be wrong..

I would still avail yourself to the pitfalls of algo trading first, as then you'll be on stable ground to start your own.

There are some very specific traits exclusive to trading.

As a good start the quant Ernest Chan might be a good fit. He writes extensively and I've heard good things about his credibility.

He's way over my head but if thats you cup if tea.

Cheers

As always just my opinion.

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 clarkjoe4242 
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Hi, Mike

I'm glad I found this place. I recently bought a bot and proceeded to loose money with it. Then I landed here and saw people discussing strategies with this particular bot. I'm now trying to find the main poster and hopefully contribute as well.

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JUST WANT TO SAY HELLO TO THR COMMUNITY AND IF U WOULD LIKE TO KNOW A LITTLE ABOUT MY TRADING EXPERIENCE, I ADDED IT TO MY BIO IN FULL DETAIL, IT WILL NOT LET ME COPY AND PASTE AND I DO NOT HAVE THE TIME TO REPEAT EVERYTHING, SO ANYWAY HELLO GUYS AND THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME IN YOUR COMMUNITY .can anyone help me with using my own trading logo as my avatar? It would only let me pick a random one from here?

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dshnizzy

Sorry for the delay in my reply as I don't visit the forum that often now days.

Glean all you can from as many sources as you can and read all the books you can. Then absorb it and make it your own. You are not like any one else and are unique so cannot trade like anyone else. Find out what works for you. It is not about the amount you win but consistency. If you can get consistent you can make more money than you can ever spend. The best indicator you have is the one between your ears. It adapts to the changing environment. It is also more intuitive and adaptive to the changing environment. Many people like algo or program trading. You might think as a computer person I would like that but the reverse is true. A program or indicator will do the exact same thing every time without emotion. The problem is markets are constantly moving and changing. Measure / counter measure like in warfare because you are at war. Programs or indicators with AI (artificial intelligence) are rare and others don't adapt or adjust to changing conditions but your brain can and does do this.

I am lucky in that I was a programmer, analyst, and developer for most of my life (a very good one too) and in many ways still am. I have done hundreds of indicators over the years as only a proof of concept to prove some concept or theory about the markets I thought of or read about. Some things people have said on this forum are helpful and other things are complete crap. I accept nothing until I prove it for myself. So my foundation is solid and grows slowly. Not rumor or fantasy but proven documented fact by me. It is sometimes long hard work but returns paybacks. In essence I seek knowledge.

Hope I don't sound like a nutter (crazy person) to you. If i do just ignore my comments.

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 FuManChou 
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JUST WANT TO SAY HELLO TO THR COMMUNITY AND IF U WOULD LIKE TO KNOW A LITTLE ABOUT MY TRADING EXPERIENCE, I ADDED IT TO MY BIO IN FULL DETAIL, IT WILL NOT LET ME COPY AND PASTE AND I DO NOT HAVE THE TIME TO REPEAT EVERYTHING, SO ANYWAY HELLO GUYS AND THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME IN YOUR COMMUNITY .can anyone help me with using my own trading logo as my avatar? It would only let me pick a random one from here?


You can only select a custom avatar if you are a futures.io elite member. Otherwise you have to select one of the available avatars or no avatar. Consider becoming an elite member to further support the community.

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Close, it's actually no avatar for non-Elite. You can upload it whatever but it won't show in posts.

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Hello Big Mike and thank you for accepting me in your community.

I am a systematic trader.

I trade futures, stocks, commodities, fx and more recently cryptos.
I normally use MultiCharts connected to Interactive Brokers but there are some limitations to this.
I am always looking for enhancement in trading capacity and systems. I developed my own bars using some range type calculations.

Anyone here knowing how to build a bridge between MultiCharts and MT5/MT5/C-Trader/Ninja Trader would be useful to me or any platform having Kase bars or similar bars.

I will dig in your multitude of Threads to see what I can find anyways.

Again thanks for accepting me,

Best regards

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Hi Everyone
I'm in the UK and started my trading journey 10 months ago. I've learned a lot and burnt a bit of cash but not too much. I use NT8 now which I like and am trading live and just about holding my own. I've been looking for a good training course ( been burnt a couple of times already) to take me to a consistent level. I was thinking about Day Trading Academy but the threads on here are not very positive albeit a bit old. Would be really grateful to hear any suggestions on how to move forward.

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Hi Everyone
I'm in the UK and started my trading journey 10 months ago. I've learned a lot and burnt a bit of cash but not too much. I use NT8 now which I like and am trading live and just about holding my own. I've been looking for a good training course ( been burnt a couple of times already) to take me to a consistent level. I was thinking about Day Trading Academy but the threads on here are not very positive albeit a bit old. Would be really grateful to hear any suggestions on how to move forward.

Welcome GTC1948,

Training courses can be a bit of a hit and miss, depending on many factors.


The outcome of any education also depends on what expectations you have to begin with.


For example, in the same way that going to school/uni does not guarantee you employment, attending trading courses does not guarantee profitability, if that is your goal.


I trust you can find here a lot of resources as well as helpful community members who can help with guidance on what best path to choose.

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sheva
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Hello everyone!



I'm new to this forum so I thought I'd stop by to say hi! I wouldn't say I'm a beginner nor am I a successful trader,

I've been trading about a year, making commissions for my broker, but nothing for myself.

Here on this forum I've started my trading journal which will be mostly for myself(as I find I'm better at

analyzing markets when I have to write it down) but I'm also open for another opinion and discussion as well.



P.S. Looked at a few other journals on the forum but couldn't spot anyone who trades d1 like myself, will be glad to meet, as I don't trade intraday

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 mauroqenk 
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Hi!

New at FIO, looking forward to learning from all of you. Hope my profile is visible to everyone.

I "traded" basically stocks and a few months ago I jumped into futures 'cause I have a small account and the PDT rule is .... well it is what it is.
I've separated my capital into 2 accounts stocks portfolio will be for short/long term swings (investment) ... this one is doing fine, nothing crazy (but not losing money there compared to 1 year ago)
The second account is for day trading futures (micros/minis). Will be journaling mostly regarding these trades.


Feel free to drop your comments on any of my future entries, I'd love some feedback about my trading thought process.

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Welcome Mauro, good luck with the contest.

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mrizzo
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jus left a detailed reply, but obviously it wasn't meant to be because I timed out and lost it. Basically here to learn from people in the trencthes and not some gurus just trying to make a buck off of anyone they can.

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verysuede
Hsinchu city of Taiwan
 
 
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Hi All,
I trade stock mainly. I am new in futures trading.
I just started my futures trading one year ago.
I use TradeStation platform for trading.
I look forward to learning easy language programming in futures.io.

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PhilCarti
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Hi Mike I really appricciate your work this is an awsome site. Thanks Phil

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JustinV
Calgary, Alberta, CA
 
 
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Hi all,

Looking to learn from all. I'm a price action trader currently learning on SPY with the goal of eventually trading 5 ES contracts profitably (day trade only). I'm focused on trading a single product on the 5 min chart only. Recently finished Al Brook's course which was exceptionally helpful. I currently use IB TWS but will upgrade once I'm more profitable. Haven't lost much money (except in commission) but haven't made much either. Still making some beginner mistakes like not jumping on trends fast enough, looking to trade reversal prematurely etc. Looking forward to learning from everyone on here. Cheers

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OhGod2Trill
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What’s up,

Heard about futures io on a podcast and had to make an account. Very interested in continuing to learn and hear about others perspectives on the market. I am new to trading currently on demo practicing a simple trend following strategy using Price action + MACD on MNQ.

Thank for having me on here and please if you can share any tips as to the best instrument to trade in futures and why I would greatly appreciate it!

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Nanason
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Hello everyone ,I'm also glad to be here and looking forward to share some of my analysis with you. Remember we're here to lift up each other. Let's keep the ladder going. Thank you Mike.

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I have been trading for quite some time. I have been jumping from Technical Indicators to Market Profile, Market Profile to VSA, Recently I have been learning about weis Waves. I dont do trades too much. Instead I spend most of the my reading and learning about trades. I am not trying to find the Holy grail. But I want to know what I am doing. So , I ll be learning for some time more.

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gta395
United Kingdom
 
 
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Hi everyone! Thanks for letting me join.

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MicroFutures
New York, New York
 
 
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Thank you Mike and FIO community. I invested time through the years reading financial blogs to share free advice with family and friends. A few years ago I opened and blew up my own trading account. From there I starting learning about options. Recently I began paper trading NQ and MNQ on TOS. My results are profitable thus far. Now my journey is to develop a strategy and a system to manage risk and earn an income.

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PhilCarti
QLD, Australia
 
 
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Hi All Just a quick intro. I have been trading on and off for the last 20 years and have traded Stocks, Futures and a bit of Crypto's. I am looking to take my trading a little more serious with a view to making a living from it. I am a Price Action Day Trader and using TWS with IB at the moment but in the process of setting up with AMP and Ninjatrader. I am in Australia so looking to trade some of the Major Asian Pacific Indices like the ASX SPI200, Nikkey, Hang Seng, Kospi and so on as they are in a suitable timezone for me to trade. I am looking for recommendations on some of the better Mini Contracts to trade in this region and a good fast Volitile market. Look forward to meeting some of you all here.

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abdicatio
 
 
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Hello there!
I've been trading futures since 2019.
At the beginning I was trading currency futures but after a while I moved exclusively on ES.
See you!


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avin98
NewYork NewYork
 
 
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Hello Everyone,

Been trading since 2016. But have been really finicky since early 2019. Jan 03 2019 was probably the worst day of my trading life. Sold off a lifetime of AAPL stock due to a pre-determined stop loss ($145, around $46 today). Since then I am developed a fear on going long anything, with the fear that a massive selloff is just around the corner. Gradually I built my confidence and then March 2020 happened.

And since then I have developed a fear of going long (FOGL). I am still unable to think straight and trade with the trend. Now I feel like I missed the boat, but am unable to get back into the market due to everything being inflated. Wondering if any fellow traders are in a similar boat.

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dmavro
Lloyd Harbor
 
 
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Hey guys and gals,

Began my career at Nymex working in oil markets in 90's. Started trading Crack Spreads in 2000 but left floor when electronic trading volumes started to exceed pit volume. I had some rough years during the transition and cost myself a ton of money. So at one point i eventually decided to make a short lived move to equities. After that debacle i went back to my roots and have been trading CME futures contracts exclusively ever since. Still learn something new each week and hope to gain insight from all of you here at futures.io!

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striveforwisdom
Washington D.C., United States of America
 
 
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Hi everyone,

I have couple years of trading stocks, futures, and options. I recently switched to trading NQ futures only and am looking forward to connecting to the community.

I quit trading stocks and options on stocks due to the fact that I tend to like trading instruments that represent a large portion of the market. Stocks and options never really felt right. I did fairly well scalping stocks and swinging options, but I didn't have a strong edge, wasn't having fun trading, and felt like trading on the direction of general conditions instead of individual securities.

After switching over to trading NQ futures only, I blew up a small account. This was due to overtrading, impatience, not having a proven/clear system, poor risk management, taking too much risk, and many more common mistakes. Despite originally thinking this was an unfortunate event, after deep introspection, reflection, and analyzation of the event, I found this experience helped me become better and I am grateful for it. I now am in the process of a developing and using a system that has been working well for me.

Anyways, I am excited to join the community, learn, and talk to people about trading.

Cheers!

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apmfree78
Abington, PA
 
 
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Hi Mike

Excited to join the forum. Already blow through my account once, and not going to repeat that!

Setting stops and controlling my positions sizes now. Looking forward to learning!

Sincerely
Amit

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 vmodus 
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Somewhere, Delaware, USA
 
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I quit trading stocks and options on stocks due to the fact that I tend to like trading instruments that represent a large portion of the market. Stocks and options never really felt right. I did fairly well scalping stocks and swinging options, but I didn't have a strong edge, wasn't having fun trading, and felt like trading on the direction of general conditions instead of individual securities.

Welcome, this is a great community.

I trade futures almost exclusively. Since you like trading general conditions with equities, have you traded ETFs (leveraged or otherwise?). Futures are fun, but the indexes can be a cruel master/mistress.

~vmodus

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Welcome, this is a great community.

I trade futures almost exclusively. Since you like trading general conditions with equities, have you traded ETFs (leveraged or otherwise?). Futures are fun, but the indexes can be a cruel master/mistress.

Hi vmodus,

Thanks for the welcoming! I have traded them, but wasn't having any fun and just didn't like the way they moved.

I only trade NQ futures now. NQ, I feel, has the volatility I like, is fun to trade, and works well for my system. What do you like to trade?

Cheers!

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Brussels/Belgium
 
 
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Hi All,

I've been around here for some time, while using Metatrader 4/5 & Ninjatrader NT7/8 for my trading over many years. However, feel a need to get involved in programming my own experiences and trading fine tuning. In that respect I believe being here the right place. Looking forward to learn & share from you ALL

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Vido
Stuttgart, Germany
 
 
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Hi, I started as a simple Crypto Investor last year , for some months i traded only Spot. after some gains in the futures i now try becoming a profesional trader , Cheers

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ufin
Toronto, Canada
 
 
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Hello Everyone,

New trader here but been learning for many years.

One reason I'm here is to try and build a Crypto bot.

Look forward to trading with you all

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nzbr
Medellin,Colombia
 
 
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Hi everyone,

Im a intermetiate trader from Colombia, im here cuz i wanna learn more about this amazing profession!

thx for let me in

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PETERSONSA
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Olá, Sou traders Brasileiro e estou aqui para troca de ideias com outros traders. Grato !

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Grandpa Bob
Phoenix, Az
 
 
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Hello Forum Members: I am the classic case of a trader who thought he knew it all, only to find out I really knew nothing. I practiced law for 35 years, and, if I don't mind saying so, I was successful. As such, after I retired I thought I could easily transition into futures trading and be equally successful. I couldn't have been more wrong. I blew up my account! For the past year I have been reading trading books, watching videos, etc. That is how I happened upon this forum. I look forward to learning from you. However, if anyone wants to know what not to do, I'll be happy to help out. In that department, I have a wealth of experience!

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flamarion
Amsterdam, Netherlands
 
 
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Hi everyone,

I'm Flamarion, Brazilian, living in the Netherlands and trying to become a better trader every day.

Currently, I'm using NinjaTrader to trade Micro S&P.

Hopefully, I will be able to learn and share a lot from and with you.

Regards,

Flamarion

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 stumbras 
Denver, Colorado
 
Experience: Beginner
Platform: Tradestation, Tradingview
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Trading: Futures and Forex
 
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New futures trader here. Started with live accounts(4k) but trading very conservatively just 1 micro contract at the time... In 4 weeks 200 trades and up 40$.

I usually scalp but got stuck for longer ones couple times. I qualified for Tradestation salutes program thus my trades are 0.45$ side plus fees). Tried Tradovate but canceled due to slow execution(it appeared to me) and extra fees(CME 13$), connecting to Tradingview(9.99$).

I trade Micros on Tradestation and also have Tradingview.

Looking to start one of the Combines too - most likely Top Step.
Reading/studying: AL Brooks Price Action course and John Grady – no bs day trading

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MDRider
Washington, DC
 
 
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Hey Big Mike!

Thanks for creating this forum - looks like a great opportunity to learn for others' successes and failures.

I traded futures in the past and lost enough that I gave up for many years, then recently decided to get back into oil futures options after getting some training and paper trading for 4 or 5 months.

After 8 months of real money trading, I'm down a bit but am still treading water and trying hard to keep learning with a limited account. Feels like I'm, learning to surf!

MDRider

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 larrywells 
sacramento california
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: trading view, metatrader4
Trading: Forex, stocks, options, crypto
 
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Hey everyone,

After trading options, stocks, forex, and crypto. I fell in love with trading and have set a mission to become one of the greatest. I really enjoy the trend following methods. If anyone can refer me to trend following strategies/indicators, or any other useful material let me know!

About me: I have blown my account due to ill risk management multiple times and vow to do better. Taking it one step at a time!

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robertmiller
Richmond, VA
 
 
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Hello dear friends,

My name is Robert, I am a skilled Forex and Futures trader with 12 years of experience. I started my career in Business Management at a Credit Score Repair startup, eventually moving to the First Republic Bank where not only I helped the company expand, but I also learned about investing and finances. I started getting involved in investing and eventually decided to become a full time trader. After 12 years of a successful career with up-and-downs I want to share my knowledge with people from all over the world and want to become a successful writer.

Thank you,

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southtc
albany oregon united states
 
 
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Hello this will be my first time fully trading futures I really didn't know much about this market but I am happy to have found it and excited to learn but literally I do not know anything about futures it's a whole new ball game to me I'm excited though. Is there any training involved that is step by step for newcomers

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Yes, I can relate to many aspects of your post. Glad that I have now found a good traders community.

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