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seppuku
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Hello all. I joined Futures IO today after helping a friend of mine that was having a problem with her broker. So researching brokers led me here. I have been a part of Warrior Trading and Trade Pro Academy. I especially spent a lot of money at TradePro Academy and have taken all of their advanced Futures Courses and I am starting to have some mixed feelings about their education although I really like the community of Futures traders there. I have since joined Pure Structure Trading which was formed by a couple of very successful Futures traders that I know very well who left Trade Pro Academy. I have about 2 years of futures trading experience and I am to the point where my screen time and experience has gotten me from taking losses to being break even to slightly profitable. Hoping I can contribute something to the community here. Collaborating with other traders has helped me grow in my journey and I think collaboration is an important key to success in the Futures trading world. Thank you all in advance for your support here at Futures IO.

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 bubbles1987 
Houston, Texas
 
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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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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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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.
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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
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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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Cypress Texas/USA
 
 
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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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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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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
 
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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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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
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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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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
 
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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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Windsor Nova Scotia Canada
 
 
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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
 
 
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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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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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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
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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
Medford
 
 
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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
Chicago,IL
 
 
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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 
Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
 
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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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CsharpTrader63
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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
NewYork, USA
 
 
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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
Graz/Austria
 
 
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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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