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saint john, new brunswick, canada
Posts: 5 since May 2021
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Hello everyone, [and thank you Big Mike for maintaining this site]...long time lurker, brand new poster and *relatively new** futures trader venturing out into the universe after doing what many of my peers have done i.e. blown up an account...I hope to learn and avoid mistakes in the future. I come from medicine background.

Thank you xD

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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Posts: 5 since Jun 2021
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Hi Mike thank you for this post and I want say hi all members!

I am Arma beginner/average option trader which want share his option trading journey and meet people which are in this business to educate and help each other.

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  #9933 (permalink)
Manchester, United Kingdom
Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader
Trading: Emini ES
Posts: 1 since Jun 2019
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Hello Everyone,

I am a complete Rookie to futures trading. I have been studying with some systems and indicators, but I would like to take things forward by learning to trade with micros.
I am hoping to get educated and support from this community to help me in this journey and hopefully I be able to pay this forward by helping those who would come after me.

Thanks everyone.


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Portrait Hit Man
Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 1 since Jun 2021
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former professional bond trader for a big bank.

made a big change after 12ish years and now do something completely different but trade ES, NQ and sometimes TY/FV.

enjoy long walks on the beach, drum circles and kombucha. just kidding.

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Gillette Wyoming
Experience: Beginner
Platform: ninjaTrader
Broker: NinjaTrader
Trading: futures
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Posts: 10 since Jun 2021
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Hi All,

I found the forum a couple of days back, and today had the time to take a closer look after querying the internet about a NinjaTrader indicator I was (thank god) doing some due diligence on, which in turn led me back here. This is the first place that I found people talking about trading in way that is not hyperbolic, but practical. I am sure that I am not alone, that there are those here and out there in the wilderness that one day got wise to the fact that there is money to be made from retail trading and so started a pursuit to find out how its done. I have learned a lot, not enough to constantly profitable, so I struggle on. I have bisected the width and breadth of the internet searching for how to trade. There are a LOT of people out there that would sell you the answer, or a strategy, or an indicator. to date the money that I have spent on these things has not made me profitable. That's not say that there aren't some reputable vendors out there, but I have yet to find them. I know that one day I will be profitable. I do have a trade plan, I do practice risk management, but still working on strategy. At this point If I just could honor my stop loss and trust my trades I most likely would be well on my way.

I am looking forward to reading your posts and gleaning whatever wisdom I might. Mabey in time I too will become wise to the ways of the market and will one day be able to share something that helps another trader down this tumultuous road.

Thank you all for sharing,

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Topeka, KS, USA
Posts: 1 since Jun 2021
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I have been trading the Emini S&P on the NinjaTrader platform for a year now. I have gone through countless hours of YouTube videos to try and find a consistent Intraday trading strategy with no success. I am currently testing a Renko charting strategy utilizing Supply and Demand zones (Not really doing so well yet). I joined the forum to try and gain insight and hopefully improve my trading. I am a DBA working 7am to 3:30pm M-F so I don't stare at charts all day, but I do glance at the charts throughout the day.

Glad to be here!

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Posts: 2 since May 2019
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Hi Mike appreciate adding me to this group.

Hi All, this is Andy from NJ. Joined this group about a week back to get integrated to a trading community and start learning through connecting with all of you.

I started my trading education back in April 2019 from Online Trading Academy paying almost $26K for their course in NJ on Futures. I didn't knew anything about trading before that. Got hooked up in Futures trading.
Signed up in Tradestation with $500 and then withdrew from my IRA savings to trade thinking I will be able to pay it back in few months if I trade in discipline.

I still recall that afternoon. My day job is I am Cybersecurity consultant. Probably around Aug or Sept 2019, I started my trading early morning and I have to fly to Texas in the afternoon. I put a bought Canadian Futures and right after buying in no time market start falling, and I waited thinking it will get back again, - waited and waited - I moved my trading session from my laptop to my mobile and started for Airport.
Every 15mins I was checking my trade while driving. It was kind of accumulation mode. I checked in and went to my gate - now it started falling. I was -ve $5000+ - before it was too late I had sell it in market before I blew up full account. Probably that was the severest shock that I recd during my trading tenure.

By end of 2019 or beginning of 2020 I blew up my account in Tradestation. I am still recovering from that shock but have been reading lot of trading books since then and also did lot of search of quality resources when I found

Learnt from my mistakes but its hard to stay disciplined. Greed often comes in the way.

That's why I need this time a community to hand hold me I suppose to become more disciplined. With that hope I joined this group.
I am looking to make friends who would help me take mini steps, if you will, to get back into trading again. Need to get the confidence back. Would you please help? This is my first post after picking up the membership in this community.

Looking forward.


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  #9938 (permalink)
Indianapolis, IN
Posts: 8 since Jun 2021
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Big Mike,
I'm happy to be among fellow traders seeking to improve their skills. I started swing trading years ago then cashed out a large winning position to follow a day trading "mentor" I found in stocks and commodities mag in 2017 whose advice earned me negative six figures (but he always got paid first for his advice). I would still like to learn from someone who is consistently profitable, convinced that if I copy the habits of other successful traders I might improve my bottom line.

I like this adage: "there are old traders and there are bold traders but there are no old bold traders". Good luck everyone...

- Bel

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