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Webinar: Where to start as a trader?

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Hi Torroray,

That's exactly what I want to know too. All I need is volume with a good data feed. (I'm sure all will be revealed in the upcoming webinar)


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Hi Torroray,

That's exactly what I want to know too. All I need is volume with a good data feed. (I'm sure all will be revealed in the upcoming webinar)


I've notice more and more traders adopting price action on this forum and removing those complicated indicator. Forum members evolved together and looking at something simple and requires just drawing tools to identify support and resistance to make a trade.

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Note to self.

Talk about defining success. What is success? What length of time? How many trades over that length of time, surely more is better? How much money? Why not just double that figure if you are successful, trade twice as many contracts?


I checked out the webinar. I think you did a good job.

I converted it to a number of WAV files and transferred those to 2 CDs which I plan on
mailing to my friend out east. There is little to actually see compared to what there is to
hear, and he has a 70 minute one way drive to work, so he might check them out. HE would
be a great addition to the forum. He's thinking about trading full time in 2013 if all goes well.
He has only traded stocks with his system but I really think if he gets into this full time he will
move to perhaps futures and/or other stuff. To me, that is the reasonable progression.


What is success?

To me, the minimum definition, would be making enough in trading to cover all of ones bills, but
not luxuries.

To be very successful would be making enough in trading to cover all of ones bills, and yet have
extra left over. (Whether that goes to trading 2 contracts instead of 1, or buying a Cadillac, or something
philanthropic is another matter.)

Something I heard years ago went along the lines of: Your trading profits should be robust and consistent.

That sounds good, though that's not something that can be evidenced until X amount of time has passed.
Perhaps after a minimum of 3 years of trading???

- Stephen

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I've notice more and more traders adopting price action on this forum and removing those complicated indicator. Forum members evolved together and looking at something simple and requires just drawing tools to identify support and resistance to make a trade.

I agree with you. The perfect platform to me would one that is rooted in an authentically object oriented architecture. A platform that would offer distinct parts where charting, programming and indicators capabilities would be separated to name a few. You would buy what you need, nothing more. It's like any word processing application. Who needs all the bells and whistles that come with them? I am sure developers would make more money selling the various parts if that would be in their marketing plan.

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Hi guys,

I want to announce that "Where to start as a trader (Part II: Trading Platforms)" will occur on Thursday, January 17th @ 4:30 PM Eastern US.

Yes I realize it has been a whole year later. My bad.

But the important thing is, we can move forward to Part II now. I will be putting together a presentation that talks about how to select a trading platform when you really aren't sure where to start. I am going to try to do my absolute best to be impartial and just demonstrate the facts about different platform choices, and why one platform might be better than another depending on your trading style and your own requirements.

If anyone has any particular items they would like for me to focus on in "Part II: Trading Platforms", please post to this thread so I can consider it as I create the material.

I will open up registrations for the webinar as we get closer to the date.


I'm going to have to delay my own webinar a bit, sorry. As some of you may know, I've been fighting a respiratory illness for over six months now, and it has taken a lot out of me. I thought I finally had got past it late November early December, only for it to resurface a couple of days after Christmas with a vengeance and really do some damage on me. So the last few weeks have been very tough, and I've had no time to prepare for a webinar scheduled this week.

I'll update again when I get this more under control.


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Sending positive thoughts and prayers your way, Mike.

Psychology > Strategy ≥ Money
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Health is more important.
Do the webinar when you get better.
Maybe you might want to consult Chinese physician/doctor for your respiratory problem.
I know it may not be too widely accepted in the West but it works well in the East.
God bless.


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Hope you feel better Mike.

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sorry if this is a really nooby question.

is the webinar silent or is there something wrong with my laptop?


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Not silent here (audio on first part starts about minute 1:49)

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