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Battlestations: Show us your trading desks!

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Had to stack the last two.....

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Had to stack the last two.....



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Hi guys,

It is my pleasure to announce a new monthly challenge event for August 2017: Battlestations!

With this event, we are encouraging members to share pictures of their trading desks. We will be giving away $750 in Amazon Gift Cards for this event, split into (3) $250 prizes. These prizes are provided by three of our fantastic site sponsors: NinjaTrader, Stage 5 Trading, and Phillip Capital.

There are just a few simple rules to follow:
  • a) The contest begins August 1 and ends August 31. All decisions made by futures io are final.
  • b) One of the photos in your post must show the futures io logo on our website. Don't forget!
  • c) Take a selfie or have someone take a picture of you at your desk! For at least one of the photos, we want to see your face! We are making this optional but highly recommended.
  • d) The photos need to be uploaded here on futures io. No linking to external sites. No videos.
  • e) You may submit multiple photos (please do!) -- but only your first post in this thread, containing photos, posted between August 1 and August 31, and following our rules, will be considered for the contest.
  • f) Winners will be chosen by counting the numbers of "Thanks Received" on each qualifying post.

I am looking forward to seeing a lot of great trading desks! Please remember to follow the rules, and please remember to vote by hitting the "Thanks" button.

Mike

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Thank you to these site sponsors for donating the (3) $250 Amazon gift cards for this event:

NinjaTrader:
@NinjaTrader is excited to be sponsoring the August FIO "Battlestations" event and good luck to all participating FIO members! NinjaTrader supports over 40,000 traders around the globe with deep discount commissions as low as $.53 per futures contract and best-in-class technology. NinjaTrader 8, the next generation of the award-winning software packing 500+ enhancements, is now available as a FREE upgrade for all users! Download NinjaTrader 8.

Phillip Capital:
PhillipCapital is a Chicago based Futures Commission Merchant and Broker Dealer that is part of the PhillipCapital Group, based in Singapore since 1975. Formed in 2010 as a Futures Commission Merchant (FCM), we have exchange memberships on the CME, CBOT, COMEX, NYMEX, ICE Futures US, CFE, NFX, ICE Futures EU and DME. In addition, we provide access to all the major Asian exchanges and global exchanges through the PhillipCapital network of companies. The PhillipCapital Group of companies spans 16 countries .With shareholder's equity greater than $1 billion and global assets under custody/management greater than $30 Billion, the group has been profitable each year since its founding. The group is also privately held with no long-term debt.

Stage 5 Trading:
Stage 5 Trading Corp brings brokerage for serious traders to a new level. We provide professional-level commissions and margins as well as a wide variety of platform solutions and free professional tools to help you track your performance. Our team consists of a tenacious group of individuals that combines experience, technical knowledge and an objective of building a long term relationship with you. We provide direct market trading access, mobile trading, automated systems, and connecting you with the best charts and data feeds available. We were founded by traders for traders, so our focus is to simplify your brokerage experience and help you focus on the markets. In our opinion, many others have discovered how much better a broker can be, we invite you to contact us and find out what we can do for you.

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Due to time constraints, please do not PM me if your question can be resolved or answered on the forum.

Need help?
1) Stop changing things. No new indicators, charts, or methods. Be consistent with what is in front of you first.
2) Start a journal and post to it daily with the trades you made to show your strengths and weaknesses.
3) Set goals for yourself to reach daily. Make them about how you trade, not how much money you make.
4) Accept responsibility for your actions. Stop looking elsewhere to explain away poor performance.
5) Where to start as a trader? Watch this webinar and read this thread for hundreds of questions and answers.
6)
Help using the forum? Watch this video to learn general tips on using the site.

If you want
to support our community, become an Elite Member.


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My mobile setup, two laptops (always a running spare on 4g), two <1kg 1080p 15.4 USB screens and whatever big screen is handy on HDMI.

What an amazing rum the Ron Zacapa 23 is. Cool setup, but awesome taste in fine spirits!

The bottom line is this – if you don’t maintain a level of consistency in what you do, you will never be able to make the progress and achieve the results you desire. This is why so many successful traders talk about the importance of consistency in approach as that has often made all the difference between their success and failure.
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