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Michigan, Jackson
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
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Yes. Put the Swing Traders together and the Scalpers together.

I am in the Scalper's camp on the CL.

My day job is as an administrator in higher education so while I could not take advantage of the text messaging, I could look in on the conversations once in awhile and record the messages - great for learning! And I usually keep Skype open at work just in case family members want to contact me.

Anyone else out there from Michigan?

COTtrader
"Ken"

 
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Skype buddy

I have a buddy who trades on and off with me ( he has a day job about 3 days a week).
We don't talk live but we do chat, share charts and observations.

Things that have helped

1. showing people your entry and exit real time - no room for bull. It is very surprising how 'exposed' you feel.
2. having someone who is maybe not trading your setup give you an assessment of YOUR assesment ( if that makes sense to people). This person has no emotional content with the trade and occasionally throws in the odd comment that can be extemely enlightening.
3.showing losers. Yes oddly they do happy with monotonous regularity and realising that we ALL do that and it's nothing to be ashamed of - just something to try and learn from.

Things that didn't help

1. live talk - you often feel the need to say stuff just to break the long silences!!
I know that goes against your view BM but it's just what I found.

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Manta, Ecuador
 
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Mindset, yes all absolutely true. Thanks for sharing!

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The idea of our skype group is to hold each other accountable, and for less experienced traders to see more advanced trading methods.


Big Mike,
Thank you for doing this: already I see that it is and will be very helpful to me. It kept me from overtrading last week (and not following my trading plan), things I usually do when "no one is watching." LOL. And, it's very educational to listen (though I might not understand at this point) what others are talking about.

Also, another thank you! to Sharky for letting me know about futures.io (formerly BMT): This is just what I needed for my next step. I appreciate it very much.

 
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I have a buddy who trades on and off with me ( he has a day job about 3 days a week).
We don't talk live but we do chat, share charts and observations.

Things that have helped

1. showing people your entry and exit real time - no room for bull. It is very surprising how 'exposed' you feel.

I use my journal to expose myself I would recommend everybody keep a detailed journal on futures.io (formerly BMT). Get "SnagIt" from TechSmith software if you want to easily annotate charts and post them on the forum like I do. Still, I'll hang out in the ES group during the opening hour.

 
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Just starting out...
San Diego, CA
 
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Are there any forex traders out there? I scalp the forex market during the European session opening and when the US markets open. I live in California. I use to trade with a buddy but he basically retired, living off his forex profits. Several sets of eyes helps when it comes to trading.

 
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I am part of a group of traders in France and we have a private forum with a private chat room on which we can write, share files and talk to each other.... This last point was the new one.

We started this experience a few months ago and I can tell you that it was for most of us very difficult to get used to this new environment. You have to keep in mind that it may (it does) change the way you trade at the beginning.

Some of us switch off the volume when they trade.

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Manta, Ecuador
 
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Posts: 46,238 since Jun 2009
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The Skype groups I am hosting are text only, no voice.

Mike

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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France
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: ninjatrader and pro real time
Broker/Data: IB
Favorite Futures: fce eurusd
 
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Posts: 26 since Nov 2009
Thanks: 15 given, 12 received

then there is no problem

 
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Lisbon
 
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader
Broker/Data: Mirus Futures / Zen-fire
Favorite Futures: Es
 
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Posts: 59 since Dec 2009
Thanks: 19 given, 44 received


Hey guys,

Im an assiduate reader of the forum, just opened an acount to starting go live at the ES, and would love to be part of a trader-buddies group!

Im starting out verrry slowly, since I have a small account and my plan is to grow it to allow me to do both daytrade and swing trade.

I currently only looking at the ES but I intend to try out CL (i guess i suffer from BigMike's impatience syndrome as well...), but only later on, when i'm confident enough, and my account leaves more room for error.

I have my own entry and exits discretionary strategy, would like to share it and hear some toughts, as well as try to implementate other traders ideas and advices into it.

Im not trading for a living. Im eager to learn as much as i can from other traders ( BigMike's forum is a goldmine for me) so i loved the trading buddies idea.

Im up for it, where do i sign?



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