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I've had several moments of gratitude here publicly on futures.io (formerly BMT). I never figured I would have one regarding my broker.

I have a small fry account at Stage 5. I say this to let you know that I'm not some big fish that they would really have the incentive to care much about.

I can not believe how much they DO care.

@FuturesTrader71 and the team at Stage 5 are unbelievably generous. Me and even my small fry account, get amazing attention and personalized advice because they actually, genuinely care about their traders well being. Think about it... they refer to us as "their traders"... It's a subtle thing... but it has deep implications in how they treat us. I've had accounts at half a dozen brokerages before, and believe me... I've been a "customer" at every one.

I don't know... I just felt like saying thank you to the time and energy that FT puts into his "traders", because it's waaaaay above and beyond anything that would be expected. It's worth way more than what the commissions they get from my account.

I know I've heard some people here bash trading rooms and such... and for some good reasons... but to be a part of the group of traders helping each other grow there is also something I've come to be proud of. You guys know who you are.

Just what is on my mind after my daily trade review and journaling today.

Much love

-IT7

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Great stuff. I liked FT71 webinars a lot and find them to be ones of the best for risk management and trading mentality guidances. I considered opening an account at Stage5 as a client, but don't like huge margins. I always prefer to send only a necessary margin and a max dd money to my broker, instead of having there a substantial sum sitting doing nothing while I swing 2% portion of it. Good business for them to invest into money market funds, bad business for me.

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It's been over a year since I've posted here. It's been over a year of relentless hard work.

Recently I started a combine. Today I passed that combine.

Today I'm 100 times the trader I was a year ago - in terms of belief system, in terms of self-awareness, and even in terms of being a technical analyst. Don't get me wrong, I still have work to do, and I always will, but as hard as things have been... as hard as I've been on myself... it's fitting to take a little time for a pat on the back. We should be good to ourselves whenever possible, but always realistic.

I felt obligated to share this here, as so many people took time out of their schedules to drop me words of wisdom, words of truth, and words of encouragement. I appreciate all of you.

Cheers to crushing goals! I'll post further updates as things finalize.

-IT7

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It's been over a year since I've posted here. It's been over a year of relentless hard work.

Recently I started a combine. Today I passed that combine.

Today I'm 100 times the trader I was a year ago - in terms of belief system, in terms of self-awareness, and even in terms of being a technical analyst. Don't get me wrong, I still have work to do, and I always will, but as hard as things have been... as hard as I've been on myself... it's fitting to take a little time for a pat on the back. We should be good to ourselves whenever possible, but always realistic.

I felt obligated to share this here, as so many people took time out of their schedules to drop me words of wisdom, words of truth, and words of encouragement. I appreciate all of you.

Cheers to crushing goals! I'll post further updates as things finalize.

-IT7

IT felt really good to hear this.

Bravo!

It must have been an amazing journey!

I am proud of you.

- iqgod

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indextrader7 View Post
It's been over a year since I've posted here. It's been over a year of relentless hard work.

Recently I started a combine. Today I passed that combine.

Today I'm 100 times the trader I was a year ago - in terms of belief system, in terms of self-awareness, and even in terms of being a technical analyst. Don't get me wrong, I still have work to do, and I always will, but as hard as things have been... as hard as I've been on myself... it's fitting to take a little time for a pat on the back. We should be good to ourselves whenever possible, but always realistic.

I felt obligated to share this here, as so many people took time out of their schedules to drop me words of wisdom, words of truth, and words of encouragement. I appreciate all of you.

Cheers to crushing goals! I'll post further updates as things finalize.

-IT7

That's really good news and great to hear, especially after all the trouble you've been going through one year ago...

So, congrats for passing the combine and I'm looking forward to your updates on your journey.

"If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much." - Jim Rohn
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indextrader7 View Post
It's been over a year since I've posted here. It's been over a year of relentless hard work.

Recently I started a combine. Today I passed that combine.

Today I'm 100 times the trader I was a year ago - in terms of belief system, in terms of self-awareness, and even in terms of being a technical analyst. Don't get me wrong, I still have work to do, and I always will, but as hard as things have been... as hard as I've been on myself... it's fitting to take a little time for a pat on the back. We should be good to ourselves whenever possible, but always realistic.

I felt obligated to share this here, as so many people took time out of their schedules to drop me words of wisdom, words of truth, and words of encouragement. I appreciate all of you.

Cheers to crushing goals! I'll post further updates as things finalize.

-IT7

Still the man

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Congrats! Will you be posting your TST trade report?

Diversification is the only free lunch
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Congrats! Will you be posting your TST trade report?

Indeed. I plan on doing a full summary, per the intention of this thread.


Thanks everyone for your well wishes!

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Here's the first part of the review I will post; the general stats. I've mentioned before that the TST Trade Report stats are not even close to accurate for someone that scales in and out of trades. My stats here are calculated on a one trade being flat to flat basis. All calculations include commission costs.

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And here is the TST Report through yesterday.

A bit more clarity for you all. Technically, I am not through, but practically I am. Profit target is achieved with a surplus of $235 as of yesterday which was day 6 out of 10. The only thing I could potentially not satisfy is the >50% winning days. I had a profitable morning scalp today to achieve another winning day. So I've had 5 profitable days in the books through today (day 7). That leaves me having to be profitable on 1 of the remaining 3 days to lock that in at 60% winning days.

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I will continue to update. I also will do more of a qualitative review of the combine and the year of work and growth.

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