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Former Ass. to the Reg. M
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Futures Experience: Beginner
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Favorite Futures: Global Warming
 
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I love daytrading

It's the perfect business.

There are no customers
There are no sales
The hours are good
You can do it from anywhere in the world
You can trade in a way that fits your personality

I love reading charts. I love seeing what happens next. I love making money.

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Trading for Profit
Kansas City, MO U.S.
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: ToS, Ninja
Favorite Futures: ES, Currency, Tacos
 
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Me too. Nothing like a nice personal challenge with actual risk and reward.

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Former Ass. to the Reg. M
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Futures Experience: Beginner
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⁃ Become RICH
⁃ Consistent winners think differently from everyone else.
⁃ I am a consistent and profitable day trader
⁃ I am a consistent ant profitable day trader
⁃ I am a consistent ant profitable day trader
⁃ I am a consistent ant profitable day trader
⁃ I am a consistent ant profitable day trader
⁃ I am a consistent ant profitable day trader
⁃ I am a consistent ant profitable day trader
⁃ I am a consistent ant profitable day trader
⁃ I am a consistent ant profitable day trader
⁃ I am a consistent ant profitable day trader
⁃ The consistency you seek is in your mind, not in the markets. It’s attitudes and beliefs about being wrong, losing money, and the tendency to become reckless, when you’re feeling good, that causes most losses- not technique or market knowledge.
⁃ Probably one of the hardest concepts for traders to effectively assimilate is that the market doesn’t create your attitude or state of mind; it simply acts as a mirror reflecting what’s inside back to you.
⁃ Think in probabilities
⁃ I take complete responsibility for everything that happens
⁃ Anything can happen
⁃ I am perfectly satisfied to let the market do whatever it wants to do.
⁃ I don’t need to know what is going to happen next in order to make money.
⁃ There is a random distribution between wins and losses for any given set of variables that define an edge.
⁃ An edge is nothing more than an indication of a higher probability of one thing happening over another.
⁃ Every moment in the market is unique.
⁃ The market is full of opportunities
⁃ 95% of the trading errors you are likely to make will stem from your attitudes about being wrong, losing money, missing out, and leaving money on the table.
⁃ Let go of all fear.
⁃ Trade without fear or overconfidence
⁃ Perceive what the market is offering from its perspective
⁃ Spontaneously enter the “zone” (a strong virtually unshakeable belief in an uncertain outcome with an edge in your favor)
⁃ You know that your edge places the odds of success in your favor, but at the same time I completely accept the fact that I don’t know the outcome of any particular trade.
⁃ By making myself available, I consciously open myself up to find out what will happen next; instead of giving way to an automatic mental process that causes me to think that I already know.
⁃ The degree by which I think I know, assume I know, or in any way need to know what is going to happen next, is equal to the degree to which I will fail as a trader.
⁃ Patience. Wait for the right entry and exit
⁃ You’re going to lose on some trades.
⁃ Losses are simply the cost of doing business
⁃ Capital preservation…Know your risk. Limit your risk
⁃ The market will do as it pleases
⁃ For your mind to be open to a true exchange of energy, you can’t be in a state of knowing or believing that you already know what’s going to happen next. When you are at peace with not knowing what’s going to happen next, you can interact with the market from a perspective where you will be making yourself available to let the market tell you, from its perspective, what is likely to happen next.
⁃ I am a consistent and profitable trader
⁃ I love day trading
⁃ I love day trading
⁃ I love day trading
⁃ We live during the most exciting time in the history of the world
⁃ Become RICH

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⁃ Become RICH
⁃ ⁃ I am a consistent ant profitable day trader

Are you trading ants?

Seriously though repeating it ten times won't make it so.


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⁃ There is a random distribution between wins and losses for any given set of variables that define an edge.

⁃ An edge is nothing more than an indication of a higher probability of one thing happening over another.

⁃ Spontaneously enter the “zone” (a strong virtually unshakeable belief in an uncertain outcome with an edge in your favor)

⁃ You know that your edge places the odds of success in your favor, but at the same time I completely accept the fact that I don’t know the outcome of any particular trade.

⁃ ⁃ Become RICH

All this is true if you have a definable edge. Do you know the set of variables that define your edge?

It is hard to find the Truth when you start your search with a preconceived notion of what the Truth will be.
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I think it is important that you believe you can accomplish something, before you accomplish it.

I do believe I have an edge

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I think it is important that you believe you can accomplish something, before you accomplish it.

I agree. You do this in trading by testing your strategy.


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I do believe I have an edge

If you can quantify it you will be alright.

It is hard to find the Truth when you start your search with a preconceived notion of what the Truth will be.
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Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: TDameritrade
Favorite Futures: Crude, heating oil
 
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Anyone have any luck getting their futures commissions lowered by TD Ameritrade? What would be the best way of going about doing this. Right now I pay 7 dollars round trip

I got my rate down to $6.00 round turn but they to look at my past month's activity to verify that I am taking at least 3 trades a day. Call and ask them. All they can do is say no. It doesn't work to tell them you'll go to another brokerage though...I tried that and they really didn't care based upon how little I was trading at the time. You also need to have at least 20k in your trading account. That's my experience with Td

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I got my rate down to $6.00 round turn but they to look at my past month's activity to verify that I am taking at least 3 trades a day. Call and ask them. All they can do is say no. It doesn't work to tell them you'll go to another brokerage though...I tried that and they really didn't care based upon how little I was trading at the time. You also need to have at least 20k in your trading account. That's my experience with Td

I called and they said I did not trade often enough for them to lower my commission. This week I will be switching to ninja trader and ninja trader brokerage. My roundturn commission will be around 3.50

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I called and they said I did not trade often enough for them to lower my commission. This week I will be switching to ninja trader and ninja trader brokerage. My roundturn commission will be around 3.50

Good, if you are actively trading and paying a high rate (like double the market rate) and you ask your broker to lower it a bit and they don't want, they better be offering you a lot of other value added services to make up for it. If not, then its best to move your business.

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I have set up everything using ninja trader. I am now trading the es using two contracts. I took one trade today and lost 200 dollars.


I have been very busy with school lately so I haven't had as much time as I wanted to trade. Gotta know when to trade and when to just take a break

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