How I Trade For a Living - Trading Journals | futures io social day trading
futures io futures trading


How I Trade For a Living
Updated: Views / Replies:67,331 / 662
Created: by rocksolid68 Attachments:94

Welcome to futures io.

(If you already have an account, login at the top of the page)

futures io is the largest futures trading community on the planet, with over 90,000 members. At futures io, our goal has always been and always will be to create a friendly, positive, forward-thinking community where members can openly share and discuss everything the world of trading has to offer. The community is one of the friendliest you will find on any subject, with members going out of their way to help others. Some of the primary differences between futures io and other trading sites revolve around the standards of our community. Those standards include a code of conduct for our members, as well as extremely high standards that govern which partners we do business with, and which products or services we recommend to our members.

At futures io, our focus is on quality education. No hype, gimmicks, or secret sauce. The truth is: trading is hard. To succeed, you need to surround yourself with the right support system, educational content, and trading mentors Ė all of which you can find on futures io, utilizing our social trading environment.

With futures io, you can find honest trading reviews on brokers, trading rooms, indicator packages, trading strategies, and much more. Our trading review process is highly moderated to ensure that only genuine users are allowed, so you donít need to worry about fake reviews.

We are fundamentally different than most other trading sites:
  • We are here to help. Just let us know what you need.
  • We work extremely hard to keep things positive in our community.
  • We do not tolerate rude behavior, trolling, or vendors advertising in posts.
  • We firmly believe in and encourage sharing. The holy grail is within you, we can help you find it.
  • We expect our members to participate and become a part of the community. Help yourself by helping others.

You'll need to register in order to view the content of the threads and start contributing to our community.  It's free and simple.

-- Big Mike, Site Administrator

Closed Thread
 94  
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 

How I Trade For a Living

  #391 (permalink)
Elite Member
London
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Sierra Charts
Broker/Data: CQG
Favorite Futures: ES, CL
 
Posts: 567 since May 2016
Thanks: 1,056 given, 438 received


wldman View Post
based on my experience the guys that talk the most frequently about money are the guys that are making the least of it. Corollary to that when you have been around a while you are less enthralled by dollars and more by the victory associated with consistent high performance. Think about it: To someone making x amount per typical week, making x is the expectation and it is not a big deal.

People talk in a way that reflects two things, how they want to be perceived (true or not) and about what bothers them (always true).

I'm only going to type positive stuff at or about guys in the forum. If I have a question about character or content I'll just ask respectfully and move on...I don't need the distraction.

@rocksolid68 has yet to talk nonsense or lead guys astray. There is evidence in what he says that he does know what he is talking about as it relates to his specific approach. His path does seem similar to guys that had no idea and no right to be heard. He says he is posting to share with others, that is noble, and I believe him. His content will change, evolve and improve as he gains more and more experience. IMO he will learn a great deal through the process and continue to get better and better at the craft and at sharing it here. Credit, of course to the guy that puts himself on the line and makes calls in a way that creates accountability. The guy is smart, friendly, respectful and enthusiastic. IMO the community should encourage people. So, good work man. Focus on what makes you happy. If you want to make a spreadsheet because it will help you in specific goal attainment, do it.

Great post

Sent using the futures.io mobile app

The following 5 users say Thank You to DaxyMcDaxFace for this post:
 
  #392 (permalink)
Market Wizard
Duluth MN
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader/Sierra Chart
Broker/Data: AMP
Favorite Futures: ES
 
rocksolid68's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,019 since Jan 2015
Thanks: 1,321 given, 2,654 received
Forum Reputation: Legendary

Okay fellas.... I can't resist - I am long.

Please register on futures.io to view futures trading content such as post attachment(s), image(s), and screenshot(s).


I think we have a good chance to test VWAP/OR-Low and possibly higher.

I am fading to the day low.


The following 2 users say Thank You to rocksolid68 for this post:
 
  #393 (permalink)
Market Wizard
Duluth MN
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader/Sierra Chart
Broker/Data: AMP
Favorite Futures: ES
 
rocksolid68's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,019 since Jan 2015
Thanks: 1,321 given, 2,654 received
Forum Reputation: Legendary


RVOL picking up the pace.... May be time for the rally to flush all the weak hands that got short!

Please register on futures.io to view futures trading content such as post attachment(s), image(s), and screenshot(s).

The following 2 users say Thank You to rocksolid68 for this post:
 
  #394 (permalink)
Market Wizard
Duluth MN
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader/Sierra Chart
Broker/Data: AMP
Favorite Futures: ES
 
rocksolid68's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,019 since Jan 2015
Thanks: 1,321 given, 2,654 received
Forum Reputation: Legendary

Yummy TICK divergence. I scalped the adds from down there to take some of my losses from this morning off.

Please register on futures.io to view futures trading content such as post attachment(s), image(s), and screenshot(s).


Holding the original contract.

Hoping we get some volume to take us higher.

The following 5 users say Thank You to rocksolid68 for this post:
 
  #395 (permalink)
Elite Member
London
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Sierra Charts
Broker/Data: CQG
Favorite Futures: ES, CL
 
Posts: 567 since May 2016
Thanks: 1,056 given, 438 received


TheShrike View Post
I'm sure if you called up your local casino and told them you wanted to drop by and play a martingale system on one of their games they'd welcome you with open arms. The house always has the edge in the casino and if they feel they don't they will refuse your action.

This is the point, you can't do this. I would keep playing and doubling the stake til I won. Tables have a max stake, even if it's not stated.

They may accept if they knew I had limited cash and was guaranteed regular customer (ie loser).

They don't have an edge if you have more money than they do.


Sent using the futures.io mobile app

The following user says Thank You to DaxyMcDaxFace for this post:
 
  #396 (permalink)
Market Wizard
Duluth MN
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader/Sierra Chart
Broker/Data: AMP
Favorite Futures: ES
 
rocksolid68's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,019 since Jan 2015
Thanks: 1,321 given, 2,654 received
Forum Reputation: Legendary

Oof... ETH-VWAP stuffed the rally for now...

EDIT: Adding at -1SD.. Might as well! Worst-case scenario I end up down the same amount from this morning!

The following 2 users say Thank You to rocksolid68 for this post:
 
  #397 (permalink)
Market Wizard
Duluth MN
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader/Sierra Chart
Broker/Data: AMP
Favorite Futures: ES
 
rocksolid68's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,019 since Jan 2015
Thanks: 1,321 given, 2,654 received
Forum Reputation: Legendary

All said and done, still down on the day. Not much, but some.

Market was beyond lame today when I was trying to scalp.

Well, I will take what I can get!

The following 5 users say Thank You to rocksolid68 for this post:
 
  #398 (permalink)
Market Wizard
Duluth MN
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader/Sierra Chart
Broker/Data: AMP
Favorite Futures: ES
 
rocksolid68's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,019 since Jan 2015
Thanks: 1,321 given, 2,654 received
Forum Reputation: Legendary

Bonds testing the bottom of a channel that started in 2013. Could be pretty telling if it holds or not.

Please register on futures.io to view futures trading content such as post attachment(s), image(s), and screenshot(s).

The following 3 users say Thank You to rocksolid68 for this post:
 
  #399 (permalink)
Market Wizard
Duluth MN
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader/Sierra Chart
Broker/Data: AMP
Favorite Futures: ES
 
rocksolid68's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,019 since Jan 2015
Thanks: 1,321 given, 2,654 received
Forum Reputation: Legendary

Something I find quite interesting right here:

Please register on futures.io to view futures trading content such as post attachment(s), image(s), and screenshot(s).


This is a ES:ZB ratio. Equities to long-term bonds ratio.

Bonds have been more attractive than equities for quite some time now. We have yet to fully recover from 2008.

Equities are clearly showing a lack of interest compared to long-term bonds since late 2014. Bonds have since been more attractive than equities. Equities are seemingly going to break the down trend line that can be seen on the ratio graph. If we fail to do this, I would expect a fairly good drop in equities.

I think this is something of interest for long term investing/trading

The following 10 users say Thank You to rocksolid68 for this post:
 
  #400 (permalink)
Elite Member
London
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Sierra Charts
Broker/Data: CQG
Favorite Futures: ES, CL
 
Posts: 567 since May 2016
Thanks: 1,056 given, 438 received

today


Hey alex - how did you end up today? i had to shoot from the room.

was good session today despite it not seeming like much is going on its good to reference your thought processes through the trade setup, entry and management. invaluable stuff.

The following user says Thank You to DaxyMcDaxFace for this post:

Closed Thread



futures io > > > How I Trade For a Living

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



Upcoming Webinars and Events (4:30PM ET unless noted)

Jigsaw Trading: TBA

Elite only

FuturesTrader71: TBA

Elite only

NinjaTrader: TBA

Jan 18

RandBots: TBA

Jan 23

GFF Brokers & CME Group: Futures & Bitcoin

Elite only

Adam Grimes: TBA

Elite only

Ran Aroussi: TBA

Elite only
     

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I love trading for a living Jdesey Beginners and Introductions 4 September 11th, 2015 01:38 PM
living as a nomad TickedOff Off-Topic 23 April 1st, 2015 03:28 AM
Living in Gratitude rahulgopi Psychology and Money Management 2 February 27th, 2015 08:23 PM
One-fifth of US children are living in poverty kbit News and Current Events 0 September 13th, 2012 10:37 PM
after 5 years' day trading, what else can i do for a living? chiplee Traders Hideout 3 September 13th, 2011 06:04 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:49 PM.

Copyright © 2017 by futures io, s.a., Av Ricardo J. Alfaro, Century Tower, Panama, +507 833-9432, info@futures.io
All information is for educational use only and is not investment advice.
There is a substantial risk of loss in trading commodity futures, stocks, options and foreign exchange products. Past performance is not indicative of future results.
no new posts
Page generated 2017-12-13 in 0.15 seconds with 20 queries on phoenix via your IP 54.90.92.204