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Hey Ty, see my private message. I would be glad to help you improve your success odds. Reach out to me ASAP. Take care.

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Hey Ty, see my private message. I would be glad to help you improve your success odds. Reach out to me ASAP. Take care.

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Really need help to learn. I have been trading for about 4 years and lost so much money. I paper trade and did use real money until I finally learned that I am not doing any good loosing my money. I have tried so many set ups, indicators all that stuff but cant get the solid foundation to start with. Im missing something somewhere and have been trying so long to find what it is. I want to learn ! I have to learn ! This is what I want to do... Even after all the lost money, failing and feeling like crap I still have a drive to do it and it has not slowed down. I am not getting something somewhere. Looking for a true person or group to teach me. I dont want to follow someone I want to be on my own after I learn. Recommendations on where to look and start ?

Okay I'll say what nobody else seems to have said.

Even though you'd love this to work have you ever considered that maybe this isn't for you and that you should move on?

I'd love to be an NFL Middle Linebacker but it ain't ever going to happen no matter how much I love it or how matter I try.

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Check out Jigsaw Trading platform and the work of Peter Davies (Jigsaw's creator) and John Grady who trades treasuries on the Jigsaw platform.

Worthy of your time...

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Hi BM, I am not a vendor. I sell nothing. I am a successful trader.

Why not post in public? Instead of spending all of your time (the most valuable commodity on earth) in a single private message thread, if you make public posts then tens of thousands benefit simultaneously.

Plus, your kind of post is notoriously suspicious -- in my experience, it usually indicates you want to "recommend" something for them to buy or subscribe to, but don't want to get banned so you do it in private. Of course, "usually" does not mean "always". I'm sure you won't be doing anything like that...

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Iím in the same boat. YouTube and Internet are my friends. Iím using Sierra Charts / MNQ single contract to start. All automated in c++ now. It is hard. Especially in this market. What worked great two weeks ago didnít work last week. Once I dialed into what works last week, it didnít work on Friday probably because of the jobs report. I spend 90% of my time backtesting and 10% of the time sitting on my hands trying to let the algo run its course without me taking control.

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Really need help to learn. I have been trading for about 4 years and lost so much money. I paper trade and did use real money until I finally learned that I am not doing any good loosing my money. I have tried so many set ups, indicators all that stuff but cant get the solid foundation to start with. Im missing something somewhere and have been trying so long to find what it is. I want to learn ! I have to learn ! This is what I want to do... Even after all the lost money, failing and feeling like crap I still have a drive to do it and it has not slowed down. I am not getting something somewhere. Looking for a true person or group to teach me. I dont want to follow someone I want to be on my own after I learn. Recommendations on where to look and start ?

I can feel your pain!

My first bit of advice is quit. Only a tiny minority (3-5%) of people who try to day trade futures ever make any money. In other words, you have as much chance of winning this game as you do winning a gold medal at the Olympics.

Second, avoid the snake oil vendors. Anyone who offers to sell you magic red/green (buy/sell) indicators or their "never before revealed secret" knowledge that will have you making money in a month or so is in all likely-hood a con artist.

Third, if you are still reading at this point, you need a mentor. You are not going to figure this out by yourself by buying a $200 course or $2000 magic indicator. Find a real trader with a real (verified) record of success and become an apprentice. Unfortunately that costs money and most of the retail traders out there are severely under-funded and don't want to spend their precious and limited capital for training. But there is no alternative. Imagine deciding to become a brain surgeon and insisting on teaching yourself everything you need to know.

I wish you the best!
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You can use any system that has an edge for you.
The reason I suggested a mostly empty chart with just moving averages is because the exercise is to get screentime in the market of your choice. If you put moving averages on a chart you should understand their purpose. They are to show how extended from the 'average' price is. They give you and idea of the way the market moves above and below average and then returns. (rhythm).

I personally don't take trades from standard moving averages. My trading chart uses anchored VWAP mostly but I have at least one ema/sma on my charts.

Here is a chart I posted in a different thread.
I posted it to show how I was thinking short but the market was saying ??? You are going short when the market keeps bouncing from the 50. What are you thinking.
As you can see, the average shows the market is in a uptrend and shorting was not wise unless it was a scalp at the top of the rhythm waves. (there was more risk to be short)

50 Bounce (ES on 1000 Delta Chart)


Hmmmm, looks familiar!

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I feel your pain. Having spent over 35 Grand and using it for Trading "education" with Online Trading Academy, AND, losing another 90 Grand on my live account, I feel your pain. I do not hold OTA responsible for the 90 grand, but the 35 grand that went toward education and specifically ProPicks, was a waste of money.

My recommendation, however, is to learn the Weekly and Monthly trend. I am finally making a few dollars with Forex (because you can trade pennies)ONLY if I follow this rule. And Do not trade against that trend. Wait for the price to get back to an area of supply/demand and only then take the trade WITH the trend.

Two inspirations that have helped me are Atlas FX on YouTube. If you can learn his event sequence, you can be helped. And, Mission FX is also my favorite to watch because his trendlines are so easy, they are often times ignored.

I am in no place to help another, but I can say I share your pain because I share the zeal to trade that you communicated. My zeal is to pay off medical bills because of a damn tick bite and moronic doctors who couldn't diagnose me. Nevertheless, Do not go against the trend. If you can identify where Institutions are taking the train, you can learn to hop aboard and ride it. I just did this with the USDMXN recently and made forty bucks. Because I waited for price to come to me instead of going to price.


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