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  1. 1. Which products do you/do you intend to trade mainly?

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Hello all...

 

I stumbled onto Trader's Laboratory while performing some kind of Google search and approached it with the same skepticism that I exhibit toward all unchartered financial websites. I must say I have been very pleasantly surprised with the world of useful information in here! Well done... I will definitely stay for a while!

 

I am originally a Michigander with a science (biology & chemistry) and business (small business management) background that for whatever reason, has created a personality that enjoys endless hours of staring at charts searching for trading opportunities. I have been involved in the stock market as a hobby for approximately 6 years... two of which were spent concentrating on fundamentals (my father's trading style). I observed time and time again that there was something missing in fundamental research (watched "great" companies tank just as fast as the rest of the market) and realized that fundamental analysis just didn't capture my full interest. By that time, I had read a small library of trading books and began to investigate the technical analysis sections that I was skimming over beforehand. I also began trading with Realtick and was immediately was sucked into the amount of information that was available to the home trader. After a three year break from the markets for personal reasons, I couldn't wait to get back involved in trading. Today I use Tradestation 8.2 and so far it feels like O.J.'s leather glove... I KNOW it fits, I just need to relax my hand and slip it on like it's been there a thousand times.

 

I a nomad at heart trapped here in southeast Florida for the winter and will hopefully be back in Sausalito for the summer (my home for the past three years... I love the bay area). I am happiest when traveling which is definitely one of the big reasons that I am attracted to trading. And I definitely agree with Soultrader... if I had a yacht, I be traveling the world and trading from the flybridge!

 

I will be in NYC for the Trader's Expo in February so if there are any Laboratory members that would like to meet in NYC from February 8-22, please let me know. I'm always open to discussing the markets, trading ideas, strategies, good books, or just places we'd rather be trading! At the same time, I'm located in southeast Florida for now and always up for meeting fellow traders and throwing ideas around... send me an email if you're going to be in the area!

 

Best of trading to all of you,

Peter

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Hello Bocatrader,

 

Welcome to Traders Laboratory and thank you for the very descriptive introduction :) Some funny comments about TS and OJ's glove. I wish they would have the Traders Exp in Tokyo sometime.. would love to check it out at least once.

 

Im glad you find the site useful. GREAT members here. I'll see you around the forums.

 

Regards,

 

James

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Hi, I'm Brian in the UK - my day job is SEO, but I've always had a fascination for investment strategies, so have been building up a few small websites to cover investment news.

 

My main one is Finance Markets: Finance Markets though I have a few others. I won't spam my intro post with them, though. :)

 

Looking forward to finding out more from the investors here, and also perhaps at some point looking for feedback on how to better provide useful information on my investment news sites. :)

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You seem to have a good handle on the SEO side - nothing immediately sticks out as requiring attention. :)

 

Anyway, thanks for the welcome - will hopefully have time to explore this site further. :)

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Dear Traders,

 

 

I am King, an amateur trader from HK, China who is keen to become a full time trader. Let me introduce a bit of my trading experiences. Start trading the local stock market in HK around 2000 with the buy and hold strategy. Continue to trade using the same approach for couple more years with some profits. At a point in time I realize my so call buy and hold technique is dull and slow. Start looking at derivative market with the stock option in the US at first. Took a course but found out that option trading strategy requires enormous amount of effort and long time dedication (of course is this also apply to trading futures). Am still believing the power of option strategy as I see it work intricately in some traders. Will keep on learning options. A year and a half back, I start exploring trading index and currencies futures. Again I took a seminar but the unconventional teaching is not helpful. However, I start trading real on the currency futures and ER2 as I believe I have mastered the secret of trading futures. The outcome was the blown out of a small account. After that I simulated trade and start exploring futures resources for increasing my learning curve ranging from browsing for online forum, chatting in trading room, and reading of e-books and useful trading books. So far, I have make some progress with my trading techniques, make some cash out of it, accept stoploss as part of trading and know to let the profit run. Have recently joined TL and have been a regular patron of the future trading room for about a month. This place is full of great and wonderful trading resources ranging from trading techniques, trader’s psychology, video, and audio. Am currently trading YM but also watch for ER2. am willing to contribute my limited ideas and knowledge about the market and also would love to see more great posts from the seasoned traders of the forum

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Hi kingking,

 

Welcome to Traders Laboratory. Its good to have you on board king. We've spent some time in the chat room recently. Will look forward to hearing and reading about your insights on the emini's. Happy trading.

 

James

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Hi! Just found this forum 2 days ago and can't get enough of it! Thanks to all who are willing to share their knowledge.

 

I'm new to trading - only 1 year. The thing I've learnt about trading is it is very hard. Much harder than what the glossy advertisements on trading education is prepared to admit.

 

I've done a bit of Gann, Fibonacci, trend indicators. Did poorly with Gann. Fibonacci is a bit better but nothing to crow about. I have make some wins but more losses. The losses seems to be greater than the wins. Therefore, I'm in the red. After one year of trading and long hours of study, I feel like I'm going nowhere.

 

I don't really know where to start because even in this forum, there are great concepts but I guess they're more for people who have advanced to a certain level.

 

But I'm going to persist because I've got no where else to go.

 

I trade stock and I do end-of-day stuff. Very basic stuff. Don't even trade indices (I think that's what it's called). Any help I can get will be much appreciated as preserving capital is hard and getting the capital to trade is not easy.

 

Hope to have a long and great association with all of you!;)

 

Regards

JLOW

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Welcome to Traders Laboratory JLOW. Good to have you on board. Alot of the concept here may seem overwhelming to you at first but in fact they are rather quite simple. You will fully understand them in no time ;) Good luck on your journey!

 

James

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My name is Norman and i just found this great forum. Read a few post and decided to come on board. Very nice community here :)

 

Regards

Norman

 

Welcome to the the forum Norman!:cool:

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Hi Guys,

 

I'm french (so pardon my english if it's not perfect :) ) and working in UK (Guernsey) in a stat. arb. hedge fund (more on the Execution side but also doing some quant work).

 

Just discovered this forum, and saw that there are some very interesting threads on MP, currently working on it, so thought that it could be cool to share some stuff on it.

 

See you on board.

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Absolutely the best Trading Board around!

So glad i have found it...

The content of knowledge is impressive :p

The Videos, the articels, the chat... AWESOME!

 

Norman

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Hi,

 

Nice site. Particularly good to see several 'no indicator' threads. I am a fairly long time student of price action and of course good ole volume.

 

Particularly interested in the VSA thread and the delta talk. Kinda busy but hope to post a few charts and observations in due course.

 

I predominantly trade indexes, DAX & ER2 for there morning sessions (Im currently in the UK).

 

Cheers,

Nick

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Welcome Blowfish :) Good to have you on board. There is a VSA webinar we hosted by TradeGuider.com recently and is posted in the Webinar section on the left hand column. You might want to check that out.

 

James

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