POLL: Information on the #FT71 stream

POLL: Information on the #FT71 stream

Please answer the following poll questions as completely as you can. If you are unsure, then don’t vote on the question.

  • 3rdocagt
    Posted at 14:43h, 17 March Reply

    its a great blog, the nimrods are few and far between , and don’t seem to stick around because no-one will play w/ them. keep up the Great Work!

  • rruscio
    Posted at 14:50h, 17 March Reply

    Interesting questions. Kind of like a treasure map …

    • FuturesTrader71
      Posted at 19:15h, 17 March Reply

      Hmmm….treasure map? The purpose is to try to use the input from you to come up with standards for the stream. I get more and more complaints from people who feel they are being spammed indirectly by folks who point them to a blog or whatever and then try to sell them stuff. Or others who post fills with no corresponding context or logic and then later they find that the person wants to see them on a chat room

      • tradercube
        Posted at 19:40h, 17 March Reply

        I think follower should use their discretion when clicking on any link. There will always be complainers out there.
        You’ve done such a great thing for us in this stream. I have nothing but gratitude to you.

  • sagamore9
    Posted at 14:54h, 17 March Reply

    the stream is a great resource for the retail trader. I don’t mind reading others entries, just gives me a different perspective. so long as it is strictly related to the methods espoused in the stream. Keep up the great work.

  • matrudenko
    Posted at 15:10h, 17 March Reply

    Loved the live trading chats this week will elaborate in an email

  • winstonyost
    Posted at 15:24h, 17 March Reply

    I am a paid FT71 contributor, have followed you and studied MP+Vol for 2 years… other folks posts are just noise.
    Thank you for your time.

    Winston Yost…Colorado

  • TheBadgersSett
    Posted at 15:46h, 17 March Reply

    Pretty conclusive then! Keep it up!
    Genuinely you have been by far the most useful person I have followed anywhere – you’re charts got me onto market/volume profiling and the off the cuff webinars you have done that I have managed to catch have been invaluable.

  • TraderTexas
    Posted at 16:06h, 17 March Reply

    After voting, I realized I might not have understood one of the questions.

    I appreciate the posts of others containing links to their blogs, even if those blogs “share information on psychology and other factors not directly related to volume profiling.” It seems I’m constantly learning from other participants on the stream, and I can choose what I want to read and view on someone’s blog.

    However, posts on psychology, routinely posted directly on the stream in large numbers, would not be my ‘cup of tea’.

    • TraderTexas
      Posted at 16:17h, 17 March Reply

      Didn’t realize my comment would become public. LOL


    • Chris11
      Posted at 01:24h, 18 March Reply

      I feel the same way as Trader Texas about psychology posts.

  • youngesttrader
    Posted at 17:03h, 17 March Reply

    keep doing what your doing FT, i noticed you say when you take a short or go long and your profit targets etc. Maybe once you take a position in a certain area can you also state where a good place to put the stop would be to prove your wrong based on the context of that certain trade, i know you dont use hard stops but i think it will be really helpful for people who do in the beginning to start getting a visual of where is the smartest place to put the stop and size the position accordingly cheers!!

    • FuturesTrader71
      Posted at 19:17h, 17 March Reply

      My stops are variable for the trade AND during the trade (but never wider than initial). Does that make sense?

  • Seapower
    Posted at 18:38h, 17 March Reply

    only had 1 solicitation after all this time, so that’s not bad eh?

  • kumar
    Posted at 19:37h, 17 March Reply

    1. Thanks FT71 for all the education.

    2. I wish there were some way of blocking traders (if that is what they are) from posting un-related trades to this stream.

  • youngesttrader
    Posted at 22:47h, 17 March Reply

    yeah i understand that you’re only willing to risk a certain amount per trade ( not wider than your initial ) and that the stop is a variable because you could move your stop as the trade unfolds, based on context and or how the market is reacting. I just meant a quick tweet about where would be most reasonable place to put initial stop once entering at a certain area/level in order to prove us wrong. because its pretty easy to get sucked into putting it 2 ticks above or below the places that seem obvious an ib high/low or day high/low with the rest of the retail crowd.. hopefully my message made sense thanks alot FT

    cheers ! happy st patricks

  • allonblack
    Posted at 23:18h, 17 March Reply

    I’m primarily on the stream to learn from you and you alone. However, there are many others that contribute and add to that learning experience. Others post levels, homework, or a charts that make me think and sometimes see things in a different way or help me see something that I did not understand. Sometimes it might just be an IRT setting that helps me to see the profile better, etc. Sometimes it’s something a little more subtle such as wanting to short 81 and someone mentions its thin to 84.
    If someone is trading similar to you with volume profile or something that complements you it’s worth seeing their trades, with an explanation. Not many post trades and usually the ones that do have a similar perspective or are students of yours. Unless it gets out of hand I can ignore them.
    I don’t particularly like posts that are unrelated to volume or market profile such as”TRADING IN A BOX” but those folks seem to get driven out by the group eventually. I also don’t like being driven to paid sites because that is not in the spirit of what you are doing.
    This is one of the best streams I’ve ever seen with the majority striving for the good of all with very few bad apples.
    You’ve created an amazing giving and caring group here that transcends trading and is changing lives.
    Much Gratitude.

  • popdoc
    Posted at 23:19h, 17 March Reply

    Although I receive numerous emails from FT71 stream followers thanking me for my trading psychology posts and blog, I also understand that my posts and links to my blog are not directly related to volume profiling.

    In the past I asked if I could post in the FT71 stream, and was told it was okay as long I don’t “sell” my services. I feel I’ve respected that. The reason I do post about psychology and link to my blog in the stream is that psychology, which includes attitude, handling stress, emotions, thinking in probabilities, etc (all the stuff in webinar #3 that FT71 frequently refers back to) is what prevents many from becoming better traders.

    Posting is my way of helping and giving back.

    FT71, it’s your stream. You make the call.

  • arms2day
    Posted at 01:05h, 18 March Reply

    the less clutter , noise, BS on the stream? the Better. Especially during market hours.

  • cunparis
    Posted at 01:06h, 18 March Reply

    I have to be completely honest – I found the stream very distracting to my trading. All the discussions, questions, especially the off-topic tweets. So what I do now is watch just a few people I follow (including FT71) to have the minimum distractions. And then when I’m done trading I skim through the stream to catch any interesting questions & discussions. This works much better for me. I don’t see how anyone can chat & trade at the same time. I believe my brain can only focus on one thing at a time.

    Anyone who posts calls without any logic or explanation is not doing anyone any favors and is mainly in it for their own personal gain (whether it be monetary or egotistical). And often those are the people who post only their winners and don’t post when their trades stop out.

    It’s all about FOCUS. One market, one method.

    • FuturesTrader71
      Posted at 14:56h, 22 March Reply

      I’m glad that twitter gives us this flexibility

  • Markus
    Posted at 01:40h, 18 March Reply

    it is very good that you focus more on context and mkt condition than on your entries and exits because that’s what is really important for everyone who seriously wants to implement your approach and make it ones own.


  • Dave
    Posted at 05:03h, 18 March Reply

    Thank you very much for the blog.
    I would like to see the stream cleaner. Posts should either a)relate to one of your posts or b) have something to do with the market right here right now. If not then take it elsewhere.
    Thanks again.

  • Stanton
    Posted at 09:47h, 18 March Reply

    As for the others posting, it is pretty easy to ignore everything except what is important. After all tweets have to be short.

    Besides, for the most part I have you (and only you) set up for SMS, which if nothing else alerts me that YOU have tweeted. Everything else becomes background noise, but can be useful if not entertaining at times.

    No, I have not received a single solicitation from others.

    Thanks for the poll. Hope it helps.

  • eurotrader
    Posted at 22:00h, 18 March Reply

    Think this is one of the best trading blogs I’ve seen, and frankly the only one I bother to follow. I don’t feel I’ve had any problems with spam as a result of this blog. I don’t mind other traders including links in their posts as long as they stick to the point of what this blog is all about. In fact they’re great for sharing and comparing. I’ve learned a tremendous amount here and your blog has certainly helped to sort the wheat from the chaff when it comes to volume/market profile and trading in general.

  • tiktok
    Posted at 21:12h, 20 March Reply

    thank you so much for your sharing your methods and thought process so helpful regards paul

  • duxx91
    Posted at 10:09h, 21 March Reply

    Thanks for everything you do here, You really go above and beyond. You put out the best market info I’ve ever seen in 20+ yrs in the business. You are teaching many to fish. I like popdoc posts. His writings always reinforce the ideas in Web 3. I would be very annoyed to see posts from anyone looking to sell me something, like that guy tried to to do after he hosted your 1st webinar way back when.

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