ET Hall of Fame Threads

Discussion in 'Educational Resources' started by benwm, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. benwm

    benwm

    This thread takes over from the thread, HALL OF FAME of ET Educational Threads, http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=202944

    What follows is in my opinion is a list of 100 of the better threads that ET has to offer, threads intended to be amongst the top 0.1%, the 'crème de la crème', if you like. For a fuller discussion as to how these threads were arrived at you can click on the above thread for some details, but in a nutshell it includes my own selections (reflecting personal bias), suggestions made by others on the above thread or via PM, threads mentioned in other threads as being especially useful, outside referrals on blogs to specific ET threads and other ad hoc methods. It was not an entirely scientific process but is a best attempt on my behalf to create to useful starting point for discussion. I attempted to exclude threads of a commercial nature (though in some cases this is up for debate), and also excluded threads on the basis of suspected self promotion unless other evidence came to light.

    It is NOT a perfect or all-inclusive list and I apologize in advance for excluding many excellent and thought provoking threads. To be clear, there is no right or wrong, simply opinions, and any award procedure is by definition inherently flawed. However the draft list is made in good faith and will hopefully be useful to others. Rival HALL OF FAME threads are encouraged to compete with this one...

    In addition to concisely listing the initial 100 (draft) HoF suggestions, the purpose of this thread is to evolve into something more useful. For now this list provides reading material during quiet market periods. Discussion and critique of HoF suggestions is encouraged. No doubt the original list can be improved upon, shortened/amended/extended but it should be a home for discussion of the best that ET has to offer. I am open to suggestions here as to how to proceed.

    Anyway, without further ado, and IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER, here are the original 100 suggestions for the ET HALL OF FAME:-
     
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  2. benwm

    benwm

    MAIN

    Trading (17)

    2 True legendary trading stories
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=7989

    12 Lessons Learned
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=7386

    20 What are your Trading Breakthroughs?
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=25425

    22 What was the last thing you had to master before becoming profitable?
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=165170

    27 I've got a secret
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=4067

    29 Intraday/Swing Plays
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=4334

    37 Day-Trading 2.0 for small traders
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?threadid=113456

    38 Why do people use Volume, Range and Tic charts
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=80582

    44 Real or fake?
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=50740

    47 I'm the most consistent trader in the world
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=13332

    50 I've tried everything and nothing works
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=2267

    71 Biggest day ever
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=55445

    79 Scalping and Analysing your trades
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=45621

    80 Trading for a living....full time....only income
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=6758

    84 Kudos to MMs
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?threadid=142338

    92 Article By Pabst
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=125197

    99 Ideas for struggling traders
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=130196

    TRADING FOR A LIVING

    Journals (18)

    1 Grinding it out, day after day
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=187730

    5 My Story
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1670

    6 Mr Subliminal's Remote Trading Journal
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=5329

    7 System Development with acrary
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=33654

    8 Activate/Deactivate System?
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=36083

    9 AHG - Profitable Strategy for Struggling Traders
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=99283

    10 Emini divergence journal
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=20761

    23 The Price Action Journal
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?threadid=132170

    31 40yo's new career or bust & 40yotrader
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=10237
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=21579

    35 Neke's Journals
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=87977
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=114087
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=150396
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=187779

    36 ES Journal
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?threadid=64965

    46 NoDoji's Day Trading Log
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=132626

    49 S/R Emini Journal
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=69230

    75 Price and Volume
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=29005

    76 Price and Volume: Strategy
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=33766

    78 Clowns ES Daytrading Journal
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=117694

    85 Pabst's Blue Ribbon Trades
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=90873

    88 Emini Fading System
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=111306

    Career Trader (4)

    21 Characteristics of a Successful Trader
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=147883

    24 mentoring-- a waste of time ??
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=31977

    72 What is the worst one day loss you ever had?
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=74408

    73 I've lost 400k the last 2 months i'm quitting
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=71919

    Psychology (6)

    3 Overtrading
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=7659

    14 Using nature and natural eco and bio systems to style your trading
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=54540

    28 Successful Trading
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=6666

    54 Discipline - ideas to improve it
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=20442

    91 The Mathematics of Persistance
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=59530

    93 Anekdoten: An ET Mentor
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?threadid=103700

    Trade Management (4)

    16 Money Management
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=59325

    57 3:1
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=27379

    61 Exits-- targets vs. trailing stops
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=9699

    98 Averaging down/up = success?
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=153994
     
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  3. benwm

    benwm

    TECHNICALLY SPEAKING

    Order Execution (1)

    18 Reading the Specialist
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=3282

    Automated Trading (7)

    25 Sharing Resources: Let's Not Reinvent the Wheel
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=148249

    52 Developing a Trading Framework from Scratch
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=81670

    65 Mathematically Predicting the Future?
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=107755

    67 Chop vs. Trend
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=48845

    68 Launched High Frequency Automated Trading Blackbox
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=101024

    69 Frosty's trading bot goes live part 2
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=97030

    70 Chabah on Automated Trading
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=77887

    Technical Analysis (13)

    11 Simple Profitable Method
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=76297

    32 great new pattern & Great New Pattern
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?threadid=881
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1400

    33 The Idiot's Guide to Premium and Fair Value
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=16391

    34 Gap Plays
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=50184

    39 Why do I see "Trends" in Randomly Generated Data?
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?threadid=118599

    53 Indicator for spotting trends vs. ranges
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=43095

    59 Price Bars
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=21739

    62 Enough already! It's not random
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=120781

    63 A Kinetic Energy Idea
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?threadid=121115

    89 Using Pivots
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=50736

    90 Dragon Pattern
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vB/showthread.php?threadid=154290

    96 Trading Hammers
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=52880

    97 Pekelo's 2nd gap rule
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=75045

    Strategy Trading (17)

    4 Market Depth Patterns
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=42947

    15 More Winners or Larger Avg. Winner?
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=13252

    17 Tape Reading
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=56373

    19 Pyramiding into a trend
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=42500

    26 Unholy Grail to Success
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?threadid=144884

    48 Acrary's Strategy Formation & Acrary's Mixed Strategy Management
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=84891
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=84890

    55 Testing variables
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=14794

    56 Backtesting Software
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=33025

    58 Lessons Learned From Profitable System Development
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=22068

    60 Evaluation of Backtested System Results
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=16622

    64 ACD--Is it the Method to The Madness?
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=93267

    66 Trading Winning Positions - The optimal approach
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=64166

    81 SP trend following System
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=9828

    82 The Importance of Simplicity
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=10532

    86 Learning to read Price Action with P&F Charting
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=122236

    87 Exit methods for trend-traders
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=47358

    95 Why Can't I Trade with the Trend
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=46408


    TOOLS OF THE TRADE

    Trading Software(1)

    77 Deciding on a Backtesting and Trading Platform
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=108534

    Hardware(1)

    94 Pictures of your trading stations
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=43661

    Educational Resources (7)

    13 Gems: Methods and Systems
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=9722

    30 Methods and Systems Only
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=9579

    40 Notable ET Celebs
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=79849

    41 Gems: Rs7
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=6956

    42 Gems: Super_Ego
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=6881

    43 Gems: Vulture
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=6996

    74 Your favourite Elite Trader & favourite Post
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=8177

    FUTURES TRADING

    Index Futures (4)

    45 Trailing stop/Initial stop on futures
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=14179

    51 Anyone use my method?
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?threadid=60313

    83 Keeping It Simple & Keeping It Simple II
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=11410
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=15110

    100 Approach to trading the ES contract
    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=163702
     
  4. benwm

    benwm

    For now, my work is done. Thank you to everyone who provided assistance in putting together the list either on the original thread or via PM. I encourage others to pick up the baton and develop the thread into a more useful resource.

    I will now take a back seat and watch with curiosity as to whether this thread falls into the black hole of forgotten ET threads, or takes on a new life of its own...

    benwm
    :)

    Edit: I also suggest that where HOF threads have been closed but ETs wish to revisit such discussions you create a new thread with the prefix 'RE HOF' i.e.
    RE HOF 2 True legendary trading stories
    or
    RE HOF 16 Money Management...

    etc.
     
  5. You should contact Baron (EliteTrader.com) owner to request (beg) him not to delete any of the inactive threads in your list because he deletes the inactive threads that have been inactive for several years (I think the inactivity deletion alert is 5 years).

    Also, when he first started doing that inactivity thread deletion, he said if a thread is of value and has been deleted for inactivity...he'll bring the thread back. In fact, he did such of a few threads that got deleted and members requested he bring them back. That tells me he deletes and then stores the threads on a different server that's not accessible.

    However, recently, he changed his tone and said he will not or could not bring back an inactive thread of several years even if someone request such after a recent request to bring back a particular education thread was denied. :mad:

    Anyways, just heads up because a few of your listed threads are inactive.

    Mark
     
  6. BCE

    BCE

    Then maybe we should post to these threads to keep them alive. :)
     
  7. benwm

    benwm

    Thanks wrbtrader for the heads up. This is a good point. I have emailed Baron and if others do the same it will help too. Perhaps moderators reading this thread could also speak to Baron on our behalf if they feel this thread benefits Elite Trader as a whole.

    BCE - Some threads are closed so we cannot still post to these, though as per my suggestion if we create new threads prefixed by RE HOF we can still continue the debates. No problem provided the original closed threads are not deleted, in which case the new threads would also likely suffer a quick death.

    Edit: Re-reading the earlier posts I think I am confusing inactive threads with closed threads...closed is ok if the author requested this, deleted not so good
     
  8. This is the best solution without having to get ET management involved.

    Mark
     
  9. Baron

    Baron ET Founder

    This is a good idea. I'm marking this thread as "Important" so it will automatically stay at the top of the thread list.
     
  10. benwm

    benwm

    Thank you very much to Baron!
     
    #10     Aug 10, 2010