Hello... To all my fellow CT, NYC area & New England Traders: If you are interested in JOINING a New SKYPE GROUP of EXPERIENCED & SEASONED TRADERSâ¦ Please read on! If you have no interest... Thereâs no need to read any further, thanks for looking!! Before we get too deep into this... there are a COUPLE OF FACTS Iâd like to share with you before I put forth my proposal... 1) As you can see, I signed up as an ELITE TRADER user several years ago, but never really used it at all.... BUT none-the-less.... below is my brief story, and my new goal for 2009!! 2) No matter how BIG you personally trade... WE, as traders, will never be competitors! 3) This is an ever changing market place... WE ALL need to constantly learn new ideas and information, simply to stay viable in our chosen industry! 4) Trading from home has its benefits, but... it can be BORING! Like watching paint dry or grass grow sometimes! Ever nodded off / fallen asleep?? If you say no... Youâre lying!! 5) In 1996, when I lived in L.A., I started the "LAFSG - Los Angeles Futures Support Group" with just two messages in the âmisc.invest.futuresâ newsgroup! At the time most of us were newbies... BUT, we all had something to contribute to the Group, as a whole! Of the 13 original members that started our group, 11 of us were still together 4+ years later!! AND, to this day we ALL communicate regularly, and even get together on occasion! (35 strong at one time, but that was just too big to be effective!) THIS WAS THE SMARTEST THING I EVER DID!! It was the single most influential part of my 12+ year FULL-TIME trading career!! If it werenât for that SUPPORT GROUP... I donât know where Iâd be today... Honestly! It was like a Mentorship Program for everyone involved, even the 3 âseasoned prosâ that joined us too!! Unfortunately, we stopped our bi-weekly meetings in 2000, when I moved back east. Even though we still communicate regularly, after time we all went our separate ways, and most eventually returned to there previous careers.... I, HOWEVER, DID NOT! I continued to become better and better at my craft... STOCK INDEX FUTURES TRADING... but, I always missed the GOOD OLD DAYS!! If only we had SKYPE back then?! ------------------------------------------------------ ANYWAY... HERE IS MY PROPOSAL: ------------------------------------------------------ I am looking for about TEN (10) experienced & seasoned STOCK INDEX FUTURES Day-Traders, using whatever methodology you incorporate! PRE-REQUISITES: 1) You must... DAY-TRADE. 2) You must... trade STOCK INDEX FUTURES. (S&P, NASDAQ, DOW, RUSSELL, etc.) 3) You must... be Experienced / Seasoned... sorry not looking to mentor any newbies! 4) Residing in CT, NYC, New England Area would be nice, but NOT necessary! Iâm simply proposing that WE create a SKYPE CONFERENCE ROOM (no cost to anyone), that we can all use to just communicate with throughout the trading dayâ¦ simply sharing your thoughts with the others, on what it is that YOU are seeing!! Basically, MANY EYES LOOKING THRU âDIFFERENT LENSESâ (so-to-speak), FOR THE EXACT SAME TRADING OPPORTUNITIES... But, each from a different experiential background & trading methodology... each being able to comment on what they are seeing, and why they LIKE or DIS-LIKE an upcoming trade!! Everyone participates & Everyone benefits!! This, I will GUARANTEE YOU: 1) WE WILL ALL END UP LEARNING NEW THINGS & IDEAS! 2) WE WILL ALL TRADE BETTER BECAUSE OF THE GROUP DYNAMIC!! 3) YOUâLL NEVER BE BLIND-SIDED BY AN UP-COMING REPORT AGAIN!! 4) NO MORE BORING DAYS / NO MORE FALLING ASLEEP!!! 5) If everything comes together... EVERYONE WILL PROFIT MORE!! 6) You might even make some new friends along the way??? I just know that, as a group of like minded Traders, communicating via SKYPE via the Conference Call feature throughout the day... WE WILL ALL TRADE BETTER!! I know this because several years ago, I became involved âas the new guyâ with a similar group... Problem was, when I questioned the âleadershipsâ motives in doing the group... I was immediately BANNED!! It unfortunately made me bitter to the whole idea... BUT, eventually I came to the realization that it WAS A REALLY GOOD IDEA!! In subsequent searching, I just never found another similar group... SO, INSTEAD... I DECIDED, IâLL JUST START ONE MYSELF!! SO, if you have any interest in finding out more, please SKYPE ME or SEND ME a private reply to this message, with a phone #, and Iâll place the call, so that we can talk. Iâm really looking forward to stepping up to the challenge of a NEW GROUP, and look forward to meeting some new âlike mindedâ traders! Happy Trading to Everyone... and, Iâll talk to ya soon... Jeff in CT Email: TraderJMB@Bigfoot.com Skype: TraderJMB AOL-IM: TraderJMB YAHOO-IM: TraderJMB PS: Just to let you know... I AM THE âREAL DEALâ!! I have no âhiddenâ agenda, I simply love what I do!! I AM LOOKING TO SELL NOTHING âORâ BUY NOTHING... I am simply just looking for people like myself that wouldn't mind some human interaction to pass the time, PLUS an extra set of eyes to call out potential trades!! Itâs really that simple!! I really donât NEED to do this group... I simply WANT to do this group... because of its enormous benefits!! Here is MY original 1996 message to create a FUTURES SUPPORT GROUP!! http://groups.google.com/group/misc.invest.options/tree/browse_frm/month/1996-11?hide_quotes=no - msg_0a67ef3e15fb8caf Here is the RealTraders Message we sent out in 1999 to find some ânew membersâ... Hindsight being 20-20... It wasnât the greatest of ideas!! http://www.purebytes.com/archives/realtraders/1999/msg05140.html Here is the YAHOO! GROUP that we evolved into since 2000... http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/LAFSG/ It is a CLOSED group, that will never accept new members... It is mostly a social group now!! Here is the YAHOO! GROUP that I tried to start in 2004 when I moved to CT... http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/CT-Traders/ This attempt just simply never took off... oh well, I guess we can use it for our new Skype Group!! ALSO, Iâll be going to the February TradersExpo in NYCâ¦ maybe if we get a âgroupâ together by the... maybe we can all meet there??