What Everybody Ought To Know About Automated Futures Trading

In the past few years, hedge funds, quants, asset managers (CTAs & CPOs), proprietary trading groups and institutions are moving into automating their trading strategies by the use of automated futures trading systems. With the technological advances in the computing power, you can also have the same advantages as they do with trade automation.

E-Mini Trading: The Market Tends to Start and Stop at the Same Price

You don’t have to have been trading too long to realize that a good portion of daily price action is random in nature. Having said that, why would a serious e-mini trader base his or her trading philosophy on a non-random measure?

So You Think You Want to Be an E-Mini Trader? Let’s Start From the Beginning

Most people meet someone they know who is a full-time e-mini trader (a successful one), and decide that trading from home sounds like a great way to make a living. You might find the trading lifestyle attractive or the flexible leisure hours a plus.

Trading for a Living Is All About Trade Entries

Let’s face it, if you can’t enter a trade without a major drawdown, trading for a living is not possible. And despite the fact that there are many different types of trading rules, all trading rules have one thing in common: they all share the same common goal of entering a position, and having it quickly move into profitable territory.

E-Mini Trading: Let’s Revisit the Scalping Style of Trading

There are many ways to trade the e-mini market, those styles range from short-term scalpers to swing traders to individuals using e-mini contracts to hedge against an existing position they already own. For me, scalping falls into the category of short-term scalping.

E-Mini Trading: Are You a Dedicated Simulator Trader?

There are a group of individual “traders” who trade for long periods of time on an e-mini trading simulator. I often come across these individuals in my trading room, and find they have been trading on a simulator for more than a year.

High Frequency Gambling Casino, Stock Market Challenges, and the Small Time Investor

On or around the time of the July-August 2011 debt deal negotiations in Washington DC and the Standard & Poor’s downgrade of US treasuries we watched the US stock market, and stock markets around the globe responding to what was going on deal with extreme volatility. Under such conditions, are generally times when investors lose big time, or make incredible gains. Generally it is the market professionals who are in the game, and understand the game, that end up with all the prize winnings.

E-Mini Trading: Does Market Volatility Unnerve Your Day Trading?

The last week provided a significant increase in market volatility. Anytime you, as an e-mini trader, notice a rapid change in market conditions it requires a bit of rethinking about the way you intend to trade in the new trading environment. If you are locked into a systematic trading mindset, you may find that a trading methodology that was working well in a previous market condition will be less-than-effective in the new trading paradigm.

Using Your Experience Optimally

In this post I want to discuss how to optimally use your Trading Experiences. The key thing to remember is that everything that you have experienced can be used in some way for your benefit and movement forward to your goals. One of the most dangerous things people indulge in is using hindsight biases. This is where the individual looks at what has happened in the past and how they reacted to it and then burn into their mindset that they “should’ve done this or that” or “it was so obvious” that they should have done the opposite of what they did.

Some Tips on Finding the Right Forex Broker

There are quite a number of Forex broker services available on the internet; most of these sites have varying information such as consumer ratings, broker sentiments, broker sign up offers/ services and how to find a good and suitable Forex investment broker for your envisaged Forex trading business. The internet is by far the most recommended avenue of access to an investment Forex brokers’ list and investment services. Broker service and internet sites go a step further to display detailed information about issues that may be of crucial to your trading plan.

Standard and Poor’s CEO Asked Wall Street When The Best Time to Announce a Downgrade Was?

Just how many people really knew that S&P was going to drop the bomb and downgrade US Treasuries when they did? Apparently, more people than we think, so let’s talk about this, because none of us out here in small-time investor-land knew this was coming exactly when it did. Now then to S&Ps to their credit did forewarn that they might lower the credit rating well prior to when they actually did.

Is It Possible To Day Trade For A Living

Like any specialized profession, day trading requires knowledge and hard work. While it is possible for the individual to day trade for a living, they must develop realistic expectations and develop a sound business plan.

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