Is It Time to Learn to Trade E-Minis? Avoid These Life Situations Before Starting
There is an old army saying that says, “being tired, cold and hungry makes cowards of us all.” If your desire is to learn to trade e-minis there are certain times in your life that are conducive to the learning process. There are also times in your life that any attempt to learn to trade e-minis can easily result in a resounding failure.Let’s Revisit the Darvas Box and E-Mini Trading
The diminutive Darvas Box is a tool that I seldom see on retail traders charts. On the other hand, it is not unusual to spot the Darvas on multiple professional traders charts when entering an institutional trading room. This e-mini indicator is essentially an indicator, at first glance, of near term support and resistance.3 Solid Techniques for NQ Trade Entries
The Nasdaq futures contract (NQ) generally trades like most of the other equity indexes though it has a few twists and turns that set it apart from the crowd. For anyone who has traded seriously, it is those “twists and turns” that can spell trouble for the uninitiated when trading the NQ.Case Study: How to Significantly Cut Drawdowns Using Market Internals
In this article called “CASE STUDY: HOW TO SIGNIFICANTLY CUT DRAWDOWNS USING MARKET INTERNALS?” you will find out: What are Market Internals? What does the Market Internals category UVOL-DVOL tells us about market strength? How to apply UVOL-DVOL to a trading strategy so you only enter when the market strength is in your favor? How does adding UVOL-DVOL condition affect a basic breakout strategy? How can the Market Internals improve your own trading?How Much Money Do You Really Need to Start E-Mini Trading?
To read some of the success stories I see being bandied about you should be able to start futures trading with $1,000 and have it transformed within a year to a sum topping six figures. I certainly am not saying that this feat is impossible, but I have never seen it done and have never met another trader who has seen it done.When Is the Best Time to Learn to Trade E-Minis?
This is a question that seldom gets asked, but is probably one of the most important variables to consider if you are going to learn to trade the e-minis’. Often times, individuals decide to learn to start trading at a crossroads in their life and need to make money to stay afloat. That is not going to happen.What You Need to Know to Become a Full-Time Trader
It is more than 10 years since I have decided to become a full-time trader. What has the trading itself brought to me? What does it mean to me to face new market’s challenges day by day? Let me make a small summary of more than a decade of my life with markets.Can You Trade the Gartley Pattern, Also Called the A-B Pattern?
In the myriad of new e-mini trading techniques that pop up on a daily basis, it is surprising that many traders have abandoned the some of the most accurate trades that have been around for decades. Let me say that the A-B (or Gartley Pattern) trade is one of the old reliable set-ups, but the trade takes a fair amount of practice to recognize and execute.5 Biggest Trading Mistakes I Have Done
Do you want to know 5 BIGGEST MISTAKES I have done in automated trading? In this article you will find reasons why you should reoptimise regularly, use smartly even number of contracts, don’t hesitate with swing strategies, diversify, cooperate with other traders. This article will help you to become a better trader.Unnecessary Losing Quarters (and What I Have Learned From Them)
Do you hate losing months and quarters? Are you looking for a way how to avoid them? Well, I don’t like them, too. If you want to find out what I do to avoid them, you should read this article. Advice mentioned in the article can really improve your trading results.Retiring Early and Want To Trade E-Minis? How Much Will You Earn in the First 6 Months?
I find myself answering this question on a regular basis, so I decided to share my thoughts on the issue. The answer is relatively easy; not very much. If you buy into all the hype some of the websites tout or are receiving more than your share of e-mail from a vendor showing fantastic profits and yachts, beautiful women, luxurious homes you are probably in for a heck of a surprise. E-mini trading can be boring, lonely and there is a relatively steep learning curve.Why Don’t E-Mini Traders Let Their Winners Run and Minimize Losses Before They Hit Their Stop/Loss?
Anyone who has read even the most basic of trading texts has read this maxim as it relates to money management. For unknown reasons, and without explanation, I have observed that nearly 100% of new e-mini traders will dive out of trades where they have entered into profit and watch their losing trades ride straight into their stop/loss.