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Day Trading Money Management + Levels & Reports for 8.7.2014

August 6th, 2014 Filed under Day Trading, Day Trading Webinar, futures trading education, Indices, Trading Guide | Comment (0)

Hello Traders,

For 2014 I would like to wish all of you discipline and patience in your trading!

A word or two about day-trading and money management…..




Trading futures and even more so, day-trading futures has grown significantly over the last few years, as seen by the increase in daily volume on some of the more popular electronic markets. (The Mini SP had 3,575,702 contracts traded on February 27th! Yes, that is 3.575 MILLION contracts….)

New traders as well as more experienced traders often wonder and search for the “holy grail” and the answer is different for each trader. Many factors influence what may be a good route for one trader versus a better alternative for another. Experience, risk tolerance, the person’s schedule, financial situation along with other factors will greatly influence what is a suitable trading method for one trader or another.

One COMMON solution different traders can implement when it comes to day-trading is what I call: “Treat your daily Profit/Loss as you would treat an open trade” and allow me to expand:

As brokers we have seen different traders survive in this business, making progress and even getting to the point of consistently finding their set ups, however their main downfall is that “one bad day” where they may give up recent gains, lose a large percentage of their account or even lose their whole account.

A practical solution for eliminating those disastrous days and giving you a better chance for survival is using “stop losses, trailing stop losses and daily stop limits” for every given trading day.

Let’s assume for hypothetical purposes that trader A is day-trading with $10,000 of risk capital. Part of her preparation for trading should be an understanding of her trading style, how active she is, how much on average does she risk per trade and other factors to help her calculate what her DAILY LOSS LIMIT should be. If you as a trader can be discipline enough to set your own daily loss limit and on days when you have reached your daily loss limit, simply stop trading for that day, you will give yourself better odds in surviving the day-trading arena and preventing days where you may loss a big portion of your account. Surviving to trade another day is a crucial element when it comes to day-trading.

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Setting Daily Profit Target and Money Management for Futures Trading 4.10.2014

April 9th, 2014 Filed under Future Trading News, Futures Trading | Comment (0)

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Hello Traders,

For 2014 I would like to wish all of you discipline and patience in your trading!

I wrote a good article a few years back about day trading money management and one of my points was that it is my personal opinion that if a day trader sets a daily target profit and walks away when he or she achieves that target, they will fare better in the long run.

I might be wrong but think about it, if you are trading a $10,000 account and have a daily profit target of $500. How many times were you there intraday? Would your account equity be in a better shape now if you walked away each day when you made $500 ( in addition to implementing a daily stop level?)

The profit level will be different for each trader based on account size, trading style, aggressiveness level etc. but from talking with many different clients and observing many different clients I think that setting daily profit  AND daily money management will help most traders financially as well as emotionally.

If you want to read the full article and you are a client, simply email me your name and account number and i will email the PDF to you. If you are a prospect, please share with me your trading experience and software you are using and I will be happy to email it to you as well.

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Futures Exchange: Using Different Day Trading Techniques August 17th 2010

August 16th, 2010 Filed under Commodity Trading, Day Trading, Day Trading Webinar, Future Trading News, Futures Trading, Index Futures | Comment (0)

“The News can really Move the Futures Market”

Somewhat of a quiet day on the futures exchange to start the week after some volatile sessions last week. As I’ve said many times before, if a trader can recognize early enough during the trading session, what type of trading day is about to unfold, then one can use the proper day-trading technique more suitable for that day.

Some examples may include: join the trend on trending day, mean aversion techniques on choppy days and much more.

On a different note, I got a blue diamond for tomorrow’s session which can mean potential up day if the market can break above 1083.00 or….continued decline if it fails to gain some upside momentum. Daily chart for review below:

EP - E- Mini S&P 500, Equal Active Daily Continuation

EP – E- Mini S&P 500, Equal Active Daily Continuation

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