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Using Time and Price Tools To Pinpoint A Sell on Mini NASDAQ Futures 3.11.2015

March 10th, 2015 Filed under Commodity Trading, Day Trading, Future Trading News, Futures Trading | Comment (0)

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Hello Traders,

For 2015 I would like to wish all of you discipline and patience in your trading!

Hello Traders,

I wrote this piece about possible timing for a sell on mini NASDAQ 100 futures last week on equities.com.

I should have shared it earlier than today but it will still give you a look at possible support and future direction on stock index futures. It was actually FUN to see that my initial target of 4329 I wrote about 5 days ago was met almost to the exact today ( mini nasdaq low was 4328.50)

Using Time and Price Tools To Pinpoint A Sell on Mini NASDAQ Futures

As we near the end of the earning season and the NASDAQ composite is hitting that psychological mark of 5000, I thought it would be interesting to look at mini NASDAQ futures.

There is a difference between the NASDAQ composite we follow on the news and the NASDAQ 100 futures. The NASDAQ 100 futures follow the cash index of 100 NASDAQ stocks. The popular NASDAQ cash index we see often on the news is made up of more than 3000 components. Nonetheless, there is a very high correlation.

Rather than talk about fundamentals (Does it matter? it seems that we are still riding the fumes of QE’s….) I decided to take a look at the relationship between time and price to see at what level and at what price it may be worth to take a stab at a short position on mini NASDAQ 100 futures.

I measured the distance between the lows made on Oct. 20, 2014 and the high made on Nov. 28, 2014, then I applied that distance on what I consider to be a support level on the chart at 4081.50, that projected a resistance at 4481 (yesterday’s high was 4183.50).

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SP 500 Futures Testing Major Support Zone – Levels & Reports for 8.8.2014

August 7th, 2014 Filed under Day Trading, Future Trading News, Future Trading Platform, Futures Trading, Index Futures, Indices | Comment (0)

Hello Traders,

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

SP 500 made new lows and about to test a series of support levels as one can see in the daily chart below:

We have few levels of support between 1885 and 1896.50 in case we break again below the psychological 1900 mark.

I mentioned a couple of days ago support of 1795 by mistake and was asked by few of the readers. That was a typo the support I meant to write is 1895.

Looks like we will visit that level and zone very soon, maybe as early as night session. My best guess is for an initial bounce of that level. Just a guess. Either way I will look to see what kind of reaction we get if and when we get down there.

A strong bounce may signal some more upside, however a break below 1895-1885 level may actually make my 1795 typo into a reality…

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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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3 Points to Futures Trading Psychology & Economic Reports 7.25.2014

July 24th, 2014 Filed under Future Trading News, Futures Trading, Trading Guide | Comment (0)

Hello Traders,

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

Many different ways to make and lose money trading futures, even more so when day trading.

Today’s action in stock index futures led me to write about:

Three main approaches out there in my opinion.

  1. The first is what I call the “trend is your friend”. A trader looks at few different time frames, looking to see if there is an established trend on longer time frame (example 60 minutes chart) and then trying to look for pull back on lower time frames and “join the trend”. Only works for certain markets and only works few times of the month as most days markets do not have an intraday trend.
  2. Second method is what we call break out. Traders will look for markets that have been in a lower volatility situation using indicators such as ADX for example. Then they will look at the chart to find what they feel are levels that if broken can fuel a stronger move in the same direction. These levels can be extracted visually looking at the chart or using highs/ lows of X periods. This method works better on some markets than others. I noticed that crude oil and gold futures tend to have better chances of a continued breakout move than the mini SP 500 for example.
  3. The third one many traders use and believe in is “mean reversion”. Stock index futures in my opinion will fall into this category many trading days and today’s session ( July 24th 2014) was a good example. Market tested yesterday’s highs, then tested lows and traded in between. Traders will sometimes use RSI or Williams %R to get a feel for when the market gets away from the mean and will use counter trend methods in this case. Use of stops when counter trend trading is even more important as you do NOT want to get caught on the few days a month when these markets do incur a break out situation…..

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Futures Mini Indices Volume and Mini S&P Chart 4.22.2014

April 21st, 2014 Filed under Commodity Trading, Future Trading News, Futures Trading, Index Futures | Comment (0)

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2. Futures Support and Resistance Levels – S&P, Nasdaq, Dow Jones, Russell 2000, Dollar Index
3. Commodities Support and Resistance Levels – Gold, Euro, Crude Oil, T-Bonds
4. Commodities Support and Resistance Levels – Corn, Wheat, Beans, Silver
5. Futures Economic Reports for Tuesday April 22, 2014

Hello Traders,

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

Extremely light volume in the markets today as Europe was still on a holiday. Volume in the mini SP contract was about 35% of the average normal daily volume as of lately. I suspect that both market participants and volatility should return tomorrow from the Easter holiday.

Daily chart of the mini SP for your review below:

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