Posted By: Ilan Levy-Mayer Vice President, Cannon Trading Futures Blog
Dear Futures Trader,
If the first day of December is any indication of what’s to come….then watch out because it was a VERY VOLATILE day.
- Learn to reduce trading size. Perhaps trade smaller contracts like the micros.
- Adjust stops and entries based on volatility ( ATR/ Parabolics).
- Be extra picky on entries without chasing trades.
- Understand that loses are part of trading and this is definitely not a good time to “fight the markets”.
- Focus more on risk management and ways to protect certain positions as needed. Survive to trade another day.
- Consider possibly utilizing short term options rather than futures.
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