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...
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...
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 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
At one time in my trading career backtesting was all the rage. The premise was relatively simple; if something has worked in the past it is bound to work in the future. In short, all you need to do is adjust your backtesting parameters until you optimize a result...
Not all summer time trading is just plain miserable, but this summer is like many others in that the volume has slowed down along with the price action. And yes, so far the trading has been miserable. Trading e-minis during these times can be just plain brutal, with hours...