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From paper money to real money?

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Detroit, MI
Trading Experience: Master
Platform: Sierra Chart
Favorite Futures: NQ, CL, ES, GC
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I enjoy swings and some scalping /ES minis during a day. Now I need to figure out a way to find professional traders with a similar style.

Depends how you define "scalping" but professionals that I know, and I do know a few real money professionals personally, don't scalp. One of the challenges with coming up with a scalping method is that when you go live with real money you end up being eaten alive by slippage and commissions. A profitable scalping method in sim ends often up going down in flames when you attempt to go live...but again...this all hinges on how you define scalping.

I am not saying that scalping can't be successful, but it is a very difficult road for sure.

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