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Long/short same contract

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Trading for Fun
Sunnyvale, CA
 
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: TTTrader
Favorite Futures: CL
 
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The only thing you are doing if you hold a long contract for the intermediate future, and briefly trade the short side, is you are simply recalibrating your entry into the long side. You're not trading two different strategies - you're really saying that you got in long too soon, or if you're already showing a profit, you're simply trying to day trade more profits.

So what you need to do is double up. Buy two contracts, sell and re-buy one of them as needed.

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Fremont, CA, USA
 
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Long/Short Same Underlying

Would you please explain your strategy for CL of going long and short at the same time. I understand you must be using Ninjatrader.

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Nicosia, Cyprus
 
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I did never understand reasons to be long and short the same contract at one time. Nonetheless, if one already have a position in crude light, there is always a possibility to enter opposite side of the trade with the next month contract. Front-end CL contracts are usually liquid enough for trading on a day basis. Or trade mini.

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