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Thanks for posting this link. As newbies, we get distracted with so many threads that it's easy to get lost and not go in order (and in the correct order, if that!).

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Big Mike, that is so completly true. I remember when I too thought that I needed a special indicator or something. I believe the most important things to understand in trading is whos buying and selling, how much they are buying and or selling, what price they are buying and or selling or in other words order flow and auction market theory. All I use to trade are cumulative volume, exponetial MA. volume at price, and on balance volume. This is a great website on futures trading that lays down some key fundamentals.

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Heres a great website on futures trading by a great ES trader. Futures Trading 911

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I hate the ES, there are far better markets to trade in my opinion...its just run stops....stop....turn and run stops....stop....turn and run stops....

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I only day trade the ES and I love it. It moves very predictably with moderate volatility which I believe is a very good thing when starting out. You do need to learn its particular tendencies, traps, failures etc. but after you do that its almost like taking candy from a baby. I think the popular theory that the ES should be avoided because you are playing with the big boys and can never beat them is hogwash, they are not magicians what they are doing is right there on the chart you just have to read it.

Another great thing about the ES is you can trade 1 contract or 100 with practically no issues with slippage or fills. This makes scaling up as your skill improves very easy.

I tried gold and crude (GC and CL) for a while and got my ass handed to me by the volatility and slippage. I certainly would not recommend natural gas with the way its been trading lately to a beginner.

Like everything else in trading you have to do what fits your own situation.

What method are you using for trading the ES?

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