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Bigger trade lots 25+ contracts?

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tlow
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I recently moved up from trading 10-25 cars now at 30-50 lots per trade. I only day trade and mainly during RTH. I am a scalper usually taking 75-90% of my ticks before 12-15 ticks then i let the rest run. Typical stop is 12-15 ticks.

What I ran into today I have had happen. I made 20 trade today. 8 of them got stopped out to the tick or my profit taking level was stopped short by a tick. These were all 40-50 car lots.


Am I just having confirmation bias? Am I getting picked off by an algo? Need to break up the trade?

For those who day trade larger lots, how do you handle position sizing, profit taking, etc?

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I recently moved up from trading 10-25 cars now at 30-50 lots per trade. I only day trade and mainly during RTH. I am a scalper usually taking 75-90% of my ticks before 12-15 ticks then i let the rest run. Typical stop is 12-15 ticks.

What I ran into today I have had happen. I made 20 trade today. 8 of them got stopped out to the tick or my profit taking level was stopped short by a tick. These were all 40-50 car lots.


Am I just having confirmation bias? Am I getting picked off by an algo? Need to break up the trade?

For those who day trade larger lots, how do you handle position sizing, profit taking, etc?

Curious as to what contract you are trading?

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tlow
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Curious as to what contract you are trading?

Front month June /ES_M

Played around some more the last few days. It definitely an issue. Iíve messed around with various sizes positions. It seems once I get over 30-35 contracts depending on market volatility, it becomes an Issue.

Really big issue today in the chop. Normally I can pick off 1-3 points all day long in chop. Today didnít happen.

Iím probably going to switch to a bigger R:R and cut down on trades and position size.

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