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Is it profitable to scalp the spead in ES mini

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It may be possible to make money as a retail trader scalping the spread on the ES, but I've never seen it done successfully.

I agree with you on that jeherald. Mathematically trading the ES spread just doesn't make much sense. In a practical sense, 3 ticks minimum, 4 or even 5 ticks gives some breathing room with a more realistic stop loss.

Anyone that wants to learn a proven method to scalp 4 ticks in the ES, I would suggest reading these two excellent trading journals here on futures.io (formerly BMT)...

https://futures.io/trading-journals/26168-day-trading-using-basis-mack-s-pat-teachings.html

https://futures.io/elite-trading-journals/29780-day-trading-es-s-p-500-futures-contract-pats-style-1-point-time.html

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FYI traders at prop firms doing volume will have c. 40c RTs on ES. Most use some form of averaging.

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Another problem with this strategy is in a fast moving market, you won't even get fill confirmations until you're > 20 ticks offside.

You could try exploring your strategy on a thinner market where queue position isn't so important

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Another problem with this strategy is in a fast moving market, you won't even get fill confirmations until you're > 20 ticks offside.

You could try exploring your strategy on a thinner market where queue position isn't so important

Not sure what market your even talking about. With a good broker/order routing service fill confirmations for the ES are on the order of milliseconds. ES and "fast moving market" should never appear in the same sentence

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