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Which Two Days Per Week Would You Trade?

I am pondering scaling back on my trading.

I'm not sure if the incredible time I had back home in Florida had something to do with this
fundamental shift in my mindset, but I simply do not want to sit in front of these screens as much
as I have the last few years.

I think I can make my weekly goal with two marathon sessions per week. Starting at the London open
and going through New York close.

If you where to trade only two days a week, which two would you choose?

I am speaking of NQ in particular, but it would pertain to ES and YM also, I would assume.

During the stock market "on season" , it seemed that Monday and Tuesday had the most action. But, now
that summer is here and the volume is basically cut in half, it seems like Wednesday's and Thursdays have more
game. I would also like to catch Friday afternoons also, as some lovely trending moves often happen.


OK ... so which two days shall they be ?

grazie


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I am pondering scaling back on my trading.

I'm not sure if the incredible time I had back home in Florida had something to do with this
fundamental shift in my mindset, but I simply do not want to sit in front of these screens as much
as I have the last few years.

I think I can make my weekly goal with two marathon sessions per week. Starting at the London open
and going through New York close.

If you where to trade only two days a week, which two would you choose?

I am speaking of NQ in particular, but it would pertain to ES and YM also, I would assume.

During the stock market "on season" , it seemed that Monday and Tuesday had the most action. But, now
that summer is here and the volume is basically cut in half, it seems like Wednesday's and Thursdays have more
game. I would also like to catch Friday afternoons also, as some lovely trending moves often happen.


OK ... so which two days shall they be ?

grazie

Tuesday / Thursday / Friday.

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See if the attached spreadsheet helps.

Over the last 5 year period, filtered for June, July and August, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday had the highest daily range. Wednesday and Thrusday had the highest volume.

Play around with the pivot table and see what suits you best.

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See if the attached spreadsheet helps.

Over the last 5 year period, filtered for June, July and August, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday had the highest daily range. Wednesday and Thrusday had the highest volume.

Play around with the pivot table and see what suits you best.

Sweet...

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I simply do not want to sit in front of these screens as much
as I have the last few years.

I think I can make my weekly goal with two marathon sessions per week. Starting at the London open
and going through New York close.

Is your system such that you can watch the market for 13 hours and not go crazy?
I'd be a basket case before the week was up with even two days of that.

What is your daily goal?

I am at my trading desk only 2 hours a day.
I find that is plenty to allow me to be fully alert while trading and make a nice profit.

Maybe if you increase the number of contracts traded you could trade less realize more?

Just my 2 cents.

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Is your system such that you can watch the market for 13 hours and not go crazy?
I'd be a basket case before the week was up with even two days of that.

What is your daily goal?

I am at my trading desk only 2 hours a day.
I find that is plenty to allow me to be fully alert while trading and make a nice profit.

Maybe if you increase the number of contracts traded you could trade less realize more?

Just my 2 cents.

He is the Darth Fader... He will scalp every single little move. Like a doctor with scalpel slicing off little pieces of the market all day.

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Tuesdays and Thursdays for me, reasons :-


1. Trade / do anything on a monday, not likely, slow day mostly to.
2. Wednesday off, gives you a break between your days of staring at screens.
3. If you lose on a Friday it'll just ruin your weekend.


Scaling back to a few hours sounds great, but with how slow the markets can be a times I can watch although vaguely for hours without a single trade, so never mind

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I am pondering scaling back on my trading.

I'm not sure if the incredible time I had back home in Florida had something to do with this
fundamental shift in my mindset, but I simply do not want to sit in front of these screens as much
as I have the last few years.

I think I can make my weekly goal with two marathon sessions per week. Starting at the London open
and going through New York close.

If you where to trade only two days a week, which two would you choose?

I am speaking of NQ in particular, but it would pertain to ES and YM also, I would assume.

During the stock market "on season" , it seemed that Monday and Tuesday had the most action. But, now
that summer is here and the volume is basically cut in half, it seems like Wednesday's and Thursdays have more
game. I would also like to catch Friday afternoons also, as some lovely trending moves often happen.


OK ... so which two days shall they be ?

grazie

I'm afraid you may have cut back to far friend.

We would like to see the grand master fader return.

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I swing trade weekly/monthly holds.
Most of my trades are entered Sunday, Monday or Tuesday night.
I never enter a trade on a Friday.

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