Quick intro: I am a Trading Systems Programmer with several years of experience mostly in Equities for a previous employer. I mostly used C++, Technical Indicators and Machine Learning.
I am new in futures. I read about Market Profile, Order Flow tools, etc.
My question: What is the best idea/approach to do a day trading or scalping program for futures?
- Should I just focus on Market Profile and make a few trades a day?
- Should I learn from people like "No BS day trading" and try to replicate his approach with algo's?
- Should I buy the Jigsaw tools, learn from their materials and just try to reproduce their tools using IQFeed for my trading program?
I appreciate your comments. I only have a few hours a day for this project and I don't want to waste months on the wrong approach. Initially I was thinking about using NinjaTrader on the TopStepTrader Combine. But I am open to other platforms.
Last edited by MigEsc; March 15th, 2016 at 06:01 AM.
Reason: Wrong place! Sorry!
The best thing to do is to watch a few of the videos here and check the posts about automated trading.
Once you have a feel for the things others are doing, you will be in a better position to create something yourself.
If you only want to use someone else's work to trade, then why bother programming it?
Trading is very personal for most profitable traders and copying someone else seldom works for long.
Learn and create your own method / edge.
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