Hasn't such a question(s) as mine been asked in some poll?
I'm just trying to get an idea of what a better than average day trader of the YM (1 contract) using a system makes. Surely a manager of day traders on Wall Street HAS to know such a thing. It can't be subjective to him/her.
Just had a thought. Is the data of trading tournaments valid. Maybe I could look at that???
I don't really quiz people on their daily stats. People who are successful at trading tend not to talk much, probably because they don't have a reason to talk about things.
I don't know of anyone else that trades the YM professionally. He is the only one I know of that trades it. Sorry I cannot give a better number. I know he did well trading it. Don't know why he traded it, but the probably because that is where he could make the most money with his system. I really don't like the YM that much , but to each his own.
But here is a question. Why do you care what a 'better than average' day trader makes ? It is your job to take as much money as you can from someone else's account and put it into your account.
Traderwerks wrote But here is a question. Why do you care what a 'better than average' day trader makes ? It is your job to take as much money as you can from someone else's account and put it into your account.
First, I sort of liken trading, to card counting in blackjack in a casino. The casino, ie. 'house' being the 'market'.
Someone I read on-line once said that trading (can't remember the exact phrasing, sorry) wasn't a fight against all the other traders in a given market, but a fight against yourself.
So my outlook would be NOT along the lines of taking someone elses money. Of course to each his own.
I've been working on a system using NT. It's taking a long time since I'm not a programmer. (I won't bore you with links to threads at NT's forums, just take my word for it.)Once I get rid of the current error maybe I can actually try some different stop values, etc.
If I spend XX hours doing that and the best I get in Market Replay averages so much a day, I don't want to assume this is decent just because it took me so much time and effort to arrive at that. Of course $10,000 a day for one contract is a joke, but where does the joke end? $1000? $900 $800
Money Management & Potential ROI
Initial investment per 1 contract $3500
Available margin requirement $ 500
Target per day $50
Available # of days for Trading/week 5
Risk per trade @ 2% of Initial Investment ($3500) $70
How many trades needed at a stretch to loose 50% of initial investment 25
1) ROI after 1 month@28 % approx $1000
28 PERCENT PER MONTH%, that’s not bad!!!
2) Add 1 more contract after $50 target is achieved for 1 month
Potential ROI after 2 month if $50 Target is achieved everyday $2000
3) Add another contract after $50 target is achieved for 2nd month
Potential ROI after 3 month if $50 Target is achieved everyday $3000
4) Add another contract after $50 target is achieved for rd month
Potential ROI after 4 month if $50 Target is achieved everyday $4000
Total investment needed to reap 28% per month or $4000 for 4 contracts $14000
DO’T MOVE TO 2) above IF CONDITION 1 IS NOT ACHIEVED, LIKEWISE DO’T GO TO 3 OR 4 IF CONDITION 2 OR 3 ARE NOT MET
DO’T CHANGE THE STRATEGY/SYSTEM IF 25 CONSISTANT TRADES ARE NOT LOST ….IF SO DO THINK TO CHANGE THE SYSTEM, BOTTOM LINE 1 WINNING TRADE OF $50 EVERY DAY