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The Italian Job
Started:May 31st, 2011 (12:48 PM) by redratsal Views / Replies:55,795 / 667
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The Italian Job

Old May 31st, 2011, 12:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The Italian Job



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Old May 31st, 2011, 12:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
Quick Summary
Quick Summary Post

Setups Rules:

1) Set one contract Limit Order on the 2nd Vwap Standard Deviation:
a. Enter Short if the price hits the upper band
b. Enter Long if the price hits the lower band
2) Management Stop Loss is set to Max 5000 USD
3) Stop Loss is set by default to 100 ticks but moved according to PA
4) Targets are set according to PA and S/R
5) Scale in 1 contract near Resistance or Support see post #498 https://futures.io/traders-hideout/11184-italian-job-50.html#post159850 (Stop Loss moved accordingly to rule 2)
6) Position discretionary closed or reversed according to PA

Charts

- 60 minutes chart to check main supports and resistances
- 5 minutes chart with Vwap and SD for entry
- 6 Range and 12 Range for trade management

Indicators

- Fibonacci Zones (not on futures.io (formerly BMT), send a PM to Fat Tails)
- Price Swing Action https://futures.io/ninjatrader/1272-priceactionswing-discussion.html
- Auction bars (not on futures.io (formerly BMT), send a PM to Fat Tails)
- Vwap https://futures.io/download/ninjatrader-7/indicators/674-download.html
- GomCD https://futures.io/elite-circle/6802-gomrecorder-2-a.html

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10 reasons for not trading this method:

1) If you don’t have time to read it
2) If you don’t have time to test it
3) If you are looking for a one button mechanical system
4) If you are not patient
5) If you are looking for the holy grail
6) If you think it’s easy
7) If you are under capitalized
8) If you are not strongly convinced
9) If you think it can solve your problems
10) If you can not handle stress

Trades are taken real time on Sim Account, timing is based on Central European Time, to convert:
PDT -9
CDT -7
EDT -6
British Summer Time +1

This method is not fitted for novice traders, a good understanding of PA and its mechanics is highly recommended, minimum start up capital should be at least 50K, scaling in against the trade without knowing its consequences and without a proper trade management can lead to a rapid ruin of the trading account. The intent of this thread is not to show how profitable can be the method but rather to encourage any trader that with a correct approach and with simple but strict rules and a strong motivation intraday trading can be successful in different ways, this is one attempt.

Added NoiseBands indicator https://futures.io/download/?catid=19&filter=&sort=r&page=1&pp=10&keyid=631 as a filter to reduce risk on trending days post #632 https://futures.io/traders-hideout/11184-italian-job-64.html


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Old May 31st, 2011, 03:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Love the title for your thread!


Awesome job redratsal! Can't wait for part II !!

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Old June 1st, 2011, 12:14 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Old June 1st, 2011, 02:08 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Old June 1st, 2011, 02:29 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Old June 1st, 2011, 02:52 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I saw where you mentioned your max stop loss and scaling in, but I did not see where you talked about your profit targets. ?

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Old June 1st, 2011, 02:56 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I saw where you mentioned your max stop loss and scaling in, but I did not see where you talked about your profit targets. ?

Mike

The default Target (set by ATM) is 30 ticks, nevertheless profit targets are not fixed, I set them once I have entered the trade and move them according to PA and S/R levels. I will comment with screen shots each and every trade, it will be easier to understand my target setup.

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Old June 1st, 2011, 02:56 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Wow, a lot of time spent on those videos!

Someone wants an prize! Good for you and a great amount of detail!

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Old June 1st, 2011, 03:03 AM   #10 (permalink)
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