Primarily trade Dax/6E but currently experimenting with TF. I've been re-sizing my ES templates for a smaller contract but I cannot get a comfortable fix on a time-frame or chart type (ref Renko/Ticks/Vol etc) .
Anybody actively day trade the Russell e-mini ? If so what chart settings have you settled on ? Thanks Bramhall17
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As the TF is primarily composed of smaller investors, more "at-home" investors if you will with the volume usually around 1/5th to 1/10th of the ES, it is great for smaller contract numbers. Additionally, there is less market manipulation than with other larger emini markets like the ES or YM.
As far as chart settings, I like shorter settings. I have a tight stop that I use and watch my trades on an intra-minute basis. Typically, I will have 2 charts up on the TF. One is a 70 tick chart and the other is a 1 minute chart. Within the charts, I use a 20MA and 50MA along with volume. As the TF does usually move in patterns, I have found it is possible to identify daily repeating patterns within the chart using the tick chart while the minute chart shows daily top and bottom.
Others swear by the 5 min and 15 minute chart. Take a look at the TF journals (mine included) to see what you prefer and stick to that. Find what you like and mold yourself to that system.
Many thanks to the site and all the contributors. Great source of info.
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just kidding.. if you trade FDAX, you will be at home with TF... use similar or same settings as TF.. they exert very similar volatility... as to contract sizing.. divide the day session by 24300... that will give you a rate p/sec... and as such, you can determine what you might be more confortable with...
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do you really think that if he had an account capable of lifting 500-1000 contracts, he would be posting here? ... if you have an account that supports that, which IMO is around $3M+, you can certainly ask the traders on the live desk which will have more experience and get a really fast reply... then again, you can still ask the same question from a live desk (depending on your FCM) regardless of your account size..
I appreciate the elevation in status but alas my level is 5 e-mini contracts on the ES and I actually spread-bet the Dax ' £10-15 per/point because of the heavy capital cost of the primary contract . So rather than a 'Master of the Universe' can I at least claim 'Master of my Village' --- Hmm not even sure about that ................. !!