How many futures do you look at to trade? - Traders Hideout | futures io social day trading
futures io futures trading


How many futures do you look at to trade?
Updated: Views / Replies:568 / 5
Created: by ctmvas Attachments:0

Welcome to futures io.

(If you already have an account, login at the top of the page)

futures io is the largest futures trading community on the planet, with over 90,000 members. At futures io, our goal has always been and always will be to create a friendly, positive, forward-thinking community where members can openly share and discuss everything the world of trading has to offer. The community is one of the friendliest you will find on any subject, with members going out of their way to help others. Some of the primary differences between futures io and other trading sites revolve around the standards of our community. Those standards include a code of conduct for our members, as well as extremely high standards that govern which partners we do business with, and which products or services we recommend to our members.

At futures io, our focus is on quality education. No hype, gimmicks, or secret sauce. The truth is: trading is hard. To succeed, you need to surround yourself with the right support system, educational content, and trading mentors Ė all of which you can find on futures io, utilizing our social trading environment.

With futures io, you can find honest trading reviews on brokers, trading rooms, indicator packages, trading strategies, and much more. Our trading review process is highly moderated to ensure that only genuine users are allowed, so you donít need to worry about fake reviews.

We are fundamentally different than most other trading sites:
  • We are here to help. Just let us know what you need.
  • We work extremely hard to keep things positive in our community.
  • We do not tolerate rude behavior, trolling, or vendors advertising in posts.
  • We firmly believe in and encourage sharing. The holy grail is within you, we can help you find it.
  • We expect our members to participate and become a part of the community. Help yourself by helping others.

You'll need to register in order to view the content of the threads and start contributing to our community.  It's free and simple.

-- Big Mike, Site Administrator

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 

How many futures do you look at to trade?

  #1 (permalink)
Elite Member
Big City, MA
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: AMP Ninjatrader
Favorite Futures: ES, CL, NQ, TF
 
Posts: 79 since Nov 2010
Thanks: 3 given, 16 received

How many futures do you look at to trade?

I look at 10 symbols. Some at night, early morning, then commodities, and index during the day.

Reply With Quote
The following user says Thank You to ctmvas for this post:
 
  #2 (permalink)
Quick Summary
Quick Summary Post

Quick Summary is created and edited by users like you... Add FAQ's, Links and other Relevant Information by clicking the edit button in the lower right hand corner of this message.

 
  #3 (permalink)
Elite Member
Texas, USA
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: X_TRADER Pro, Custom
Broker/Data: NxCore
Favorite Futures: Futures, Spreads
 
Hulk's Avatar
 
Posts: 215 since May 2014
Thanks: 509 given, 474 received



ctmvas View Post
I look at 10 symbols. Some at night, early morning, then commodities, and index during the day.

13 symbols - all commodities futures and spreads x 3-4 timeframes = lots of charts but I worked hard to consolidate and improve visibility.

Reply With Quote
The following user says Thank You to Hulk for this post:
 
  #4 (permalink)
Site Administrator
Manta, Ecuador
 
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: My own custom solution
Favorite Futures: E-mini ES S&P 500
 
Big Mike's Avatar
 
Posts: 46,240 since Jun 2009
Thanks: 29,355 given, 83,237 received

To trade ES, I also plot four other markets on my chart, plus two breadth symbols.

Mike

Due to time constraints, please do not PM me if your question can be resolved or answered on the forum.

Need help?
1) Stop changing things. No new indicators, charts, or methods. Be consistent with what is in front of you first.
2) Start a journal and post to it daily with the trades you made to show your strengths and weaknesses.
3) Set goals for yourself to reach daily. Make them about how you trade, not how much money you make.
4) Accept responsibility for your actions. Stop looking elsewhere to explain away poor performance.
5) Where to start as a trader? Watch this webinar and read this thread for hundreds of questions and answers.
6)
Help using the forum? Watch this video to learn general tips on using the site.

If you want
to support our community, become an Elite Member.

Reply With Quote
The following user says Thank You to Big Mike for this post:
 
  #5 (permalink)
Membership Temporarily Revoked
Memphis,TN
 
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: ThinkorSwim,FXCM, Ensign Software
Broker/Data: ThinkorSwim, FXCM
Favorite Futures: Futures, Forex, Options
 
mdsvtr's Avatar
 
Posts: 232 since Sep 2010
Thanks: 853 given, 28 received

I " look at " about 48 different Futures per night ( always after the close ) , and look ath these on the Daily, weekly and monthly charts

All of this is in a fantastic chart format on FINVIZ.com ( they have some of the best charts I have seen anywhere online, and they're free )
Here's the Link to the page with all of the Futures listed .....
Futures Charts Daily

side note : I also look at a 2, 3 and 4 day chart as well

This is all done to look for position / swing trades and entries, NOT for intra-day day trading
For day trading ..... I use only tock charts , and it varies based on the Future(s) I am trading for that day

CL for example is a 3996 tick chart
ES is a 9324 tick chart
ZS is a 1332 tick chart
( ( all are multiples of 1332 )

I will base my decision on what future(s) to trade for the next day, based on my " read " and analysis form the longer term charts ( daily, 2, 3, 4 day, weekly and monthly charts )

Of course with the weekly and monthly charts ..... you only have to worry about looking at the weekly chart every Friday ( after the close )

For the monthly , only have to worry about looking at it on the close of the last day for each month

Reply With Quote
 
  #6 (permalink)
Membership Temporarily Revoked
Memphis,TN
 
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: ThinkorSwim,FXCM, Ensign Software
Broker/Data: ThinkorSwim, FXCM
Favorite Futures: Futures, Forex, Options
 
mdsvtr's Avatar
 
Posts: 232 since Sep 2010
Thanks: 853 given, 28 received

I wanted to add something to what I said in my last post ...
" I will base my decision on what future(s) to trade for the next day, based on my " read " and analysis form the longer term charts ( daily, 2, 3, 4 day, weekly and monthly charts ) "

So for example,
if I get say a Short entry and read off of the Daily chart on the YM ,
then the next day, that will be one of the Futures that I will day trade and will only trade it off of the selected Tick chart for that symbol ( I have YM at a 3996 tick chart )

The tick charts vary from Future to Future, because of the volatility and trade Volume varies so much from one to the other
Just found what Tick chart works best to day trade off of , from many trials and errors lol

Reply With Quote

Reply



futures io > > > How many futures do you look at to trade?

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



Upcoming Webinars and Events (4:30PM ET unless noted)

Jigsaw Trading: TBA

Elite only

FuturesTrader71: TBA

Elite only

NinjaTrader: TBA

Jan 18

RandBots: TBA

Jan 23

GFF Brokers & CME Group: Futures & Bitcoin

Elite only

Adam Grimes: TBA

Elite only

Ran Aroussi: TBA

Elite only
     

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Best futures to trade? mannya Traders Hideout 6 June 19th, 2015 09:25 AM
How to trade Futures for several client ? MyTraderAdvisor Reviews of Brokers and Data Feeds 13 December 28th, 2012 08:48 PM
Help starting to trade futures tmoorehead Beginners and Introductions 11 May 29th, 2012 08:36 AM
Let us trade options on futures Delta_Panther Options on Futures 21 January 3rd, 2012 06:14 AM
Trade Explorer for futures HighRise1202 Emini Index Futures Trading 2 December 12th, 2011 07:31 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:37 PM.

Copyright © 2017 by futures io, s.a., Av Ricardo J. Alfaro, Century Tower, Panama, +507 833-9432, info@futures.io
All information is for educational use only and is not investment advice.
There is a substantial risk of loss in trading commodity futures, stocks, options and foreign exchange products. Past performance is not indicative of future results.
no new posts
Page generated 2017-12-17 in 0.12 seconds with 19 queries on phoenix via your IP 54.221.73.186