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ICHIMOKU indicators for day trading ES MINI

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ICHIMOKU indicators for day trading ES MINI

Hi. Please provide your experiences in using ICHIMOKU indicators for day trading ES MINI SP500. Thanks.

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I use a stock Ichi with unirenkos. Try the 1,3,1 setting for slow days. If ES moving, experiment to find a unirenko setting you like. Like to see the tenkan and kijun cross. Take the next first cross (pullback) trade. If really aggressive you can take wick trades off the unirenko. I don't use the chicou line. Use the cloud as a MACD. I only use 3 ticks ahead to save room on charts with the cloud. Can put two markets on each monitor that way. The only other indicator I use is a 14 cci. Use variations of this for about 12 markets. Very clean and simple.

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Thanks so much, dbarno.

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I haven't backtested this rigorously, but I think it might be viable to take entries from a simple Ichimoku-based system, subject to using something else (whether indicator-based or not) as a more general directional bias.

I think you need to be careful with the settings: traditional Ichimoku settings are based on daily charts for stock trading from the 6-day-week days, and have very little to do with what many people are trying to use them to trade.

Suggested method:
Entries: in an uptrend, take long entries only, using settings like 4-12-24 on fast charts, entering long a tick above the high of the bar/candle that produces a Tenkan/Kijun crossover when the bar closes at least one ATR above the Kumo (regardless of the position of the crossover itself in relation to the Kumo). All vice-versa for short entries in a downtrend. (Don't use Chikou Span at all, for such purposes.)
Stop-loss: a tick or two below the most recently formed swing-low, adjust manually as the trade proceeds, but don't use an automated stop-loss based on a "number of ticks".
Target: according to taste (but a simple, time-based "close all trades after x bars" might not be terrible).

There's a well-known problem doing all of this with NinjaTrader, which I see from your profile is your preference, because many of the customised Ichimoku add-ons don't display correctly to the right of the price-bars/candles. Maybe there are some that do, as well. I don't know the solution to this issue.

The method described above is basically a systematised way of "buying the dips in an uptrend and selling the rallies in a downtrend".

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Awesome. Thanks so much, Tymbeline.

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Ichimoku for NT 8


I have not used Ichimoku in a while. I haven't found an Ichimoku indicator for NT8. If you are using an Ichi indicator for NT 8 , can you please share it.



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If you have an NT8 account, you have access to ICHI indicators developed by other users, their editions etc., all of which have been discussed in NT8 user-forums. I have not used any. I am currently exploring the possibility of using ICHI for intra-day time frames such as 60 minute, 240 minutes, etc. The current understanding I have is ICHI is good for daily and weekly charts and was wanting to find out its efficacy in day trading. Best.

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I am using Ichimoku 30m and 1d to get the most out of the medium "stormy area" as well as to see what price might come up in the future.
For me it is just the very base to see the pattern to choose for the special weekday. And the moment to decide when to trade and when not.


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ninZa.co: Superior Ichimoku indicator for NinjaTrader 8 & 7

This is one of (if not) the most complete & stable ichimoku versions for NinjaTrader. It comes with a full set of 5 plots: the price-following Tenkan Sen & Kijun Sen, the leading Senkou Span A & Senkou Span B, the lagging Chikou Span. Future segments of Senkou Span A and Senkou Span B are very valuable because they can provide great prediction, but you can hardly find these future segments in other NinjaTrader ichimoku versions. Donít worry, ninZa.coís Superior Ichimoku has them.

Those who use our NT7 version already know how great the indicator is. But our NT8 version is even more superior! We are extremely proud that we are the very 1st vendor on the market to create an ichimoku indicator for NinjaTrader 8.

Key features:

Display a full set of 5 ichimoku plots, including future segments
Colorize clouds for uptrends & downtrends, including future clouds
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Allow quick on/off switch via a draggable & customizable toggle, WITHOUT reloading chart; turn off price markers as well NT8 only
Be NinjaScipt ready for advanced usage, only restricted by your imagination NT8 only
Provide NinjaScript plots for future Senkou Span A & Senkou Span B NT8 only
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