Here are my trades for ES 6 range this morning. I put the indicators on my chart but I didn't really use them. As you can see, 2/3 trades would not have been allowed by the MA colors. They were all profitable.
All after commissions
Trade 1 : 2.17 pts
Trade 2 : 2.92 pts
Trade 3 : 2.67 pts
Today was an unusual day because it was a big trend down from the open, so any entry short would have worked. I'll try it on another day and see.
My opinion is that these MA's can prevent someone from getting into a bad trade, but they can also prevent someone from getting into a good trade. So I don't think I need them, but I'm going over some charts from the past few weeks to see if they could have prevented more bad trades than good trades they would have prevented. Basically would this help me? One day is not enough to decide.
Everyone is different so those who need a little extra help may find comfort in trading with these indicators. My only word of caution is to be careful of optimizing them and the range setting of the chart. It's easy to look back and say "this would have worked great on a 6 range with ma settings of x,y,z" but in reality you have to choose these before the trading day starts.
Finally, i don't know if it's my computer but when I have these indicators NT consumes massive memory (over 1 gig) and slows down to a crawl. Maybe they are computation intensive. I really can't use them because of this.
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PS: I put HMA & WMA cause I was playing around with settings..
Yes, but this is an example of what I was saying in my previous post. If you optimize your chart for a given day you have to test it over a lot of days to make sure it's a good setting. I imagine your settings work well today on a trend day but on a chop day they may authorize bad trades.
I don't understand 20/50. From what I understand the angle is centered at 45 (think of a right angle at 90 degrees). So 30/60 and 20/70 are equal distant from the center. It seems 20/50 would be lopsided to one side. Maybe I've misunderstood how the angle works.
What's your stop & profit target? I'm having trouble getting something that works without having a high risk low reward ratio. That could be ok if I could win > 66% of the time but that's not easy to do.