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Please discuss how your trades breakdown by comparing your trading priorities between Futures Trading and Stocks Trading.

If your priority is neither of these, please choose that option.

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Interesting topic.

I did stocks and options a long time ago, but have focused on futures for quite a while now.

I marked 100% futures, but I could see branching out at some point. It's all trading, after all.

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I voted for 100% Futures as well since this is my 'bread and butter business', but I'm also interested in learning about Options trading and strategies, starting from scratch....

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Interesting poll topic. We are on FIO right?

Seriously, though, I am 100% futures. I do have equity positions in other accounts, but those are long term and I don't really trade those accounts.

I do have some systems I am developing and hope to deploy in the next few months for forex and stocks/equities. So that 100% number is bound to change in the....wait for it..... future.


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I would say for me it would be more like 95% Stocks/ETFs/Mutual-Funds, and 5% Futures, BUT I spend 95% of my time working on Futures and 5% on Stocks/ETFs/Mutual-Funds

I guess for clarity's sake I should specify that I don't "trade" Stocks/ETFs/Mutual-Funds, they are investments, most of which are held many years or indefinitely.

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Over the last 2 years I had dedicated 100% of my trading activities to learning to trade, and to trading, futures. I really went for it too. I had dedicated about ~80% of my free time to study and I was waking up at about 430 - 500 AM PT to trade gold (mostly the micros) before heading off to work. I'm married to a supportive lady and we have no kids so I was able to dedicate a lot of time to learning how to trade and I didn't feel like I was missing out on too much other stuff. I also felt like I learned a lot in a short amount of time and that I was on the right path in my 'trading career'. I worked myself up to a pretty solid break-even trader. Which is better than being a losing trader, but is a bit of a curse also. Being a break-even trader can be wildly frustrating. It's one of those deals where you feel like you are so close to Shangri-La you can almost touch it...but then the ground falls out from under you. And to mix metaphors...it's then time to start over pushing the big rock, back up the giant hill.

I was pretty happy going hard after my goal of becoming a professional trader...until recently. I recently realized that by dedicating so much of my free time to learning how to trade I was probably missing out on more stuff than I wanted to admit. I was also fairly sleep deprived often. I don't think my sleep deprivation impacted my performance at my job, but I started to become afraid that it had.

So...I needed a break. I stopped trading futures recently which allowed me to get a few extra hours of sleep per night. Which has been nice! Over the past couple of weeks I have started to become more engaged in some of my relationships with my wife, family, friends, loved ones. Which feels pretty good! I have allowed myself a little extra time to stop and smell the roses I guess.

I still love trading and I have still been studying, but only a few times a week. And I still have the itch to master intraday trading. I will get back to trading the micro emini, which is a little more sleep schedule friendly, but only if I have the time. I also plan to use my newly acquired skills to swing trading stocks more often with hold times greater than a few days. Swing trading stocks dovetails nicely with how I'd like to prioritize my life. I will still pursue my futures journey but I will 'extend my time horizon for mastery' ( sorry that was cheesy...I wasn't sure how else to express that!).

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0% futures, 0% stocks, 100% cryptocurrency.

I hit a wall day trading futures and wanted a break from it all, and I wanted to put that money that would've just been sitting in my futures account somewhere else.

Given it was money I was already willing to lose, and because of my interest in all things cryptocurrency already- it wasn't a hard decision for me to invest in some coins.

Ever since that day, I've been researching, investing and trading cryptocurrencies. My plan is to profit off of the next parabolic alt-season, then come back and trade futures.. Maybe the e-mini's instead of the micros?

I still think about futures trading all the time. I really miss it and can't wait to be back at it. Future futures priority = at least 75%.

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I would say for me it would be more like 95% Stocks/ETFs/Mutual-Funds, and 5% Futures, BUT I spend 95% of my time working on Futures and 5% on Stocks/ETFs/Mutual-Funds

I guess for clarity's sake I should specify that I don't "trade" Stocks/ETFs/Mutual-Funds, they are investments, most of which are held many years or indefinitely.

I found the same thing time wise so went 100% stocks. I swing trade and spend less than an hour per day trading. More time to do other things.

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I have been trading only futures since 2018, and I am starting to question whether it was the good choice.
Don't misinterpret me, I love futures and I enjoy its complexity but I start to believe that trading stocks is a lot easier.

I have watched videos of some stock traders (Ross Cameron of trading warriors and some others) and stock trading looks a lot easier. I might be wrong but the traders I have followed all have the same "strategy", they basically look for stocks with some strong upside momentum and they follow the momentum.

They don't have many setups and many complicated thought process, the stock either rallies or it doesn't.... the setup is always the same, but they work on selecting the stock with the highest probability of rallying.

I have never tried to to actually trade stocks, but from outside it looks much easier. I have decided not to trade stock however, because when something looks easy, it normally means that I am so naive that I cannot even see where the difficulty is hidden.
I guess slippage, and lack of liquidity might be the big issue.

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I have been trading only futures since 2018, and I am starting to question whether it was the good choice.
Don't misinterpret me, I love futures and I enjoy its complexity but I start to believe that trading stocks is a lot easier.

I have watched videos of some stock traders (Ross Cameron of trading warriors and some others) and stock trading looks a lot easier. I might be wrong but the traders I have followed all have the same "strategy", they basically look for stocks with some strong upside momentum and they follow the momentum.

They don't have many setups and many complicated thought process, the stock either rallies or it doesn't.... the setup is always the same, but they work on selecting the stock with the highest probability of rallying.

I have never tried to to actually trade stocks, but from outside it looks much easier. I have decided not to trade stock however, because when something looks easy, it normally means that I am so naive that I cannot even see where the difficulty is hidden.
I guess slippage, and lack of liquidity might be the big issue.

I traded stocks 20 years ago. Day traded that is. Would I day trade them now? Not a chance. Would I buy as an investment? Yes, if I wanted to hold for a long time.

Downside of stock trading? Tax reporting and tax rate. Wash sales etc. etc.

Futures are great! The 60/40 rule is super for futures trading tax reporting and very simple at that.

What a simple vehicle for making money. Since we all just want to make money, what do you need? Movement! (or time decay if trading options).

For instance, on Friday the 26th, one 5 minute candle around 10am EST, provided 90 points =/-. One MNQ contract would yield $180.00. Let's see: $100.00 of margin.

You won't make that kind of money with stocks with a small account.

That's why futures are a boon. What my wife and I love about futures is not the complexity but the SIMPLICITY!

Pick the NQ or MNQ and trade nothing else. Fast moving enough to force one to learn price action. You don't have to have scanners. You don't have to look at stock after stock.

Summary: Futures trading provides all the movement necessary to make good money with the best tax rate (USA) and is the simplest way in the trading world to move forward developing your own career . If you want to lower risk and take longer positions such as 1 or 2 or 8 hours, then open a NADEX account and put on the same trades with defined risk.

Best regards over there in Italy! Hope the small business owners who cater to the tourists are not getting crushed!

Ps. We found Ross C. to be good entertainment. Who doesn't like to see someone make a bunch of money? And he has a good positive attitude.

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I traded stocks 20 years ago. Day traded that is. Would I day trade them now? Not a chance. Would I buy as an investment? Yes, if I wanted to hold for a long time.

Downside of stock trading? Tax reporting and tax rate. Wash sales etc. etc.

Futures are great! The 60/40 rule is super for futures trading tax reporting and very simple at that.

What a simple vehicle for making money. Since we all just want to make money, what do you need? Movement! (or time decay if trading options).

For instance, on Friday the 26th, one 5 minute candle around 10am EST, provided 90 points =/-. One MNQ contract would yield $180.00. Let's see: $100.00 of margin.

You won't make that kind of money with stocks with a small account.

That's why futures are a boon. What my wife and I love about futures is not the complexity but the SIMPLICITY!

Pick the NQ or MNQ and trade nothing else. Fast moving enough to force one to learn price action. You don't have to have scanners. You don't have to look at stock after stock.

Summary: Futures trading provides all the movement necessary to make good money with the best tax rate (USA) and is the simplest way in the trading world to move forward developing your own career . If you want to lower risk and take longer positions such as 1 or 2 or 8 hours, then open a NADEX account and put on the same trades with defined risk.

Best regards over there in Italy! Hope the small business owners who cater to the tourists are not getting crushed!

Ps. We found Ross C. to be good entertainment. Who doesn't like to see someone make a bunch of money? And he has a good positive attitude.

I never thought about the tax issue, here in Europe futures and stocks are taxed exactly the same (20% to 30% depending on the country). After reading your post, now I feel happy that I am trading futures. You are absolutely right about NQ, it moves to much that it always offer good opportunities during the day. I am not good with high volatility situations, so I just let it calm down and enter later in the day.

Concerning Italy, the situation is not good... 30+ years of bad politics and now a pandemic, I can see so many business shutting down. I am not even in a touristic area, I think in touristic places it will be even more evident...our only hope is Mario Draghi, let's see.

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I never thought about the tax issue, here in Europe futures and stocks are taxed exactly the same (20% to 30% depending on the country). After reading your post, now I feel happy that I am trading futures. You are absolutely right about NQ, it moves to much that it always offer good opportunities during the day. I am not good with high volatility situations, so I just let it calm down and enter later in the day.

Concerning Italy, the situation is not good... 30+ years of bad politics and now a pandemic, I can see so many business shutting down. I am not even in a touristic area, I think in touristic places it will be even more evident...our only hope is Mario Draghi, let's see.

SBtrader82,

It's disheartening about the tourist industry around the world and other businesses that have been bludgeoned. It's not only sickening but makes me angry how politicians have ruined so many lives by their overreacting decisions!

I checked out your town. Looks like a beautiful place. I have a soft spot for Italy. We love the pastoral way of life that still carries on there. We especially loved watching "Two Greedy Italians" with Antonio and Genarro. We hope to get there before too many years pass. I would like to visit Castelfidardo. Home to all those great accordion factories. I have been playing a Morbidoni brothers accordion for decades and would love to visit some of the top instrument factories there. After, we would take the ferry over from Ancona to Croatia then to Slovenia and Austria.

Yes, the 60/40 rule is great. First 60% of gain is taxed at the lowest capital gains rate and the 40% at the regular rate. Plus the reporting of trades is ultra simple vs. reporting stock trades.

As far as volatility, we wait for the first 2-5 minutes of the New York session to pass then look for opportunities. Yes it is volatile. For me, I just go to a smaller time frame like 2 minutes or less and look for price to be out of bounds. I eventually found that volatility can be your friend if you don't fear it. But, it's taken a few years to be able to understand that movement. That's why we stay with just the one indices.

Wishing you much success!

Ps. here is my favorite contemporary Italian accordionist. Pasquale Coviello. He is a master.


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Please discuss how your trades breakdown by comparing your trading priorities between Futures Trading and Stocks Trading.

If your priority is neither of these, please choose that option.

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Years ago, when I first started trading it was all stocks. Now I trade more futures than stocks.

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I put down 75% futures and 25% Stock. My only trading account is stocks and I actually do well on it. Have been doing that since 2014. Not the greatest but good enough where I can kinda go on a little bit auto pilot. I do the IBD method. But majority of my time is spent on studying futures trading. Like close to 90%. Still on a demo account after 3 years of studying. Feel like I am getting closer to my goal. I am still not profitable on a demo so I know I have work to do.

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I put down 75% futures and 25% Stock. My only trading account is stocks and I actually do well on it. Have been doing that since 2014. Not the greatest but good enough where I can kinda go on a little bit auto pilot. I do the IBD method. But majority of my time is spent on studying futures trading. Like close to 90%. Still on a demo account after 3 years of studying. Feel like I am getting closer to my goal. I am still not profitable on a demo so I know I have work to do.

3 years on a demo account ? Don't you think you should dabble with a live small account with proper risk management ? 10 years on a demo account won't improve your chances of success. Give yourself a deadline on your demo account. if you still don't feel confident after that date then maybe futures are not for you.

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I have been trading only futures since 2018, and I am starting to question whether it was the good choice.
Don't misinterpret me, I love futures and I enjoy its complexity but I start to believe that trading stocks is a lot easier.

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I have never tried to to actually trade stocks, but from outside it looks much easier. I have decided not to trade stock however, because when something looks easy, it normally means that I am so naive that I cannot even see where the difficulty is hidden.

In addition to the points raised by @redbarntrades (some of which are only relevant to US residents, but not all), here are a few more (based on US exchanges):

1. The Pattern Day Trader Rule. Basically, you are going to need to keep at least $25,000 in a margin account if you trade in and out during the day, subject to a lot of rules and definitions. Follow this link for details: https://www.investopedia.com/terms/p/patterndaytrader.asp

2. If you are not trading on margin (which has a different meaning in stocks), stock trades (on US exchanges) settle in two business days -- meaning, that's when you get the proceeds from a sale. Unlike futures, where the funds for a closed position are immediately available, you don't have access to the funds from a sale until trade date + 2. So if you trade often you will have funds tied up within the settlement process and unavailable to you for withdrawal or more trades until settlement. Obviously, if you intend to trade actively, your account has to be bigger so you can always keep some uncommitted funds for new trades, while waiting for old trades to settle. https://www.investopedia.com/terms/s/settlementdate.asp.

3. As you put it, "when something looks easy, it normally means that I am so naive that I cannot even see where the difficulty is hidden." Or, to put it another way, it's still trading. It's as hard or as easy as trading ever is....

There are other complexities, but these are enough. You can make money in stocks of course, but every market is different and has its own characteristics. I wouldn't call any "easy."

Bob.

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Edit: these are mostly procedural issues, except of course #3, which is the most important: it's still trading.

It's been so long since I traded stocks, I had to look up some of this and found that things had changed (or that I had mis-remembered ), but I think that I got the procedural details mostly right. (If not, someone may point out what I didn't.) The point of bringing all that stuff up is that it's a different marketplace with its own rules, some of which are not as convenient to the small or average retail trader. Plus, it's still trading.

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In addition to the points raised by @redbarntrades (some of which are only relevant to US residents, but not all), here are a few more (based on US exchanges):

1. The Pattern Day Trader Rule. Basically, you are going to need to keep at least $25,000 in a margin account if you trade in and out during the day, subject to a lot of rules and definitions. Follow this link for details: https://www.investopedia.com/terms/p/patterndaytrader.asp

2. If you are not trading on margin (which has a different meaning in stocks), stock trades (on US exchanges) settle in two business days -- meaning, that's when you get the proceeds from a sale. Unlike futures, where the funds for a closed position are immediately available, you don't have access to the funds from a sale until trade date + 2. So if you trade often you will have funds tied up within the settlement process and unavailable to you for withdrawal or more trades until settlement. Obviously, if you intend to trade actively, your account has to be bigger so you can always keep some uncommitted funds for new trades, while waiting for old trades to settle. https://www.investopedia.com/terms/s/settlementdate.asp.

3. As you put it, "when something looks easy, it normally means that I am so naive that I cannot even see where the difficulty is hidden." Or, to put it another way, it's still trading. It's as hard or as easy as trading ever is....

There are other complexities, but these are enough. You can make money in stocks of course, but every market is different and has its own characteristics. I wouldn't call any "easy."

Bob.

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Edit: these are mostly procedural issues, except of course #3, which is the most important: it's still trading.

It's been so long since I traded stocks, I had to look up some of this and found that things had changed (or that I had mis-remembered ), but I think that I got the procedural details mostly right. (If not, someone may point out what I didn't.) The point of bringing all that stuff up is that it's a different marketplace with its own rules, some of which are not as convenient to the small or average retail trader. Plus, it's still trading.

Thanks for pointing the PDT rule out. I failed to mention that. I had not traded from stocks from 2001 to 2014. Started again when gold mining stocks took off. Then, we discovered the new trading rules that had changed such as the PDT limitations. That's when we started looking for alternatives.

My wife and I moved to Forex. Then to Nadex. Then to Futures. We've stayed with Futures. However, when we have the huge sell off days, I will open Nadex and look for out of the money longs. Sometimes, find a spread to trade. One trade a couple of years ago had a 6 dollar max. risk. The Dow was down about 1500 points if I remember correctly. I closed the position about 1 hour later for 96 dollar profit. Of course in retrospect, I certainly could have bought at least 5 contracts. Probably the best trade that I have ever made.

Forex: No central exchange
Nadex: Good for longer trades such as 20 minute through weekly.

But with trading futures, precise entries and any trade length fit our personal methodology better. Since most of my trades last 1-3 minutes, futures was a perfect fit. Plus, there is not the burden of accounting when one might do 20 to 100 trades a day.

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Regarding stocks, I am an investor. I hold stocks of medium-sized companies, mainly from the US and Europe, and intend to hold them for years.

Regarding futures and options on futures, I trade with a time frame of weeks or months. Maim base of my decisions is fundamentals.

As well in stocks as in futures, I had to find out, that long term trading fits my abilities much better than day- or swing-trading.

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I now trade only futures. I have tried it all, stocks and forex but nothing compared to futures. No need to borrow to short.

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Probably around 50% on stocks, 40% on options (indices, stocks and futures) and 10% on futures

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I have been trading only futures since 2018, and I am starting to question whether it was the good choice.
Don't misinterpret me, I love futures and I enjoy its complexity but I start to believe that trading stocks is a lot easier.

I have watched videos of some stock traders (Ross Cameron of trading warriors and some others) and stock trading looks a lot easier. I might be wrong but the traders I have followed all have the same "strategy", they basically look for stocks with some strong upside momentum and they follow the momentum.

They don't have many setups and many complicated thought process, the stock either rallies or it doesn't.... the setup is always the same, but they work on selecting the stock with the highest probability of rallying.

I have never tried to to actually trade stocks, but from outside it looks much easier. I have decided not to trade stock however, because when something looks easy, it normally means that I am so naive that I cannot even see where the difficulty is hidden.
I guess slippage, and lack of liquidity might be the big issue.

Oh man trading is never easy. You know that. If I can say anything here its born of experience. I followed and was in quite a few penny stock trading rooms. (Ross Cameron is an utter scam... even in the penny stock world!) He goes very far down that route too coding colors of the background to make it look like it live trading when really theres evidence it's not. Ect.)

Anyway if you think futures has its challenges. Add extreme volatility due to lack of liquidity and wait to get stuck in a position and believe me you'll be begging to get back to futures. Heres the catch. In penny stock your leverage comes from holding a large number of shares. Penny stocks generally have low floats which can send them easily swinging with supply and demand imbalances.

So what happens is these rooms are looking for the stocks that are moving and jump on all at the same time. Then everybody jumps in and its musical chair time. If you get stuck with the stock and no one to sell it to you have to get out at a loss or sit for days or weeks or never to get out. And I'm NOT being dramatic here.

To add to that the other camp tries to short parabolic and unsustainable rises in penny stocks. Although this is an even more dangerous game I actually think its the way to trade these. But then you have to find shorts to borrow and that can be expensive even if you can locate them and you still have all the liquidity problems.

So if your thinking they might be easier I would caution they are harder because you have to deal with so much more AND learn to trade. Bad combo in my books.

Lastly the TAXES ARE A NIGHTMARE! DON'T FORGET THAT.

Take care.

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3 years on a demo account ? Don't you think you should dabble with a live small account with proper risk management ? 10 years on a demo account won't improve your chances of success. Give yourself a deadline on your demo account. if you still don't feel confident after that date then maybe futures are not for you.

Lol. Agree with you 100%. And I tried to leave it. Except that when I leave for 3 weeks or so, suddenly something happens that clears up my cognition of some issue and that opens up a higher level of understanding of what is really going on. And I am right back in. In fact this has happened about 3 times that I am beginning to think I need to rest my mind as it tries to put things together for me. Just trust the process as it were. I am fine tuning different parts of the equation and trying to get consistently profitable in a demo account. That hasn't happened yet for me.

I can get a really good win rate but that does not mean I am profitable. Once i am profitable for at least 2 months on a demo account I plan to go live.

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So if your thinking they might be easier I would caution they are harder because you have to deal with so much more AND learn to trade. Bad combo in my books.

Lastly the TAXES ARE A NIGHTMARE! DON'T FORGET THAT.



So much truth in here but unfortunately few want to hear or believe it. Iíll admit itís much easier to blissfully believe - Iíve been there myself.

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I trade stocks 100% because in my country the futures market is not well developed and illiquid, so the only option to trade securities is in Stock Market or if Forex (FX) as alternative but due to different timezone and lack of knowledge on forex trading I skip trading Forex

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I trade stocks 100% because in my country the futures market is not well developed and illiquid, so the only option to trade securities is in Stock Market or if Forex (FX) as alternative but due to different timezone and lack of knowledge on forex trading I skip trading Forex

There is no futures market in my country, but I trade US futures for many years.

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I voted 75% stocks but in reality it is 95% stocks and 5% futures.
However half of my stock is based directly on commodities that one can trade with futures (precious metals: Gold, Silver, Platinum) or indirectly on metals (Gold miners, Copper, Iron ore miners etc.)

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SBtrader82,

It's disheartening about the tourist industry around the world and other businesses that have been bludgeoned. It's not only sickening but makes me angry how politicians have ruined so many lives by their overreacting decisions!

I checked out your town. Looks like a beautiful place. I have a soft spot for Italy. We love the pastoral way of life that still carries on there. We especially loved watching "Two Greedy Italians" with Antonio and Genarro. We hope to get there before too many years pass. I would like to visit Castelfidardo. Home to all those great accordion factories. I have been playing a Morbidoni brothers accordion for decades and would love to visit some of the top instrument factories there. After, we would take the ferry over from Ancona to Croatia then to Slovenia and Austria.

Yes, the 60/40 rule is great. First 60% of gain is taxed at the lowest capital gains rate and the 40% at the regular rate. Plus the reporting of trades is ultra simple vs. reporting stock trades.

As far as volatility, we wait for the first 2-5 minutes of the New York session to pass then look for opportunities. Yes it is volatile. For me, I just go to a smaller time frame like 2 minutes or less and look for price to be out of bounds. I eventually found that volatility can be your friend if you don't fear it. But, it's taken a few years to be able to understand that movement. That's why we stay with just the one indices.

Wishing you much success!

Ps. here is my favorite contemporary Italian accordionist. Pasquale Coviello. He is a master.


It's funny because I am also a musician, I am often surprised to meet so many traders that are also musician. I used to play classic guitar, now I only play from time to time. Yes in most of Italy there is still a "pastoral life style" (I couldn't define it any better), in the past I didn't like it and I wanted the diversity and glamour of the big cities, but after living a couple of years in Paris and London I realized that's not for me.

Volatility is still not my game but mostly because I am trading with TopStep so I have very specific rules to follow and volatility can make me lose my account.
So I prefer to trade calm markets.

Thanks a lot for the wishes and also for the video. I love accordion!

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It's funny because I am also a musician, I am often surprised to meet so many traders that are also musician. I used to play classic guitar, now I only play from time to time. Yes in most of Italy there is still a "pastoral life style" (I couldn't define it any better), in the past I didn't like it and I wanted the diversity and glamour of the big cities, but after living a couple of years in Paris and London I realized that's not for me.

Volatility is still not my game but mostly because I am trading with TopStep so I have very specific rules to follow and volatility can make me lose my account.
So I prefer to trade calm markets.

Thanks a lot for the wishes and also for the video. I love accordion!

Sounds like you have a good plan and rules. Yep, guitar and accordion go well together. My dad was a guitarist. He started in the late 30's. Grew up with him singing and playing. Then we would play parties and bandstand work together. Great memories. I'm glad you still play. Life would be very plain without music!

Much success to you!

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It's funny because I am also a musician, I am often surprised to meet so many traders that are also musician. I used to play classic guitar, now I only play from time to time. Yes in most of Italy there is still a "pastoral life style" (I couldn't define it any better), in the past I didn't like it and I wanted the diversity and glamour of the big cities, but after living a couple of years in Paris and London I realized that's not for me.

Volatility is still not my game but mostly because I am trading with TopStep so I have very specific rules to follow and volatility can make me lose my account.
So I prefer to trade calm markets.

Thanks a lot for the wishes and also for the video. I love accordion!

I love the Classical Spanish Guitar! I too am a musician, been playing the guitar for many moons and love to play between trades

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I love Options Trading on Stocks and swing trading the ES and playing my guitar between trades. I voted 50/50 for balance

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