Firstly I would love to congratulate you on your level of consistency that you have shown with your trades... something I aspire to.
I have been trading the DAX myself for the last 4 years and have grown to enjoy trading it (well sometimes I don't).
I have been making points but not to the level that you are achieving.
What really impresses me is how you consistently seem to handle all the market moves... I find this very hard to do. I still find myself changing the way I trade depending on the outcome of my last couple of trades... I try not to do this, but I still haven't got there yet.
I have a question regarding how you calculate your stops, or how you move them etc...
For me I lock in a 16 point stop and that is set...
It seems that most of your trades have a 15 point stop sometimes 30? or maybe 20.
With your last trade I thought your stop would definitely be hit... so my question is how did you handle your stop?
Good Morning Stu
My stops have two aspects - I am using normally a 30 point stop - in insecure phases a 15 point one.
The insecurity is often announced with the trade - or even for weeks as "price is in daily Kumo" as example.
But there can be adjustments to important levels:
The levels xx12, xx33, xx66 as well as xx96 levels are often places as turning points and are more often touched
than other levels in the Dax. Therefore I may adjust the stop according to the entry level of the start of the trade.
Yesterday I had set a stop to 20 points on a account that had not much margin. This was due to the point that xx66
level was too near to the 15 point stop. Unfortunately the 20 point stop was hit then...
On the one account with a smaller SL I lost with the 20 point stoploss 20 points.
On all others where I had 30 points SL as the new contract started the "normal" week
I won 23 points which is documented here.
We had two short days in series. Now Wednesday normally is a turning point:
Some long tomorrow is highly possible - before eventually the down trend may be continued.
As today a Hi/Lo of 147 points occured - we are still in the run.
Looking forward to tomorrow's long (which will be time restricted of course).
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Yesterday the day range was 228 points. Far more than a normal day.
Interestingly the high volume days were Tuesday and Thursday (126K and 141K contracts in the Dax future).
Of course the highest ranges were on those two days and not on Monday, Wednesday - probably not today.
We find the price now on daily cloud support (9480). For a crossing of the cloud it is some days too early.
Today no GFIs1 trade as vola range yesterday exceeded limit.
Don't forget today 14:30 US BIP 2nd quarter - might shake again
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