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Very high IB volume this morning...

Dax long
entry 10:30 @ 9838
exit 17:30 @

some correction again expected.

GFIs1

Hi,

just a question: is your 30 pts SL hit on 10:34 (low 9806) hit or have you put a wider SL for today?

Thanks,
Alex

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Hi,

just a question: is your 30 pts SL hit on 10:34 (low 9806) hit or have you put a wider SL for today?

Thanks,
Alex

...with THIS scenario from over weekend: a larger SL needed - to avoid noise.
Price moves within seconds into 30 points here - driven by large order (just look at IB 15K in first 30 min)
My SL was set at 40 today.

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Intermediate Thoughts about Gaps


The freefall of the markets were really written in the books last week...
So - as this is NOT part of this thread - to take a trade over weekend
after rules - I just could not resist... and made some fortune which
does not influence here

The BIG movements made me think over weekend.
To open a new thread about gaps - and big gaps.
How to take profit.
How to treat such monsters which are of course not often seen.

I will analyze the move(s) over weekend and start the new thread for
special occasions.

Stay tuned
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Size

@GFIs1

People say, a trade with a 100 lot size wouldn´t effect the ES at all.
What would you consider as a comparable size in the FDAX, not having an effect on the market?
(in the sense of moving it)

Waiting, Discipline and Patience Pays!
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@GFIs1

People say, a trade with a 100 lot size wouldn´t effect the ES at all.
What would you consider as a comparable size in the FDAX, not having an effect on the market?
(in the sense of moving it)

During the last 14 days, including today, a 10 contract order will cause slippage of 1-1.5p.
The first two slots of market depth are regularly below 5 contracts.

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@GFIs1

People say, a trade with a 100 lot size wouldn´t effect the ES at all.
What would you consider as a comparable size in the FDAX, not having an effect on the market?
(in the sense of moving it)

hmmmm - EVERY trade influences the markets and thus indices..
but in fact orders in Dax of 20+ contracts up can make short term
movements that take out stops sitting near...
So plan to be out of noise (statistical matter) and let markets
play out.
Of course placing a 100 lot ES in volatile market is not the same
as when placed in calm waters :-)
So watch carefully the volume given at a time.
Decide "when" it is best to swim with the current.

Good trades
GFIs1


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Crazy Times

..when did we see the Dax falling >6% in one day?

now weak nerves better stay at sidelines next weeks

GFIs1

NOW the Dax is in red for the year


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Crazy Times

..when did we see the Dax falling >6% in one day?

Weak nerves better stay at sidelines next weeks

GFIs1

PS: Dax stays now RED within the year

PS II: Traders Paradise - OR - total catastrophe...
For sure the markets see some cleaning these days


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Some more...

Today's Hi / Lo in the future during cash hours:
Hi 9936
Lo 9317
Total move 619 points (day)

and within the day in ONE Hour:
Hi 9767 (from 15:00)
Lo 9317 (to 16:00)
Total move 450 points (1 hour)

Those day's are the spice for traders

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Today's Hi / Lo in the future during cash hours:
Hi 9936
Lo 9317
Total move 619 points (day)

and within the day in ONE Hour:
Hi 9767 (from 15:00)
Lo 9317 (to 16:00)
Total move 450 points (1 hour)

Those day's are the spice for traders

GFIs1

I have seen 1m bars over 100 points today. Very nasty day

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