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I use excel and a spreadsheet I put together when was developing my combine strategy. Nothing complicated.

Looks like a great spreadsheet. You deserve some credit for coming up with that.

Can you post a link to the spreadsheet? And, what do the field descriptions mean? I"m not following some of the acronyms.

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Looks like a great spreadsheet. You deserve some credit for coming up with that.

Can you post a link to the spreadsheet? And, what do the field descriptions mean? I"m not following some of the acronyms.

Thanks!

I will post a template later on.

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Here it is. I have left my DAX trading day results in, so it is easier to see how it can be used.

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Here it is. I have left my DAX trading day results in, so it is easier to see how it can be used.

This is great, much better than the one I was using. Gracias,

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DAX wasn't very fluid today, it was moving on low volume early but with little pullbacks, I did one decent trade early and should have held the runner. Tried another trade late, chop has started, one stopped out after BE kicked in for -1, closed the other one at +1 and +2. Small steps to reinforce discipline and belief into the system. Milebuilding.





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To comment on DAX, I start liking it more and more for scalping. It is not very liquid, yet it's not gaping up and down like gold often does, it does not make too much crazy moves yet it is moving sufficiently not to get bored. And best of all for scalping is its price point: one tick is 12.5 euro, i.e. 16.5 dollars, while commission equals that of gold or crude which have only 10 dollars per tick. So it 40% cheaper to trade. Yet it is even better if to compare with it's relatives - NQ and YM, which is resembles a lot. There it is 300% cheaper to trade, as 1 tick there is only 5 bucks as compared to 16.5 for DAX, with same or similar commission.

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To comment on DAX, I start liking it more and more for scalping. It is not very liquid, yet it's not gaping up and down like gold often does, it does not make too much crazy moves yet it is moving sufficiently not to get bored. And best of all for scalping is its price point: one tick is 12.5 euro, i.e. 16.5 dollars, while commission equals that of gold or crude which have only 10 dollars per tick. So it 40% cheaper to trade. Yet it is even better if to compare with it's relatives - NQ and YM, which is resembles a lot. There it is 300% cheaper to trade, as 1 tick there is only 5 bucks as compared to 16.5 for DAX, with same or similar commission.


Hi,

I witness there's a lot comment that the DAX wild and similar behavior to CL. This is the first time I come across such observation.

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Hi,

I witness there's a lot comment that the DAX wild and similar behavior to CL. This is the first time I come across such observation.

It is but then CL is much more docile comparing to gold

Same can be said about gold comparing to silver.

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To comment on DAX, I start liking it more and more for scalping. It is not very liquid, yet it's not gaping up and down like gold often does, it does not make too much crazy moves yet it is moving sufficiently not to get bored. And best of all for scalping is its price point: one tick is 12.5 euro, i.e. 16.5 dollars, while commission equals that of gold or crude which have only 10 dollars per tick. So it 40% cheaper to trade. Yet it is even better if to compare with it's relatives - NQ and YM, which is resembles a lot. There it is 300% cheaper to trade, as 1 tick there is only 5 bucks as compared to 16.5 for DAX, with same or similar commission.

Hi,

Nice cost per tick comparison.

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To comment on DAX, I start liking it more and more for scalping. It is not very liquid, yet it's not gaping up and down like gold often does, it does not make too much crazy moves yet it is moving sufficiently not to get bored. And best of all for scalping is its price point: one tick is 12.5 euro, i.e. 16.5 dollars, while commission equals that of gold or crude which have only 10 dollars per tick. So it 40% cheaper to trade. Yet it is even better if to compare with it's relatives - NQ and YM, which is resembles a lot. There it is 300% cheaper to trade, as 1 tick there is only 5 bucks as compared to 16.5 for DAX, with same or similar commission.

You may enjoy the slower, more relaxing pace. Your momentum system is very good, though so I am sure it is hard for you to stop watching gold. Technology should be a good play soon. I've been waiting for dips to complete. ZN is also cheap to trade.

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