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Another strong move up. I sensed supply coming into the market with decreasing demand near the close and went short. Got some nice profits while sleeping. The extra buy was to get me out of my swing position so now I'm flat.


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Bund trading:


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Bund trading:

Which one, please (I will check 'em out as I thought the bonds all traded like FESX) ? That said I'm really liking FDAX (still using THREE+ SETUPS + R5 entry).

Are you trading via TS8 now that they have lowered intraday Eurex margins ?

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Which one, please (I will check 'em out as I thought the bonds all traded like FESX) ? That said I'm really liking FDAX (still using THREE+ SETUPS + R5 entry).

Are you trading via TS8 now that they have lowered intraday Eurex margins ?


Hmm.. I am not familiar with the other two bunds, I only trade FGBL. I thought that was the main one people traded. I imagine they're all somewhat correlated.

I do not place any trades with TS8. Although it'd waive the platform fee, I just can't bring myself to trade on their platform. I'm so used to the Ninjatrader DOM. Maybe I should give it a try. The only time I've traded with TS was with an automated strategy and it was catastrophic. So I stopped doing that.

I trade with Mirus & IB.

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Thanks, cunparis, I just loaded a chart in TS and compared this morning's range in RS as attached. Those bunds sure make the DAX look very thin...

The TS Matrix works fine for futures - useless for cash fx because of the fractional pips, which cannot be turned off - but is not as versatile as the Ninja DOM. I might try some FGBL trades - clearly the widest range, at least this morning - in TS, but "in for observation" for now. I appreciate you drawing them to my attention.

I'm posting away this morning, having entirely missed the big DAX move down - I have trained myself to stay flat when this happens : better a flat morning that a losing one.

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Thanks, cunparis, I just loaded a chart in TS and compared this morning's range in RS as attached. Those bunds sure make the DAX look very thin...

The TS Matrix works fine for futures - useless for cash fx because of the fractional pips, which cannot be turned off - but is not as versatile as the Ninja DOM. I might try some FGBL trades - clearly the widest range, at least this morning - in TS, but "in for observation" for now. I appreciate you drawing them to my attention.

I'm posting away this morning, having entirely missed the big DAX move down - I have trained myself to stay flat when this happens : better a flat morning that a losing one.

My method is heavily based on analyzing the volume, so the markets that have higher volume give me more reliable results. the dax is so thin that anyone can manipulate it and push it a little bit either way. Right now I'm focusing on Bund & Euro in the morning and ES & Euro in the afternoon. Euro is a challenge for me because it's more liquid than dax & crude but still more volatile than bund & ES.

I find stoxx doesn't move enough, I really don't like it. so many overlapping bars and 1 tick back and forth as thousands of contracts constantly trade back and forth. The bund can really move.

For the dax, what I like is you can get a really great R:R because the moves are so huge. but because of the volatility it means stopping out a few times and then get a big winner. I have trouble with that, after a few stops I get discouraged and then miss the big one. but for those who can take it, dax is a great market.

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I thought I'd let you guys know that I have recently started trading without the sine waves & multiple timeframes. I'm writing about the process here.

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And while I'm here, here are my bund trades for today:


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I just did a video going over the Market Profile, COT report (last week's), and where I think ES is headed (slightly lower around 1128.50). I got 10 pts on ES yesterday but I'm not happy about it, because I could have made a lot more if it weren't for some key psychological issues that are holding me back. I talk about that in the video so check out the video and the blog post if you're interested. I bet I'm not the only one.

YouTube - 20100930 ES balancing and A look back at my journey.mp4



Today I put the ideas into practice and got 20 ticks on the Bund (200 Euros). Not as much as previous days however I kept my risk really small. A long time ago I wrote about using the ladder to get a 4 tick stop. For some reason I put that idea aside, I guess on Crude 4-6 ticks is not easy to do. But on ES & the Bund I think it's doable. A small stop is absolutely critical to reach my goal of trading 100 contracts on ES.

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I thought I'd let you guys know that I have recently started trading without the sine waves & multiple timeframes. I'm writing about the process here.


Which indicators did you keep in addition to pro bar ? Do you keep a constant 1000 ticks timeframe ?

Nice step towards a simpler trading life .....

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