Well hopefully you stick around and we can bounce some ideas, because not too many people on here trade the YM. I took a detour with an awesome psychology book, and still doing some market replay trading, so I haven't been on here much. But I will be actively journaling again very soon. Good luck on your journey.
Book is absolutely awesome and has done a great deal in helping me fill some holes in my trading plan that will be absolutely necessary down the road. Highly recommend it, took more notes than I ever have from any other trading book. Just finished it and implementing many of his lessons into my trading.
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Hello lovetotrade, I loved your posting on price action. Little background about me. I am from India, I have trading experience in India on Indices futures/Stocks/Options. Since, I moved to US a year ago, I stopped trading in Indian market due to timzone issues and started reading US Indices Markets.
Opened an account $10k with Infinity. Their platform is good so far to me using Sierra charts. Its been just a week but made some good profits. I mainly look at NQ100 and trade with pivot levels. I added Stockastics 10,3,3 on 5 mins charts. take 1% of risk i.e $100/day and 2% reward. I stirctly trade from 9.45 am to 11.30 am EST and sometimes after 2.30 pm till 3.30 pm. This is due to full time job.
Looking forward to read more of your experience and day trade. I will sure post some of my trades too.
P.S:- This is my first post on futures.io (formerly BMT).
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Thanks for the kind words, let me know if/when you setup a journal and I will check it out. As you have seen I have gone through some major changes over the last several months, and a lot of that was due to this site. It is a great tool and resource(and for me a real eye opener that I did not know everything like I thought). Just trying to simplify the process, and get back to making money. Good luck on your journey.
Not good day to start. But I followed my rules. I risk only 1% of my capital and i.e. $100 and close to preserve my capital and come with fresh mind the next day. I just follow pivot levels blindlly without any emotions (hard part).
This has been a start up strategy and works well in trending market. The Pivot strategy (Intraday) came to my mind as I do not have enough capital to trade positional. Since I came to US (been a year ago), I have been trading DEMA trading (Virtual) using 5/20 positional and been able to successfully made $48k Virtual profit on 5lots on NASDAQ100 eminis. This is a SAR strategy. I had followed the same DEMA strategy back in India and was successful and started to recover the money I lost over the few years.
The pivot strategy is basic support/resistance number that everyone follows. I opened my account start of the year and started watching pivot levels. It was very tough for me to pull the trigger since real money is involved. I can't risk more than 2% on each trade. So I wanted high probability setup with pivots. That is where I added Slow Stochastic with values (10, 3, 3).
I take NQ100 future values from yesterday but I would only take 9.30 opening till 3.30 pm EST (this is my default chart settings in Sierra) closing HLC values.
I always wait for 15 mins from opening i.e. I start my trading from 9.45 am EST and closely watch pivot levels and stochastic levels.
Buy mode when Stochastic crossing near or above 20 levels and NQ future price level is at support or Pivot levels.
Sell – When stochastic crossing happening near overbought zone i.e. near or just below 80 levels.
I use 10 points SL for this strategy or day low/high whichever I fell not risking more than my allowed 2% of my capital.
My day stops as soon as I hit profit or loss and switch my trading mode to simulation. This helps me not to over trade during the trade. I do trade in simulation to calm my mind.
I back tested this strategy for a couple of months and gives 60% Winning ratio.
Hope I was good in explaining. And will keep updating my records here and soon start a trading journal.
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