first thank you very much for your inputs. your ideas make perfect sense to me. I totally agree, trading inside bars with high volume bars alone will probably not making you money. I'm certainly watching for other confirmation as well.
the trade at 10:20 looks like a winner to me. but no reason to argue. always thankful for people with different views. I think that's a good way to improve your trading.
I use this to point out the highest volume across the last 20 bars . You can change the lookback if you want , just open the code , change the # and recompile . Put it in the same panel as volume . Thought maybe you could use it for this strategy .
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Have you considered using ATR-based targets and stops? As market volatility expands and contracts, perhaps so should your expectations.
Also, instead of going +1 on the runner, try going -50% to give it more room. You'll give up some of your profit on the first car if it reverses you out but you'll still walk away with some profit and you're more likely to catch those bigger moves when they come.
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Hey Jeff, good to see you're exploring and finding new stuff. I was suspicious so I pulled up a CL chart and used my inside bar paintbar to mark them and I was surprised to see that they have been working over the past few weeks.
I just have one question: do you take the trade if the risk is too high? On a few bars I see the inside bar can be 30+ ticks so that's a stop to make 8 & 16 ticks. Not a good ratio. The win rate is high but catching a few losers would really hurt.
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Excellent point.....you are correct.......the R/R is sometimes crappy............BUT........ keep in mind.....this isn't IT..........this is a first step.......if the entries PROVE to be good (over 92% win rate so far) THEN I will add another contract and another target AND in so doing improve the R/R.
There have been a few suggestions that I want to look into regarding targets.......ATR being one that I think deserves investigation.
I'm on the fence about having multiple targets. Because that 3rd contract you add will hurt when it gets stopped out. If you determine that you can get more than 16 you could just make your second target 20 or whatever.
I looked at a year ago and I found more stops than I do in the past few weeks. I am not actively trading CL but for ES the past few weeks have been unusually more likely to be trend days and therefore less likely hood of a stop out.
I'll stay tuned to track your progress. If someone is interested, it'd be interesting to write a back test for this. Use a 1 minute bar to see inside the bars. I'm guessing it'd be profitable recently but not over the past year.