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Dropping Perry's method. I can see where it is good, but alot of fluff that I feel I don't need. Since using it, racked up big losses and I'm, to put it bluntly, pissed. Not at him or the method, but at myself. Focusing on this or that, changing this or that, and adding or removing this or that has REALLY thrown me off my game. I found something which worked for me and I decided to F with it, to my detriment.

When I had my trading method and applied it, I had a long gain of 48.5 points in 2 weeks. When I switched and started messing around with it, playing with this or that, I went to hell with a quickness.

You know... I know you know what you are doing, but curious if other instruments would serve you better?

ES is an interesting beast. I don't see many retail traders focusing on that one anymore. The dynamic has changed I guess so it is so hard scalp and profit? I haven't read your method, just the last few posts.

Your method is fine, but ES in my opinion is a big money loser compared to others.

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Such as? CL and 6E? I'm open to recommendations.....

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2 contracts taken long after seeing, watching, waiting, and taking my buy signals. Was burned today, wanted to be sure of the move. 2 contracts was actually by accident. Result was a 2 point gain for one and a 2.25 gain on another. Hung onto the trade for almost 30 minutes.

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Such as? CL and 6E? I'm open to recommendations.....

Did you read this:

https://futures.io/elite-group-trading-methods/4861-comparing-index-futures.html

This will explain the 'churn' factor a bit when scalping etc...

I stick to TF, CL and GC. Just playing w/ CL & GC. I have played w/ FDAX a bit, but boy... I was going against a 1 day 70 point run on the DAX!!!! I couldn't believe it. That thing can move!

I think it all depends on what you are comfortable with. These others may move too much for you, but what I have discovered is that they are more likely to give you a recovery trade than the ES.

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Alas, I'm not yet an elite member so I can't read that.. Soon enough though. The DAX can certainly move. When I traded equities, most of them were on the Dow simply because of the large moves that I could get profit from. The ES has been my focus because of the huge amount of contracts traded on it, 10 to 20 times what the YM has on it.

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Alas, I'm not yet an elite member so I can't read that.. Soon enough though. The DAX can certainly move. When I traded equities, most of them were on the Dow simply because of the large moves that I could get profit from. The ES has been my focus because of the huge amount of contracts traded on it, 10 to 20 times what the YM has on it.

Do you require that kind of liquidity? Meaning do you trade 50 contracts per trade? If so, I would probably stick to ES then, but anything less and I would go for something else. I would put the $ towards an elite membership. Some of that stuff is a good read and might as well contribute to the community.

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I don't require that kind of liquidity...yet, or at least for 2-3 years. I'll look into the YM and see how that trades.

I'll def put money towards Elite membership. This forum is outstanding and can definitely see the value. Not just via the webinars, but all the other info provided by Mike and others.

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almost all traders I know are out of ES. They are in GC, CL, 6E, ZN, ZB, etc.....anything with some movement. If you miss the one move of the day on ES, you are screwed. These other instruments will give you many opportunities each day.

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almost all traders I know are out of ES. They are in GC, CL, 6E, ZN, ZB, etc.....anything with some movement. If you miss the one move of the day on ES, you are screwed. These other instruments will give you many opportunities each day.

Agree.

I am really liking GC lately. Wow... If you have balls of steel FDAX is always worth looking at. haha...

These guys will all give you a bail out if you screwed up. Of course, I like TF.

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Made a point today off two trades thus far. Another point would be fantastic though. I think that trade will be coming later in the day. I'm taking what the market gives me after the momentum stalls out. Be it a quarter point or 3 points. Not trying to be greedy, just taking what the market gives me.

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