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Old May 6th, 2013, 05:39 AM   #111 (permalink)
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Old May 7th, 2013, 10:53 PM   #112 (permalink)
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Yah that's helfpul ok thanks

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Old May 8th, 2013, 09:53 PM   #113 (permalink)
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@FuturesTrader71, in "Phantom", POP's big rule #1 is to assume you are wrong, and get out of a trade unless the market proves you correct. This is in contrast to often-heard advice that a trade is valid until 'the market proves you wrong.' Instead of yielding control of the position to the market, POP advises that the trader stay in control of the position, and manually get out unless the market proves him correct.

From the webinars you have given, I have noticed that you typically recommend the "don't mess with your stop, let the market take you out" approach, which is about 180 degrees from what is in PoP. Since you recommended PoP, I am curious as to whether you simply don't believe in this type of approach but still find the book helpful, or whether perhaps your general advice is for newer traders who have a tendency to jump in and out on a whim, to help them avoid overtrading?

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Old May 11th, 2013, 04:07 PM   #114 (permalink)
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Bump

Thanks for bumping it: I am also very interested to hear/read what FT71 answers.

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Old May 11th, 2013, 07:16 PM   #115 (permalink)
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Hi FT71,

Since we re on the subject of Phantom of the Pits, could you please explain how the process has changed over the past 15 years? ie. How much emphasis has been taken over by electronic trading, how strong is the physical aspects in the pits and such. Orders, locals, human interaction, etc...

Really appreciate everything you and big mike are doing here. Thanks, marts

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Old May 13th, 2013, 01:27 PM   #116 (permalink)
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Bump for tomorrow's event, link is a few posts up.

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Old May 14th, 2013, 09:06 AM   #117 (permalink)
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Moving Averages

Hi FT71,

Just a quick query, do daily moving averages play a big part in your trading strategy?

If so, how? And what setup parameters do you find most helpful? (I currently chart on CQG and use type 'simple', price set to 'close', and look at 10, 20, 50 and 100 day moving averages)

Many thanks to both Big Mike and yourself for all your help, its much appreciated.

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Old May 14th, 2013, 12:12 PM   #118 (permalink)
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Thanks FT71, really appreciate your time.

Thank you! I hope you get something out of it to push you towards your goal.

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Old May 14th, 2013, 12:17 PM   #119 (permalink)
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@FuturesTrader71, in "Phantom", POP's big rule #1 is to assume you are wrong, and get out of a trade unless the market proves you correct. This is in contrast to often-heard advice that a trade is valid until 'the market proves you wrong.' Instead of yielding control of the position to the market, POP advises that the trader stay in control of the position, and manually get out unless the market proves him correct.

From the webinars you have given, I have noticed that you typically recommend the "don't mess with your stop, let the market take you out" approach, which is about 180 degrees from what is in PoP. Since you recommended PoP, I am curious as to whether you simply don't believe in this type of approach but still find the book helpful, or whether perhaps your general advice is for newer traders who have a tendency to jump in and out on a whim, to help them avoid overtrading?

Excellent question. I don't agree with this aspect of POP's rule. I believe that traders micro-manage their position after painstakingly putting it on in the first place (lots of price risk assumed to put the trade on). This is a double-negative, in my opinion (and no that doesn't make a positive thing).

How many times have you fiddled with a trade and then saw it work out just the way you had envisioned?

POP's rule is valid back in the late 90's and through the 2000's. However, the market is very slow to make a move and once the move takes place it ends quickly. Back then, you can see the reaction from the market to your position quickly and it was a lot easier to scalp it. Now, I believe a researched edge executed without errors over a large sample is the better way to go.

Almost all of the traders that we have at our brokerage overmanage their trades. This is a bad habit, in my opinion. It leads the trader to believe that they know what will happen but they don't.

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Old May 14th, 2013, 12:22 PM   #120 (permalink)
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Hi FT71,
Thank you very much for all that you have given to this community, your dedication to helping traders and 'changing the industry' I have heard you refer to a risk sheet in webminars and AMA that you review before trading. I have tried to create my own but I would like to make sure I am not missing any big areas. Do you have a template of one you could share on the thread? Thank you.

Chris

My risk sheet is proprietary. However, I know several people have asked for this. I will work something up and get back to you. I usually only share proprietary stuff with our traders.

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