Monthly Archives: June 2017

Jun 25

My TST and OneUp Trader Journey

Trader's Mindset

I am currently trying out for a TopStepTrader account and recently opened a OneUp Trader account, as well. I was also taking all the same trades in my live account with only a single contract: however, I recently placed a pause on attempting to match in the live account because I am experimenting with some […]

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Jun 22

Getting in the training…

Trader's Mindset

Athletes train for success. Futures traders should also train for success. Here are some drills that the futures trader should work on… Placing orders in the DOM. Adding and removing contracts. It is surprising how bad most trading platforms are when it comes to managing multiple contracts. It is important to the active trader to […]

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Jun 22

Weak hands vs strong hands

Trader's Mindset

Weak hands lose money consistently. Strong hands make money consistently but blow out in spectacular fashion. Lesson: Don’t be a strong hand or a weak hand. Instead be a Different Hand or a Smart Hand. What does a Different Hand or a Smart Hand look like, that is the question. Something different, something smart. Below […]

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Jun 22

Jump from highest uncertainty

Trader's Mindset

I have had an uncanny knack for predicting the market across all time frames. Something I have observed though is that the market will tend to jump at my highest point of uncertainty. Unfortunately, this jump is often at the same level that one will want to close their trade with the assumption it isn’t […]

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Jun 21

HFT in the Eminis?

Markets

Here is a conjecture for how the HFT in the e-mini S&P 500 may be trading: A group of technical traders find a predictive pattern in the market or trade in similar fashion. Those traders act in unison at similar times or prices in the market. This creates an imbalance of buying with predictable stop […]

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