Monthly Archives: September 2019

Sep 19

NT 8 SuperDom Tips & Tricks

Trader's Mindset

Turn on PnL Column in SuperDOM Some traders do not like to see their P&L during the day. Others prefer to track or think in “ticks” so they do not have any psychological impact when trying to scale up and that makes sense. However, I have always found it as a very functional tool when […]

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Sep 14

If I Had Traded ES Bull Spread

Trader's Mindset

Recently, in my post The Real Reason You Move Your Stop I mentioned that,” I opened a risk limited 2-day call spread on the ES 2980-2990“. First keep in mind, I am not a professional, do not provide financial advice, never make any performance claims whatsoever, and do not provide recommendations. Keep in mind, the trade […]

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Sep 14

If I Had Traded E-Micros

Trader's Mindset

First keep in mind, I am not a professional, do not provide financial advice, never make any performance claims whatsoever, and do not provide buy/sell recommendations. One consideration is whether or not it is possible to make “anything” trading e-micros because of the small size and the commissions. The e-micro is 1/10th size the e-mini. […]

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Sep 13

If I Had Traded My UBER Idea

Trader's Mindset

Recently, I shared a trade idea regarding UBER call options. I am not a professional, do not provide financial advice, never share my personal performance nor make any performance claims whatsoever, no ideas should be construed as buy/sell recommendations. However, for education, if I had of traded UBER and keep in mind this could be […]

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Sep 11

Three things you can do to improve your trading– that don’t require better trading

Trader's Mindset

First, I highly advise traders to open multiple accounts and/or sub accounts. One benefit to running multiple accounts, holding periods, and strategies is that assuming accounts aren’t perfectly correlated, which they shouldn’t be, is that when one account is down then more likely another is doing well. Trader’s outlook tend to follow their account balance– […]

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Sep 09

The Real Reason You Move Your Stop

Trader's Mindset

Today, the S&P 500 took out both sides of the prior day range and presented opportunity for some large losses. Here are the real reasons that you move your stop and how to prevent it: Markets relentlessly target the optimal stop. Over time, traders recognize that markets often reverse at stops. The only way to […]

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Sep 09

Futures Commissions + Scalp Drills

Trader's Mindset

Once you get with a discount futures brokerage it is not the commissions that make it difficult to trade high frequency in the futures market but the cost of trading does. On a recent analysis on one of my statements of fees, the breakdown is approximately 51% exchange fees, 26% data pipe fees (CQG), 13% […]

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