Category Archives for "Markets"

Apr 27

Make HFT Work for You?

Markets , Tips , Trader's Mindset

Here’s a question, why are you trading futures? Do you have an edge exclusive to futures? Did you know you can trade stocks commission free? Absolutely free with Tradestation. Do you know how easy it is for any decent scalper to be profitable before commissions versus post commissions? The CME has had a near strangle […]

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Apr 20

Beware: Abnormal Markets

Markets , Trader's Mindset

Today the front month in crude oil went negative for the first time. While, it is reported that other commodities can do that– it was not common knowledge. There are reports that some retail traders bought it near zero and could not liquidate due to system problems. Some traders likely blew out their accounts and […]

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Apr 17

Why The Market May Crash

Markets

Ironically, the market may be more likely to crash (again) as the economy reopens. In order to understand why, it helps to think about a range of scenarios: Scenario A. Best Case: Things go back to normal quickly.We can imagine in the best case things go back to normal quickly. There are not any rolling […]

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Mar 11

Best Time To Be A Trader?

Markets , Trader's Mindset

Many traders long for yesteryear as markets are perceived to become more difficult to trade over time. However, I really do think now may be the best time to be a retail trader ever. Read on to learn learn why the futures and equities landscape has never look better for the retail trader. First for […]

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Mar 08

Lock Limit Down S&P Futures: How It Works

Markets

Tonight, I was scalping MES when we went lock limit down. I thought I would share how it worked: because it the first time I had seen it in real-time. At the lock limit down price, there were about 300 contracts bid. Most of those were took out and we got a little bounce. It […]

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Mar 07

Broker Battles 2020

Markets

Today, largely driven by Robinhood’s commission free stock trading and their disruption: brokers are in a battle like never before to win customers and survive. Many of the top brokers offer commission free stock trading today. Recently, I have been evaluating several of the biggest brokerages for their stock, options, and futures trading. Read on […]

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Sep 09

Thinking on who was short UBER

Markets

I have been pondering who was shorting UBER. Hedge funds bet big on it, retailers would only be long, most institutional are long only, and that leaves the question who was on the short side? While it is possible that some hedge funds reversed to short based on new information, I think most likely the […]

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Sep 05

Tactical Trade Idea UBER

Markets

Trade idea: Long 33 Call Options 8 Days Exp. 1 standard deviation move yields a 2 to 1 R (Reward/Risk). A move between 1 and 2 standard deviation yields ~4R trade. Trade is fully risk limited as call options. One way to trade this is just to take profits at resistance or price targets. Another […]

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Sep 05

Good strategic time to add to UBER

Markets

I think now is a good time to add to any UBER positions. Thesis for the trade/add is extreme poor sentiment, improving price, and knowledge from published reports that hedge funds have bet big on UBER. Counter thesis is poor price action on intermediate term and unproven results. I think optimal time to buy UBER […]

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