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Recap for E-minis 12.19.2017

Hey Guys! So we are ending the year on a high note. We worked on revamping some strategies and tested them out. Time to add some much awaited content so you can all understand more of how we trade and what we look for in our daily trading. Today we had some great opportunities trading the E-minis. Some great moves to capture. Below you’ll the chart for today with arrows representing possible entries. Now these are all based on stochastics which you all know I love to use! Sometimes it completely fails me, however that’s rare so I wont bash it yet haha. Taking a look at pre market a little before 9 am we had a very overbought market. E-minis sat around the 2697-2698 levels. Any short within that range and held would have been an incredible short. I however wasn’t at my desk so I unfortunately wasn’t able …

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The bitcoin Craze Intro

Here at Trading tickers we talk about Futures and sometimes options. What about this new craze they call Bitcoin. its been around for years now and yet now the craze has become so large that everyone and their Grandma are hopping on board. But what makes it so crazy is its lack of valuation. Could it be that it’s gone up so much that we can compare it to the Tulip era of the 1600s? Regardless its here to stay as well as the thousands of other coins they have available. But how can we treat it and how can we profit from it when it goes up day in and day out and doesn’t operate like a typical investment vehicle. The CBOE launched futures with the ticker symbol xbt. Some brokerage houses such as TD Ameritrade now offer the ability to trade the Bitcoin futures. The Bitcoin Futures were …

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The Homerun Mentality

Sometimes it gets redundant to say this but we all as traders/investors seek to find that perfect trade. That one that will make us rich. Is that the right approach? Well the answer isn’t so simple. Let me explain. Looking for the perfect trade should be a priority regardless of a short or long term move. The issue is understanding what your strategy is and implementing it. The second part is discipline to know when to take profits off the table before the tides turn and you slowly watch your account go into a death spiral. The important thing we tend to forget is when you trade any market, you need a strategy. One that is simple and straightforward. We tend to deviate sometimes and go balls to the wall when there is no reason to do so. In terms of futures, my profit target is between .75 and one …

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Perfect setups vs average setups 

As a day trader your going to have to learn how to identify setups. Perfect setups are moves that happen over and over again that you are familiar with that yield gains more than losses. A perfect setup doesn’t mean it will turn into a winner all the time. Bare with me as I explain the meat of this article.  Not all setups are equal. If you have watched the gurus videos and you learned a setup like a multi day breakout, the probability of it doing the same is not always the same. Setups have many rules. The more rules the better. Although there are downsides to this which I will explain. So I get it, you wait all day patiently to find a good setup, you see the setup the guru talks about, your waiting for the alert from the guru that he buys, what do you do? …

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$MOSY my loss on it, what I was expecting and how it’s ok to lose

Hey all so today was a super awesome day. Although I ended down $400 I actually wanted to share with you my experience on what happened and what I was looking for.  So to start, I was looking for a stock to trade that had upside potential. The overall market has been pulling back with a run up higher trapping all shorts. When the market goes up, I like to be long stocks. Especially penny stocks with massive upside potential. Then came $MOSY. So the morning breakout was awesome had I had it on my watchlist. Being that I just recently got back into pennystocks I missed this Initial move. $MOSY is a short float that got rotated. What does this mean?  The number of shares that are outstanding on this penny stock are 6.48 Million. This means the total number of shares that the public can trade is that. …

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Holding penny stocks overnight. How it could be a winner if selecting the right one

Recently I have been thinking to myself that I need to get back into penny stocks. The upside movements to be made have been killer. For the last 3 years I have been really studying the way penny stocks move and you best believe they are risky as heck but they also yield the greatest rewards. So what’s the catch? Well, there is t really any catch however market makers really do manipulate the prices in different ways then the /ES E-mini market makers do. The longer you trade, the better the feel of the price action flow you will get. The key to making profits in the market is to enter at the right time because you feel the market. To be one with the market is the best feelings in the world. Traders trade the exact same way day in and day out. Why is it that most traders …

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My review of AMP futures so far

So Lets go through what many people need a bit of guidance on. Choosing the right broker. Now there are lots out there. For the sake of futures trading lets take a look at AMP futures and see what it has to offer. I chose to have a setup instead of one broker. Ill go over that in a second. My buddy Paul decided to o with AMP and has had pretty good things to say. And lets face it, 400 dollar day trading margins are hard to pass up. Noe remember more margin equals more risk. So trade carefully! Don’t get all crazy and blow your account trading 10 contracts on a shitty strategy. As I mentioned earlier, I use a setup. I use TOS ( Think or Swim ) charts and AMP futures as my clearing broker. I do this because frankly I love TOS charts and they …

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Recap for 6/8/17

So today was what I like to call traders heaven. A pretty volatile day with a few 8 point swings. All in all I took in a profit of 1.25 points today. Got a big picky with some entries and didn’t get filled. One trade in the morning and one in the evening. We will go over those in a bit. At the bell at 9:30 I waited to see what our initial move would be. Whether to the upside or downside. I got both lol. I didn’t take any positions mainly because my indicators weren’t in sync however I did like the established highs and lows. At around 10:30 I took a long off a decent pullback at 2428.00. Covered at 2428.75. Decent for a quick bounce. After that we had a nice run up to around 2439. That’s where I tried to snipe a short and did not …

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Once the move happens, forget about it. It’s no longer a trade

When I first got started trading I assumed the price of a stock or futures contract meant everything. The whole story. Let me explain. As a day trader especially, if the price is at $4 and all of a sudden the shorts get squeezed and now we are sitting at $7, we’ll the first time the stock hits $7, the story and direction of the price is different then when, if or whatever the price does when it reaches $7 again. The story. You will hear me speak a lot about the story in my articles because unlike others, I believe the market is a complete manipulation from big money finding ways to screw over the little guys and take you for all you got. They always have a trick up their sleeve. The worlds best traders identify the current story. They think, hmmmm, if they were to do this …

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Upset at the market? Reality check. The market doesn’t give a shit

So you want to profit from the market. I get it, so do I. You enter a trade it goes against you and your pissed as shit. We’ll be pissed all you want, the reality is, you ain’t getting that money back unless you find a way to win. Finding a way to beat the market is not as complex as you might think. I’m not here to say it’s easy but it isn’t as complex as you think. All trades are loosing trades. You feel this way? I know I have and do at times. Why is this? The reality is computer algorithms are screwing positions over in as many cycles as they can get their hands on. Don’t trust me? Take a look. Study the price action of a chart. Many times I hear, shit if I only would have bought 10 days ago and held. If I …

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Holding your winners. The holy grail to trading.

Let me start off by reminding you that there are many ways to make or loose money in the market. That being said, how many times have you been in a loosing trade only to watch it continue to go against you the longer you held it. Stop. Let’s take your mind back to that moment. You thought a trade was a perfect trade to take, you got in, then the price started to go against you. Next your down but your hoping it will come back to break even so that you can take your trade for a break even. Next the trade comes close to break even but in a second it runs against you. Yup, so much for that trade. Your pissed. I don’t blame you because I was there myself. Loosing trades are easy to come across because remember, you need to get 4 things right. …

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Why less is more

The times one trade can really put a damper on your self esteem is unlimited. So what do we do to keep from dealing with frustration. Take the time to build up discipline obviously! Easier said then done. A perfect example was a trade I made this morning. Lets take a closer look at how I screwed up. I placed a short position at 2385.25 right before the opening bell. My indicators were almost in sync and I took a stab. That decision totally wrecked my morning. I quickly covered at 2387 only to realize later in the morning I could have covered break even. In hindsight it was a good trade. In reality it was garbage. volume in MacD was picking up slightly and looking back at pre market I should have stayed out. I attempted to snipe a short at 2391 and it never got filled. Would have …

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The markets a scary place if your not confident taking a trade.

People ask me all the time. What do I think about this trade. My reply. Your not ready to take the trade. In my eyes, it is impossible to make consistent money as a trader of your not confident taking trades.ate in my trading career I noticed something very unusual. Two people with two separate trading directions can both profit from a single trade on a given move. Let me explain. Going long at the right time and selling off for a quick profit can simply make you money. Perhaps trader one was holding when trader 2 got short. Sure the trade went against trader 2 but what happens when the stock peaks out and starts to head back down? Well trader 2 makes money and if trader 1 still held his position, his winning trade could turn into a loosing trade. Making money in the market, requires proper management …

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What exactly is a “Strategy”?

We hear it all the time. I use this strategy or that strategy works best. But what really is a strategy? Is it a set rules, indicators, personal mental thoughts? Perhaps it’s a little bit of everything. Think about it. There can be one strategy with specific rules written down. And you can take 5 traders and instill those rules into they’re minds. However after a few weeks of trading, I can guarantee you that each one will have different results. And not because of simple variables like fill prices and entries and exits. The simple key is everyone has a different mental attitude and mindset going into trading. What I mean by mental mindset is that everyone deals with a certain level of emotion and also a certain level of trading ambition. Which simply translates to whether they are conservative or aggressive traders. Mentality like it or not plays …

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A tale of two buddies and two strategies. Why it works

As a trader I have always lived by the rule of having one strategy and mastering it. Once you add too many, you could start confusing yourself and then looking for signals that are actually setting you up for a bad trade. Develop one and master it. However there are times when an additional strategy can be beneficial to you. When you have a trading partner that utilizes a strategy that is also successful but different than yours it can help you see things you otherwise wouldn’t. A perfect example is my buddy Paul and I. As you know from previous articles, I trade momentum shifts and trend reversals. Paul has been working on a strategy using EMA and finnobacci to determine his moves moving into a trend. Now although I haven’t learned his to the full extent, I do have a slight understanding. So when I am working on …

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