Take a look at the entry, profit targets and stops used to place these two trades on a 1-Min E-mini S&P chart. The triangles near the chart represent the Trade Scalper software entries that help you know exactly when to enter.
For the first trade, John Paul placed a limit order at 1879, the same as the entry signal generated by the Trade Scalper software. John Paul prefers limit orders over market orders to prevent slippage. The profit target, based on the ATR, was three ticks. The stop was at six ticks. This stop loss may raise eyebrows, however, the time-based stop is used more frequently than the six-tick stop. If the ATR with a period value of four is above three ticks, go for three ticks. If it’s ranging from three ticks to two ticks, go for two ticks. If the ATR is below two ticks, don’t trade at all (market is too slow). This price action strategy can be used on a variety of futures and currency markets. No moving averages, stochastics, etc. are used by this method.
The course teaches when to place a trade long or short and the reason why. You wait until the candles plot according to the rules and this confirms the entry. Included with purchase, you’ll get the Trade Scalper software for NinjaTrader, the Trade Scalper digital course (about 100 pages), a live training session, and a recording of this live training session.