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Futures Markets Exposed in ATO Method
March 2, 2009
We use a nice, clean chart and wait for price to set up and tell us where it wants to go. An ATO long signal appears at 739. Our site offers a free downloadable course that offers the first three chapters of our flagship E-mini trading strategy. What if we missed it by a tick? Not to worry. We can front-run the trade. Again, we're going for four points total. Some traders like to scalp the trade for a quick point. The full four is not always possible. However, making profit is certainly possible with futures markets.
Multiple Winning E-mini Trades Using Price Action
February 27, 2009
We had a short trade this morning at 746.50. We got filled. It was worth two points – didn't get to the four points. We're setting up now for another trade. Here's a long setup at 753. If we get filled, we're going for another two points. We're not going to chase this trade. There's nothing wrong with taking two points completely off the table. Let's see how it sets up. It's still before noon, so we're still good in terms of time. You can monitor the current profit and loss on the trade in between the MARKET text on the DOM.
Locking in Profit Using Smart Stop Losses
February 25, 2009
We're trading the E-mini S&P contract. We're selling at 746.50. We're using the price and time axis on the chart to help us find trades. That's what we call it price action. NinjaTrader is the trading platform in use. You can download it from ninjatrader.com. We use a large stop loss because of the volatility. Otherwise, we'd get stopped out early. Normally, one point is possible on the ATO method. The two point target is reached quickly. The stop on the second trade is set up to be break-even to protect the position.
E-mini Trading – Better Safe Than Sorry
February 24, 2009
We're trading the March 2009 E-mini contracts. We tried to get filled at 770.25, but it was not possible. We wait until noon for possible trades. Price dropped and went too far away, so we called it a day. Simply put, there was no trade to take because we didn't get filled. The signal was good, but it's better to be careful and not enter a trade based on hope. If you're trading for income, you need to look at it like a business with profit and loss accounted for. Some days you will lose, others will be break-even or no trades. Others will be winners.
Complete Trading Plan for E-mini Futures
February 20, 2009
We have a long signal at 767.75 to demonstrate the ATO (At the Open) software on the NinjaTrader platform. The profit target and stop loss is automatically placed because of the ATM Strategy that was previously configured. All trades are guided by the way the market moves, or as we call it, price action. We want to be done by noon – that's the goal. It's a great day out there and we don't want to be stuck in front of a computer the whole day. We have a free course that is emailed to you. Get the first three chapters today.
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