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Old Apr 29th, 2012, 02:21 AM   #1
RangeTrader
 
 
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I was just looking over charts and holy crap... Fills are so much easier on the NQ.

No need to try hassle over getting fills within a couple ticks of the bottom like is required on the ES...

More natural price movement and trending...
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Old Apr 29th, 2012, 02:25 AM   #2
pma
 
 
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Agree-it is a good contract
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Old Apr 29th, 2012, 06:59 AM   #3
Handle123
 
 
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It is a good enough market for beginner as it is a sloppy market, very forgiving if you realize you were wrong and need to get out. But if you don't have ability, it is going to be the same like in any other market, you will lose. Slippage for bigger trader is real bad and you would swear HFT came in, but really could be a bigger trader getting out on stops.

Most of the methods I have designed for this market is rather funny, All signals are generated on ES first and if NQ has approx same distance from like a moving average, entries are made. Cause this market is sloppy for me, patterns that would well for me in ES, can't even find half of them in NQ.

Have fun.
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Old Apr 29th, 2012, 07:08 AM   #4
pma
 
 
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It is a good enough market for beginner as it is a sloppy market, very forgiving if you realize you were wrong and need to get out. But if you don't have ability, it is going to be the same like in any other market, you will lose. Slippage for bigger trader is real bad and you would swear HFT came in, but really could be a bigger trader getting out on stops.

Most of the methods I have designed for this market is rather funny, All signals are generated on ES first and if NQ has approx same distance from like a moving average, entries are made. Cause this market is sloppy for me, patterns that would well for me in ES, can't even find half of them in NQ.

Have fun.
Interesting post Handle. I actually see more signals on NQ than ES. Mostly on a 5 minute chart where stops are run,ie failed hammers etc.
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Old Apr 29th, 2012, 09:44 AM   #5
Albert Cibiades
 
 
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Regardless of patterns, considering only daily range, payoff multiple, tick size and initial margin, NQ has a higher ROI than ES.
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Old Apr 29th, 2012, 11:05 AM   #6
Lucrum
 
 
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Switching to the NQ...
I'll alert the media.
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