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  1. Scataphagos replied to the thread How to ramp up quickly? Trading 1000 lots with $100k margin.

    Yes, the broker can set whatever margin requirements he wants for intraday plays... but he's on the hook if things go awry. He plays...

    Sep 20, 2018 at 1:05 PM
  2. Scataphagos replied to the thread How to ramp up quickly? Trading 1000 lots with $100k margin.

    "Initial margin" is set by the exchange. Brokers may take the risk of allowing lesser margins in order to secure commission from...

    Sep 20, 2018 at 12:55 PM
  3. Scataphagos replied to the thread How to ramp up quickly? Trading 1000 lots with $100k margin.

    Not true. Brokers wanting commish business will allow initial positions with $300-$500 equity for intraday trades. "Maintenace" margin...

    Sep 20, 2018 at 12:49 PM
  4. Scataphagos replied to the thread How to ramp up quickly? Trading 1000 lots with $100k margin.

    Gotcha! ON IGNORE!!

    Sep 20, 2018 at 12:28 PM
  5. Scataphagos replied to the thread How to ramp up quickly? Trading 1000 lots with $100k margin.

    Pardon? Even the most liberal brokers will be looking at $300/contract equity as a value to initiate "automatic liquidation" to protect...

    Sep 20, 2018 at 12:28 PM
  6. Scataphagos replied to the thread How to ramp up quickly? Trading 1000 lots with $100k margin.

    Doubt you realize. A 1000 contract position has a notional value of "140 $Million" currently. And you want to (1) risk your capital on...

    Sep 20, 2018 at 12:17 PM
  7. Scataphagos replied to the thread How to ramp up quickly? Trading 1000 lots with $100k margin.

    Trying to justify such idiocy... suggest you put yourself "on ignore".

    Sep 20, 2018 at 12:11 PM
  8. Scataphagos replied to the thread How to ramp up quickly? Trading 1000 lots with $100k margin.

    Stupid to the max... both for the trader and for any broker who would allow. (That's how LTCM got into trouble and threatened the...

    Sep 20, 2018 at 11:45 AM
  9. Scataphagos replied to the thread How do you meditate for optimizing the mind for trading?.

    Yes. That's 5:00P M.... that's when "the cows come home". When I was a kid, one of my uncles had a dairy farm. I used to spend some...

    Sep 20, 2018 at 11:10 AM
  10. Scataphagos replied to the thread How do you meditate for optimizing the mind for trading?.

    Years ago when I was a professional bowler, I used to hang with an old-time bowling character.. who liked to say, "the mind is the...

    Sep 20, 2018 at 11:07 AM
  11. Scataphagos replied to the thread Stock market works by day, But loves the night..

    Globex markets trade 24/5... only about 25% of which is USA, RTH. The rest is overnight in Asia and Europe. "Don't know why the gap?"....

    Sep 20, 2018 at 10:58 AM
  12. Scataphagos replied to the thread How do you meditate for optimizing the mind for trading?.

    You don't know? I do. :)

    Sep 20, 2018 at 10:38 AM
  13. Scataphagos replied to the thread How do you meditate for optimizing the mind for trading?.

    Speaking of "until the cows come home"... do you know what time that is??

    Sep 20, 2018 at 10:11 AM
  14. Scataphagos replied to the thread How do you meditate for optimizing the mind for trading?.

    Or, you could just make up your mind that you are going to exercise discipline and "do the right thing". (There was a thread on ET...

    Sep 20, 2018 at 9:40 AM