basics for CL trading

Discussion in 'Energy Futures' started by 178, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. 178


    I am working to back test and implement auto strategies for CL future intraday trading.

    I would appreciate if some one could give me the basics for CL trading:

    1/trading hours
    2/dollar value per tick
    3/some particular times to avoid trading? like FOMC announcement, jobless claim and etc,
    4/the slippage for less than 5 contracts during active hours: 1 tick or 2 ticks?
    5/roll over dates
    6/the other basics need to know
  2. 3. Inventories every Wednesday 10:30 EST
    4. That sounds about right most of the time. More on breakouts. Insanely more near any report.
  3. Should we write the code for you too?
  4. 178


    thank you guys. It seems CL very trendy, which may present some good risk/reward set ups.

    I already auto trade TF. I think I just need to adjust some parameters.
  5. Read both my trading journals and you will learn how to trade oil extremely profitably... :)