Discussion in 'Professional Trading' started by crosten, Nov 19, 2006.
I am a beginner, what is the best way or place to go to, to learn the emini S&P ?
I'm serious, lots of threads here at EliteTrader.com that's completely devoted to trading the S&P 500 Emini ES Futures.
For example, go through the threads in the section called Index Futures.
You can also use EliteTrader.com search menu to find answers to your questions.
Last of all, hopefully someone doesn't show up with less than 20 posts (they are a new member themselves) and start posting links to a fee-based website (sarcasm) in response to your questions.
#1 way to learn to trade anything is through observation. From there, see if you can indentify correlations and patterns. If you're going to day-trade them, make sure that whatever rules you come up with are relatively simple and somewhat broad in scope because you wont have all the much time in which to make a decision.
Look at 1 min and 5min charts if you're going to day trade.
If position trading them, look at 15min, hrly. Also, track the cash s&P 500 on a daily basis and build a system off that to compliment a system built upon the hourly of the future. A note about position trading them; you system to be more "complex" and indept since you do have the luxury of time to make a decision.
Best of luck to you.
Search for the thread titled "Simple Profitable Method".
Read it until you begin to understand a few things, that will be a start for you.
#1 find some one who makes a living trading it, then pay them to mentor you.
#2 do what everyone else does and lose.
#3 think outside the box, and don't depend on certain systems/methods or persons. Train yourself to trade what you see happening in the market.. React, and flow with the market, Like Water.
Try the Dow eminis first (YM), easier to trade, esp for beginners.
Definitely read through some stuff here...it'll help.
I latched on to this:
I know he probably reads here on occasion (don't believe he posts though) and to me it was legit enough to start with...but he's been on the e-mini trading for 2+ years now and does well with it (has prior experience elsewhere as well)
Also with your beginning needs, try this forum too..it'll at least give you some oversights if anything:
Here are free online video's to watch. These will keep you busy for a month or two. Watch the one by Daniel first. THe one that says migrating to emini.
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