ES Setup 1 VS 2 min & Extras

Discussion in 'Index Futures' started by Lorenzo91, Jan 10, 2009.

  1. Hi: I trade the ES. I use the 1, 5, 10, 60 minute charts. HW I use the daily also.

    I am looking to keep fine tuning my setup and move more toward what is most widely used in emini trading. So I have a couple questions I would like insight into others personal preferences that i have not been able to find answers to.

    First is using the 1 min vs 2 min as the smallest time frame to look at for entry. This is my main question, is whether 1 or 2 minute is better?

    Next is just about what oscillator and setting to use like Stochastic 14,3 or Williams %R 14?

    Finally is whether it would be worth it at all to make the effort to switch to tick charting? I have done the search and have not come up with a definite one over the other answer for the ES.

    Anything as far as set up an indicators would be appreciated!

    Let me outline what I use:

    I use Ninja charting with IB Booktrader.

    On the charts I have EMA's/ W%R 14 / MACD

    Thnaks for the help.
  2. kjb1891


    Since you've got Ninja you should take a look at constant volume bars. Each bar is based on a fixed amount of contract volume instead of time or ticks. I find them easier to read price action with.