How Many Points on the Dow Mini?

Discussion in 'Index Futures' started by MarketBull, Aug 4, 2006.

  1. What is your average daily point take on the Dow Mini and what's your typical strategy (scalping, longer term day trading, swing trading...)?
  2. If I can do "0" points, that would be great day. And I employ a variety of methods, scalping, swing etc to take advantage of the market opportunity presented to me at the time.
  3. Today snagged 54 pts on the dow emini but on an average day its around 20.

  4. do you use a fixed stop on your trades?
  5. i try to do around 10-30 but it really depends what the market offers on a given day.

    heck, one 30 pt gapfill trade gives you 30 pts right there.

    i use a set stop for each particular setup. one setup for example has a 5 pt stop.

    most have 10 pt stops

    some have bigger stops

    depends on the market structure, timeframe, setup, etc.
  6. Pekelo


    About 20 if I manage to enter only on signals. If I could learn to be more patient and let my winners run, it could go up over 40....
  7. Can you please expound on the "gapfill," are you referring to trading the open (9:30est)?