Noob question about futures

Discussion in 'Financial Futures' started by 3dawgs2533, Oct 13, 2019.

  1. schizo


    Have you not heard of "beginner's luck"? :D Seriously, go light at first and build the necessary disciplines and skills to succeed. It's never too late to increase the size later.
    #21     Oct 21, 2019
  2. Ok, that made me laugh as much as start bobbing my head!
    #22     Oct 22, 2019
  3. Yes, I'm all about that beginner's luck!!!! I just wish the well wouldn't run dry so quickly.
    #23     Oct 22, 2019
  4. oraclewizard77

    oraclewizard77 Moderator

    Maybe buy a book about trading.
    #24     Oct 23, 2019
  5. Sure, but I figure a forum like this is a perfect way to get more of the nuance of everything from experienced traders. Forums are like living books for me, if you will. Thanks.
    #25     Oct 23, 2019
  6. oraclewizard77

    oraclewizard77 Moderator

    The main issue with Futures and especially Forex is leverage. You need to understand how to size your trades to not blow up by too many contracts.

    Then you need to work on a trade setup that has positive expectancy.

    Then you need to decide on how high of a win % you can achieve based on risk vs reward.

    You can have a lower win% if you are willing to have your winners run more than your losers. With equal risk vs reward, you need a higher win% rate to overcome transaction costs.

    You can also keep a trade journal for example in Excel, where you list your trades, and then say a Word document that has your trade setups strategy with some charts inserted showing good trades that you took.

    After that its really practice and screen time. This can take many years until you are able to recognize patterns. Once you can see them in real time, you are to enter you trades faster and hopefully get better over time.

    Finally, you may need to work on psychology in that each trade should be taken the same way where you accepted before you place the trade it may be a loss and not make you angry or cause you to revenge or over trade. Many traders will take a small win and large loss because they are not able to accept the statistics of their strategy. Also, be aware, you might not make money every month, but you want over the year to achieve a positive outcome.
    #26     Oct 24, 2019
  7. John_09


    I agree with you. Forums help you get the perfect answers from traders who might have had similar issues like you.
    #27     Mar 29, 2020
  8. Robert Morse

    Robert Morse Sponsor

    I agree that the Elite Trader Forum can help find answers to common and uncommon problems. That said, you have to take into account the source of the response. They might have had a bad experience with a trading strategy that might not apply to you. You have to separate opinions from facts and weigh the opinion with a bias the member might have.

    #28     Mar 29, 2020
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  9. John_09


    That's actually right! Got to be careful about that.
    #29     Mar 31, 2020
  10. on many forums that are popular among traders, you can find answers to many questions, it would be a desire to search
    #30     Aug 17, 2021