Opinions on playing opens

Discussion in 'Trading' started by JPRDT, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. JPRDT


    I am fairly new to trading and I was wondering if anyone has any strategies on trading the opens.

    Currently I am scalping a highly liquid, thick leveled stock which pretty follows the S&P for the most part.

    I have read a couple of books, mostly to do with tape reading and the only strategy for opens I found was using 1 bar candlesticks and wait for the broken trading ranges, but to this point that seems to miss more than it hits.

    To be honest, I have had more success throwing objectivity to the wind and trying to hop on in front of momentum!

  2. Opens, or "Opening Only"? Trading the gaps, based on predetermined Fair Value opening pices, has been, and continues to be, one of our most successful strategies.