trading the e-minis

Discussion in 'Index Futures' started by viola664, Jul 6, 2006.

  1. viola664


    sooooooo .... what sort of average daily returns percentagewise are we getting out there for say the YM on CBOT ? anyone care to share ? Mine are all over the map and i give too much money to the brokers for commisions every day. thinking about giving up intraday and moving to other ways. Any comments ? thanks.
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    For emini contests ''winners'' ;
    double didget

    For professionals;
    Four Biggest Mistakes in Futures Trading ,by Kaeppel helps:cool:
  3. Intraday totals for me in ES this week.

    M 2.25

    T x

    W 20

    T 14

    F 15.25
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    Some thing that helped me;
    but frankly somewhat embarrasing in years past , click on year to date chart,
    click on 50 days intraday chart, say hourly.

    More of a monthly % on ES this year ,some %% monyhs,[less last year];
    than on swingtradeng stocks. Dont see a longer time frame much help in index derivatives; like it is in stocks

    And even if you only play short or long only[best both;]
    how much did you get out of those Year to date trends???Too many comissions show you are not letting profis run most likely, or to tight of stops, or both .

    Chicago BOT has some good investor ed, including some wide stops suggestions;
    day trade ES myself, dont like ES overnite , [like overnite swingtrade stocks ]but thier BOT education is helpful
  5. viola664


    to murray t turtle
    ytd trends playing swings only over 100%
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    With most of trends down, heres why if i was swingtrading would be short overnite, trends are friends;
    however with YM,ES both gap up today, thats why prefer intraday.

    All ES,YM /Volente journals may help;
    longer charts intraday can keep comissions reasonable.

    When i dont like my ES profit & loss, usually ;
    crude but effective, trade more a.m. moves than afternoon,
    and adjust profit targets.