Trading the ES

Discussion in 'Index Futures' started by americanhero, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. Personally, I hate trend days. I much prefer days which are full of chop.

    What about you? Do you prefer trend or chop?
  2. onelots


    i prefer big ranges of chop. i'm a fader from decatur
  3. I can play big chop or small chop. I hate trends. Trends are for loosers.
  4. Do you play soybeans too?
  5. onelots


    no. just es, stoxx, ten year, bund
  6. What stop size and target on ES?
  7. onelots


    two to one reward/risk. usually 3 handles to make six or more
  8. Ok. I don't use stops.

    I manage risk with size.

    I got some good wholesale prices today, offloading ES at retail prices.
  9. Handle123


    Doesn't matter to me much any more, 1st 30 minutes I generally take counter-trend(within a higher trend) trades for 2pts unless price action or time says different, then next 4.25hr are chop signals, or new highs/lows and trying for the extreme, then 1.25hr of counter-trend for 2pt, then it is nap time. I don't use stops any more and average down on all trades, want the trend to start after I get in or for ES to go against me several tics and then I try to get out at plus one tic on original entry, I do well on the add-ons. When i do have a loss, it is staggering and spend rest of the day working back to breakeven for the day and then quit. In the long run this works out, but you have to have balls the size of ... I DO NOT recommend young traders to trade this way, took several years of studying price action to understand.
  10. I learnt everything from a guy called Chuck, who was in the Millionaire Traders book.
    #10     Feb 16, 2012