Two Setups is All You Need?

Discussion in 'Index Futures' started by ratso, Jun 4, 2003.

  1. ratso

    ratso

    I've been thinking that all one really needs is two setups: one for trends and one for reversals.

    Say maybe flags for trends and tests for reversals.

    Then all one should do is just trade those 2 setups and nothing else every day for at least 6 months (and a couple of years is probably even better).

    I am starting to feel that everything else is just a distraction from the necessity of practicing 2 setups to death....

    What do you guys think?

    Thanks!
     
  2. You also need a conservative money management / risk management approach. Right?
     
  3. PetaDollar

    PetaDollar Moderator


    All you really need is one setup and the ability to execute it (i.e. stick to the rules, easier said then done).

    A lot of folks talk about systems that stop working. I say it's not the system's fault, if it is a good system.

    A good system extracts winners from a particular type of market action. So "not working" should mean the market has not exhibited that type of behavior.

    Seems like a good strategy would be running one system in multiple (uncorrelated if possible) markets with small bets in each.