When do you scalp?

Discussion in 'Strategy Building' started by Weasel, Oct 20, 2004.

  1. Weasel


    Just the first hour and a half of trading and the last hour of trading? All day?
  2. Whenever the market seems fit to scalp. 24h :)
  3. Truff


    i find scalping better in middle of day between 10:30 and 3:00. The first and last hour seem either to trend more or be very choppy. Harder to scalp in that environment
  4. I guess this depends on scalping style; I prefer the fast action. I find that this involves much more simplistic moves where one can clearly see when prices are turning with simple stalling and stop-outs being very evident.
  5. mnx


    I will watch a L2 all day but I find i make most of my money during the first hour and a half and the last hour... it's always different every day...

  6. open and the last hour for me.

    worst 12:00 to 14:00.
  7. Do you trade bond bounces too (15:00-16:00)?
  8. I scalp the e-mini Futures.

    If the market is moving fast....I scalp up to four contracts at a time....and if it is slow....maybe one contract....if at all. Also....I scalp on Tick Charts only. Volume charts are also great for scalping. I once used minute type charts....but haven't done so in a few years.

    ES....scalp using 20 to 80 tick chart
    YM and ER....scalp using 5 to 20 tick chart
    NQ....scalp using 10 to 50 tick chart
    EMD....scalp using 5 to 10 tick chart

    I also Scalp and Trend on higher Tick Charts.

  9. Buy1Sell2


    Please list your definition of scalping. Any and all--
  10. My version of Scalping....I usually try for 2 ticks....4 contracts.
    #10     Mar 31, 2006