Archive for June, 2011

Trading Futures With Fractal Analytics, Knowledge Without Prediction

Sunday, June 26th, 2011

Lao Tzu, 6th century BC philosopher once said, “Those who have knowledge don’t predict. Those who predict don’t have knowledge.” Following in Lao Tzu’s footsteps, it is important to find a way to read stock market charts without the normal “high probability” prediction model. You must look outside the box for the knowledge of the Market’s trend. (more…)

Emini Futures Anyone? It May Not Be Wimbledon But “Come On”

Saturday, June 25th, 2011

For the last 7 weeks, that Stock Market has been on a very slow, but steady downward trend. Each week, another 1% of the value of the S&P 500 is lost. Is there an end in sight? Maybe…but then again, maybe not yet. (more…)

Trading Futures? Better than Falling into NYSE’s Dark Pools

Friday, June 24th, 2011

What exactly is a “Dark Pool”? How does one stop from falling into this it when buying and selling New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) stocks? Should I be afraid of Dark Pool liquidity when I am trading? Will “Dark Pools” end up hurting small retail investors? Are “Dark Pools” just something else to add to the unfair playing field known as “Stock Trading?” Better read on if you are not familiar with being in the Dark…. (more…)

Emini Futures, Ben Bernanke Sure Knows How To Take The Wind Out Of the Market’s Sails

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

For the last few days, the Market was beaming. On Tuesday, right before Ben Bernanke spoke, the Market climbed well over 100 points, encouraging investors to jump back in. Now however, it is back to the way it was, going down. Bernanke sure knows how to take the wind out of the Market’s sails. (more…)

Trading Futures Is Driven By Fear, Greed, and WalMart

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

Today is a sad day for America. For 50 years, women’s groups have worked and slaved to attain equality in the workplace. Today the Supreme Court ruled against women and set this country back 50 years. On a split decision 5/4, conservatives vs. liberals, they ruled against women. And the Dow ran up 83 points. Walmart won…women loss. Welcome to the new America. (more…)

Trading Futures By Scalping, No It’s Not A John Wayne Western Movie

Monday, June 20th, 2011

A big question for futures traders is…can I make a living “Scalping”. How do I do this, can I be consistent? Why would anyone want to scalp. For that matter what is “Scalping?” (more…)

For Trading Futures With Eminis, Seeing Is Not Always Believing!

Sunday, June 19th, 2011

Perhaps the biggest problem day traders face is believing what they see on the charts, actually trusting the charts to tell them the correct direction. After a few losses, believing becomes even a greater problem, no matter what one is seeing. So how do you begin to believe what you see again? (more…)

Day Trading Or Night Trading, It May Just Seem Like Staring At The Wall

Friday, June 17th, 2011

Traders always say virtually the same thing. I’m on the simulator. I am trading well. I have very few bad trades. It does not matter if I am trading stocks, ETF’s, trading futures, day trading or night trading. I change to trade with live money and I can’t make a good trade to save my sole from the devil. (more…)

Futures Trading? Don’t Trade Beyond Your Comfort Zone

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

Paper trade your trading strategy. Do not trade with real money before you have fully tested your plan and contingencies. Brokerages offer E-Mini market simulators that you can use to develop your trading system. Invest the time to gain confidence trading before you trade for real. You should paper trade regardless if you are trading emini futures, stocks, ETFs, currency trading, night trading, etc. (more…)

Night Trading? You’ll Need To Be Your Own Coach

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

You are the broker for your own business. You are solely responsible for the success or failure of your business. You should have the same expectations you would have if your account were at a large brokerage being traded by a professional broker. (more…)