Sunday, April 28, 2013

Are you my man?

I just posted an article on my site about things you probably don't want to hear from me, unless you are my man. Not everyone can be, because, frankly, day trading e-mini futures is not for everyone.

But some are.

Perhaps you will be too. See if that's the case, then. Or if you are Will Smith's fan. Or the fan of Simon & Garfunkel. Or if you have nothing else to do.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Perfect seven

This screenshot with my e-mini trading results comes from April 25th. It shows 7 winners, all 2 lot positions.

Two contracts is my opening position. I may add to it, usually no more than 2 contracts, sometimes more if I choose to trade using the 5 minute chart and build my position.

They are perfect because I did not have to add to any of these initial positions.

In fact, it was impossible. I was trading in a pretty tight range of only 23 ticks. Yet, as you can see from the screenshot, my profit per contract is 36 ticks, which is larger than the range I squeezed it from. That's something you would like to see more often, but usually can be done only if you trade in a smaller range. When the range expands, your profit per contract diminishes compared to the range you made it in.

If you want to see a perfect ten, click here. This ten is perfect in yet another way: none of the trades in it took longer than a minute! I refer to trades like that as "quickies."

To see more of my e-mini futures trading results check out KING's e-mini trading results sections. KING is a day trading methodology that all these results owe their existence to. It is also a comprehensive e-mini trading course. For more about it see its main page.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Trading abundance

Twelve winners using only a handful of YM contracts. No more than four per position. YM is the ticker symbol for the Dow Jones e-mini futures.

This screenshot shows my trading results from yesterday. I traded a bit more, added three trades to those listed in the yesterday's screenshot of trading results posted on my site.

Twelve is the first abundant number, hence the title of this post. By its very definition, the abundant number is a number whose sum of proper divisors is greater than the number itself as is indeed the case for 12: 1+2+3+4+6 is 16 which is greater than 12.

There are 3 quickies in this screenshot, meaning the trades that took less than a whole minute to reach  the target of 5-10 ticks that I usually use for this e-mini market. That says that volatility was pretty good, among other things.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Bits and pieces

This is unfolding as a slow month as far as posting to this blog and to my site goes. That's because these days I am busy working on revamping my site, which is a bit of a boring task, to put it mildly, but also something that is rather time consuming due to the sheer size of my site.

With well over a thousand of elements, it may take a while to upgrade it. But I am making progress.

Meanwhile, the traffic to this blog continues pretty much unabated due to the blog's high position in search engines. For relevant keywords, that is. That's something for another post, though.

I have also reached a new record number of Twitter followers. Nothing really to write home about, but at least they are not fake.

That's about it. Just another boring day since I am going to spend it mostly on re-writing my site. I think I am done trading for today and the daily result was posted a short while ago in the usual place, the current section of my daily e-mini trading results. More than a half a grand this time around. 

Friday, April 12, 2013

Four consecutive weeks of e-mini trading results

All trades taken using the same winning e-mini day trading methodology that KING, an e-mini trading course, is based on.

That's my new record as far as the trading continuity is concerned: 20 trading days in a row. It's unlikely to be repeated any time soon. After all it's not like you beat or match your records every other day and I think it's healthy to take a break from time to time too. This business is not about records but about making steady income.

For more, see the current e-mini trading results section of my site.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Double sandwich or how trading e-mini futures can be delicious

Yes, I mean a double sandwich.

Not exactly as in the picture above, but the idea is similar. I thought I was done trading today and what I posted on my site in the KING e-mini trading results section was a sandwich. In that I started today's trading session with a quickie and finished it with another quickie.

If you don't know what I mean by the quickie, see this article about quickies on my site. Simply, they are fast e-mini futures trades in my favorite market, Dow Jones e-mini futures, or YM.

But I really was not done trading yet. I took two more trades and ended up with a quickie again. Now, that's a double sandwich if there ever was one. See the screenshot with today's final trading results below if you don't believe me.

And who says that trading e-mini futures cannot be delicious? Only someone with really bad taste buds, I am afraid.

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Geek humor while taking a break

I am working on revamping my site, so I am not posting much here. And even less on my site, though I continue posting my e-mini trading results there.

I thought I would take a break from trading to focus entirely on revamping my site, but I found out that taking a break from for revamping my site to trade might be an even better idea.

So today, in the spirit of yet another break and to procrastinate  just a bit more before I return to a rather boring task of revamping my site, here is a bit of humor.

Geek humor, to be precise. Traders tend to be geeks, I have found out, so that's an entirely appropriate type of humor for this e-mini futures trading blog.

Friday, April 05, 2013

Three full weeks of e-mini trading results - again!

The second time this year.

I doubt I will extend it to 4 weeks because I am busy revamping my site and a break from trading for a few days is never such a bad idea as long as it is not too long for otherwise you get rusty and a that's not something a discretionary e-mini futures day trader can afford.

The today's screenshot with results, just as all of them this year, has been posted in the current trading results section, a part of the KING division of my site.

KING is an e-mini day trading course of some renown that I market on my site.

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Mr. Market mauled again

Poor bastard. Five quickies this time around out of the total of 10 trades. Man, that's gotta hurt.

By the quickie I mean a trade that does not take even a whole minute to reach its standard target of 5-10 ticks in YM, the Dow Jones e-mini futures market that I trade almost exclusively these days. That's exactly what I mean by the quickie and not some, God forbid, other thing.

The screenshot below is an update to what I posted on my site today, in its current e-mini trading results section. I took a quick break from trading for an errand and then resumed my trading. I think I am  now done for the day.

Today was a pretty volatile day, as it often is when the market is driven by fear. On days like that many people could be easily enjoying good results like those shown in many screenshots presented on this e-mini futures blog or on my site in the KING trading results sections.

KING, for the sake of completeness, is an e-mini day trading course, based on a discretionary trading methodology, for those who believe that the way to successful day trading is through skill. It's this skill (or mastery) that truly makes a trader.

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Some more e-mini trading fun

Trading can be fun, as long as you are good at it. Otherwise, not so much. Trading e-mini futures can be even more fun because of their higher leverage (higher than for stocks) that a skillful trader can use to his or her advantage.

In this spirit let me show you one more screenshot with my e-mini trading results that comes from today's trading session. This screenshot extends what I posted on my site in its current trading results section. I sometimes post updates to this blog, so that's just one of them.

I thought I was done for the day after the first seven trades, but then the market (Dow Jones e-mini futures) started moving more swiftly, so I decided to trade some more. The result is the screenshot below that shows 10 trades, with only one loser. It's on the long side, which is not my preferred side, but I avenged it with yet another long that was a winner.

These and many other results you can see on my site owe their existence to an e-mini trading methodology known as KING. For more about it, check out its pages on my site.

Monday, April 01, 2013

The trend continues...

I mentioned a nice trend a while back. That was an upward trending "market" if that word can be used in this case. Broadly, perhaps.

The trend continues. The page views in March exceeded the previous high by nearly 100 points (99, to be exact). I doubt this month will be better than the previous one (it's shorter, for one), but I do expect this market to stay between 400 and 800. A range at this point is more likely than another  peak in this trend, but long term I look forward to yet another high.