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Day and swing trading method indicator gives us the opening trade for our day or swing trading method. Large moves against our positions does not cause a stop out. Then near the end of the day we can close the trade for a profit. We also can protect the position until the market opens the next day. Take the direction out of a day trade and then create very low risk swing trades. This is a perfect trading method for the person who can check the market 2 – 3 times a day. Using defined rules on how to manage the trade.

A simple trade system designed to take the guess work out of where and when to take a trade, and how to manage it each step of the way.

The system works best with SPX options, SPY or QQQ options also work.

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Day or swing trading method making trading simple and effective.

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A good system provides you trading ideas. A good plan helps you trade well.

Need Experience? NO! But it always helps. You only need a options trading account and to be able to click buy or sell. We provide the day and swing trading method

 

 

Testimonial:

Bob Vanders, England.UK, Sept 28th 2017

I am riding the chop by writing a testimonial – “Working with Carl / In The Futures has really helped my trading in a number of ways. Firstly, the signals provide a clear mechanical framework to assess intraday equity futures and enter positions. This removes the uncertainty and emotion that can undermine the performance of so many novice traders like me. I can comfortably say my experience of the signals and the system to apply them has been good – and it has been consistently getting me into winning positions.

As well as this though, Carl’s experience and advice helps me as a trader to recognize and understand different market contexts – a mechanical system is a great aid for a trader, but sometimes you must know when to sit on your hands and when to take risks.

Thirdly, working with Carl has helped me ‘deprogram’ some of the biases and assumptions that were leading to poor trading performance. There is so much written online about trading certain patterns or candlesticks or indicators and if you have studied that in depth, it can prejudice how you view the market and actually means you are just trading like all the other people losing money, instead of being the smart money taking the right opportunities. SO perhaps for my long term future as a trader, this reprogramming of how I see the market is the most important part of all.”

Testimonial:

Marie Phillips AZ. USA

I am a stay at home mother who really wanted to bring in some income.   One month ago I  started using day and swing trading method, and within 15 days had made enough to pay for the whole years subscription with extra left over for spending money.

Six months  ago started looking into trading and tried a few things.  There was always something that felt wrong, or made me uncomfortable.  That was until I was told about this method only a short time ago!   I picked trading futures because I can have an account with less than $25,000 and not be subject to the rule that will limit me from trading many times during the day if I choose.  Even with no skills I knew I would be able to do this!

I traded a demo account for only 5 days before feeling comfortable enough to use real money!  To be honest, for a time I wondered if this could be real,  but it has proven that it is indeed very real and I could not be happier.  It’s great to be able to help my family with an income, and still be here for my children during the day!

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What We Do Each Day

The day and swing trading method method is simple and only about 30 minutes each day is needed. You will need an options account to be able to follow along with our exact trades.

Steps to a trade

  1. Between 11:00 to 1:00 each day the market gives us a long short or neutral signal.
  2. If long we take the long with a completely risk controlled option position.
  3. If correct the profit before the end of the day is locked in. (Take as little risk into the over night session).
  4. Let some options decay occur (in our advantage), Also stock location is not that important at this point.
  5. Use day trade tools and trade location to manage a proper trade exit. (high win rate).

 Click the membership to start your profitable trading with the Day and swing trading method. 

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Futures Trading Basics Explained

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Day and Swing Trading Method

Day trading is a style of trading where positions are only held for the current day. A trader will stop trading at the end of each day and will have a account each night 100% in cash. Futures day trading has some advantages over stock day trading. Stock traders have a greater minimum account sizes and trade with more restriction than futures trading. Day and swing trading method will use day trading that will become swing trades to maximize profits.

All trading has risk and easier to trade does not mean easier to make money. That is why we created this service to help day traders find success in day trading fast and less painful.

Each day trader is encourage to develop there own style of trading however with day and swing trading method we will help educate you to be able to maximize your results. We provide a screen share with a chart tool showing when it is a favorable condition for a trade.

Futures have best trading characteristics.

Futures today can be traded as easily as buying and selling stocks, all with the click of a mouse to buy and one more to sell. Many day traders trade there market many times an hour, we however keep trading much more simply and look to place 1 to 4 trades in a day.  We look for the good trades that have a large move potential. Trades that do not match or system we do not take.

There are other Futures products that have nothing to do with commodities, but have been made available to be traded using the Futures market place.  These are the major cash indices like the Dow Jones or the S & P 500.  This gives you as a trader the opportunity to trade these indices by using Futures.  They do not include an actual deliverable product so they are what is called cash settled.

Futures Contracts

 

For the purpose of this explanation, will focus the ES (S&P 500 mini index).

 

ES is traded in 4 contracts each year (some futures are monthly,  like oil) and each contract month uses a letter to indicate what quarter the trader is looking at.

 

The following is the letter codes for each month and in red/bold are the 4 that the ES uses.

Futures Trading month details: January = F, February = G, March = H, April = J, May = K, June = M, July = N, August = Q, September = U, October = V, November = X, December = Z.

When trading futures we keep all our trading in the contract that has the highest volume.

Futures Trading Leverage

One more important fact of futures trading is the leverage factor.  Leverage can be a great thing, however can also be very hurtful, so respect it and follow your rules!  Each contract of ES you control around $100,000.00 of value (current ES price x $50.00 = value of contract), and you do this with about 20 times less cash in the trade.  This is why every 25 cent move in the ES you gain or lose $12.50 in your account. Using the day and swing trading method risk will be in total control.

 

After all is said and done in explanation of futures, the simple thing to remember is to set your trading rules, and stick to them! When it is time to buy or sell you just have to click your mouse just like trading a stock.  And if it was wrong, it is best for you to get out of the trade.  When you are right,  collect your increase into your trading account, just like stock trading.

If you are interested in trading with us you can visit our Products page. You can also find out more about futures trading details by visiting https://www.investopedia.com/terms/f/futures.asp.

Frequently asked Questions about Day and Swing Trading Method

Q: How much do I need for day trading?

A: There are 2 types of day trading, Firstly one that trades stocks, having then to maintain a balance greater than $25,000.00USD. Secondly is a Futures day trader who can trade many times a day with less than $25,000.00.

Q: Is it possible to make a $100 day trading?

A: Day traders can make over $100 a day,

Q: Can you make $1000 a day day trading?

A: The amount made day trading is dependent on your position size and skill level. Yet it is very possible to make $1000 in a day. Using day and swing trading method will help you reach your goals sooner.

Q: Can I start with $100?

A: No, It would be impossible to start with only $100. I recommend a minimum of $2500.00USD.

Q: Do you need 25000k to day trade?

A: No. Having less than $25,000 makes trading stock very hard especially as a day trader. A good day trade system may help you limit the number of trade needed to be taken in a day. Futures trading is a solution.

Q: How much money do day traders make?

A: Every trader is different and all start from a different location. Some will make a lot others will not do as well.

Q: How much money do day traders with $10000 accounts make per day?

A: Same answer as above however we should look at some examples. A stock trader buys a $100 stock and can buy 100 shares with the $10000. When the stock moves 1% the trader will make $100 profit. The second trader buys 1 contract of the ES futures. The ES moves 1% the profit would be $2250.00 and would only use half the $10,000.00. To find out more about trading future’s come visit our Discord room for free. https://discord.gg/XvMxPKfS

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Q: Can a day trader make millions?

A: Yes. However most will not. Having a good mechanical system will help.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b61zFn66-zk

Q: What percentage of day traders make money?

A: It has been said about 20% of day traders make money consistently.

Q: Is day trading legal?

A:Yes, perfectly legal. The restrictions are put in place to protect the traders from themselves.

Q: Can you get fined for day trading?

A:No!

Q: Why are you not allowed to day trade?

A: You can day trade but there are legal or broker limits that need respecting.

Q: How many times can you trade a day?

A: That depends on the type of account and or amount of cash in your account. You can trade 3 times a day to unlimited times.

Q: What happens if I day trade with less than 25000?

A: In a stock account you will be limited to 3 trades per day. In a Futures account nothing will happen other than trades.

Q: Is there anything illegal about day trading stocks?

A: No, Day trading is perfectly legal.

Q: Why can you only make 3 day trades per day?

A: That is a limit placed on some accounts. The thinking is it provides protection from you hurting yourself from over trading.

Q: What percentage of day traders are profitable?

A: It has been said only 20%, I can not verify this as accurate or false.

Q: Is day trading really profitable?

A:It sure can be, but that does not happen risk free.

Day trading has the best results when you use a strong day trading system. Our system is easy to follow! And makes money!

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Intro to psychology

For traders to have success, trading psychology becomes one of the most important aspects of trading well. Day and swing trading method keeping a good mental outlook will be vey easy. The following will walk you through the basics of the concept of how important your emotions and mental outlook plays in trading. The summary will be the best way to control your mentality is to have a very well defined plan that includes exits for both profit and loss.

1. The four trading fears

95% of the trading errors you are likely to make are not caused from lack of understanding charts, they will be from your attitudes about being wrong, losing money, missing out, and leaving money on the table – the four trading fears

2. Mentality is everything

You may already have a deep understanding of the markets and are awareness of what you need to know to be a consistently successful trader. But until you get your trading psychology sorted out, and have a acceptance of the possible outcomes you may have a challenge following your plan every time.

3. The market doesn’t have feelings and is not out to get you

The markets does not care, it’s all simply information. It may seem as if the market is causing you to feel the way you do at any given moment, but that’s not the case. It’s your own mental framework that determines how you perceive the information, how you feel, and, as a result, whether or not you are in the most conducive state of mind to spontaneously enter the flow and take advantage of whatever the market is offering.

4. The flaws of traditional analysis

Fundamental or Technical analysis creates a false sense that the trader believes they know the future direction of the market. They waiver between “what should be” and “what is.” The reality gap makes it extremely difficult to make anything but very long-term predictions that can be difficult to exploit, even if they are correct. additionally sets up a possible damaging situation.

5. A good trader is a confident trader

I’ve worked with countless traders who would spend hours doing market analysis and planning trades for the next day. Then instead of putting on the trades they planned, they did something else. The trades they did put on were usually ideas from friends, or tips from brokers. I probably don’t have to tell you that the trades they originally planned, but didn’t act on, were usually the big winners of the day. This is a classic example of how we become susceptible to unstructured, random trading—because we want to avoid responsibility.

6. Anything could happen to any stock

The best traders have evolved to the point where they believe, without a shred of doubt or internal conflict, that “anything can happen.” They don’t just suspect that anything can happen or give lip service to the idea. Their belief in uncertainty is so powerful that it actually prevents their minds from associating the “now moment” situation and circumstance with the outcomes of their most recent trades. Having to learn is usually quite painfully, that they don’t know in advance which edges are going to work and which ones aren’t. Stop trying to predict outcomes. They have found that by taking every edge, they correspondingly increase their sample size of trades, which in turn gives whatever edge they use ample opportunity to play itself out in their favor, just like the casinos.

7. Most people are obsessed with being right

Why do you think unsuccessful traders are obsessed with market analysis. They crave the sense of certainty that analysis appears to give them. Although few would admit it, the truth is that the typical trader wants to be right on every single trade. He is desperately trying to create certainty where it just doesn’t exist. Typical trader won’t have predefined risk before getting into a trade because he doesn’t believe it’s necessary. The only way he could believe “it isn’t necessary” is if he believes he knows what’s going to happen next.  Reasons he believes he knows what’s going to happen next is because he won’t get into a trade until he is convinced that he’s right. At the point where he’s convinced the trade will be a winner, it’s no longer necessary to define the risk (because if he’s right, there is no risk).

Being right can be dangerous

Typical traders go through the exercise of convincing themselves that they’re right before they get into a trade, because the alternative (being wrong) is simply unacceptable. Exposing themselves to conflicting information, it would surely create some degree of doubt about the viability of the trade. If he allows himself to experience doubt, it’s very unlikely he will participate. If he doesn’t put the trade on and it turns out to be a winner, he will be in extreme agony. For some people, nothing hurts more than an opportunity recognized but missed because of self-doubt. For the typical trader, the only way out of this psychological dilemma is to ignore the risk and remain convinced that the trade is right.

8. Trading has nothing to do with being right or wrong on any individual trade

For the traders who have learned to think in probabilities, there is no dilemma. Predefining the risk doesn’t pose a problem for these traders because they don’t trade from a right or wrong perspective. They have learned that trading doesn’t have anything to do with being right or wrong on any individual trade. As a result, they don’t perceive the risks of trading in the same way the typical trader does.

9. We have to be rigid in our rules and flexible in our expectations

We need to be rigid in our rules so that we gain a sense of self-trust that can, and will always, protect us in an environment that has few, if any, boundaries. We need to be flexible in our expectations so we can perceive, with the greatest degree of clarity and objectivity, what the market is communicating to us from its perspective.

10. Market losses are simply the cost of doing business

When I put on a trade, all I expect is that something will happen. Regardless of how good I think my edge is, I expect nothing more than for the market to move or to express itself in some way. However, there are some things that I do know for sure. That is based on the markets past behavior, the odds of it moving in the direction of my trade are good or acceptable, at least in relationship to how much I am willing to spend to find out if it does. I also know before getting into a trade how much I am willing to let the market move against my position.

There is always a point at which the odds of success are greatly diminished in relation to the profit potential. At that point, it’s not worth spending any more money to find out if the trade is going to work. If the market reaches that point, I know without any doubt, hesitation, or internal conflict that I will exit the trade. The loss doesn’t create any emotional damage, because I don’t interpret the experience negatively. To me, losses are simply the cost of doing business or the amount of money I need to spend to make myself available for the winning trades. On the other hand, the trade turns out to be a winner, in most cases I know for sure at what point I am going to take my profits. (If I don’t know for sure, I certainly have a very good idea.)

Best Traders

The best traders are in the “now moment” because there’s no stress. There’s no stress because there’s nothing at risk other than the amount of money they are willing to spend on a trade. They are not trying to be right or trying to avoid being wrong; neither are they trying to prove anything. If and when the market tells them that their edges aren’t working or that it’s time to take profits, their minds do nothing to block this information. They completely accept what the market is offering them, and they wait for the next edge.

Why Trade Futures

Lets compare and see difference when trading a stock or trading a future:

Stock Trade

Stock $205.50 start of day

buy 100 shares = $20,500.00

with margin $10,250.00 in cash needed

Stock moved to $200.00 making $5 * 100 shares = $500.00 profit

Futures Trade

Futures $2846.00 start of the day

buy 1 contract = $3,000.00 (changes a little time to time)

Day margin sometimes give you control of contract for less

Future moved to $2820.00 $50.00 * 26 = $1300.00 profit

Investor or Trader

Should I be a investor or trader? The follow will point out a few differences between the two. A trader will have to dedicate more time to the activity of trading. Investors will need to spend more time looking over company financial data.

Investing

Investing requires complete and thorough evaluation. Before I invest I will develop a strong opinion about the stock then I follow it with and investment. A stock can be held for years and years this requires a look in time out to the future.

Some of the things considered when investing are the balance sheet, debt, growth multiples,  earnings and its growth rate, safety, and more.  Take time and evaluate the strength of a company before buying any investment.  Unless something in the company drastically changes investors will be willing to hold during good times and bad times. 

Trading

Knowing what a stock even does is not needed for a trader to be able to take a trade.  Stocks do not need to only go up a trader can make money in a down move also.  Place trades using information gathered from looking at the chart, not the financial statements.

Traders cut losing trades fast and hold onto winning trades, they are like fair-weather friends.   Price movement is what is needed not good earnings. 

Summary

Investors look for underpriced value, where a trader looks for a price action that looks mispriced. Trader looks for a position to last a few days to a hour in the case of a day trader. Investors look to buy a stock low in price and let it gain in value over many years.  

Steps to Prepare

1) Think about and decide how much you are willing to risk each trade. Your trading strategy will depend greatly on the account size and how much of that account should be risked on a per trade basis.

2) This is an example of how to determine the above risk amount. eg: if you have a $10,000 account and you decide max risk will be 2% then your risk amount will be $200.00 per trade. Using 2% is a pretty standard amount. The account size will also determine what products you will be able or even should trade even if able. (stocks, futures, options, micros, crypto)

More steps

3) Knowing that your max risk is $200.00 set you up to build product and trade location based on that $ amount. Meaning to hide you stops out side of the support or resistance of the market will give you the maximum you can pay for a stock or contract to be able to place stop in a good location and take advantage of opportunity.

4) When trading I look for specific events or actions surrounding a price location on my chart before taking a trade. This involves having a trading plan before every entering a position. The trading strategy will include why I want this trade, where will I take this trade, and where will I get out of this trade, both profit exit and loss exit.

Trading strategy

Product Selection

Day and swing trading method the correct product for your account size is easily maintained. A trader needs to keep the risk exposure matched to the account size. Trading a product that is leveraged can be bigger risk than a small account can handle. Below are some of the choices and the risk they can have.
stocks= $1 move in stock is $1 gain or loss per share you own.
futures = following are couple examples(S&P $100 gain or loss per $1 move) ( CL $1000 gain or loss per $1 move)
futures minis = for S&P = $50 gain or loss per $! move)
futures micro = for S&P = 5$ gain or loss per $1 move)
above is not all products but an example to show how selection can make a difference to your trading success.
Also some countries have some products that have limits to how many trades in a 24 hours if account is small.

Needing help in picking what is best for you?

Position Sizing

For a proper trading strategy the position sizing can be the deciding factor to your longevity in the trading business. If your position too large then the movement is greater than your account can handle if the market is going the wrong way. This action will cause you to get out of a position
to early or before the trade is not longer valid. When a trader gets out when he should not takes away possible good outcomes and cause losses that should not have happened if the size of position was smaller.

Stop Calculations

Along with position size stop location and amount can also take you from succeeding in this business so spend a little time on these two topics and find the best plan for your risk tolerance and your account size. Not only respect the amount you are willing to lose on a trade based on
account size but take a look at the average range of movement for your expected trade duration so your stops are not put inside the typical action range. A frustration thing is placing a trade that does what you wanted it to do but you are no longer in the trade due to your stop.
Additionally in this regard even worse that not being is a good trade is being in a bad trade and not getting yourself out or having much to big of a stop.

Trading mind set is most important 

Psychology of trading is very important and using the Day and swing trading method in your trading strategy can help your psychology. This is where trading with a defined plan for entry, exit in loss and exit in profit will give you an advantage over the trader acting on bias, feelings and assumed knowledge.

The reason this occurs is with a plan you take trade because of a well defined plan and if the trade takes a loss and you followed all the rules, you did not lose because you followed the plan. On the other hand if you have an opinion or think you know and the trade does not work then the losing trade falls right on you as the cause of the loss. So to keep yourself mentally safe follow a plan and prevent you beating yourself up for making a bad trade. I say a trade that follows all rules is a good trade even if it provided no profit.

Entry Rules

Define your reason for trades, what action is the thing that triggers the trade event, when they occur just do it with no reservation. Defining the possible target for the trade. Targets can be exceeded but having a idea of where the trade could go is important. The reason for this importance is you can decide based on stop $ amount and target $ amount is the trade providing me with enough profit to justify risking the capital. If ever the risk is to great then your rules should claim this trade to be a non starter.
1) entry location to get proper risk vs reward.
2) defining possible target so you can protect or gains or just get out.
3) defining the location of the stop to protect your assets in the event the market does not cooperate with your plan.

More details of a proper plan so do you need help in this planning?

Trading Day

In the morning information some trading ideas for the day will be shared. Day and swing trading method will normally find a long trade and a short trading strategy presented. Additionally there will be some concepts of what could happen each day. After market open we will evaluate what the market is indicating to us and what picture it is painting. When the direction is established, and also what type of day we are having each trader can find there way into the market to take advantage of one of the two or three ideas.

When the market opens the mathematical market evaluation will begin and the indicator will be come active on my screen (this you will see via the screen share).  As time passes the indicator will present either a  up pointing signal and then a up pointing trigger. The same will occur for short trades also when they occur.

Deeper Examination of the Trading Ideas

There are three types of market opens, and each one can have a couple final results, 1) open driving market, 2) opening attempted driving market (test drive), 3) choppy range bound market. Each type of open has a different trading entry point that will be clear on how to use. Each day each trade setup will have a entry area and a target area.

Some days more than one setup can be active and a couple trades can be taken. Trades can happen in two ways one way is when the market matches up with the pre-market concepts the trader can find their way into the market. The other is to follow in the screen share and find out when the Algorithm is taking the position. Both methods have advantages and disadvantages, however neither is right or wrong.

Every trader will have a different acceptable loss that they or their account can handle. This is ok, and each trade should be executed with a very small amount of risk to the downside.

My Rules about News

I, myself, do not like to take new trades right at economic scheduled news events and will wait for the event to pass by a few minutes and trade the settled down reaction. News can cause markets to get too fast for most platforms to keep up with all the information, and can cause very large random swings in the price, or a big slippage in price from where your you think the trade triggered .