Why Do New Traders Prefer to Learn to Trade E-Minis on the ES Contract?
New traders often ask me why I trade everything but the ES contract. After all, if you read popular trading literature they would have you believe that only the ES has the liquidity necessary to facilitate efficient fills and exits. Of course, nothing could be farther from the truth.First Comes Success – Then Comes the Dreaded Fear-Based E-Mini Trading Blues
One of the first things I tell my new members is that trading is primarily an intellectual exercise and all the oscillators and indicators you can accumulate will not necessarily make you a better trader. In short, how well you trade is directly related to how well you can think like a trader and not a layman fresh off the street.3 Important Reasons to Record Every Trade You Execute
Early in my career one of the senior traders in my equity trading group insisted that every trade be logged and the specifics of the trade recorded. To be honest, at the time I thought it was time-consuming and of little value. I know better now.E-Mini Trading: Can You Trade the News?
Several firms which market e-mini trading indicators are currently advertising systems for trading the news. From a personal standpoint, I really enjoy trading the news; but it is certainly not for the uninitiated or faint of heart as you can certainly take a sizable chunk of cash out of your e-mini futures trading account if you position and size your trade improperly.How Do You Learn to Successfully Trade E-Minis?
I think it’s safe to say that things have changed drastically from the time I learned to trade until the present time. In my opinion, this change has not been for the better. The list of e-mini education programs runs the gamut from useless to of few good trading educators.