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High Frequency Trading Explained

High Frequency Trading has been in the news for several years, but recently media attention has escalated. High Frequency Trading firms are now the market participant everyone loves to hate. High Frequency Trading, which has become synonymous with high speed trading but not necessarily the same thing, has been the center of a heated debate that has divided market participant groups. The argument is whether these millisecond order transaction platforms are good or bad for the financial markets. People either believe the HFTs should be banned, or they believe they should be part of the market but regulated.

Adjusting Indicators for Downtrends

How fast the price will fall is dependent on many factors but the most important factor is always the number of High Frequency Traders that trigger the sell-off. The downtrend can drop with low volume, and can at times gap down through technical support levels. This is due to how and where the retail crowd and the smaller funds set their stop losses.

How Much Money Do I Need to Learn to Be an E-Mini Trader?

This is probably one of the critical problems that beginning e-mini traders face. Undercapitalization leaves a trader with very little “wiggle room” for errors while learning to trade. I’ve seen traders start with $2000 in the e-mini futures trading account and successfully build the account to a more workable size, but that is an extremely rare exception. No matter how much coaching and mentoring provided, e-mini trading is still an intensely personal road of discovery.

How Long Does It Take to Become a Competent and Consistent E-Mini Trader?

If there is a question that I am consistently asked when individuals inquire about my trading program it is “How long till I am making big bucks?” Conversely, if there is a question that is more impossible to answer it would be the same question.

3 Ways to Devastate and Blowout Your E-Mini Trading Account

The majority of my members make peace with trading through success; but there is a minority group of traders plow into e-mini trading like a Brahma bull in a china shop, usually against my advice. I firmly believe that all traders can achieve some level of success if they are willing to take the time and understand the trader’s mindset.

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