Monday, August 29, 2011

Straight opening

No tricks at this NY opening : a straight, easy to catch, move up and then, boredom.

Friday, August 26, 2011

End of week

Quick gains and the priviledge to close for Friday and week early.

Thursday, August 25, 2011


Risk taken at the last trade. But risk is considerably lower on E-mini trading (compared to highly volatile eur/usd). So this instrument "begs" for higher stakes with lower targets.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Day 3

One more day with S&P future and I am more than delighted! Razor-sharp precise moves and executions, no instant pull-backs (just to hit my 6-8 pips stop), (almost) no spread or slippage, the lowest commission and the profound sentiment that THIS is the scalper's instrument par excellence. A scalper can here enter trades with 10-20 contracts (or more) whithout fear of slippage or stop hunting due to lack of liquidity,  and go for 2-5 ticks easily and with minimal risk.

I entered a short at NY opening (16:30 my time) -tricky time- and got a loser. The rest was quite simple. 22 pips (I should say ticks! lol) today.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

ES again

A few ticks here and there, on ES again.

Monday, August 22, 2011

New toy

I am a Gemini by sign and conviction : I cannot stay in one place, occupied with just one thing. Although profitable on the eur/usd market, I started, during my vacation, to study (off-line) the S&P future's charts. What I liked most was its smoothness : rarely violent events, but quiet, peaceful moves up or down. Much less stop hunting, due to the HUGE liquidity (10-times the eur/usd liquidity), which makes the false moves more difficult to produce. A perfect micro-climate for the scalper. I realy admired how perfectly (technically) the market is moved by the big guys : I only need to follow them.

So today I had my first live trades with the new toy. I traded just 2 contracts in a lazy, post-holidays session, while euro was completely flat. The first trade was wrongly entered far away from the median and it was inevitable to close it with a loss. Last trade could go further.

Sunday, August 21, 2011


Eur/usd was in an almost perfect stuttering mode during my absence. Obviously the stakes are elsewhere for now : on eur/chf (spectacular drop on Aug.9th and rebound), on S&P future, not mentioning Gold of course. It is again the "casino fever" feeling in the markets (which I profoundly dislike), due to new fears about world economy.. This mentality is dangerous for a scalper, it can keep him trading endlessly and greed is the best way to lose money and your mind.. I will try to trade less and selectively in the next days..

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Back from heaven

All good things come to an end, so did my vacation on the mountains and lakes...I was running around this lake every morning in the past weeks..I am back now.