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3 Essential Trading Indicators used with Tick Charts for Short Term Trading


Tick charts display a certain number of trades before printing a new bar and are often used by short term traders. Unlike time based charts, tick charts are based solely on the trading activity of each buy and sell transaction. Tick charts are commonly used by day traders who need to make quick trading decisions and do not have the time to wait for a 3 or a 5 Minute bar to close.

You can decide on your own tick chart according to your method. For example, a 1300 Tick chart would create a bar after 1300 transactions. Tick bars can be an essential tool in day-trading due to the fact that the number of bars will increase during high volume periods while decreasing during low volume periods. In essence, when volume increases, the activity tells us that there is greater interest (versus lack of interest) in the underlying market. This higher

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Should you reenter after your stop loss got hit?


Probably every futures trader is guilty of entering a trade right after being stopped out and often traders even do it several times in one single trade, throwing good money after bad money. In this article, we explain what causes futures traders to reenter trades that have been lost and provide tips how to manage trade exits and reentries better.

(Disclaimer: The placement of contingent orders by you or broker, or trading advisor, such as a “stop-loss” or “stop-limit” order, will not necessarily limit your losses to the intended amounts, since market conditions may make it impossible to execute such orders)

Why traders revenge-trade and commit to over trading

Before changing any behavior, you have to be aware of the triggers that cause your negative actions. When it comes to re-entering trades after a stop loss got it, the motives are very clear: The most common reason is that traders fear

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Factors to consider when Backtesting your Trading Strategy


Having a quantifiable strategy (Backtesting Data) that can be tested over real, prior market movements can prove to be an invaluable tool. Possessing the ability to see how a strategy may have behaved for a specific time period or for a particular instrument can provide an avenue for iterative upgrades in a fast-changing trading ecosystem.

However, back-testing a strategy does not necessarily take into account all of the variables that are involved in trading. What may seem like small differences or minute discrepancies in how a strategy is handled can produce vastly different performance results. While back-testing results certainly provide a clearer picture of a strategy’s executions, one should never assume that they will see the same results in live market conditions.

First and foremost, market conditions are constantly changing and shifting, potentially invalidating strategies that rely on unique conditions that are only present for short periods of time. There are many

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Trade Exits – How You Should Execute It As a Trader


Trade Exits Has To Be Part of Your Strategy

After a trader has learned to practice discipline when entering trades through the use of a trading plan and obeying his trading rules religiously when it comes to trading exits most traders have no idea what to do. Since most traders spent the majority of their time looking for trade entry methods, trade exits are usually always neglected and even though traders may be good at picking trade entries, not knowing how to deal with trade exits leads to inconsistent results and a variety of problems. Trade exits are arguably one of the more important aspects of trading since they determine the final outcome of a trade and the long-term success – or failure – of a trading system. The following two points describe the most common problems when it comes to trade exits:

  • Executing a stop too late,

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Day Trading Factors and Rules You Must Know


The 5 Day Trading Factors Not Many Mention

Competitive. We believe that good traders are competitive in nature because it is a zero sum game. You want to grab your share of the market, and you want to win. You are reading this article because you want to know what it takes to become better in your field of trading. There is an assertion that good traders are geeks or math wizards, but that cannot be further from the truth. Most successful traders are highly industrious and meticulous people who take the time to learn the charts and sacrifice capital in real time screen trading in order to fully understand the dynamics of live market conditions.

Realization. You accept that some trades will go against you because there might be factors involved that are beyond your analysis. You also accept that if or when some trades go against you, it is not

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