I REALLY, REALLY HOPE that not too many Traders got hurt trading today in Financials while Chairwoman Janet Yellen was speaking because the currencies, either futures OR spot FOREX tied to the US Dollar, just went crazy during her speech. I HOPE that MOST Traders sat on their hands while she spoke OR traded longer time-frame charts and adjusted size for that because the noise was LOUD! I waited until the price action slowed down enough that I could see what the charts were telling me. I was reading that the Dollar was going to stay strong, weakening the Euro Futures (6E) so I maintained a short only bias as you can see above.
I've also recently received some questions about "why a 3 lot and not a 2 lot when target and trail Trading", so I'm trying to keep track of each market individually broken out (starting today, 2/14/2017), inclusive of commission, to hopefully show the times where the differences are small and the times where they are large and when those times are. I personally trade as a Target - Trail trader as long I can trade in increments of 3, taking 2/3rds off at (T1) 2 to 1 Reward to Risk, from initial stop and trail out the last 1/3 of the position. If not divisible by 3, then I take whatever is divisible by 3 off at T1 and trail the rest. So let's see what happens over a short period of time, calculating the differences between 1, 2 and 3 lots, Target and Target and Trail Trading, commission included. If I trade a new market OR am dealing with a small account, I don't break the 2% max risk per trade rule, but will trade 1 or 2 contracts as a target trader and will "Phantom" Trail unless a set-up qualifies as an add-on trade as I've discussed with the group many times and is explained in many recordings. I'm drilling all the way down to ticks per contract and can only calculate trades in the same instrument each day for accurate comparison.
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