This four part series of articles is the perfect place to start if you're new to day trading. We cover what Emini S&P 500 (ES) futures are, some of the advantages of trading them compared to markets like Forex or individual stocks, and take a look at some typical trades and how money is made as a day trader.
For me, day trading has always been about one thing - freedom. I wanted to have the freedom to be able to work when I chose, without employees or a boss, from anywhere in the world. Having that kind of lifestyle flexibility is something that almost everyone says they want but few have taken even the smallest initial steps towards that goal.
If there's one topic that is crucial for any trader to understand it's trading expectancy. If you don't understand what makes up your edge and how to profit from it then you're invariably going to struggle.
When it comes to maximizing trader performance one thing I've always believed is how important it is to take full advantage of a trading day when the market is moving well and providing high quality opportunities to trade. This seems obvious…
There's something about trading for a living that's always drawn people in. It's one of those rare and special professions that can actually meet the criteria of being the ideal job because it offers so many potential advantages, but it's…
I'll admit, it kind of feels like the dawn of a new era as we embark upon 2021. Today saw the inauguration of a new US President, we saw the S&P 500 makes fresh all-time highs once again and each day it feels like the light at the…
Here we are, heading towards the summer and the market is doing its typical thing – just some massively volatile moves and panic over a good, old-fashioned trade war! Wait, that doesn’t sound quite right.
Yes, things are a bit different…
As I've often stressed through the posts here at Samurai Trading, one of the most important elements to trading with consistent profitability is being adaptable to shifting market conditions. Nothing stays the same forever in the markets. …
Well that was certainly a wild start to the week, wasn't it? Over the last few days we've seen the S&P 500 drop about 300 points, bounce up 200, and now as I'm writing this we're finally looking a bit calmer around the 2700 level. I…
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