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Old 04-15-2009, 06:09 PM   #1

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Intraday Trading Trailing Stop for Emini S&P

Do you guys using trailing stop instead of stop loss? . I am kinda confused of what is more approriate , down in pts or percentage? . I usually use percentage for stocks but emini S&P is different because it uses increment of 0.25

What is appropriate trailing stop in pts for emini sp intraday trading? . I don't want to get knocked often for settin too tight trailing stop.

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Re: Intraday Trading Trailing Stop for Emini S&P

I depends on your own tolerance for risk, I go in with 3 points (12 ticks) and modify if I need to.
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Re: Intraday Trading Trailing Stop for Emini S&P

I think you are asking 2 questions, b/c a stop loss order is to get you out of a losing trade, while a trailing stop is typically used when a position is going in your favor. So it's very possible to use BOTH - stop loss when you get into trade and trailing stop once you are in profit.
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Re: Intraday Trading Trailing Stop for Emini S&P

Not really something anyone can answer for you. Two popular methods are using market structure (swing highs and lows) or volatility (something like Average True Range).
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Re: Intraday Trading Trailing Stop for Emini S&P

You're in luck because i just made a post on my blog about a method to trail stops

http://868347.blogspot.com/

I'm not leaving it up for long tho. Kinda like a sneak preview


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Re: Intraday Trading Trailing Stop for Emini S&P

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You're in luck because i just made a post on my blog about a method to trail stops

http://xxxxx.blogspot.com/

I'm not leaving it up for long tho. Kinda like a sneak preview


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Re: Intraday Trading Trailing Stop for Emini S&P

no, a sneak preview of something that i like to use. I'm not one for giving the golden goose away, but think it's something that people can apply whatever methods they're using to trade. A move is a move, and this will help people stay in it
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Re: Intraday Trading Trailing Stop for Emini S&P

If you want to see how to trail stops based on price action take a look at Tim Morges video blogs at medianline.com. Classic stuff from a market veteran. If you dig deeper you will find archives with more examples from years gone by.
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