Anyone daytrade the dax with success

herbie14

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Hi i used to trade the dax with little success, but iam sure there are ways money can be taken out of the market, do you trade the dax any clues for a newbie
 

china white

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mate I'd say trading dax to stoxx50 is what trading ndx is to dow.
my advice for a newbie wud be to get to know blue chips inside out, and once u r comfortable with a particular trading style trading stoxx50 - go over to higher volatility indices, such as ndx or dax.

I personally think that w/o 6months-1yr trading experience on lower volatility indices, trading highly volatile ones is a suicide - well unless u've got really deep pockets and u dont care how much is the fee for tuition :)
 

herbie14

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thanks china white is the stoxx50 a futures market too? i will have to have a look into for tick value etc etc
 

herbie14

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what do you trade?
 

china white

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herbie - i am assuming its a Q to me, right? :)

I daytrade SPX futs, swingtrade options on SP and trendtrade UK techs - mostly ARM and LOG - the stocks i know very well. I also insidetrade some US individual isssues, the most noteworthy example of which is EGOV, which was bot @ USD 3.99 4 months ago and recently closed @ USD 8.45. The only reason why I dont call it trendtrading like ARM.L or LOG.L is because when u trade on some1 telling u something :) it is not exactly trading but making out like a bandit rather :)

but - my daily bread and butter comes from SP futures and options.
 
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herbie14

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sounds like a handful there did you start trading from scratch or was you in a bank before doing this all by yourself?
i have been in a bank for 5 yrs on a desk for 2 and still cannot make money on my own!!!
 

china white

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oh - hello geez - welcome to x-pro club! :) I worked for Kleinworts for 3+ yrs and then for another yr - at Gazprom in Moscow trading ruskie oils. During me time at Kleinworts traded practically everything - from Scandis and UK Techmark - to US individual issues and indices. I was an OTC options trader there - but as u know when u cant make money on OTC options u take prop positions in futs and listed options. Was up USD 14 mln on my book for 2001, but the kraut bosses :) figured they want US books in Frankfurt, offered me this cr*p german contract, I refused, got my bonus and left for the ruskies. Very good time in Moscow, but sadly I was trading YUKOS in March of 2003 with all that Slavneft rub***h, so when the ruskies government decided they get dosh from YUKOS arresting their executives and traders - I left.... perhaps the best trade I've ever done :)

I am still a bit surprised u r not making money trading on yr own. Of coz being an OTC trader makes things easier - as u directly c the client interest, once on yr own - u dont c it :( but still.... step back mate and take a butchers' at yr trading system - there must be something wrong with it. Or - alternatively - u may be soft with yr stop losses and let yr losses run..... IT IS DEFINITELY one of those 2 things.....
 
 
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