As I am using geared funds I find being square at the end of the day very relaxing.
The US is the moving force and as they trade when we are all akip its a bit too nervy for me having to see what effect they make on the bund when it opens
Also I tend to trade till I have made my money which can happen in less than 5 minutes (though generally its a couple of hours) but overall the longer I watch the market the more I trade and more often than not its a less profitable exercise then hitting and running.
I am quite modest in my expectation. I look for about 10 tics and then I am out. The only thing is I have to wait for a level to hove into view so that my stop is no more than 3 tics and thats normally why I have to wait and be patient.
If I get it right, the move itself usually follows right after and I am done within 10-20 minutes.
Nope, I started on the screen.. the floor is untenable unless you can handle 500lots and up..
Connect is great with the new T1 line...no outages..no price netting..some of the biggest players spoof, but nothing like the flipper (yet)..
Boring day on the 10 year Bund, keeps edging higher but with little conviction, looks to be running out of steam so I will short around 86/87( if it gets there!) but its probably too late in the day to get much of a move. Still it will be a tight stop so its worth a go.
I've just started to trade the Bunds intraday live after four months on a simulator. As a beginner I've had some trouble adjusting but feel things are moving in the right direction. However, over recent weeks I've found the goalposts have been moved in the form of this fella called Paul Rotter aka The Flipper. Just wondering if he's throwing the same problems at yourself and if you've any sound advice on how to trade while he's manipulating the Eurex markets.