As of May 5th 2019, the CME group announced 4 new contracts that can be a game changer for new traders. You can now trade micro e-minis of S&P, Nasdaq, Russell, and Dow and that means you will spend a lot less to learn how to trade futures. We are excited about this and already made the necessary changes to our system to support these new contracts. Here is what you need to know:
If you are looking for a crypto or bitcoin trading journal, look no further. You can now track your results for both CBOE and CME bitcoin futures contracts as well as some of the most popular cryptocurrencies in the world.
Regardless of your level as a trader, I always believe that good record keeping either through a trading journal software or trading spreadsheet is required for anyone that wants to become successful in trading. These tools help you really understand what goes on with your trading performance from a statistical point of view removing all emotions, judgements and ambiguity from your analysis.
We are pleased to announce new features to improve your trading performance and track every aspect of your trading business.
You can now view the average time spent on losing vs winning trades. If you are spending more time holding on to losers, you are not managing risk very well, thus not following your entry and exit rules. Ideally, you want to hold on to winners longer or at least for the same time as your losers. Discover how this metric works by viewing your kpi report. By the way, this is a paid feature.
I started trading back in 2001 when my college buddy recommended to buy INFA. I bought 200 shares at $14 and held it for two years selling it for $8. Thanks for the tip buddy! During the next few years, I wasted a lot of time and money trying to learn to trade by myself. All and all, I lost around $5K after “playing” for about 3 years before work. I took some time off and decided to give trading another chance, but this time a real chance. I started trading in a prop firm where I had all the necessary tools to succeed. Under this new environment, I had only 4 down months out of 48 during my trading career. Most importantly, I only lost about $1500 to reach profitability. Pretty big difference from when I tried to learn by myself.