Fibonacci Tips For E-mini Futures Trading - Part One

True Fibs for E-mini Futures Trading

Introduced by Burt Schlichter

We addressed the topic of Fibs and Fibonacci in a previous article, “Fibonacci Made Simple.” If you are not familiar with the man or the mathematics, I do encourage casual research as Fibs can be successfully used for confirmation and/or projection when properly applied. A word of caution, Fibonacci Retracements and Extensions should always be used in conjunction with other indicators or methodologies. As a standalone tool, its subjective nature simply leaves too many questions unanswered.

There is no question of the elegance and even precision with which these levels can be viewed after the fact. The most common levels are observed by a great number of traders and on larger time frames. It is easy to see the hive mind at work which begs the philosophical question of “predictive tool or self-fulfilling prophecy?” Either way, as long as we are armed with the caveats previously stated and able to potentially enhance our trading performance through its use, let’s go Fibbing. Continue reading "Fibonacci Tips For E-mini Futures Trading - Part One"

Four Critical Goal Setting Tips for E-mini Futures Trading

One of the most common characteristics among highly successful traders is being extremely goal-oriented. People are most effective, happy, and not surprisingly, physically and mentally healthy when they have clearly established goals. From the small and mundane tasks, such as cleaning your desk, to more important life issues ranging from child rearing to estate planning, having a goal and making steady progress towards that goal creates a state of mental clarity and a sense of purpose.

That’s the good news. The flip side of the coin is that poorly planned goals can have the complete opposite effect. Once we firmly establish a specific goal, our subconscious kicks in gear to “get ’er done”. This has nothing to do with will power — it’s simply the way we are wired. While establishing and pursuing goals can lead to a higher quality of life, unless they are structured properly, they can also lead to depression and an overwhelming sense of failure. So before we start flipping those switches and the synapses start firing, let’s clarify some sound and solid principles that will become the foundational structure of every goal we set both in our E-mini Trading business and other areas of our life as well. Continue reading "Four Critical Goal Setting Tips for E-mini Futures Trading"