David S Adams

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E-Mini Trading: How to Set Your Stops Correctly

31st July 2011
Setting stops that give you, as an e-mini trader, adequate protection against catastrophic loss and profit targets that maximize your return is an important step in your e-mini trading education. Needless to say, there is a wide variety of opinion on meth... Read >

E-Mini Trading: Is Decision Bar Worth Using?

28th July 2011
There are a wide variety of software programs available to assist e-mini traders in their trading endeavors. Some are quite helpful, others less so. Today I intend to discuss a popular program called Decision Bar. This program is multi-featured and can pr... Read >

E-Mini Trading: Candlesticks Are Great, But I Prefer Renko Bars

02nd June 2011
I've been spending some time in recent articles describing different e-mini charting techniques. Specifically, we have been looking at different methodologies to display raw price data. We have discussed candlestick charting, range bar charting, and tick ... Read >

E-Mini Trading: Learning to Trade with Range Bars

11th May 2011
In recent articles I have been focusing on charts and current methodology for displaying market data on your e-mini trading chart. The vast majority of traders seem to focus their charting exposition on time-based trading bars. It seems to me that e-mini ... Read >

Scalping the E-Mini Contracts: Some Odds and Ends

11th March 2011
Most e-mini scalpers are traders who hold contacts for a short period of time in hopes the price will move in the direction they are trading, either long or short. The average scalper is looking to carve out two or three points in a normal trend or counte... Read >

The Keltner Channel and Bollinger Bands

30th December 2009
Channels and bands of various origins have been used to study market price movement by day traders from many disciplines. They have an uncanny ability to point out the obvious, which is not always as obvious as it might seem, that is to say bands and chan... Read >

ES Emini Trading: How does a Futures Margin Account Work

24th December 2009
When you establish a futures account with a brokerage that specializes in futures trading, you will be asked to deposit a sum of money to cover your margin and commission expenses. The actual size required to establish a futures account varies from broker... Read >