While you don’t see many videos online of automated systems trading a scalping methodology, it is 100% entirely possible to have a fully automated trading algorithm that will scalp the markets intraday.
What is scalping?
Scalping is a style of trading that aims to profit from small price changes in the markets. Versus buying and holding positions, a scalpers goal is to be in and out and make a quick profit.
Why not buy and hold?
Simply put, the more frequent a trading strategy trades, the more opportunity it has to generate a return. What is better…a trading strategy that wins 3 trades per year with a profit of $1,000 per trade, or a trading strategy that wins 300 times per year with a profit of $10 per trade? For this example, we’ll assume commissions and slippage are $0. Both of these strategies net $3,000…but which is BETTER and WHY?
The strategy that takes 300 trades per year is better than the strategy that takes 3 trades because of the ability to compound and increase position size with more trading opportunities.
With a Fixed position size of 1 contract, both strategies will earn the same.
But applying Risk Based position sizing rule can grow your account exponentially and rapidly.
The more profitable trades a strategy has, the faster you can grow your account via proper position sizing techniques.
The Trading Futures Now 100% automated trading algorithm has built in risk-based position sizing and can be set to scalp using our proprietary TFN Bars.
The Trading Futures Now 100% automated trading and 100% automated scalping algorithm can help you take the mystery out of automated futures trading. We encourage all our TFN users to test their systems on a wide period of historical data to fully understand the strategy in various market conditions.
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