Futures global settings

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Futures global settings

Post by LeviF » Wed Apr 22, 2009 4:07 pm

At the advice of someone wiser than I, I have begun testing futures systems in Blox. I have not traded futures before. I am curious as to what experienced traders use for global slippage and liquidity settings in Blox. Going right down the list I guess:

1. Slippage %
2. Minimum $ slippage
3. Minimum contract volume
4. Max % of volume per trade
5. Roll slippage (% of ATR)
6. Commission per contract

Any input is appreciated. I will be testing relatively long-term systems.

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Post by jas-105 » Thu Apr 23, 2009 4:04 am

Here are what I use for a medium term system , after 1 year of live trading they have been ok:

1. 8%
2. 10$
3. 1,000
4. 5%
5. 4%
6. 3$

I hope this is helpful !

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Post by LeapFrog » Thu Apr 23, 2009 2:49 pm

You might want to add "entry day retracement (%)" to your list, if you use systems with entry day stops (like the Donchian). For this, I'm currently using 50 percent.

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