FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS PAGE

DAY TRADING ROOM

IT IS POSSIBLE TO MAKE MONEY IN A DAY TRADING ROOM OR FUTURES TRADING IN GENERAL?

A futures day trading room can help you become profitable and yes many people are profitable and not everyone loses. However, most people do lose day trading because they have no direction, no training and poor preparation. Emini futures trading can be a very profitable, enjoyable and fulfilling career if done correctly and with discipline and a day trading room can assist in that process. View My Trades is here to help your day trading career get off to the right start and to give you the tools to enable you to be in the 5% or so of people that win trading futures.



ARE YOU ASSOCIATED WITH ANY OTHER INVESTING WEBSITES OR ARE YOU A PREFERRED VENDOR IN GOOD STANDING WITHIN THE INVESTING COMMUNITY?

Great question to ask any online trading website whether they are Day Trading Futures or just making traditional stock picks. We are an approved official NinjaTrader Educational Partner in excellent standing not just with NinjaTrader, but also in the online day trading community. We are very proud to have partnered up with such a well-known and respected company showcasing our Daily Emini Trading Room. We pride ourselves on great customer service, having integrity in everything we do and running a quality organization in a very straight forward way. While no company can control what is said about them, good or bad on the internet, to do this day since our inception there are far more positive reviews than negative ones. There are a boat load of great testimonials on our website also.



WHY DO YOU OFFER 3 DIFFERENT MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS?

We find that our members have vastly different trading backgrounds and thus may require vastly different services. Our futures trading services offer a wide assortment of options to best suit each person’s needs. Go to the About Us page or the Join Now page to learn more about each of our 3 different membership options. Instead of the cookie cutter one size fits all approach, we broke things down into 3 distinct areas of membership for an a-la-carte type menu. This enables each person to pick and choose their areas of need and not spend money on something they don’t want. If you have any questions regarding further details of our membership packages please let us know.

 

EMINI DAY TRADING



CAN I TRY IT OUT YOUR SERVICES WITHOUT JOINING?

Yes you can. We offer a 3 day mini trial offer (3 Emini day trading room observation days) with full access to the Daily Live Emini Trade Room. Trials run Tuesday through Thursday for 3 days. We do not offer trials on Mondays and Fridays. We are firm believers in letting people see what we do before they make a large investment that is why for $100 you can make an informed decision. See the big green Mini TRIAL button on the home page for more details..



WHAT DOES IT COST TO JOIN?

We have 3 different membership options to choose from. Please visit the JOIN page for details on the costs associated for each of them.



DO YOU ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS?

We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover for any of our Futures Day Trading services and our website is SSL secure for safe and protected transactions.



DO YOU OFFER A REFUND IF I DO NOT LIKE YOUR SERVICE?

Our refund policy can be found at the bottom of the JOIN page. We explain in detail there how each membership works and how the refund policy works under our Terms and Conditions. If you have any questions about a refund policy whether it pertains to our E mini Trading room or any other option please contact us.



IS THIS WEBSITE FOR NEW TRADERS OR EXPERIENCED TRADERS?

It has nothing to do with your experience level. It has to do with your success level. Both new and experienced people trading futures can benefit from joining one or more of our membership options on our website. The only people that may not benefit from joining our website are those people that are already trading very successfully and growing their accounts consistently over time in such a way that exceeds our performance numbers. Even this very small group of traders may find a new perspective at View My Trades to supplement what they are doing such as the Morning Bias 85% Winning Trade. We suspect if you are considering View My Trades you probably would like to improve some area of your Emini Day Trading and we look forward to helping you become a consistently profitable person in a sea of unsuccessful people trading futures.



WHY SHOULD I JOIN YOUR TRADE ROOM OVER THE COUNTLESS OTHER TRADING WEBSITES?

First and foremost we are not the typical “BS” type Live Trading Room out there. We are honest. Most are not honest. We record re-caps daily of what we do every day, whether we win or lose in our analysis, because that is the right thing to do and we record accurate results. Have you ever wished for a chance to watch and learn from a member of that very small group of people that are systematically and consistently able to spot accurate market movement each day? If you answered yes to this question you may just have found what you are looking for. We offer our members daily access to our Live Futures Trading Room where they hear and see in real time what we call out before it happens. There is never any after the fact Monday morning quarterbacking at View My Trades. There is no benefit of hindsight and never any “analyzing a chart from yesterday.” We also provide optional in depth education and daily insight during our E mini trade room to help people avoid making many of the mistakes that the vast majority of traders make.



WHERE CAN I SEE YOUR TRADE ROOM RESULTS?

We meticulously track our Live Futures Trading Room results every day and they can be found by clicking the performance tab on the navigation bar at the top of this page. We record every specific trade set-up we call out in the day trading room including all of the times we got it wrong, which fortunately is not very often. We also post a daily video recap on the home page of what happened in the trade room for that day. We archive all of the historical recaps on the website as well which can be found on the navigation bar under “Trade Room Archives.” We also believe any website that offers real time market movement predictions or runs a live trading room and does not allow people to see their results is obviously hiding something. Think about it, it’s just common sense. Everyone has days where they are not in sync with the markets, and we are no different with our commentary and analysis, but it is the combination of our risk management, mental discipline, and a clearly superior system that lead to the longevity and long-term success of our members in our Futures Trade Room.



I HAVE BEEN A MEMBER OF OTHER WEBSITES THAT CLAIM TO GIVE BUY AND SELL SIGNALS IN REAL TIME, BUT IT ALWAYS SEEMS THEY TELL US AFTER A MOVE HAS HAPPENED THAT THEY WERE IN A TRADE. DO YOU DO THE SAME THING?

We feel your pain. This topic is a major pet peeve of our company. There are so many websites out there that brag to their members for example, how they shorted 10 minutes ago and made a killing after price fell off a cliff leaving their members scratching their heads wondering why they did not call out the set up when it actually happened. We know how frustrating that is for members of any E-mini trading room and you will never find that with us. What you will very quickly see in the first 5 minutes is clear and timely communication in our trade room. Day Trading Futures can move very quickly so we make sure to call things out and mark our Real Time Charts in advance allowing our members to see exactly what we see tick by tick and second by second. Trading the ES S&P 500 requires execution with patience and precision and we do both.



HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN BUSINESS?

We have been investing since 1987 and have been actively Trading E mini Futures and developing trading strategies since 2007. View My Trades is the first time we have taken our work to the general public. View My Trades began in the planning phase in early 2011 and was launched on February 1, 2012.



WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?

We are an internet based business with no brick and mortar location.



WHICH BROKER DO YOU USE?

At this time we are not recommending any specific futures trading brokers. There are plenty of good ones out there for trading the ES S&P 500 Futures. We suggest a Google search or ask your trading associates. Another good source is to look on the futures trading forums online. There is a reason why we cannot recommend one over another since we have relationships with more than one broker. We do recommend picking a broker that specializes in trading futures. NinjaTrader now offers brokerage services.



DO YOU TAKE ALL OF THE TRADE SET-UPS CALLED OUT IN THE LIVE TRADE ROOM?

There are many things our trade room moderator calls out in the live trade room. The moderator may or may not personally take a trade set-up depending on a variety of factors. Make no mistake, however, if a trade set-up is called out, it is valid and meets all of the criteria we deem worthy for taking a trade. There are times when the moderator does not take a huge winning trade or has taken a trade that lost, or has taken all of the trades on a certain day or taken none of the trades. We leave that up to the moderator.



WHICH CHARTING SOFTWARE DO YOU USE?

We are very excited to announce our relationship with NinjaTrader. View My Trades is now an approved and official NinjaTrader Educational Partner. This has been something that has been in the works for a long time and has finally happened. View My Trades understands there are many good companies out there providing solid charting tools. However, we feel the combination of state-of-the-art charting tools, affordability and exceptional customer service makes NinjaTrader the best choice available. We recommend NinjaTrader to all of our clients and that is the only charting software used and shown at View My Trades. You cannot go wrong using NinjaTrader to execute your Live Futures Trading.



HOW MUCH ARE COMMISSIONS WITH FUTURES?

That entirely depends on your broker and the size of your account. In most cases when trading the Emini Futures the cost of about six dollars round trip is average. Round trip simply means the cost of entering a position and the cost of exiting the position combined. Of course better rates can be found depending on negotiation and account size, but remember fill execution is also very important when trading the Emini.



WHAT ARE FUTURES AND HOW DO YOU TRADE THEM?

Not a question for us and our business specifically, but here goes with a brief explanation. Futures are highly leveraged and very unique investment vehicles that trade an assortment of instruments such as commodities, currencies or indexes. A day trader can use a much smaller account for trading futures than they could to trade traditional stocks. The leverage they carry allow for smaller account size and larger gains, but understand trading futures can have equally large day trading losses if you are not disciplined and have a specific proven trading Strategy. You may wish to gather more information on Live Futures Trading from your broker.



IS VIEW MY TRADES A LICENSED FINANCIAL ADVISOR?

No we are not. We do not and cannot give financial or trade advice. We do not know the personal financial situations which are unique to each member and we could never effectively advise you for that very reason. You should seek the financial advice from a licensed professional if you need help in that area. We are simply sharing with our members what we see happening in the Futures Markets. If you choose to take the trade set-ups based on what we call out in the E-mini day trading room you do so at your own choice and risk. You must understand you and you alone are responsible for those decisions and we at View My Trades are not responsible in any capacity should you lose any money Day Trading Futures.



CAN I PAY TO GET THE DETAILS OF YOUR TRADING SYSTEM?

Yes you can. We offer a few options. We lease and sell our Proprietary Trading Indicators which are a big part of the success of our Futures Day Trading System allowing for the quality analysis we provide. We also offer an in depth one on one training membership explaining how we look at technical analysis. This is not a black box system with a simple green for buy and red for sell type application. Of course we have specific rule based day trading strategies and systems and we can teach those to you as well. We also can teach you the morning bias trade which is consistently 85% accurate and the Bounce Points day trading system.



WHAT INDEX DO YOU COVER IN THE LIVE TRADE ROOM?

Currently, in the Live E-mini Trade Room we follow the E-mini, also known as the Emini, E mini, ES or S&P 500 Futures contract. We will be most likely covering other trade instruments in the future such as Crude Oil, ETF’s, etc.



DO YOU RECOMMEND HOLDING POSITIONS OVERNIGHT?

We do not give any trade advice. That is 100% your own decision. Without exception when we shut down the day trading room we will have concluded whatever calls we made.



DOES YOUR TRADE ROOM PERFORM BETTER IN BULL MARKETS OR BEAR MARKETS?

It makes no difference to us as we have success calling both long and short set ups on any given day. Even in choppy conditions we normally do pretty well. Of course we want the markets to consistently move higher for the benefit of people all over the world, but we certainly do not trade with any long-term bias. We read the markets very carefully prior to opening the Emini Trading Room and develop a short-term bias each day based on our day trading systems and statistical data.



WHAT IS THE WINNING PERCENTAGE OF YOUR CALLS IN THE TRADE ROOM?

Another question we are asked all the time and one that is actually not important and here is why. We can show you Trading Strategies that win over 95% of the time and still lose money over time. How can that be you ask? The reason is very simple, because the risk to reward ratio is inverse to what it should be on nearly all Day Trading Systems with super high winning percentages. We are roughly 70% accurate in what we call out in the Live Trade Room. These are consistent numbers, but the key is they also have a favorable risk to reward ratio which is amazing with such a high consistent winning percent. Understand it is not about the winning percent of a system, it is about the profitability of a Futures Day Trading System that matters as it pertains to your trading philosophy. Most people do not understand this.



HOW MANY TRADE SET-UPS DO YOU CALL EACH DAY?

That depends on what we see when reading the Futures Markets each morning in our live day trading room. Most days call out about 4 – 6 trading set-ups in our E-mini room. Other days we may present the members with more set-ups although not frequently.



WHAT ARE THE TRADE ROOM HOURS AND HOW MUCH TIME DO I NEED TO TRADE WITH YOU?

The ES Trade Room is open from 9:15am Eastern Standard Time in the USA and runs for about 120 minutes closing at 11:15am. The trade room is open 3 days per week on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.



WHY DO YOU ONLY TRADE IN THE MORNING?

The E-mini volume is best in the morning hours and the trade set-ups we call out seem to work best during that timeframe. We find that Day Trading Futures all day everyday leads to burn out, over trading and more chances to make dumb mistakes. With that said, we may expand our trading hours due to customer demand, but it will not be all day.



IS THE TRADE ROOM OPEN EVERY DAY OF THE YEAR?

The Live Trade Room is open every Tuesday - Thursday, except for recognized holidays and days when volume is expected to be very low such as the day before the July 4th weekend or the week between Christmas and New Year’s, etc. We take off an additional 3 weeks per year for vacation and you will be notified in advance, but no need to worry, there are plenty of days in the year for hearing our calls and trading the Emini futures. If we take vacation time off you will receive the missed days added on to your membership at no charge. Please note that does not change your billing cycle date.



HOW MUCH MONEY DO I NEED TO TRADE YOUR SYSTEM AND HOW MANY CONTRACTS SHOULD I BE TRADING WITH?

That is entirely your decision to determine how much you wish to risk based on your overall trading capital. We do not give any trade advice and we do not give any financial advice. Also note that brokers may require different levels of capital to trade different instruments, so you need to check with your broker. Most brokers require about $500 to get started, but you would need a larger account size than that to get started in a safe way.



WHAT IS YOUR DAILY STOP LIMIT AND DO YOU CALL OUT STOPS?

Yes we always call out stops for our members. We risk no more than 3 - 4 points per day in the Live Futures Trade Room and usually our calls lose far less than that on a down day when trading the ES. Everyone has their own unique situation and we could never tell you personally how much your stop should be per trade or per day. That is 100% your decision. We always consider the risk when looking at a set-up and communicate that to the people in the room. That way there is no fear, only an acceptable level of loss. It is up to you to determine your own stop loss and Trade Risk Management. In our opinion to Day Trade Futures without a stop can be extremely dangerous if appropriate measures are not in place to limit ones losses, but that is a question for your financial advisor or broker and not a question for us.



CAN I LOSE MONEY TRADING FUTURES?

You can lose money in any type of investing and with futures many traders lose as well. You need to speak with your broker about the risks associated trading futures. Most people that lose a huge amount of money Day Trading Futures do so because they do not use proper Trade Risk Management. We feel the most common mistake Day Traders make is they hang on to their losing trades "hoping" to get back in the black and then they take profits much too quickly on their winners for fear of it becoming a loser and that is the mental side of trading or shall we say lack of a mental side. Those people trade from a basis of fear. If you trade that way right now, you are not alone as that is how the vast majority of people trade and subsequently end up losing. In our opinion you should only Day Trade Futures with money you can afford to lose. That is our mind set when making trading calls in the Emini Trading Room.



CAN WE COMMUNICATE WITH YOU DURING THE LIVE TRADE ROOM?

Yes you can. You can type questions during the Live E-mini Day Trading Room. Just understand that execution comes first. All questions will be answered during a slow period in the room and certainly prior to shutting things down. Running a Live Futures Trading room requires total focus at all times.



WHAT HAPPENS IF I LOSE MY CONNECTION TO THE TRADE ROOM DURING A TRADE?

That is your call how you handle that situation if you are in a trade. If we lose power in our Live Futures Trading room and our charts freeze up with data feed problems we suggest you call your broker right away and close out all of your positions, but that choice is yours. Be sure to have the broker phone number available at all times.



WHAT TIME FRAME ARE YOUR CHARTS?

We use a combination of many E-mini charts during our trading room. We show 3 charts in the room and look at about 10 off screen on another monitor. That is an area where we go in depth in our one on one mentoring and training for teaching people how to trade futures.



WHAT IS A SINGLE ENTRY MEAN VERSUS A DOUBLE ENTRY?

A single entry set-up simply means we are calling out a trade set-up with one entry spot. A double entry set-up simply means there are two different entries into the same position. The way we communicate the double entry for Emini Futures trade set-ups is very conservative because it reduces the stop size and potential loss while allowing for a broader entry zone for the member. We always look to reduce risk in the live room for the members trading the ES.



WHAT IS A MARKET ORDER AND WHAT IS A LIMIT ORDER?

A market order is when a Futures Day Trader enters a position by sending an order in to get filled at whatever the market is currently trading at. The trader does not have any control over the exact fill price when he or she executes an order by market because the order is being sent in with no specified price to be executed. You can have slippage which means you might get filled 1 – 2 ticks, sometimes 3 ticks away from your desired fill price. A limit order is when a trader enters a position by choosing a specific price where they require to be filled. There are pros and cons to both. With market orders you will always get filled, but you may not get filled at the price you want and with limit orders, if filled it will always be the price you want, but sometimes you may not get filled if price does not get to your specified execution point.



WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A STOP MARKET AND STOP LIMIT ORDER?

A stop market order is when you place your stop at a certain price and allow yourself to be filled at that price or the next available best fill price. You are guaranteed to be filled. A stop limit order is when you place your stop at a certain price and only allow yourself to be filled at that exact price. If it is a fast moving market (Emini Futures usually are) and price quickly runs through your stop before you are filled, that means you did not get stopped out which can be very dangerous! We recommend the use of stop market orders for our clients when Day Trading Emini Futures because of this risk of not getting filled with stop limit orders. However, that is up to each trader to decide for themselves.



HOW DO I JOIN ANY OF YOUR MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS AT VIEW MY TRADES?

To join View My Trades and to start to learn better ways for trading the ES, just click the Join Today button below and it will take you to the Join Page where it explains in detail what each of the 3 Membership Options include and what they cost.



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