Pattern Day Trading rules don’t apply to Futures, so you can trade as much as you want, with only enough in your account to cover the trade.  

  • You only need ~$5,000 to get started.
  • They are volatile and will therefore offer lots of trade opportunities.
  •  They trade the same way all the time. Stocks can be cyclical and therefore trade differently at different times.
  • They are taxed lower.

To find the right day trading futures contract for you, consider volume, margins, and movement. Some of the most  heavily traded futures contracts on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) are the E-Mini S&P 500(ES),  Crude Oil WTI (CL), currencies and Gold (GC).

To establish profit potential, consider two things: point value, and how many points the futures contract typically moves in a day. The following list provides the contract, the tick value and daily average movement (5 day ATR) in points as examples of a few futures buying one contract. Traders can also buy multiple contracts to hit their  financial goals faster.

 

  • E-Mini S&P 500 (ES) – .25 tick = $12. 50 tick value. 21.41 average daily range, or $1075/contract
  • Gold (GC) – .1 tick  = $10.00 tick value. 12.34 point average daily range, or $1230/contract.
  • Crude Oil WTI (CL) – .1 tick  = $10.00 tick value. 1.3 point average daily range or $1300/contract.
  • E-Mini Nasdaq (NQ) – .25 tick  = $5.00 tick value. 103 point average daily range or $2060/contract.

 

JIN Trading System Profit Potential

 

JIN  provide 10-15 high probability trade opportunities for each of these contracts on the 1M chart or 4-8 on a 3M or 5M chart. Below are example profits trading futures daily using JIN Trading System. No more flying blind, the opportunity is real – consistent profitability.

$2760 Profit Potential Trading NQ and CL Futures 10/05/18

FIVE NQ TRADES ON 10/05 - $1,760 Profit

Entry Time & Price

8:36 – 7498

9:49 – 7505

10:22 – 7484

12:30 – 7395

13:38 – 7360

Exit Time & Price

8:43 – 7472

9:53 – 7495

10:27 – 7502

12:32 – 7383

13:44 – 7382

Move Size ($5/Tick)

106

40

72

48

88

Trade Profit

$520

$200

$360

$240

$440

TOTAL PROFIT – $1,760

NQ Chart Setup

  • 1M Genie trend line up top – trade in direction of Genie for everything but reversals
  • 1M JIN change histogram
  • 1M JIN slope histogram
  • 5X  FLOW MTF slope

NQ Trade 1 Stats

  • Instrument – /NQ Futures
  • Trade type – Day trade – Short
  • Entry – 2018/10/5 – 8:36 -7498
  • Exit – 2018/10/5- 8:43 – 7472
  • Profits – 104 ticks – $520 (104 * $5.00)

JIN Trading System Eval Methodology

  1. Evaluate Price action – Price reversing from top of overnight range.
  2. Evaluate Genie – 8:33 bar shows change in direction coming, black dot appears.
  3. Evaluate EARL lines – EARL line supports entry at 7503 or 7491 and exit target of 7479.
  4. Evaluate JIN and FLOW MTF:
    • JIN change histogram turned blue at 8:33  and supports short entry.
    • JIN Slope histogram turned blue at 8:35 and supports short entry.
    • FLOW MTF 5x slope histogram turned blue at 8:36 and supports short entry.
    • All histograms agree, momentum present and  short entry at 8:36.

JIN Trade Components

The numbers below are highlighted in the image displaying the /NQ trade to identify key trade components.

  1. Price reverses off top of range EARL line.
  2. Genie changes direction from green to blue to offer a trade at 8:36.
  3. The JIN Slope and 5X FLOW MTF histograms are blue supporting short entry.
  4. The 7498 fib line supports short entry and exit target is bottom of range fib at 7472.
  5. The  exit – the JIN slope changes direction and turns green at 8:43 and the black dot on the Genie line has disappeared.

NQ Chart Setup - Trade 2

  • 1M Genie trend line up top – trade in direction of Genie for everything but reversals
  • 1M JIN change histogram
  • 1M JIN slope histogram
  • 5X  FLOW MTF slope

JIN Trading System Eval Methodology

  1. Evaluate Price action – Price reversing from top of range after new high.
  2. Evaluate Genie – 9:46 bar shows change in direction coming with black dot.
  3. Evaluate EARL lines – EARL line supports entry at 7516 or 7505 and 7491 exit target.
  4. Evaluate JIN and FLOW MTF:
    • JIN change histogram turned blue at 9:46  and supports short entry.
    • JIN Slope histogram turned blue at 9:47 and supports short entry.
    • FLOW MTF 5x slope histogram turned blue at 9:49 and supports short entry.
    • All histograms agree, have momentum and support short entry at 9:49.

JIN Trade Components

The numbers below are highlighted in the image displaying the /NQ trade.

  1. Price reverses off top of range EARL fib line after new high.
  2. Genie changes direction from green to blue to offer a trade at 9:49.
  3. The JIN Slope and 5X FLOW MTF histograms are blue at 9:49 supporting short entry.
  4. The 7505 fib line supports short entry and exit target is 7491 fib above previous low.
  5. The  exit – Genie line black dot disappears at 9:53 and price reversing to fib above. 

Image of NQ Trade 1

NQ Trade 2 Stats

  • Instrument – /NQ Futures
  • Trade type – Day trade – Short
  • Entry – 2018/10/5 – 9:49 -7505
  • Exit – 2018/10/5- 9:53 – 7495
  • Profit – 40 ticks – $500  ( 40* $5.00)

Image of NQ Trade 2

FOUR CL TRADES ON 10/05 - $1,330 Profit

Entry Time & Price

9:12 – 74.47

10:00 – 74.37

11:51 – 74.70

12:51 – 74.69

Exit Time & Price

9:26 – 74.25

10:05 – 74.85

11:58 – 74.40

12:56 – 75.02

Move Size ($10/Tick)

22

48

30

33

Trade Profit

$220

$480

$300

$330

TOTAL PROFIT – $1,330

CL Chart Setup

  • 3M Genie trend line up top – trade in direction of Genie for everything but reversals
  • 3M JIN change histogram
  • 3M JIN slope histogram
  • 5X  FLOW MTF slope

CL Trade Stats

  • Instrument – /CL Futures
  • Trade type – Day trade – Long
  • Entry – 2018/10/5 – 10:00 -74.37
  • Exit – 2018/10/5- 10:05 – 74.85
  • Results – 48  ticks – $480 (48 * $10.00)

JIN Trading Systems Eval Methodology

  • Evaluate Price action – Price reversing back to top of range.
  • Evaluate Genie – 9:54 bar shows change in direction coming with no black dot.
  • Evaluate EARL lines – EARL line supports entry at 74.38 and exit target of 74.88.
  • Evaluate JIN and FLOW MTF:
    • JIN Change histogram turned blue at 9:57  and supports long entry.
    • JIN Slope histogram turned blue at 8:35 and supports short entry.
    • FLOW MTF 5x slope histogram turned blue at 9:57 and supports long entry.
    • All histograms agree, have momentum and support long entry at 10:00.

JIN Trade Components

The numbers  are highlighted in the image displaying the /CL trade.

  1. Price touches and reverses off bottom of EARL range after exiting price range. 
  2. Genie changes direction from blue to green to offer a trade at 9:57.
  3. The JIN Slope and 5X FLOW MTF histograms turn green at 9:57 to support long.
  4. The 74.38 EARL range line supports long entry and with 74.88 EARL range line target as exit.
  5. The  exit – JIN Change histogram turns against trade and price hits target exit range line, 

Image of CL Day Trade 1

CL Chart Setup

  • 3M Genie trend line up top – trade in direction of Genie for everything but reversals
  • 3M JIN change histogram
  • 3M JIN slope histogram
  • 5X  FLOW MTF slope

JIN Trading Systems Eval Methodology

  • Evaluate Price action – Price coming out of a range.
  • Evaluate Genie – Genie changes direction at 11:48 bar.
  • Evaluate EARL lines – EARL line support entry  and provide exit target.
  • Evaluate JIN and FLOW MTF:
    • JIN Change histogram turned blue and supports long entry.
    • JIN Slope histogram turned blue and supports short entry.
    • FLOW MTF 5x slope histogram turned blue and supports long entry.
    • All histograms agree, have momentum and support short entry.

JIN Trade Components

The numbers  are highlighted in the image displaying the /CL trade.

  1. Price exiting price range and drops short. 
  2. Genie changes direction from green to blue to offer a trade at 11:51.
  3. The JIN Slope and 5X FLOW MTF histograms turn blue to support short.
  4. The EAR line supports a short from one fib line to the next support below as exit.
  5. The  exit – JIN Change histogram turns against trade and price hits target exit range line, 

CL Trade Stats

  • Instrument – /CL Futures
  • Trade type – Day trade – Long
  • Entry – 2018/10/5 – 10:00 -74.37
  • Exit – 2018/10/5- 10:05 – 74.85
  • Results – 48  ticks – $480 (48 * $10.00)

CL Trade 2