The video was recorded by myself today at the market open 9: In fact, many day traders like myself have been using this high probability strategy for years and making a nice weekly income from it. I placed this trade on my own trusted trading platform which is ETX Capital. For a list of my recommended trading platforms and charts see my page on trading tools.
Here is how the strategy is played: If your stop gets hit I do not suggest re-entering the market — for me the gap trade is over for the day. By the way, watch my new video on how you should trade the gap strategy for For details, click here. If you cannot be bothered to watch the whole video which I recommend you should , then here are the main bits:.
By the way, in my free trading alerts 3 times a week , you will also see other trading strategies that I use to day trade the markets. Feel free to try it. Im not after the money so its not necessary a retribution. I would like to have an opportunity to work with you. When you put stop-loss order at 1.
When you put stop-loss order at 2 times of the gap and you want to earn ca. Personally, I prefer a ratio of 1: And to conclude, I guess many people think that it is the efficiency of the system is most important, which is obviously wrong. Yes for most strategies you can and should look for at least a 2: Some research has been done on the probability ratio of this strategy by other traders. As long as you are consistent, you should make it work.
I say, Which ever you prefer with your personality. Great presentation, very informative. Will this work on gaps on any chart eg. Hi Dom — you can test it on other gaps if you wish. Thanks and regards, Al. Seems like it would be a lot more comfortable to just put in the numbers and check back later and not having to sit in wait for an acoustic signal to click the button. Jared — the answer is yes you can programme it to do that.
Some people like the thrill of watching the trade as it happens. But you should also consider many of those start at scratch and have little background or experience. Here are further thoughts for you guys out there: Only a solid trading plan. But remember, every strategy requires a different stop-loss and trade management. This particular trading strategy works best by giving it lots of room otherwise you would be stopped out too early in the game.
But I take your point. Everyone should test a strategy before trying it. And no, trading is not easy. But the rules are simple. Thanks and hope to read your comments in the future too! I am new to day-trading, but not so much to investing in general, and yes I came after watching your awesome performance on BBC.
These might be newb questions, but maybe you could answer:. Alessio…thank you VERY much for your videos and blog…you are full of knowledge and have helped me since I am a beginner in the market.
I actually heard about the E-mini a few months ago, but decided against it because it seemed too complicated. Now you inspired me to try it! Do you recommend trading the E-mini futures over regular stocks?
Do you trade the E-mini more than single stocks? To trade the E-mini, do you have to use tradestation, or can I use an account at etrade or optionshouse? In other words, how do you get the ability to trade on the E-mini? Good Job on the presentation there Allessio!! Good education for me. Could we see more examples of strategies? Hey there, I think you did a really good thing on tv. In all my life, I have never seen someone so honest and interesting on tv to listen to.
Anyway I think I have read all your posts. This strategy about taking advantage of the opening gap, looks like it just might work. Love your humble attitude. On your blog I have seen a sign-up form for trading alerts. Thank you for your time. Thanks for your presentations! Actually i never Traded something on the stockmarket but im really intrested in it.
I have some Questions though. Where is your software from? Coud i trade just with an E-Banking Account on my bank? I saw the fees are quite expensive for a beginner who want to start Trading with small money! Do you pay for market data such as Bloomberg or MorningStar Direct? What do you reccomend? Thank you for this video. It was awesome seeing the trade actually happen.
Can you tell me how much you made on this trade as I cannot figure this out for sure? So you paid 10, X 10 for it which u paid , for 10 contracts?
This strategy seems stupid to me…seems like its just a coin toss of whether you win or lose on it. I like trades where i think i have a lot better than coin toss odds. Patrick — on first appearances it looks like a coin toss. Actually — this is based on probabilities. It varies from Monday to friday monday being the lowest and thursday the highest. There are fundamental and psychological reason why these gaps tend to fill as well.
Also, do you trade anything other than the DOW — like leveraged indices of the DOW — seems like you could make more doing that. I am a landscape contractor with a need for winter employment. I want to stay home with my young family. Your Goldman sacs rules the world interview was awesome.
I like brave bold say it like it is people. Hi Alessio, Thanks for the video teaching, but why it must be 3 mintues chart and not a daily chart? Can you please show me or to all who are new to this trade, another video showing Day Trade strategy with short? Hi CsDiong — thanks for your question re gap strategy. You can use a daily chart to see the gap if you wish. I find that looking at a smaller time frame chart like 3min or 5min helps see the gap a lot better — especially if you are also trying to set your target at half the gap fill instead of a full gap fill.
In regards another day-trade strategy for shorting feel free to come to the free webinar this thursday details in your email. I also like using the squeeze indicator as a setup for shorting. Visit this link for details: Hi Alessio, thanks for the presentation. I like your honesty. The only thing that worries me with this trading strategy is that you appear to be going against the trend. If the market is heading lower and it gaps lower, you suggest going long.
I would have expected the market to keep heading in that downward direction. This is an Indian market blog but it seems to have sound logic behind it. I do not know how it work for US markets but I applied it in my trading and it worked. Alessio, hope u make a comment on this strategy, even though it is not exactly a gap trading strategy but all gaps are included in it.
I ask this as I have looked at the performance of this system over the last 2 weeks of August and the system seemed to lose on Tues 21st August, Wed 22nd, Thur 23rd and Thur 30th. There was no bet on Tues 29th as the gap was only 6 points. This goes for all time frames, including 1min.More...