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#215: My Best Emini S&P500 Breakout Strategies

Are you ready to explore the untapped potential of Emini S&P 500 breakout strategies? In this episode I share a few of my best S&P 500 breakout strategies, to demonstrate the importance of early market moves, asymmetrical breakout levels, short-only strategies, risk management techniques, and more. Here's a sneak peek of the topics discussed in this episode:

  • Setting realistic expectations in trading strategies

  • A specific breakout model for the S&P 500 market

  • A day trading strategy on a 30-minute timeframe, including entry time and use of asymmetrical breakout levels and simple filters

  • Out-of-sample performance and risk management in the strategy

  • A swing strategy with a good sample size and different fractions of long and short trades

  • A strategy with a fixed profit target based on a 2 to 1 reward-risk ratio

  • A short-only strategy with a high average rate of return per trade

  • Using dollar-based stop losses in breakout trading strategies

  • Plus much more.

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