NinjaTrader Trailing Stop Guide for Price Action

Do you know what trailing stops are? Do you think they can only be used to “lock in profits?” In this video, John Paul from DayTradeToWin explains a whole new way to use them. Essentially, he uses trailing stops to more cautiously go for greater profit targets. This is what you see via the 2x and 3x ATR text in the video. If you apply a trailing stop too early, it’s possible you’ll get stopped out with random market fluctuations. Thus, John Paul proposes adding the trailing stop later when the time is right.

Long and short signals can excite all sorts of possibilities in the trader. Are you disciplined enough to stop trading after a few wins? Scalping is one of the most alluring ways to trade because of the constant opportunities and fast pace. You’ll need to quickly size up market conditions to know whether the trade is viable. Because speed is important to scalping trades and trailing stops, it makes sense to use NinjaTrader’s ATM Strategy feature to preconfigure common profit target and stop loss values.

The SuperDOM presents a drop-down list containing preconfigured ATM Strategies. After experimenting with the Trade Scalper for some time, configure the most common ATM Strategies you’ll need. When you’re in a trade, you can click the most appropriate one. This will help ensure your passions or aloofness won’t get the best of you. Successful trading is about finding winners AND mitigating loss. Having a good, low-cost broker is important, too, because of the round-turn commission rates on each trade.

Do you need to take every signal? No, in fact you can filter the signals using the ATR. This is taught in the Trade Scalper course. You can also combine it with your existing trading methods. John Paul often uses the Trade Scalper and Atlas Line together. The Atlas Line can be used like a long-range estimation of where price may go. While price is beneath or above, scalp in that direction when the scalping signals present themselves.