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The 5-Minute Rule


The Daytrader�s Bulletin enters trades with the expectation that price will move in our direction within 8 to 10 minutes. If price doesn�t cooperate within this time period, some aspect of the trade may be wrong.

Our approach, if this occurs, is to start unwinding the trade, usually one contract at a time. If this unanticipated price behavior continues, we will also bring our protective stop closer to the current price action.

The point of this maneuvering is simple - we are protecting our capital. Our first and foremost goal is to protect our capital, period. When we are at a break-even or better position with the trade, we can begin to more actively work the trade for profits.

By Charles Holt,
Daytrader's Bulletin
Real-time Trade Signals for S&P 500 & Nasdaq 100

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