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Trading the US Day Session

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Have you noticed a pattern in the futures markets when it comes to the index futures in the past 15-odd trading days? The European session has most of the moves in the futures and we slam and sell the 9:30 am cash market open for the equities only to slowly grind and buy it all back after finding support. Why do you think that is? Well, futures are used by market makers who use their cash positions to trade it and they like to take profits.

As retail trading participants, we cannot move the market one way or the other, as some of these Stock trading services would do for you. They will sell you the pipe dream and want about $4,000 upfront for the year, and with about 4000+ odd members who follow them on chat, they will post an alert that they bought some stock under $10, and wallah, they all jump in behind the moderator who uses that momentum to take profits. As a subscriber, you never get the entries they state that the moderator bought the stock at. If at all, you would watch this chat all day and make a few pennies on the stock. Do you wish to make your trading career shape up in this fashion? As yourself this question if you are in such a service.

We offer our futures playbook for the day session. Just click on the link and download and trade if you will with patience and caution allowing the playbook entries/exits suggestions to guide you - do not rush through your trades, opportunities in the markets never cease to exist. We are technical analysts and we present opportunities for traders for the European and US Day sessions.If you like what we do, come visit us at and fill out a contact form and tell us what you like trading and how you have been doing thus far with your trading.

Playbooks for the Day Session (Take a look at the breadth of markets we cover)

  1. Primary Playbook # 1
  2. Playbook # 2 (Currencies and Pairs)
  3. Playbook # 3 (Commodities)
  4. TGPivots (A standalone trading system)

Here is our trade summary results from yesterday (Account funding $5,800)

Our trading from yesterday where we picked Gold, WTI Crude and the index futures to trade and played the trades in both directions, had a net result of 98.5% return. Not everyday is like this however, some days are better technically and reading the market with the combination of tools we possess and help you learn, makes it better.


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Murali Sarma, Vice President of Business Integrations Inc., is an internationally known commodities analyst, author, trader and business consultant who has demystified commodity trading and introduced numerous futures trading strategies and indicators to traders - professional, non-professional and the novice trader - throughout the world. Murali began his trading career in the pre-dot-com bubble in 1998, electing to seek instruments to trade which had lesser volatility and offered more predictable analysis. From about 1999 to 2002, Murali traded out of the UK and moving to the US after that and working mostly independently with individual traders while learning from some of the best analysts and traders. While not being formally certified as a commodities trader, Murali preferred to hone in on his analysis and trading skills versus adding academically to his credentials. Murali believes that is isn’t about being right or wrong on your calls, it is about making money!

Murali has helped several traders become successful over the last 10+ years of active futures trading and has a strong following of traders who like to seek out opportunities in the futures markets on a daily basis versus following the old “buy & hold” investing adage. While not being opposed to switching hats and becoming an “investor” every so often with swing trades in the equities markets, Murali prefers to trade what he can see on charts using multiple timeframes and handcrafted indicators suited for all types of markets. Murali excels in trading sideways and choppy markets with a scalping style of being in-out of intraday markets when there is no defined trend, and on most other days prefers trading to his own computed target levels during the intraday timeframe, while following the trend.

In recent months, Murali has started a Twitter based alert service for intraday futures traders who like to trade commodities and index futures, and elected to blog post his daily analysis in commodities like WTI Crude & Gold and index future instruments like YM, NQ, ES & RTY. You may contact him via his email at

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