KING - Markets

Prior to releasing KING to the public in November 2008, I would trade mostly ES (the S&P 500 e-mini futures) and YM (the Dow Jones e-mini futures), but also, if only infrequently, NQ (the NASDAQ 100 e-mini futures) and ER2 (now renamed TF, the Russell 2000 e-mini futures). KING ideas were developed when I was trading these emini markets and they worked just fine on these futures contracts, which is not very surprising at all as KING ideas are universal and they should work in many markets.

In fact, I strongly believe that they should work for any reasonably volatile market, be it ES or YM or even stocks, preferably of good liquidity and of reasonably high values to ensure the ease of trading and good intraday ranges. As a matter of fact, just recently (June 2010), I tried KING on AAPL (Apple Computer, Inc.) which trades around 250 and was amazed how well you could day trade this instrument. Perhaps it was just good volatility that we were lucky to have in May-June 2010, but KING seems to be even more suitable for AAPL (or AAPL for KING) than it is for YM or ES, the two major markets for which it has been tested most.

Some of KING students easily adapted KING for trading Forex and markets as diverse as natural gas and crude oil futures. Again, I am not surprised that you can use KING successfully in these markets. You should be able to use it in many more as well. All you need to do is choose the target reasonable enough for quick scalping (say, 5-10 ticks in YM) and the stop-loss that respects current volatility conditions (which under most common conditions should not exceed 15-20 ticks, to use YM as an example again).

Everything else is just the same. Same patterns, same ideas as those for YM for which KING was designed and which is used consistently throughout the KING materials as a trading vehicle of choice.