Ok, so I didn't end up making the pass through to Propex. Bummer I know but whatever. Frankly I don't have the same faith in the system as I once did. What I mean by that is that I believe willing your going to put in the time and always have the mindset of trying to improve, there's no reason why you can't become a great trader on your own.
Whether this is true or not, I need to believe so if I'm going to succeed at this.
Anyway after trying to trade the way I was taught at Alioms for 6 weeks, I concluded it was impossible due to the commission fees. Trying to scalp when you've got the chance to scratch out of several trades before you score one tick will eat your profits away taking you closer to a negative expectancy.
Anyway while trading under Propex's guidance during the recruitment phase we were trying to spread trade US and Aussie bonds. Every one knows there is a correlation between them and there are several correlations between the equities, bonds etc.
Anyway as the weeks passed I realized my performance was constantly improving.
So I thought i'd give this a shot on the sim before hopefully taking it live in the next few months.
Basically I use the e mini and the t notes plus aussie bonds as confluence for setups. Using a combination of market flow and the short term structure of the market, I scalp small setups and some times hold for a few points.
I prefer a smooth equity curve so taking small consistent profits just works well for me.