Nasdaq futures ($NQ) are one of the more volatile trading instruments. In fact, many traders might think that keeping a sub-10 point stop in them would be a challenge not worth taking. Yet, as we know, more risk does not equal more reward. And Z.S., one of TopstepTrader’s more than 170 active funded traders, proves it. Looking to make just 10 points as his target, he has to keep his stop lower, set at just six points.
That doesn't leave him much room for error, which means that he has to be very choosy with his entries. And he has been, averaging more than $100 in profits on every trading day — winning and losing days included.
While Z.S. points out that he still has a lot to learn, he also has seen success. A look at his approach may help new traders fine tune their own.