To come back onto the original post, what asset are you looking at ?
I was originally intending for E/U for the low spread, i don't particularly have experience with futures.
By scalping i don't necessarily mean a one or two pips, rather i mean precise entries on low time frames that allow very small stop losses but very good R/R.
This could either take the form of splitting a large swing trade in to multiple entries, or simply going for 3:1 or more RR ratio on small moves on m1.
As an example, look at the image below.
I know people hate trendlines because they're arbitrary etc. but the fact is that moves in the market often adhere to these forms of structure enough to be exploited.
As you can see in the image each large trend has smaller trendlines being broken along the way which shows that there is sufficient momentum for the structure to hold and price to keep on progressing.
They're pretty simple entry points but with the correct R/R they are good as when these sub-trendlines break there is usually a very recent fractal that you can put your stop loss over or under (the logic being that if this fractal breaks then your trade is invalid)
So as you see in the image, there are 4 entries, 1st, 2nd and 3rd were winners and the 4th being a loser. Each entry had a SL of only 2-5 pips but with a R/R of 3:1 on each entry, then even with a losing trade (number 4.) you would net 23 pips on the move instead of the 12 pips if you had traded the whole move from point 1. up until the SL at level 4.
Does that make sense?
Just thinking out loud here. I'm fully aware i could be missing something here.