Monthly Archives: March 2019

Mar 14

Options as proxy for futures trades?

System Trading

I like the simplicity of the directional futures trade. However, the large notional values can be a problem for smaller accounts. Many system traders believe that it is easier to build consistently profitable swing trading systems over day trading systems. Yet, many futures accounts are not properly capitalized to swing trade futures. While the CME […]

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Mar 14

Opportunity in Stocks & Options

Markets

While historically, I have preferred futures and plan to continue to focus on futures trading. Recently, I have been exploring opportunity in stock and options trades. While the S&P 500 closed down less than 1/10th of a percentage point today and most of the other equity index futures were mostly unchanged, DELL closed up 4%, […]

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Mar 14

CME Micro E-Mini Futures

Markets

Futures have many advantages but one of the primary disadvantages has been the large notional values. Higher value contracts do decrease trading costs relative to the spread but they can also make it more risky to hold for bigger moves. Leverage, even very high leverage, can be essential for trading for optimal gain but fidelity […]

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