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Hi all
could i ask your advice please, i'm looking to open an account with IB, but just want to be sure i can trade the dow cash (indu)
index as i only have a two hour window at night (have to work through the day grrr) which is a real pane!. :cry:
cheers nick
still can't get my head round this bl##dly networking two computers to the internet DOH!.


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No, you can't trade Dow cash with IB, only with spread betting companies because they 'make' the market.

You would need to trade the emini Dow futures (YM) at $5 per point. YM is becoming more fluid, but the best liquidity is on ES $50 per point. Remember that there are about 9 Dow points to one ES point, so there is very little monetary difference between the two.

I suggest you get up a chart of YM and see if you like the look of it for trading - on Lycos quote.com the ticker is CBOT:YM03M

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Hi Skim

I thought the Dow was at $10 a point - Not sure why I thought that :confused:
Thanks for updating my complete lack of knowledge

Hi Iwish

Basically networking computers is a nightmare!!! Are you using Windows XP? if so It shouldn't be quiet so bad :)


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The main Dow is $10 per point, but the emini Dow is $5 per point. There used to be a $2 per point emini, but that was dropped because of very low liquidity.

Oooooh, looks like I knew sommat you didn't :cheesy:

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If you wrote down everything you knew that I didn't - you would crash the Internet :cheesy:

Thanks for clearing that up :)


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