Instrument for beginner

torroray

Newbie
2 1
Hi,

A simple and quick question.

What futures instrument do you recommend a beginner to trader during Europe trading hours?

From risk perspective tick size, liquidity, volatility, margin should be factored into the recommendation.

Thank you.
 

timsk

Legendary member
7,374 2,164
Hi,

A simple and quick question.

What futures instrument do you recommend a beginner to trader during Europe trading hours?

From risk perspective tick size, liquidity, volatility, margin should be factored into the recommendation.

Thank you.
Hi torroray,
Equity index futures are popular, the FTSE 100 and DAX being obvious choices during the European session. The U.S. markets open at 2.30pm U.K. time so, if that's convenient for you, it might be worth looking at e-mini futures for the S&P 500, Dow and Nasdaq. On top of these of course there are commodity futures, currency futures and universal stock futures etc. Which of these will suit you best - if any of them - is hard to say without having a good insight into your trading style and objectives. For more general info' on choosing a market and instrument to trade, check out this FAQ; Which Should I trade - Stocks, Futures or Forex etc.?

Let us know what you decide!
Tim.
 

torroray

Newbie
2 1
Hi torroray,
Equity index futures are popular, the FTSE 100 and DAX being obvious choices during the European session. The U.S. markets open at 2.30pm U.K. time so, if that's convenient for you, it might be worth looking at e-mini futures for the S&P 500, Dow and Nasdaq. On top of these of course there are commodity futures, currency futures and universal stock futures etc. Which of these will suit you best - if any of them - is hard to say without having a good insight into your trading style and objectives. For more general info' on choosing a market and instrument to trade, check out this FAQ; Which Should I trade - Stocks, Futures or Forex etc.?

Let us know what you decide!
Tim.

Thanks.

I have already decided to trade the YM during the US session. I dont know what instrument that have the same characteristic as YM to trade during the European session.

The YM is $5 per tick and I think I am able to handle the risk without being overexpose.
 
  • Like
Reactions: timsk
 
AdBlock Detected

We get it, advertisements are annoying!

But it's thanks to our sponsors that access to Trade2Win remains free for all. By viewing our ads you help us pay our bills, so please support the site and disable your AdBlocker.

I've Disabled AdBlock