Registered: Jun 2011
09-11-12 06:28 PM
yeah, they are all 1256. Forex is a special situation and open to debate. But currency futures, corn and ES and Crude and coffee are all the same, same with bonds (zn).
Quote from logic_man:
Having only traded the ES before this year, now that I've added other contracts to my mix, like CL, are all futures contracts considered 1256 contracts with the split long/short term capital gains rate or just some?
If it's just some, is there a definitive list of which are which?
ETF's don't qualilfy, even if it is an ETF that only trades futures.
The government publication (I forget what it is, I think 876 or 986), is really quite simple and can be read on a Saturday and will give you a good idea about what you can probably get away with.
not sure about options