Alternatives (futures/options) to Rydex?

Discussion in 'Trading' started by MKTrader, Jun 15, 2006.

  1. I'm thinking about moving my IRA, and am considering brokers (including IB) that don't offer mutual fund trading. However, I'm an active stock index position trader (long and short) and currently use Rydex funds for this trading. My trades last anywhere from a few days to 4-6 months. If I just did this position trading, it would be a no-brainer decision. I'd just have an IRA somewhere that doesn't charge transaction fees for Rydex (Fidelity, ETrade, etc.) However, I also swing trade stocks and options, so I have other considerations like stock/option commission costs, ability to do conditional orders, etc.

    Here's my question: if I can't trade Rydex funds, what alternative strategies would suit my position trading? Buying calls and puts on LEAPS? Futures (which, from my understanding, can be traded at IB's and a few other IRAs)?

    Thanks in advance for any advice.