Bonds vs Stock Index Futures

Discussion in 'Trading' started by SethArb, Oct 27, 2002.

  1. I went to a seminar the other day by a well known
    stock index futures trader who claimed
    he finds trading bonds more boring
    but more profitable than stock
    index futures

    any one else here on elite make the switch
    who can say that they are having better returns
    with interest rate futures vs stock index futures?

    I will be trying out some e mini bonds and notes trades
    this week I guess , besides my equity trades

  2. Any insights on why he found bond futures more profitable? Smoother moves? Larger moves? Less whipsaws?
  3. bingo! on the smoother and less whipsaws...the ten year is cooking
  4. i traded the BUND for the first time a couple weeks ago.. it moves pretty steady but slowly.. and you can trade any size you want..

  5. IMO, the bonds of 2002 are far more like stock index futures than vice versa...They used to trade "thick", but these days they are just as reactionary and volatile as the index futures...There is plenty of movement and I dont think that it is a slow drawn out process...It used to be that way, but not any longer...
  6. Pabst


    Just curious. Who was trader you mentioned?
  7. are M.C.