Can the Feds really trade Index Futures?

Discussion in 'Trading' started by querobuscar, Oct 9, 2008.

  1. Below is a quote from Jay Matulic in the latest Weekly Wizards from AdviceTrade:

    "Should one be shorting this market?

    Right now I'm basically in cash. I was short some last week and was in good shape. I'm reticent to go short here because I think the government could go into the futures market and buy stock index futures at any time because there's such a confidence issue with the market that I just don't want to be short....."

    Have the Feds done this in the past? Or do they have such a good way of hiding it that the vast majority of players wouldn't know?
  2. W4rl0ck


    They started doing it in 1987.