i'm still a rookie at trading and i need some help... 1. does selling short a futures contract actually CAUSE the market price to go down? 2. and in regards to international index futures that close for half of the day and reopen at a certain time... if there were no orders placed right before that futures market opened for the day, should the opening price move? I ask this because at times when one of the index futures moved the whole barely making any range...after that market closes and the US market opens and happens to make a giant move either up or down....the next time that international index futures market opens...there is a wide gap. Try to figure out how to get a price within the gap. 3. Is china going to have a index futures contract?