crazy SSF questions

Discussion in 'Index Futures' started by traderjb, Mar 19, 2010.

  1. I don't think much anyone trades these things. Do you think if they changed the specs they would trade better? Would they be better off if instead:

    1) Changed the underlying share amount from 100 shares to 1000 shares.

    2) Make them cash-settled instead of physical delivery of shares, would that take them off the SEC radar and put them only into the purview of the CFTC?

    3) SPAN margin, though I guess that would be linked to whether the underlying was cash-settled or not.

    Anyways, it was quad witching, and was just wondering. Hope you all had a profitable week!