Daytrading index future spreads

Discussion in 'Index Futures' started by just21, Aug 7, 2003.

  1. just21


    What do people here look for when trading index futures spreads? Are the trends more persistent than in the outright market?
  2. I look at the rate of change. But the point or percentage change is too misleading because things get to out of whack on the close.

    I follow them in groups

    spx vs indu vs ndx

    nya vs comp

    oex vs rut

    it comes naturally after a while.

    a fast spx and a medium indu and a slow ndx is usually a weak move. Timing the bet the spread will narrow however is very difficult for me, and I ususally just use the spread for evaluating strength.