Difference between SPY's and E-mini's

Discussion in 'Trading' started by Casey30, Jul 5, 2003.

  1. Casey30



    I have been prop trading for three years and wanted to know the differences between the emini's and the SPY's. I can trade the SPY's now, but have started to look into possibly trading the emini's. What is better and why? Is the slipage higher in the in the emini's.

    I noticed that the spread on the SPY's is usually a penny or two. For those of you who trade the emini's, what kind of spread is typical. What are the costs like to trade the emini's.

    Thanks for the help.
  2. nitro


    1) About 500 SPY to 1 ES
    2) Better tax ramifications to trading the minis
    3) The arbs keep them in check for the most part
    4) use the search button on the upper right hand corner of this web page
    5) go here, http://www.cme.com and http://www.amex.com for more info