ES Options...Are they liquid enough to trade?

Discussion in 'Index Futures' started by maxreturn, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. Up until now I have utilized a strategy to trade stock options which I have successfully adapted to the S&P market. This is a swing trading strategy off the daily charts. I do not want to trade intraday but the only way I can stay within my risk parameters is to possibly trade options. Are they liquid enough to trade?
  2. ammo


    the are liquid and they don't fall under the 25k daytrading rule
  3. Thanks ammo. Any advice on good futures options brokers?
  4. DWV


  5. ammo


    TOS is the best,ask for commission drop after first 2 weeks.... edit.... tos is best for charts and options but the futures intraday are full margin,Dorman has futures for $500 intraday margin if you go home flat
  6. DWV and AMMO. Thanks a lot:D
  7. rickf


    I looked at them recently myself - but either ToS or the exchange won't let you place a spread order as one order, so its utility as a trading vehicle kind of sucks IMHO....I was told that if I wanted to do a spread on the ES options that I'd have to leg into them. Bleh. :(
  8. sugar


    What about Interactive Brokers?

    I trade ES/EW vertical spreads with them and works pretty good.