Hi, I am have mostly been trading equities, but I am looking at futures. If ES only has a 10 point range on a gievn day, thats 500+/- right? People say futures are too risky. how is this so risky? Each contract has a 4500$ margin($1125 intraday). Say you have $5000 in an account and you trade intraday 4 contracts with it, if Es moves 2 points against you, thats 400 bucks. Before I did some reading upon, someone I was talking to made it seem like you could lose 5k and much more instantly. ES doesnt even move that crazyily to begin with. 2nd- When the market is trading within congestion, you could trade stocks that have a trend as not all move with the market. Seems to me like stocks are still riskier than eminis. I just wanted to get the margin requirements and balances in check for ES. PLus, if you are trading intrday, no one would be foolish enough to have a wide stop. If I am wrong about anything, please explain.