First of all, are there any ESTX50 traders here? I traded (position & daytrading) the ESTX50 futures for around a year in the past with a modest success. However, I moved to other contracts/markets due to the long & boring intraday tight ranges. I have picked it up again recently because of increased intraday volatility. From what I remember back then (more than a year ago), the sizes offered/asked were more than a 1000 contracts for the biggest part of the day. Now, those sizes are reduced so much that the market looks kind of thin. (50 or less contracts show up at the bid/ask regularly during the European session!) Did something really change in this market? Or is it just the effect of increased volatility?