I don't have much experience trading futures, but so far I have noticed something in my experiences. I am not so good (so far) in trading slow-moving futures with large spreads. I have made a few killings when the futures was extremely fast-moving and volatile... I would just following the movements up and down, playing both directions. It would be entirely discretionary, but I would have some sense of when I would want to get in/out based on some sense of the range due to the short-term volatility. Does this make sense to anyone? I've never heard anyone talking of this (what I term "fast volatility"). I have a job and other responsibilities that keep me busy, so I have a hard time trading more often to see how consistent I can be.