Full Time Trader Opinion Poll

Discussion in 'Trading' started by FGBS, May 13, 2010.

Easiest trading products

  1. Stocks

    5 vote(s)
  2. Index Futures

    9 vote(s)
  3. FX

    2 vote(s)
  4. Other

    6 vote(s)
  1. FGBS


    What do you guys think is the easiest category to make a living in with a reasonably proffesional setup and software (Bloomberg, Reuters, Squawk & decent trading software)? Why?
  2. FGBS


    If you vote other why not post what you think is easiest?
  3. Synthetic CDO-squareds, the easiest of them all...

    Are you into trading Schatz futures on Eurex, FGBS?
  4. FGBS


    Started off trading European bond future curve, now trade a little bit of everything.
  5. Just thought you must be a schatz man, given your username.
  6. I voted for Stock Index futures because I love ES's liquidity (most days). If I stop out it's usually at my stop price, which over time, saves money. Additionally, transactional costs are fairly low and the market's open over 23-hours per day.

    For data I've subscribed to DTN's ProphetX, which features handsome & reliable charting at a middle-of-the range price. Note I'm a discretionary trader, and don't employ algorithms (yet).

    For execution I've used TT's X-Trader, PATS, and FCM branded products. Currently, I like Dorman Trading's platform, Dorman Direct.