Futures trading simulator

Discussion in 'Index Futures' started by GeorgeSoros, Mar 20, 2002.

  1. I would like to know where I can find some realtime futures
    simulator so that I can train for trading new futures like
    emini EuroFX (E7) and Japanese Yen (J7).

    I am aware of CME simulator but never tried it. Are there other
    platforms available?

  2. rickty


  3. For FOREX...

    And indexes

    not futures...
  4. No it is different. Forex is not like futures even if you can
    find futures on currencies. Forex is dedicated to currencies
    trading and is not centralized, with various quotes and spreads
    (3 pips for EuroUSD, 4 pips somewhere else, even 5 pips).
  5. wild



    don´t waste your time on the currency mini-contracts ... they´re illiquid/inactive most of the time.


  6. Yaz


    I agree with the last post - unless you're going to use some kind of multi-week trend-following method, you're not going to be able to dodge and weave to well trying to daytrade the currencies. I can't claim to have ever bought any kind of currency contract myself, but I used to punch up the charts and there would only be a handful of data points most days indicating trades.

    As far as simulators go though, I've used Auditrack 3 or 4 different times, for several months at a clip, trying to work on my e-mini index trading ideas, and just to build my confidence. It costs something like $30 a month, but you get fills near-instantly, and day-after trade reports, just like a real broker.
  7. Yaz


    I was referring in my last post to the e-mini-type currency contracts, not the big ones, or the interbank market, which from what I read has much deeper liquidity.