Many people make their money each day trading the E-Mini. Its a highly leveraged instrument where fortunes can be made in short time and there is nothing wrong with making a living off of it. Many times I have tried to explain to people that I trade the E-Mini. In the current times, I get these wry looks as if trading is a sin. One person remarked back at me something about Madoff. Many people think and believe that traders can only make money in an up-market. Oh not so. The truth is that the real E-Mini trader is athletic with his positions trading in whatever direction the market chooses to put itself in. In a down or up market, money can be made. I have never lost money trading the e-mini as the S&P just seems so easy to predict versus trading regular stocks. The S&P cannot fool anyone. So what do you say to someone who wants to know what you do if you are an e-mini trader?