How many points P&L daily average?

Discussion in 'Index Futures' started by sacramento343, Nov 19, 2007.

  1. Hi,
    I'm attempting a move from equities to futures and have a couple questions for experienced derivatives traders out there active in the intraday frame.

    How many points daily do you average? (please tell us what you trade as well, and any comments on how volatility changes your P&L, since we all know we are looking for dollars in the end)

    What is the distribution of your points per contract? (any metrics, median, mode, std deviation, sharpe, etc, you would like to include to give an idea of how your P&L is distributed on a monthy/quarterly basis would be interesting).

    From my little experience, trading futures is much more predator like than equities. One must wait for the setup, and cannot force a market. In equities, there is always something going on somewhere...

    Thanks, and I know these are intrusive questions. Thanks to anyone who answers.