After careful backtesting and analyzation I will only be using futures as a hedging for my long positions. In fact I just bought a CBOT seat which I find funny because now I have to lease it out. Posting in a section where everybody trades the eminis, obviously nobody knows what the hell I'm talking about or supports this. But you heard it here first. The Risk Reward on STOCKS is much higher then the risk reward on FUTURES the leverage means nothing in futures, in fact I never wanted the leverage. Liquidity is a double edge sword. ( a huge double edge) All my future trades were pretty profitably , but compared to my stock trades they are all chicken scratch. If you run the math, leverage means nothing in futures. Yes you can get 10x leverage FUZZY MATH: What does it mean when YM only moves 30 points without retracing or 50 points. .3% .5% Thats 3% -5% max don't forget the whips. Where a focused stock can drop 3% and never whip for a bar and then drop another 3% the next day for bonus. I also have 4x leverage or more in stocks retail. Thats 12% just for the first day. I also traded profitably during the fed meeting even though it had 400 whips during a 1 hour period so I have finished my futures schooling with A+ grades. So good luck my fellow futures traders, while I know lots of people like trading the eminis. The risk and reward on the minis are not in your favor. Its leveraged and liquid for a reason, and its not for the daytraders to profit immensely off of. Just for a side note: I have also solved my issue to the previous problem of why I moved from stocks -> futures. It has been solved. All my stock targets will correlate immensely with my new ideas using futures trading techniques. note: I must also say its a cakewalk trading stocks after being in futures. A god damn cakewalk. These stocks don't understand the meaning of WHIPS hahahahahahahahahahahaha. I feel like I just entered the gravy train and I'm the conductor. LOVE IT!