IB Doesn't Provide S&P Sector Futures?

Discussion in 'Retail Brokers' started by Cyrix, Mar 8, 2018.

  1. Cyrix

    Cyrix

  2. tommcginnis

    tommcginnis

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  3. Cyrix

    Cyrix

  4. Ryan81

    Ryan81

  5. jharmon

    jharmon

  6. i960

    i960

  7. jharmon

    jharmon

    Still too illiquid. Average volume under 10K typically means slippage.
     
  8. truetype

    truetype

    The highly liquid ETF equivalents provide indirect liquidity for the futures.
     
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  9. Cyrix

    Cyrix

    Thanks guys.
     
  10. i960

    i960

    Although I generally agree with what you're saying it depends on the market making program in play. Some of the mini contracts for metals and energy actually are fairly decent (although I recommend people stick to the full size ones if they have the margin/account for them). If CME has a decent market making program in play for these then they can be a viable product.

    One reason you should trade these over the ETFs? 1256 contract taxation with no ambiguity, SPAN margin offsetting (for spreads), better margins, and Globex hours.
     
    #10     Mar 9, 2018
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