Key times of the day for moves

Discussion in 'Index Futures' started by jgiasi, Jun 22, 2005.

  1. jgiasi


    I have been trying to day trade the S&P500's - primarily the SPY ETF's. Mostly, I have been watching and trying to develop a feel for the markets. I like the liquidity and what appears like excellent bid/ask spreads as well as the lot sizes available on the inside bid and ask.

    Also, I have noticed that there a handful of times during the day when the SPY moves from .10 to .20. So, trading a 1000-2000 lot size should afford the trader the potential to make some decent money.

    My issue; however, is that there are a lot of dull times of the day when the SPY is doing nothing and it is during these times that I begin to lose focus.

    Does anyone have any ideas as to 'good' times of the day when the market is more volatile and thus riper for trading.

    Thanks, jgiasi
  2. * Key economic report release times (good volatility)...

    * Closing of other key markets...

    Bonds, Eurex or Euronext.

    The above alone should be enough to keep you busy although some traders may say high volatility times is not a good time to trade.

    Be careful because volatility is a double edge sword.