market overview- which stocks and sectors?

Discussion in 'Trading' started by e-mini_wannabe, Oct 6, 2002.

  1. Hi!
    I´m trading the ES future and want to add a qouote page with an overall market overview.

    Not sure if it will be usefull for my trading but I want to give it a try and want to have a look at it for some time.

    But which stocks and secotors are the most important to watch?

    thx all and good trading
  2. you should be watching what you're trading,
    and trading what you want to watch
    [stocks, in general, lag futures]

    someone else may want to comment on sectors
  3. financials (banks, bd's, perhaps credit cards, insurance, fanniemae), Defense, home builders, OSX, Automotive, semi's and computer services, softee, consumer products, commodity businesses.

    I think it's a good idea because it's the cash market that underlies the spoo.

    The Dow with a few key additions from 'hot' sectors might be a simple start.

    S&P 100 issues might be a good approach, too.

    Just some ideas.
  4. wana, Go to lycos livecharts. The symbol for es is es02z, Check out a default they have set up called U.S. Stockwatch, it is perfect
    S&P cash
    NY composite
    Nasdaq comp

    Those imho are the best
    oh also oex

    If I was setting it up I might substitute nasdaq100 for the nasdaq comp and probably just bond futures for the index.