Monthly Volume

Discussion in 'Index Futures' started by abogdan, Jan 22, 2004.

  1. abogdan


    Dear Traders:

    I'm wondering if you could help me with the research I'm doing for my company. I would like to get an idea of how many e-mini contracts (on average) an active daytrader trades in a month.
    Your suggestions would be very helpful. Thank you in advance.
  2. ktm


    I would suggest narrowing the criteria a bit. The answer will depend on how much $$$ the trader has.

    Answers could range from a few hundred to many thousands. Maybe a figure like round trips or number of trades might be more meaningful and useful for comparison purposes???

    Just a suggestion.
  3. abogdan


    Thanks, you are right. I should of asked about round trips really. I've been always involved in stock trading therefore I have very little sense of e-minis. Any suggestion will help me.
    Thanks again.
  4. ig0r


    Also depends on the trading style. Many will only do 5-10 rt's a day taking a point or two in each, then there are momentum scalpers who will do 20k+ rt's a month
  5. abogdan


    Would you say that an average e-mini daytrader does around 5000 r.t. a month?