Most efficient way to trade single stock futures (doubt anyone knows this)

Discussion in 'Trading' started by Sky123987, Sep 5, 2009.

  1. So I bought some stocks that I like and shorted some other stocks that I don't like via a single stock future exp December.

    There are (2) ways I can exit.
    1. Just sell the contract right before expiration.
    2. Single Stock Futures are just like options where you get to take delivery of the actual stock.

    #1 is a lot simpler, but there is often quite a bit of slippage on these things.

    So I was thinking it would be more efficient to do #2, but how exactly does that work? Do I have to post the money to buy the stock, or is there a way I can "buy the stock" but sell it in the open market right away.

  2. kxvid


    SSFs are cash settled. So you trade is settled based upon the settlement values on expiration.