Most liquid e-contracts for Silver/Gold spread

Discussion in 'Metal Futures' started by hrokling, Jan 3, 2007.

  1. I'm planning to enter a May Silver / April Gold spread soon, and would like opinions on which contracts to use. Anyone?
     
  2. in my opinion ... comex volume has been decent on these

    since going electronic on globex .. plus their fees are slightly lower than ecbot at this time

    check with your broker on commissions for ecbot vs comex

    another idea ... you can scale in using the mini contracts

    on ecbot ( i.e. YG + YI ) just be careful on the prices you pay

    on the mini silver ... there is more slippage in general trading silver ... esp in mini

    another option could be to have a long short in the ETF's

    ( i.e. GLD + SLV )

    different tax treatment though and sometimes the ETF's
    are hard to borrow
     
  3. Thanks Setharb - very much appreciated. I think I'll just leg in with SI and GC on Globex.