Discussion in 'Trading' started by c_verm, Apr 29, 2004.

  1. c_verm


    I am wondering if you can trade the NASDAQ I thought that symbol was NQ but it doenst seem to work? ANyone know waht the symbol is?

    Anways I would like to know what the difference from trading the QQQ or the NASDAQ100.
  2. Tauvros


    (NDX) Nasdaq 100 = QQQ

    NQ is the foos, nasdaq futures (the contract symbol is NQM4)
  3. Lucrum


    QQQ is an ETF (exchange traded fund) of the Nasdaq 100 that trades much like a stock.

    NQ is a futures contract that trades on Globex. NQ by itself won't work. You'll have to include the expiration month and year. Not all quote vendors do it the same way but for the current front month the symbol would be something like NQH4 depending on your vendor. Of course you'll have to subscribe to futures quotes first if your not already.
  4. Ebo


    NQH04 does not have very much volume!

    It may have rolled over in March......I am not sure?

    You might have better luck with the June contract.
  5. c_verm


    Thanks everyone for your clearing that up for me.
  6. c_verm


    I am wondering what the minimum account size should be to trade the Emini NASDAQ or SP?? I would like to learn more about it. WHat are some good sites to learn how futures work?
  7. Lucrum


    My mistake, your absolutely right June is the front month.

    In my defense I was up way past by bed time when I wrote that.
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