nq or es

Discussion in 'Index Futures' started by slugar, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. slugar


    Which one trades better the es or the nq? i have read many reports that say nq trends beter than the es and since my method is based off of a 30 minute chart instead of 5 minute being on the right side of the trend is a must!
  2. es is more popular

    that should answer it
  3. good luck with that.


  4. ES is more liquid but NQ is tradable too. Since you're probably only going to trade a few contracts at a time, you can easily trade one or the other without any problems. Just dont' enter into or hold any positions during major FED/economic news releases.
  5. If you are a beginning trader, either one will relieve you of your capital equally quickly. If you are an experienced trader, either one is a great way to make money. I am guessing you are the former, but I'm wrong alot. :p

    ES is more liquid, so a better way to lose. Also more prone to manipulation and stop runs, but I'm sure NQ has the same issue. I trade ES exclusively.

    You may also want to look into the Mini Russell, less active and more trendy from what I have seen.