requirements to day trade futures

Discussion in 'Trading' started by Sakaba, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. Sakaba

    Sakaba

    Are the equity requirements of a $25k account the same as they would be for a stock day trader?
     
  2. No
     
  3. 1) It depends. Higher-quality firms will want more money in order for you to get the lowest commission rates and access to the best technology.
    2) Less desirable firms will take less money, cut back your leverage and not offer any perks. :cool:
     
  4. You can start with 5k at a ton of firms
     
  5. oraclewizard77

    oraclewizard77 Moderator

    Balls of steel, blood of ice, heart of a lion.
     
  6. lpchad

    lpchad

    and promptly pad my account with your losses for what is just a "Quick Scalp" in the ES for me.
     
  7. what are some of the firms that people are using?
     
  8. lpchad

    lpchad

    Advantage Futures
     
  9. global futures--NO MINIMUMS and $500/day trade emini margins-on multiple platforms

    none finer!

    surf
     
  10. http://www.infinityfutures.com/

    Awesome customer service with low account requirements and fees.

    Somehow, they are also teamed up with the CME and offer tons of excellent and free educational webinars.

    Well worth looking into just for the webinars even if you don't trade thru them.

    Steve
     
    #10     Mar 31, 2009