Rut 2000 or RLM4

Discussion in 'Trading' started by tubytrader, May 20, 2004.

  1. Has anyone been tracking the Russell 2000 lately. I've been trading it recently and had good and bad days(liquidity). It seems technically oriented but seems difficult to execute.
    Why I'm asking if you look at the three different charts ($RUT, IWM, RLM4), it seems to tell be very differnt outcomes. Anyone have a perspective?
  2. Well, of the indexes you mention, 1 is the cash index, 1 is the popular etf, the other is the futures contract.

    What exactly is your point?

  3. I have been using the $RUT. But even if you take a glimpse at the other charts then the patterns are different..index arb, stock execution, etc.. Which would you rely upon?
  4. Exactly *how* are you "using" $RUT?
    You mentioned liquidity, how does it affect your trades?

  5. Using the $rut to identify patterns and run ta systems. I know the cash will lag compared to futures. Would you think the IWM would be a better hedge?
  6. What are you trying to hedge against?

    Are you asking if it's better to trade IWM or the futures?
    They're practically identical.

    If you're seing moves in $RUT that do not correspond in IWM/MR04, then you're chasing a rainbow.

    What timeframe are you using in your "ta systems"?