I currently trade 8000 shares of QQQ on Island once or twice a day. I hold for up to 90 minutes, often shorter, but never longer than this, regardless of my profit or loss to that point. I am fairly satisfied with QQQ on Island and have made money but am always looking to improve my results. My broker JRP Capital has started offering Emini trading and I am considering trading the Nasdaq Emini instead of QQQ. I have NEVER traded any type of futures before. I am looking for some advice an answers before I even attempt to make a switch. Any advice experienced traders can provide is welcome. I have several specific questions: 1. Would it be "cheaper" for me to trade the Emini instead of QQQ? In terms of lower brokerage costs? Lower spreads if I constantly decide to hit the bid/offer? (note - JPR offers round trips for $10, I know that is high, and am willing to switch to another broker if necessary in the future) 2. Would I find more liquidity trading the Emini? I currently have little problem trading 8000 QQQ efficiently before 10:30 AM on Island in the morning, but find its often difficult to trade 8000 shares late in the day without overpaying for them if hitting the bid/offer. And I plan to trade even larger blocks of shares in the future. More liquidity would be better. Am I going to find it with the Emini? 3. Am I going to be more confused trading futures? I realize there is going to be a learning curve that will take time. But I often wish the QQQ market moved a bit slower, prices move faster than I can type sometimes. Am I going to find futures prices swing even more rapidly, or does the speed of the price movement trading the Nasdaq Emini feel about the same as trading QQQ on Island? 4. Is there any advantage to trading the regular Nasdaq contract versus the Emini? My 8000 QQQ shares per trade equate to $300,000+ at current pricing. I could trade either 10 Emini contracts or 2 regular Nasdaq contracts. But everyone seems to love these Emini's. Why would I want to trade 10 Emini's versus 2 regular contracts? 5. Will I experience the same percentage move results over time? For example, if I buy both QQQ and the Emini at 10 AM and sell at 11 AM for 10 days in a row, will the sum of my 10 percentage moves in those 2 instruments basically be the same? I realize there might be a difference due to different brokerage costs, but I am talking about the percentage move results BEFORE taking into account brokerage costs. Because I am looking to get basically the same percentage moves with the Emini as I do with QQQ. Can I expect that to be the case? Thanks for any answers and/or additional advice.