stocks to futures

Discussion in 'Trading' started by shneed, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. shneed


    Just curious if anyone successfully transitioned into trading futures after trading stocks. Plus what are the main differences?

  2. emg


    volatility, volume, regulation, and leverage
  3. No difference, white bar, black bar, green bar, red bar... all the same dude.
  4. rwk


    There are differences. Futures margins (i.e. performance bonds) are much lower, giving newbies enough leverage to go broke a LOT faster. And it is just as easy to sell short as to buy long. Futures accounts have no SIPC insurance.
  5. ocean5


    Is this why they initiated MF Global to diminish competition?Too many smart asses with big accounts?