trading a spread between two underlyings

Discussion in 'Options' started by cognitivefun, Apr 18, 2004.

  1. I think the relative gap between smallcap and bigcaps will narrow, fundamentally speaking.

    If I want to trade on that, is there a better strategy than short smallcap index and long bigcap index so as to be delta neutral?

    Thank you!
  2. Pabst


    If you want to do that trade with minimal margin then you can use futures. Buy ES and sell ER2.
  3. ktm


    Does ER2 have options? Even better (margin wise) might be spreads using futures options that are subject to SPAN.