Why do most trading gurus, such as Larry Williams, make money off futures? Is it because of the leverage, or volume? Some stocks and most indexes have volume too. I constantly make money money in stock long. I know why I don't short, trade options, futures, forex. 1 short: too risky. i would rather hold cash when there is no long i can find. And since I never had enough money to long, I will not touch short. 2 option: penny stocks seem better 3 future: too many eyes are on the same thing. too many are better than me. i can only win, when competitors are weaker. 4 forex: too busy within doing what i am good at. no time to touch forex. What do you trade? Why do you trade that vs the others?