What else do you trade besides ES, NQ, YM?

Discussion in 'Trading' started by Maverick1, Mar 24, 2008.

  1. Trying to get a sense of what other liquid/relatively low margin products are out there to try out. What do you trade beyond the NQ or ES/YM/ER on an intraday basis? Anything else besides CL?
    Anyone out there trades a combo of say, ES, EC, CL for ex or any other group?

    TIA for the ideas/suggestions
  2. DennisR


    vix. look at the change in ATM options on any given day.
  3. Lucrum


    ZB and ZN although YM is my personal favorite.
  4. What kind of margins do you need for the ZB and ZN and can you gives us a sense of volatility in these markets? Do they trend intraday, or are they more choppy usually?

    I think probably the best trading vehicle after the equity eminis would be the eurocurrency futures...but maybe someone has a different vote?
  5. nlimit1


    Corn is pretty easy and has intraday swings that are predictable
  6. Lucrum


    Initial performance bond for ZB is $2,430
    and ZN is $1,890.

    For an intra day trend just look at yesterday.
    Most markets cycle through periods of chop/range and trend.

    I have traded the EUR both FX and futures and personally think they are a little tougher not easier to trade but that's just me.
  7. Lucrum


    I've long had an interest in corn and the beans and traded both some last year.
    The recent numerous limit moves caused me to shift back to just equities and bonds and notes.