what kind of volume can you day trade futures at?

Discussion in 'Financial Futures' started by chipmunk, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. Hi,

    Just to give me an idea what kind of volume can you easily day trade futures at?

  2. wrbtrader


    You didn't mentioned which particular "financial futures" trading instrument you're talking about. Also, you didn't give an example of "easily" meaning to you and you didn't mention what time of the day you plan on trading.

    Therefore, its best that you just pull up a chart of whatever it is that you're trading, document where your trade signals will typically appear, document the times & sales info at the time of your trade signals to determine if whatever position size you're using is small, average or large in comparison to the info you see in the times & sales info.

    Next, assuming your broker has a good simulator...start trading via the position size you will be doing via real money. Its during this time you can further your understanding of the liquidity of your trading instrument when your trade signals appear prior to any real money trading.