I've heard this a bunch: "futures is harder than equities" Can someone explain why or why not? I'm at a prop firm for equities and so far its great. But my idea of trading the futures market has been met with some resistence by others. Why do people say this? Why don't people say this? Sometimes it take me an hour to get filled...I have to route orders this way and that...commish is much worse...I have to deal with lots of fake bids and asks...I trade volume stocks that move in 3 cent ranges for hours on end...ect...theres a lot to complain about is my point. What is it about futures thats more difficult? I'm coming from the point of view of someone who is scalping equities to make 1 penny, only in high volume stocks that don't move vs. scalping futures for 1 tick. Why in this case is futures more difficult? Is it easier to sclap for a 1 cent move vs. a 1 tick move? I'm not concerned with whether or not futures is more difficult to swing trade, or scalp for bigger moves...I'm just interested in which is more difficult to scalp for the shortest increment. Even though I haven't traded futures, we could probably assume that charts and general TA isn't as useful in both circumstances. They aren't useless in the trading I do, but they aren't nearly as useful as the tape. Scientist, I think I read somewhere you scalped for a tick. What do you think?