Hey Vlad, Hiya Jean!Hope ya'll doing good!To tell the truth, I did not think I would last 3 weeks trading futures - always heard how high a risk they are and all the people who lost their @ss trading them and all the other horror stories. I may not last 3 more weeks but I could not stand putting so much at risk for each stock trade to make so little. I mean, to buy 1k shares of $20 stock, without margin, ya put $20k at risk - hoping for it to go fifty cents in your favor, but are lucky if it moves .15 sometimes. With the Futes, its like trading a $1000 per share stock and you basically trade one share (1 contract) looking for moves of 4 - 8 points a few times a day. Each point = $50 so 10 points a day = $500, I like that. GOTTA bail quick when you are wrong or ya get killed tho :-) IMHO, the leverage that comes with futures is great - but can kill ya as fast as trading stocksif you let it.I have zero interest in trading stocks now. Futes is where its at for me. I learned alot DTing stocks and options the past 18 months so hopefully, that will help me in my mission.I will tell ya this much, the level of discipline required to DT the futes is unreal - even more unreal is the absolute necessity to maintain that high level for an entire trading day!!!! By the end of the day, I feel as tho I ran a marathon or something.No more wondering if I should buy or sell that upgrade or if the news will gap me the wrong way in the am. Now , I am part of the herd sending these futes up or down.They start trading in about 2 1/2 - 3 hours and I will be watching to trade them for a few points - or more tonight if I see an opportunity.Theres an awefull lot that is really great about trading the futes, sure they can kill ya but IMO, not much worse than anything else out there.
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