The pros and cons of trading futures

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The pros and cons of trading futures is the topic of conversation on this video today. Trading futures is what I specialise in and started learning when I was just 18 years old. I, now do believe that futures is one of the best markets to trade. However, I don’t wish to paint a picture of unicorns and rainbows. People do need understand that the as with any market there are both good and bad things that can happen, so let’s get started.

One of the first pros of trading futures I find is that you can get started very easily with very low barriers of entry. You can start an account with just $1000 which is much lower than other marketplaces. There is also a lot less manipulation in the markets, comparted to places like the Forex market. That doesn’t mean to say there is not any manipulation, but it is a lot more of a level playing field.

This is great for beginners as it allows you trade in a regulated market, meaning you have less chance of being stung due to unfair conduct. The E-mini S&P 500 is the highest traded market by professional retail traders. Retail traders are people like you and me, sitting at home trading in front of our computers.

Now, moving on to the cons in our pros and cons of trading futures discussion. With trading futures, it is a little easier to make more money, however with that in mind it means you are able to lose just as much money. Because the leverage is a lot higher, it is a bit riskier if you don’t know what you are doing. There are ways to make sure you are on top of your game, using stop losses, high probability strategies to make sure your winners are bigger than your losers.

These are some quick points on the pros and cons of trading futures, there aren’t a lot of cons as it is easy to get started and it has a more level playing field. However, you need to make sure you have a good strategy and be on top of your game to make sure you don’t get stung in this large market.

If you have any questions or comments please let me know in the comment section below!

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Connor Whitehouse says:

Great video, simple, informative.

Marlon Mcknight says:

Where can you open an account with $1000

arupian666 says:

2:45…. ohhh. I can trade a butterfly on futures ?

Ade Chandra says:

What platform is the best for future trading

MolecularArchitect says:

Song at the end please?

Sulieman s says:

Which simulator would you recommend for practicing day trading?

John Gilmore says:

the best trade is stopping into a trade, risk tiny bits and make lots, if your wrong 60% of the time you still win big

John Gilmore says:

the cons the algos go back to the typical stop, it used to be called herding cats much harder now days with the algos

Robert De La Fuente says:

Love the way you explain everything

David Rodriguez says:

Hello Marcello, I am very new to the traders area (beginner). I have been following your YouTube channel for about a month now. I watch at least 4/5 video everyday and am very impressed on your passion and teaching skills. I find your information content to be helpful. With that being said, I would like to get into trading Stocks/Options and/or Futures. Which of your strategies would be a good fit? Also do you have any academy's in the States USA? Keep up the great job.

Michael Kuznetsov says:

Thanks) dude

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