How To Start Trading Eminis

By Chris on 2013-08-26 in E-mini Trading (0) Comments

How to start trading E-minis

I'll list out the steps first then we'll discuss a little bit.
#1 Find a broker if you don't have one.
#2 Your charts
#3 Make the trade

#1 Find a broker if you don't have one.

Let me start out by saying I have no affiliation with any of these corporations thus you will not receive any discount. Also important to note is that I also do not receive any referral payment if you sign up. I am simply letting you know my preferences and I am by no means diminishing the value of other brokers or charting packages.

Now back to the business at hand.

Emini Futures Broker

I have used Infinity Futures and Amp futures . My opinions are no doubt different and come a little bit from feel. With Infinity Futures I find myself feeling a bit more comfortable with my money being there. It really doesn't have that "we will take anyone" feel and in my opinion a strictly business kind of place. Something I may be looking to head back to as I've made a switch to Amp Futures so that I can trade off of my chart with Ninja Trader. Before I would do all of my charting off of Ninja Trader and have my DOM for Infinity up and running. It made more sense to be able to trade and visually see where I was placing my stop as well as adjustments.

When I deal with Amp Futures now I really have no complaints and all questions have been answered when I needed them. They just don't have that certain mystique that Infinity Futures has for me. Like I said this is all my personal opinion and could easily be who I happen to be paired up with. With that said know that I will be with Amp Futures for the foreseeable future, but will eventually end back with Infinity.

I may even split once I do a little bit more digging into how correlated the two actually are. This became a thought that came from the issue that came to light with MF Global that will leave anyone a bit uneasy.

With that I say either one is an excellent choice. Though I can't get you any discount both have been great with commissions structure. Don't be scared to ask them about what you can do and I'm sure they will be willing to help.

#2 Your Trading Charts

We touched on it a bit before so we know that my preference is to be able to place trades from my chart. I'm sure there are others, but the only one that I know of is Ninja trader that allows this. You'll have to pay for Ninja trader and you cant be trading the demo platform to do on chart trading.

That brings me to my next point. If you really wanted to use Ninja trader you can do this for free by signing up for a demo. Like I said I don't have a link for you to get any deals, but if you want to download the free version you can do a google search for "amp futures demo" or something to that effect.

There are a ton of things you can do with Ninja trader if you know how to code so this may be your best option in my opinion. Infinity has a charting package that I have hardly used so I can't say much about that.

I use think or swim from time to time to get a different feel and look for myself which I feel is important sometimes. So if you can find another free charting package to at least give you another look go for it. I have an account with Ameritrade so I get Think or Swim for free and Im not sure if this is in fact available for free or not.

#3 Make the trade

Now all you have to do is set your charts up the way you want them and begin to trade.

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