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Trend following futures with 10k?

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Fenchurch View Post
That is really good info @grausch thank you (I am new here).

When I started I traded e-micros, MGC & M6E primarily but gold is quite volatile. It was good for getting in on fundamental world news events - fear index etc.

It is a shame the ES micro has been spoken about a lot but never arrives. Perhaps there is a somewhat correlated micro contract proxy for it friendly to trend following?

Fenchurch

You're welcome. Not sure if you wish to trade a trend-following methodology as the OP.

If you want to trade a trend-following methodology with futures and a small account, I would avoid forex and the index futures. Commodities that can do big runs are what you need. Look at what silver did a couple of years ago.

Unfortunately identifying the big movers in advance is not that easy. One way could be to look for commodities that have been going sideways for a long time, have had very little volume for a long time, suddenly sees a volume spike and then starts moving up. Catch one of those in a multi-week / month trend and you will sit with a decent winner if you manage to exit at the right time.

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