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Trend following futures with 10k?

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Leeds UK
Trading Experience: Intermediate
Platform: FXTrade
Broker/Data: Interactive Brokers, CapitalSpreads, Oanda
Favorite Futures: GBP/USD
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The 10k you're asking about equates to about $12,500 at the moment.

Personally, I regard this - in skilled hands - as about the absolute minimum to trade one contract of any conventional futures, and that would be just for intraday trades with tight stop-losses. If you know what you're doing, you might cautiously daytrade one contract of ES or CL (or possibly two of NQ, preferably by adding the second contract only to already-winning positions), with $12,500.

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