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The Downside of Trading Futures

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Very good point montanajtt, scaling and position sizing with a small account is indeed something I have been worrying about.

Scaling in/out is impossible with a small account. Futures just aren't granular enough. If you wish to do this with a small account, then forex trading with OANDA might be your best bet. It can also be pretty difficult to keep risk per trade (as a % of your account) constant with a small account due to the aforementioned granularity and increasing trading size as account size increases is also a more choppy experience.

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