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Is it worth tracking the ES and NQ? or CL?
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Is it worth tracking the ES and NQ? or CL?

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For NQ, the top 5 stocks by weight are Apple, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, and Facebook. Those 5 make up about 50% of the index itself. Something to keep in mind if you're trading NQ. It's also pretty thin and moves quick. CL is a very liquid market, it doesn't move like crazy like it used to in the early 2000's. NQ is the new CL.

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As far as futures, all three of those markets CL, NQ, and ES are pretty liquid. There are far worse markets to trade when it comes to liquidity.

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Except the NQ actually moves and gets the move over with one way or another instead of inch-worming along.

I grabbed $300 on the NQ today in a see it trade it moment in ~53 minutes. The trade never went more than $90 against me and this was at the slowest part of the trading day.


53 minutes for 15 pts is very slow on the NQ, be ready for things to pick back up again here soon


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53 minutes for 15 pts is very slow on the NQ, be ready for things to pick back up again here soon


Ya, it was the crap part of the day. The open till 9 am is much better.

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