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 tderrick 
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I'm regrouping to develop a new system while I save up some capital.

Which market would be better for a Sophmore trader to develop in, YM or TF...
or something else perhaps...



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I personally prefer the Russel in longer timeframes and the Dow intraday due itīs liquidity and volatility.
But it depends completely on the kind of system ( timeframe, tradefrequency etc.. ) to advice on a good market.

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If we look at the last three days

Wednesday

Range TF 677.8 -669.5 = 8.3 points -> 83 ticks
Range YM 10806 - 10735 = 71 points -> 71 ticks

Thursday

Range TF 683.8 -667.8 = 16.0 points -> 160 ticks
Range YM -> 10887 -10680 = 227 points -> 227 ticks

Friday so far

Range TF 680.9 - 670.8 = 10.1 points -> 101 ticks or
Range Ym 10807 - 10718 = 89 points -> 89 ticks or

You get about the same number of ticks for your money.

Tick Value

The tick value for YM is USD 5, for TF USD 10. So you would trade half the number of contracts of TF compared to YM. If you trade a small number of contracts, you would have more flexibility with YM.

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It looks as if YM currently runs a little bit smoother. Maybe this is because it is easier for arbs to handle YM than TF.

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 LukeGeniol 
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tderrik, you tolld that already trade YM, it move little more smoothly than TF, and also for your small pocket is better if u stay with it as it is half size value.

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Commision for TF is lower than YM. When you trade one contract it does not mean much but i suppose for a big player it is.

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Commision for TF is lower than YM. When you trade one contract it does not mean much but i suppose for a big player it is.

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As per today regulatory and exchange fees are USD 1.14 per executed contract for all E-Minis (ES, YM, NQ) and for TF.

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