Favorite Instruments - Traders Hideout | futures io social day trading
futures io futures trading

Favorite Instruments
Updated: Views / Replies:2,738 / 3
Created: by tderrick Attachments:0

Welcome to futures io.

(If you already have an account, login at the top of the page)

futures io is the largest futures trading community on the planet, with over 100,000 members. At futures io, our goal has always been and always will be to create a friendly, positive, forward-thinking community where members can openly share and discuss everything the world of trading has to offer. The community is one of the friendliest you will find on any subject, with members going out of their way to help others. Some of the primary differences between futures io and other trading sites revolve around the standards of our community. Those standards include a code of conduct for our members, as well as extremely high standards that govern which partners we do business with, and which products or services we recommend to our members.

At futures io, our focus is on quality education. No hype, gimmicks, or secret sauce. The truth is: trading is hard. To succeed, you need to surround yourself with the right support system, educational content, and trading mentors Ė all of which you can find on futures io, utilizing our social trading environment.

With futures io, you can find honest trading reviews on brokers, trading rooms, indicator packages, trading strategies, and much more. Our trading review process is highly moderated to ensure that only genuine users are allowed, so you donít need to worry about fake reviews.

We are fundamentally different than most other trading sites:
  • We are here to help. Just let us know what you need.
  • We work extremely hard to keep things positive in our community.
  • We do not tolerate rude behavior, trolling, or vendors advertising in posts.
  • We firmly believe in and encourage sharing. The holy grail is within you, we can help you find it.
  • We expect our members to participate and become a part of the community. Help yourself by helping others.

You'll need to register in order to view the content of the threads and start contributing to our community.  It's free and simple.

-- Big Mike, Site Administrator

Thread Tools Search this Thread

Favorite Instruments

  #1 (permalink)
Elite Member
Nashville, Tennessee
Trading Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Ninja / Jigsaw / 9G
Broker/Data: AMP / CQG
Favorite Futures: NQ, YM and ES
tderrick's Avatar
Posts: 1,589 since Sep 2010
Thanks: 4,260 given, 2,527 received

Favorite Instruments

For my second post, I would like to know what the most popular instruments are.

I have been having success with the YM, but I would like to begin observing a couple of others.

... any suggestions??

All input is greatly appreciated...


Nashville, Tennessee

"Life On The Edge of SR"

Last edited by tderrick; September 24th, 2010 at 05:11 PM. Reason: typo
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)
Quick Summary
Quick Summary Post

Quick Summary is created and edited by users like you... Add FAQ's, Links and other Relevant Information by clicking the edit button in the lower right hand corner of this message.

  #3 (permalink)
Elite Member
Italy (IT)
Trading Experience: Advanced
Platform: ATAS, R|Trader, NT8
Broker/Data: Rithmic
Favorite Futures: CL, Brent, GC, TF
LukeGeniol's Avatar
Posts: 1,501 since Apr 2010
Thanks: 408 given, 978 received

There are a lot of instruments, it depends on your trading style, but if are used to trading YM u can look some other index futures that move in similar way, like NQ and ES, or TF too. If u would like to try something really different with much more volatility try CL. Another good instrument is 6E, good volatility, good volume and less weird than CL. If u like half size value like YM u can also try 6B, really good movement, but less traded so sometime could have fill issue.
Have fun

Take your Pips, go out and Live.
Reply With Quote
The following user says Thank You to LukeGeniol for this post:
  #4 (permalink)
Elite Member
Wodonga Australia
Trading Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NT, MT4
Broker/Data: NT
Favorite Futures: Dax
Linds's Avatar
Posts: 351 since Jul 2010
Thanks: 565 given, 390 received

My choice of instrument is a function of my account size and also the timeframe I choose to trade. I am able to trade YM, NQ and 6B with a maximum stop of about 25 ticks on a single contract to keep my risk under 2% of account. When I have doubled my account I will consider looking at other instruments..but these are plenty for me for the time being.

Reply With Quote
The following user says Thank You to Linds for this post:


futures io > > > Favorite Instruments

Upcoming Webinars and Events (4:30PM ET unless noted)

Journal Challenge $1600 in Prizes & Free Journalytix for all participants!


Trading Resolutions for 2019 - Avoiding Mistakes w/GFF Brokers

Feb 19

3 Excellent Entries, and How To Automate Them w/Kevin Davey

Feb 21

The Driving Force Behind the Market w/Earn2Trade

Mar 5

TBA w/Stage5 & iSystems

Mar 12

TBA w/John Grady @ No BS Day Trading

Mar 19

Day Trading Oil Futures: Reducing Risk & Increasing Profits w/DTN IQFeed

Mar 26

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Favorite websites sharky Off-Topic 28 December 9th, 2012 11:34 PM
Favorite trading videos cunparis Traders Hideout 6 June 29th, 2012 01:41 AM
Favorite Combinations websouth The Elite Circle 189 September 27th, 2011 10:38 PM
My favorite Boudreaux Jokes RM99 Jokes 1 May 19th, 2011 02:24 AM
bevshots.com = Your favorite drink, magnified. Gary Jokes 1 October 2nd, 2009 04:16 PM

6b, 6e, account size, cl, futures, index futures, information, nq, tf, timeframe, trading, volatility, volume

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:32 PM. (this page content is cached, log in for real-time version)

Copyright © 2019 by futures io, s.a., Av Ricardo J. Alfaro, Century Tower, Panama, +507 833-9432 WhatsApp Business, info@futures.io
All information is for educational use only and is not investment advice.
There is a substantial risk of loss in trading commodity futures, stocks, options and foreign exchange products. Past performance is not indicative of future results.
no new posts
Page generated 2019-02-16 in 0.19 seconds with 14 queries on phoenix