5 Ways to Day Trade the Stock Market

Jul 12, 2022

By The Small Exchange

Overview

Day trading has become one of the most popular strategies in the stock market, but you can get lost before you even start if you don't have the right product. Jermal and Frank use a simple contrarian strategy as the backdrop for testing 5 different ways to day trade. The guys highlight the problems with day trading shares of stock or ETFs before landing at futures and futures options.

While the E-mini S&P 500 (ES) futures are a classic, popular product, they can be too big for the everyday trader who isn't prepared for a +/-$3,500 move per day. Check out some smaller ways to day trade stocks using Micro and Small futures from Jermal and Frank.

Contents

0:05 5 Ways to Day Trade the Stock Market

0:20 Day Trading is Usually in Some Way a Function of Standard Deviation

1:55 SPY can be Costly and Subject to the Pattern Day Trading Rule

3:05 ES is Cheaper but can Move $1,000s in a Day

3:45 MES is Smaller, but Might not be Small Enough

4:55 Small Equities 400 (SMES) is Small, Standard and Simple

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