When to Buy Futures | How to Do Futures

Apr 29, 2021

By Frank Kaberna


Are you interested in buying stocks, commodities, or both, but don't know if you have the right product and timing? Futures can give access to trading strategies not allowed in stocks and options due to pattern day trading rules, and the Smalls do so in a size that fits the everyday trader. Learn different ways to analyze when the best time might be to buy a futures contract in our seminar on Buying Futures, part of our How to Do Futures video series. Frank presents the strategy behind buying futures using product context and advanced statistics!


2:25 What's on the Agenda?

3:30 Comparing Products

4:25 Cash or Physical Assets?

6:05 Popular ETFs

7:10 Using Futures

9:40 Capital Requirements

11:45 Price Extremes

13:20 Historical Averages

15:15 Volatile Moves & Opportunities

16:05 Trading Standard Deviations

17:20 Relative Value

17:50 NOB Spread

19:25 Timing Your Trade

20:35 Unrealistic Expectations

22:50 Working Orders

23:50 Price Averaging

25:45 Using the Smalls

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