There Is Now a Less Risky Way to Participate in the Futures Markets, Even with a Small Account!
There are a plethora of advantages to trading futures contracts relative to stock-market ETFs such as favorable tax treatment, easier tax reporting, around-the-clock market access, ease of shorting the market, and trading on margin without the burden of paying interest charges to a brokerage house. However, there is one large bright pink elephant in the room—leverage and the associated risk (large swings in position profit and loss). The Chicago Mercantile Exchange Group (CME) has recognized the need for a stepping stone for those interested in the convenience of futures trading but not interested in the big risks that come with it. Come find out how the micro E-mini futures contracts might be a more efficient and effective means of speculation than similar stock products such as the SPY and SPX. In this workshop, Carley Garner will answer the following questions: what is a micro E-mini futures contract, how do lower margin and lower risk help retail speculator get involved in futures, what are the advantages of futures relative to stocks, how can the micro E-minis be used for conservative speculation, and how can long-term investors use the micro futures to hedge portfolio risk?