Russell 2000 Futures | Your Guide to Trading Small Cap Futures


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Russell 2000 Futures

Traditional investors often assume small-capitalization companies outperform during growth periods and risk-on environments.

Yet, for most of the last decade, the Russell 2000, the broadest small-cap index, underperformed other major indexes such as the S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100. In fact, Nasdaq technology stocks were some of the most popular and best performing over the last decade, and since markets bottomed in 2020.

That started to change in 2022.

Year-to-date, the Russell 2000 is down a bit more than 10% while the Nasdaq 100 is down nearly 12%. The S&P 500 performed better, only down 6.5% in 2022, buoyed by

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How To Trade Micro Futures In Different Market Conditions


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How to Trade Micro Futures


Micro E-mini futures allow traders and investors to easily “fractionalize” their positions. Smaller contract sizes can allow traders to participate in markets that were previously inaccessible due to their capital requirements. Liquidity remains an important factor when trading micro futures contracts.

Micro E-mini futures opened up an immense world of possibilities for small to medium-size traders.

If your trading account is relatively “smallish,” you can now trade markets that, at one point, were inaccessible to you either due to high margin

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Immediate Benefits Futures Traders Can Take From Watching The Market Open


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What Futures Traders Can Learn From the Market Open (2)

While the futures market is virtually open 24 hours/6 days a week…

…most people consider the start of market trading to be [9:30] AM EDT, when the NYSE and Nasdaq stock exchanges begin trading.

The first hour of the trading day can often be the most volatile, information rich, and telling of the day. That’s why it’s so important futures traders pay attention to it

There are three immediate benefits futures traders can take from

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How to Use Futures to Hedge Against Inflation and a Declining Dollar


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How to use futures to hedge against inflation

These days, inflation is on everyone’s mind, and rightfully so.

In the U.S., Consumer Price Index (CPI) readings haven’t been this high in 40 years.

You see, the purchasing power of the dollar weakens when gas prices at the pumps rise and food prices at the grocery store go up. If it gets out of hand, inflation has the potential to destroy an economy.

That’s why the Federal Reserve Bank has a dual mandate to manage inflation and price

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Trading Consistency | 3 Things to Consider in Your Futures Trading Approach


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How to Stay Consistent With Your Futures Trading Approach

As with every successful endeavor, consistency in effort, practice, and continual improvement counts. But it goes without saying that success through consistency depends a great deal on whether you’re consistent with the right things.

Consistent bad habits or flawed methods can only cause you to unwittingly dig a ditch out of which you may not be able to get yourself out so easily.

When trading futures, where financial leverage is high and the risks can reach far

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