At Active Day Trader we don’t see how anything is “cheap” or “expensive” on it’s own. A core part of our strategy is identifying relationships and correlations, then finding the best way to express our opinion through hedged positions in the form of pairs or spreads.
We recognize the reluctance that many face when learning to trade futures; the margin requirements can be substantial, so we want to let you in on a secret!
If you aren’t executing these simple strategies with the correct broker, you may be lead to believe there is a reason to pay for extinct indicators to experiment with “directional bias” or just give-in overpriced margin holds that tie up your precious trading capital.
Today, I spoke with Patrick from Infinity Futures, a Chicago-based boutique brokerage firm that truly supports clients around the globe.
Patrick helps me get a better understanding on topics like:
>> Margin requirements and Exchange Recognized Spreads
>> Why your 1:1 pair shouldn’t tie up $10K
>> Risk, obligations and the intelligent way to trade futures
>> The seemingly endless cycle of retail education
>> Why support is so important
00:30 Risk, leverage and mathematics
03:00 Guaranteed Margin
03:40 Infinity Futures; A quick history
04:45 End-of-day margin hunting: Exchange Recognized Spreads
05:15 Bond:Ultra Bond - $10,000 or $1500?
07:30 SPAN, SCM and the lowest margin requirement
09:18 You don’t have to speculate on direction
11:20 “An underused strategy”
13:25 SPAN Calculators - An intelligent freebie
15:30 Risk, obligations and respect
18:15 A sucker’s play: Is your capital tied up?
21:00 Is the new iPhone expensive?
23:00 The importance of retail education, Jim Cramer and BIG changes
27:00 Don’t fall into the cycle, keep it simple
30:30 The market will change. Does your indicator?
31:40 A ratio set indicator - the longest correlated relationship?
33:00 Everyone needs support
36:00 The UK, Australia and Singapore
38:00 Liquidity and orderbook issues
40:30 Bonds: You MUST know the yield curve
42:20 Free Stuff!
42:50 Vetting Process and parallel beliefs
45:45 Ask us your questions!
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