The Dos and Don'ts of Scalping Futures

Jun 10, 2022

By The Small Exchange

Overview

New highs in interest rates and USD have Frank talking dos and don'ts of scalping futures - sizing, scaling vs taking losses, and diversification.

Some of the most important decisions around scalping futures occur before the trade is entered. Experienced trader Frank covers sizing positions, when to scale in further or cut losses, and how to diversify across multiple markets in the tastyworks platform. He compares products like E-mini Nasdaq and Micro Nasdaq futures to Small Exchange futures to find what product might work for you, and then he dives into Small 2YR Yield (S2Y) futures to show an example of scaling into a position versus taking a loss.

Take Frank's guided tour of a futures trading platform to see how you might scalp the next big data release with appropriate size and a high probability of success.

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