Micro E-mini equity index futures offer unique advantages over traditional financial products. One distinct benefit of Micro E-minis is the ability to trade around the clock.
Compared to stocks & ETFs which have a regular trading session of only 6.5 hours, futures products trade nearly 24 hours a day, 5 days a week. For equity index traders, this allows for more trading opportunity and the ability to manage positions any time of day.
Pre & Post-Market Trading
Micro E-mini futures allow traders to participate in equity markets both before and after the stock market’s relatively short trading session. For example, day traders who take pre-market Micro E-mini positions can get a jump on the day’s action and be better prepared for what is to come.
Additionally, post-market equity index traders can take advantage of post-session events such as earnings releases and prepare for the market’s reaction the following trading day.
Trading equity index futures basically any time of day, as well as letting your positions work for you outside of normal stock market hours, provides significant convenience for Micro E-mini traders.
Micro E-minis also offer a way to hedge a stock portfolio. For example, a trader fearing a downturn, can take a position overnight hedging his long equity positions by short-selling Micro E-mini futures. This can provide a convenient alternative to liquidating holdings in his stock portfolio.
The nearly 24-hour trading access for Micro E-mini stock index futures attracts participants from around world. International traders regularly participate in the transparent and regulated futures marketplace with trading opportunities each day.
American equity markets are well-established economic barometers of the global economy and have an international following. Traders worldwide speculate the Dow, S&P 500, Nasdaq and Russell indexes daily via Micro E-mini futures.
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