Futures For You by Carley Garner
The liquid futures markets seem to be the most efficient and as a result the most difficult to profit from, especially when compared to stocks or options. Do you agree?
It is true that more futures (and options on futures) traders lose money than not. However, the same odds seem to apply to active stock and stock option speculators. I am not referring to stock investors who buy and hold, but those trying to beat the market via aggressive trading strategies.
There are, however, a couple of factors that may make the futures markets a little more difficult to master than equities — leverage and perceived price volatility. It is also these factors that make such markets attractive trading arenas.