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Day trading futures using options rather than stop loss orders

Futures day traders can place stop loss orders for risk management, or they can buy options to limit risk. In this class, commodity broker, Carley Garner, guides trades through the process of hedging futures contracts with options.



Talking points:

  1. Three ways to speculate as a futures day trader
  2. Buying call and put options to protect futures contract positions
  3. Weekly options on the e-mini S&P 500 futures
  4. Trade futures with Jigsaw Trading and the Zaner360
  5. Risk management for futures day traders
  6. Advantages and disadvantages of stop loss orders
  7. Understanding day trading margin
  8. The truth about futures trading commissions



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