On today’s segment of Trading Futures in Your IRA, Pete and James discuss how we maintain size through synthetic positions in /ES. Traders of all account sizes should look to trade the S&P 500 Index because of its efficiency and liquidity. Between the future, the index, and the ETF there is a product for everyone.
We typically discuss downsizing futures trades to make them compatible with an IRA account. By utilizing SPX options, options traders gain the notional exposure of 2 /ES futures contracts.