My decisions when trading futures are based on following the smart money. They simply have more brain resources, more insights, and more money than I do.
I also invest in equities when they present good risk/reward opportunities. Ben Graham fan.
I have been a full time equity/options/futures trader for 11 years, recently switching from prop to backing myself. I began my career and earned my brokerage licenses at Charles Schwab & Co in Denver after CU Boulder, current CFA candidate.
Can I make a living at this? Now learning options, hopefully better for capital leverage. Using short term Deep ITM Options now. Long term ATM. A fan of SPY, IWM, VXX, AAPL, GILD. I watch macro data, events while using techical charting for signals.
Profits are the byproduct of a finely tuned strategy and a firm understanding of the psyche.
I trade all futures instruments. Nothing to sell. Not a teacher. Just a trader. I love to help out where I can though. hotstockmarket.com