EURUSD Forex Trading vs 6E Futures Trading
Without getting too technical on lot sizes for forex and contract sizes for contracts. The fact remains that the Forex EURUSD pair and be traded with the 6E contract.
I personally trade rather than forex as I can trade either the Emini contract 6E. Or, if the risk is too large between entry and stop using our Roller Coaster Indicator suite, I can switch to the micro contracts which are only 1/10th the value of the normal 6E. This versatility allows me to get in more currency trades, than if I were just trading the Forex EURUSD pair.
This chart is an example of our Roller Coaster Indicator Suite for the trading view platform with the 6E contract on the right chart and EURUSD on the left chart. Both 15 minute charts! As you can see the behaviour is very similar.
Concentrating on the right hand chart, the 6E contract, the Stop is approx 1.08500 and Short Entry 1.08200.
So for the main 6E contracts that is 60 ticks Risk and at $6.25 per tick, that’s a Risk of $375 for 1 contract
Now for the Micro contract, that’s only 30 ticks Risk and at $1.3 per tick, that’s a Risk of $39 for 1 contract. ( Micro 6E contracts do not have the half point values like the main 6E contract).
So if $375 is too much Risk, then maybe 3 micro contracts, giving a Risk of $117 would be more suitable for traders.
This is just an example of how versatile trading can be for currencies, instead of just trading Forex. Our Roller Coaster Indicator Suite is very powerful, but sometimes the risk seems a little high when traditional Forex trading and this alternative, using emin and micro contracts, should be worth exploring for serious traders.
This particular trade was a 1:2 winner and I traded 5 Micro Contracts, Risk $195 for a profit of $390, Which isn’t bad for 3 hours in the trade. Yes I could have won twice that with 1 normal emini 6E contract, but the Risk was too high for me as I had 2 other trades on at the same time with Gold and one of the indexes.
I wrote an article on our blog, back in February, discussing the Roller Coaster strategy, Getting in the Groove and Risk management, you may find interesting.