Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Russell mini Futures Contract Specifications; tick value, margin requirements, round term commissions

Symbol: TF (ICE)
Tick Value: .10
Cost/Tick: $10.00 usd
Margin: $500 usd/contract

Benefits: a scalpers market, predictable patterns & good volume
Drawbacks: goes sideways with the ES, low volume means tough entry confirmation
Best Time to Trade: 930 – 1230pm & 3:30pm – 400pm EST
Favorite Pattern: Failures, Strength, Traps & Pullbacks

The Russell is known as the day traders market, and for good reason.

Once a member of the e-mini family on the CBOT, this is now traded electronically on ICE and it still has consistent volume, lots of great patterns, and consistency in our daily trading results.

One of the best things about the Russell is that you can trade this on any timeframe. Use our scalping method on a 4-range chart and grab ticks out of the market all day long, or look for swing trades on the 34-range charts for much longer trades and much larger profits.

Many traders that like the e-mini es will find that the Russell is a much more active market, and gives you a lot more patterns and trading opportunities than other stock index futures markets.

Click here for Russell Futures Contract Specifications on the Exchange Website


  1. I found out the Russell stays closed until 8pm EST for the electronic session.

    Beware getting caught in trades on the Russell, its not an e-mini :)

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