The purpose of this thread is to discuss how a trader would transition from stock trading to futures trading.
Questions such as: what background knowledge is needed, how trading futures differs from trading stocks in terms of strategy, price movement, risk etc.., and any other relevant points of discussion.
I myself am not ready to trade futures. I have purchased the book "Futures Made Simple" by Kel Butcher on the advice of someone and am looking at the FTSE (mainly 3 minute) chart here and there on the odd night. For me, at present, this is merely an interesting aside from my current stock trading education, however I would be interested in trading the FTSE or DAX in the future (pardon the pun) in the evenings after work.
Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.