Stock Index Futures Trading is different with Equities or Commodities Trading

 Traders often deploy strategies as position trading or swing trading when they trade stock, forex or commodities. They hold positions over the days or weeks. But this can't apply to the Stock Index Futures Trading.

There is no time to dwell on technical conditions, a day trade opportunity doesn't take shape over the days and weeks. By the time a trend finally makes sense, it is often  about to end. Intraday volatility in the stock indice is far more exaggerated than the daily bar charts of other market. And positioning techniques that using in trading other instruments can't  apply to the highly leveraged stock index futures.

With stock index future contracts, traders must apply the day trading shorter time frames strategy, just scalping techniques. They just simply recognize familiar visual chart patternss to quickly identify the major intraday swing trend or at the very turning points where they begin. No need to rely on fundamental analysis, mathematics or statistics.