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E-Mini S&P 500 Index Trading

E-Mini S&P 500 Index Trading Defined and Explained

At one-fifth the size of their standard counterparts, CME E-mini contracts have found an audience among professional and individual investors for tracking the Standard & Poor's 500 Index. The underlying index is the Standard & Poor's (S&P) 500® Index. As the name implies, the S&P 500 consists of 500 companies from a wide range of industries. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index is often considered the benchmark for U.S. equity performance of the most widely held U.S.-based common stocks, chosen by the S&P Index Committee for market size, liquidity, and sector representation. The S&P 500 Index represents 70% of all U.S. traded companies.

E-Mini S&P 500 Index Trading Software

Many if not most investors have opinions when it comes to forecasting market direction. Ask any e-mini trader or general investor what trading tools or types of financial analysis he is using and you're probably going to hear a list of different technologies and methods. However, having the right tool for the job is critical. Trading software can be used to augment an existing approach by supplying an inter-market perspective. The key to an E-mini S&P 500 Index trading system is its ability to forecast moving averages. One of the better E-mini trading software products is VantagePoint trading software that will help “see” what is likely to happen in the S&P 500 market before other traders (using only single-market analysis) catch wind of it.

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