The Benefits of Trading Micro Nasdaq Futures vs. Nasdaq ETFs (QQQ)

Micro Nasdaq (MNQ) futures contracts allow traders to speculate on the Nasdaq index in a contract 1/10th the size of standard E-mini Nasdaq-100 (NQ) futures contracts. These futures contracts provide investors with long and short opportunities to trade the Nasdaq and access US stock markets without significant financial commitment or margin requirements.

Nasdaq ETFs or QQQ is an exchange-traded fund (ETF) that tracks the Nasdaq 100 index. The QQQ ETF can offer investors rewards during bull markets, long-term growth potential, immediate liquidity and lower fees .

Watch NinjaTrader’s Tom Schneider and special guest Anthony Crudele on a recent episode of “Benefits of Futures” as they explore how to align Nasdaq futures with your Nasdaq ETF strategy.

Topics covered include:

  • What is the difference between Nasdaq and QQQ futures trading?
  • Advantages of Trading Nasdaq Micro and E-mini Futures
  • Cycle through charts examining the MNQ with technical indicators including Bollinger Bands, Simple Moving Average, VWAP and Fibonacci Retracement

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