Deciding to go Long, Short … or Both

By Elaine Kub Making money’s easy when a market is rocketing skyward with consistent and appreciable gains. Or at least, it always seems like it was easy when you look back on it. And if your trading program is prepared to short sell financial instruments, making money can be just as easy when a market … Read more

Index Arbitrage

The simultaneous purchase (sale) of stock index futures and the sale (purchase) of some or all of the component stocks that make up the particular stock index to profit from sufficiently large intermarket spreads between the futures contract and the index itself. Also see: Arbitrage, Program Trading