People have different risk styles strategies...I don't look at the computer all the time so I prefer less risky instruments. Let me give u a hint...If u can't sleep at night u most probably play the wrong type of derivative!
haha sleeping patterns are fine but that is actaully an indicator i would use. I'm in futures only because I don't know as much as I'd like to about warrants, still need to get to the STB warrant seminar.
key differences .. instalment low gearing/risk (as a rule, not when busted) an they pay dividends .. warrants, downside capped at 100% but more complicated product .. futures, unlimited risk, higher gearing (which is higher risk) an simplier product ..
Playing futures for short term 20-30% profits. Just love the gearing effect but admit having almost been caught out a few times with unexpected cash depletions and no stopp losses. Recently bought into a few infrastructure shares looking cheap for the longer term.