I have written pretty extensively about things like that on my site, in more than one section of it. Say in the basic educational e-mini section or in the A Word of Advice section that features many articles on trading e-mini futures aimed at the beginner.
I have recently written one more and posted it just today.
Its title "The very basics of e-mini trading for the very beginners" leaves no doubt that it is meant for the newbies to trading e-mini futures, specifically for those interested in day trading these financial vehicles as most people are.
If you are totally new to day trading eminis, this article is a good place to start.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Sunday, March 10, 2013
As far as futures (and e-mini futures) basics go, very few things are as basic as the rollover and expiration days of futures contracts.
That's something that you don't deal with when you trade stocks, but you do if you trade stock options. Contracts, futures or options contracts, do expire and you need to switch (or roll over) to a new contract that will also expire in a few months.
If you don't, there are some consequences that you definitely want to avoid. Most e-mini futures traders these days engage in day trading, which means they close their positions before the end of a daily session, so they are very unlikely to suffer these consequences.