So index futures move every day in different fashion and how is the movement determined ? I mean how does one figure out as to which way the wind is blowing - I have often noticed that on most days and most times as soon as the S&P500 index moves down HVU seems to move a little higher - on occasions during the past 2 weeks when the S&P500 index had faltered severely HVU was even higher and even today earlier on as the S&P500 index was making its up and downs even by a few points it was reflecting in HVU but like you said it may just be an illusion to me - however what I need to know is that how does one keep up with the changing index futures and can they be monitored in real time and even if they can be how does one gauge any possible wild swings