The E-mini S&P has plenty of volume and volatility to make big money every day. Just 4 tics or one point is equal to $50 in profit per contract, trade as many contracts as you would like. The S&P 500 is an index comprised of 500 stocks, this makes it less susceptible to single stock manipulation and much easier to predict. These characteristics make it easy to trade and attractive for the active day trader. Its no wonder, when it comes to day trading, the E-mini S&P 500 contract is the most widely used financial vehicle.