Trading systems that trade the spread are collectively known as "scalping" trading systems. The traders are known as "scalpers" because they only want a few ticks of profit with each trade. An example of trading the spread would be to place simultaneous limit orders—rather than market orders—to buy at the bid price and sell at the asking price, then wait for both orders to be filled. Spread trading can be a great strategy for trading futures, for both individual and institutional investors alike. In this webinar, Dave Lerman introduces you to all the key concepts you need to know to start including futures spreads in your trading strategies: Most popular futures spreads; Spreads vs. arbitrage to benefit from market Scalping the market is a trading technique in which a trader attempts to profit from short-term price changes intra-day. It tends to work best in a choppy market that is not trending in one direction only. Even if the overall trend of that market is up or down, you can benefit from both directions when you scalp.