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Natural Gas Trader Alert Roll Date Notification

By | June 26, 2017

The July contract for Natural Gas futures will expire on Wednesday, June 28th. Traders can roll to the August contract as early as Monday, June 26th. Read More

5 Tips to Help New Futures Traders Get Started

By | June 22, 2017

1. Define Your Goals

Creating actionable goals as a new futures trader will help lay the foundation for what you intend to achieve. This may seem simple – ‘I want to be profitable’ – but adding some additional specifics will provide a framework and perspective to help guide your trading. Read More

Oil Price Steady as API Reports US Inventory Reduction

By | June 21, 2017

After trading at its lowest levels since September 2016, Crude Oil Futures appears to have steadied around $43 ahead of the Energy Information Administration’s weekly crude oil inventories report. Read More

Pinpoint When a Trend Will “Stop and Reverse”

By | June 20, 2017

Introduced in 1978 by one of the pioneers of technical analysis, Wells Wilder, the Parabolic SAR is an intuitive time and price based trend following indicator. The name of the indicator is derived from parabola’s that form from a series of plotted dots & SAR stands for “Stop and Reverse”…which is exactly what it’s designed to do! Read More

Crude Oil Futures Roll Date Notification

By | June 19, 2017

On Tuesday, June 20th, the July Crude Oil Futures contract will expire. Crude Oil Traders can roll to the August contract on Monday, June 19th. Read More

Currency Futures Roll Date Notification

By | June 15, 2017

The last trade date for June Currency Futures is Monday, June 19th. Traders can roll to the September contract before the open on Friday June 16th. Read More

Strong Labor Market Fueling a Likely Rise in Interest Rates

By | June 13, 2017

Fed Chair Janet Yellen is expected to announce a raise in interest rates this week at the conclusion of the Federal Open Market Committee meeting on Wednesday.Read More

How to Manage Trading Around Political Events with Unexpected Results

By | June 12, 2017

Have you ever reacted to political related events when trading futures by suddenly exiting your position? Reacting due to fear could cause you to lose focus and stray from a carefully thought out plan. From Presidential and Congressional elections to laws passing through Congress, political events can affect in seconds what you spent hours thinking out. Avoiding knee-jerk reactions is key to avoiding an unplanned exit from your position or entering a new position.Read More

Futures Risk Management Strategy: ‘Punt’ Before Financial News or Events

By | June 8, 2017

For many new futures traders, protecting their account from substantial drawdowns is a key first step in developing as a trader. One risk management strategy that can help traders accomplish this is called ‘punting’.Read More

Quarterly Roll Date for Equity Index Futures (ES, NQ, YM)

By | June 7, 2017

Friday, June 16th is the Last Trade Date for June Equity Indexes. Traders are eligible to roll to the September Contract as early as Thursday, June 8th. Read More