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EURUSD Forex Pair Reaches 11 Month Intraday High

By | July 25, 2017

During intraday trading, The EURUSD Forex Pair touched a 11-month high of 1.1711. As a solid earnings season kicks off, the major U.S. indexes likely helped push the currency pairing to new heights. Today’s economic calendar features the U.S. Home Price Index Report for May as well as the Consumer Confidence Index Report for July. Read More

Natural Gas (NG) Futures Contract Roll Notification

By | July 24, 2017

The August contract for Natural Gas futures will expire on Thursday July 27th. Natural Gas traders can roll to Septembers contract before the open on Tuesday, July 25th. Read More

July Unemployment Claims Take a Nose-Dive

By | July 20, 2017

According the to the Labor Department, U.S. jobless claims dropped by 15K to 233K, vs an estimated 245K, its lowest level since February & tying a nearly 44-year low.Read More

Identify and Measure Futures Market Volatility

By | July 19, 2017

Volatility can be identified by both bullish (up) and bearish (down) extreme price action or fluctuations. Typically, extreme price action occurs when the market is biased towards the value of a financial instrument. This sentiment may result in an imbalanced number of traders selling or buying the financial instrument. Read More

Attention Crude Oil Traders – August Contract Roll Date

By | July 18, 2017

Thursday, July 20th is the last trade date for the August Crude Oil futures contract. CL traders can roll to the September contract before the open on Wednesday, July 19th. Read More

Natural Gas Futures Recover from 2017 Lows

By | July 17, 2017

Natural Gas futures kicked off the week strong as weather forecasts point to a warm remainder of July. With roughly 50% of homes in the U.S. relying on gas to beat the summer heat, weather forecasts can trigger both bullish and bearish runs for the volatile commodity.Read More

Trade Futures Using an Inter-Exchange Spread Strategy

By | July 13, 2017

An inter-exchange futures spread is executed by trading two contracts of similar financial instruments on two different exchanges. Inter-exchange spreads rely on both the differences and similarities of contract attributes. Read More

U.S. Treasury Bond Futures React to Fed Testimony

By | July 12, 2017

Intraday trading on Wednesday saw a Bond market rally based on Fed Chair Janet Yellen’s comments indicating we’re close to the “neutral rate”. During a neutral rate economy, fluctuations in the Fed’s benchmark rate neither bolster nor restrict the economy. Read More

Ignoring the Psychology of Futures Trading Could Spell Disaster

By | July 11, 2017

When a futures trading position starts to move against your original price action premise, it can be tough to resist the urge to exit the position for the flight to safety. A number of emotions are all too common to traders including fear, greed, anger and elation. Read More

June Employment Report Expectations

By | July 6, 2017

With the ADP report set to be released on Thursday, July 6th, there will be consecutive days of jobs data hitting the markets. The Labor Department will release their monthly nonfarm payroll assessment in the morning on Friday, July 7th. Experts are a bit divided this month based on the large expected range or 140k – 200k new jobs. Read More