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5 Tips to Help New Futures Traders Get Started

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

Pinpoint When a Trend Will “Stop and Reverse”

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

How to Manage Trading Around Political Events with Unexpected Results

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

NinjaTrader 8 ATM Strategy Enhancements

Advanced Trade Management, aka ATM Strategies, are a cornerstone of NinjaTrader’s robust suite of futures and forex trading tools. While NinjaTrader 8 boasts over 500 user driven enhancements, ATM Strategy users will feel right at home, as the backbone of the semi-automated trading interface remains intact!

However, NinjaTrader 8 hosts notable improvements to ATM Strategies, implemented based on feedback from the NinjaTrader Community. Read More