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Gold Futures Roll Date – February 2021

By | January 25, 2021

Friday, January 29th marks the first notice for the February 2021 Gold Futures contract. GC Traders can roll to the succeeding contract before the open on Tuesday, January 26th. Read More

Natural Gas Futures Roll Date – February 2021

By | January 21, 2021

The last trade date for the February 2021 Natural Gas futures contracts falls on Wednesday, January 27th. Active NG traders can roll to the March 2021 contract as early as Friday, January 22nd, before the open. Read More

Visualize the Order Book with Market Depth Map

By | January 19, 2021

NinjaTrader’s Order Flow + Market Depth Map helps traders detect supply & demand levels by plotting order book data directly on the chart. Through a chronological display of market depth behind price bars, order flow traders can watch the limit order book unfold in real time highlighting significant price levels such as support and resistance.Read More

Holiday Reminder – Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2021

By | January 15, 2021

Monday, January 18th is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Trading times for many products will change in observance of the holiday. For details, please visit the CME Group Holiday Calendar. Read More

Crude Oil Roll Date – February 2021

By | January 14, 2021

Wednesday, January 20th marks the Last Trade Date for the February 2021 Crude Oil Futures Contract. Active CL traders can roll to the March 2021 contract as early as Friday, January 15th, before the open. Read More

5 Reasons to Trade Nasdaq Futures

By | January 13, 2021

E-mini Nasdaq (NQ) and Micro E-mini Nasdaq (MNQ) futures from the CME Group provide 2 of the most efficient and cost-effective ways to speculate the Nasdaq-100 index. Both contracts offer traders exposure to the top 100 American technology companies traded on the exchange.Read More

Explaining Cash & Physical Settlements in Futures

By | January 11, 2021

An important aspect to consider when trading futures is whether the contract traded is cash or physically settled. All futures contracts have a set lifetime before they expire and are either cash-settled or physically delivered at expiration.

It is important to understand the difference since there are important implications based on how a futures contract ends.Read More

How Will Weak Employment Numbers Impact Markets?

By | January 7, 2021

Despite expectations for 50,000 jobs to be added last month, the ADP reported a loss of 123,000 jobs in their December report. The labor market has been showing signs of weakening for a few months now as Covid-19 case numbers remain high. As long as this pandemic rages on and vaccination rollout remains slow, the economy will continue to struggle.Read More

Risk Management Tips for Futures Traders

By | January 5, 2021

Managing risk is a critical component of being an effective futures trader. First and foremost, since trading futures and other financial vehicles is inherently risky, only risk capital should be used for futures trading.Read More

Holiday Reminder – New Year’s Day 2021

By | December 31, 2020

Friday, January 1st, 2021 is New Year’s Day. Trading times for many products will change in observance of the holiday, from December 31st, 2020 through January 4, 2021. For details, please visit the CME Group Holiday Calendar. Read More