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S&P 500 Futures See 2nd Highest Weekly Close Ever

By | August 10, 2020

E-mini & Micro E-mini S&P 500 futures ended last week at the 2nd highest weekly closing price in history. All 3 major US stock indexes saw remarkable gains last week with the Dow rising a whopping 3.8% and the Nasdaq and S&P seeing 2.5% increases.Read More

July Hiring Impacted by Virus Resurgence: Jobs Report Preview

By | August 6, 2020

All indications suggest the economic growth seen in May and July took a big hit in July amid a resurgence of Covid-19 cases. Payroll provider ADP had projected the addition of more than 1 million jobs in July, while in reality only 167,000 new positions were added. One positive note in their report was a significant revision to the June numbers, which now shows job growth over 4M compared to the 2.3M first reported.

The consensus for the non-farm payrolls report tomorrow is currently 2M new jobs with a range of 350K to 2.5M. However, with so much uncertainty in the air, a single estimate might not tell the whole story. Additionally, with such a wide consensus range, this report could have vastly different implications depending on the final number.
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Create Custom Alerts to Identify Trade Opportunities

By | August 4, 2020

NinjaTrader’s advanced alerting capabilities make it fast and easy to track market moves and trading opportunities. Whether you want to automate trades or receive a notification when price crosses a critical threshold, NinjaTrader’s versatile alerting system can be tailored to your market methodology.Read More

Trade Micro Futures Commission-Free in September!

By | August 3, 2020

Open a new futures brokerage account by August 31st with a NinjaTrader Lifetime license & receive:

  • Commission-Free Micro trading in September
  • $50 margins on Micros
  • Access to the most powerful version of NinjaTrader
  • Free platform upgrades for life!

Simply open & fund your new account in August with as little as $400 & purchase a Lifetime license. You will then receive a rebate for commissions on all Micro futures trades placed from September 1st – September 30th.*Read More

Use the FX Board for One-Click Forex Order Placement

By | July 30, 2020

NinjaTrader’s FX Board provides a fast and intuitive tool to monitor and trade your favorite forex markets. Use this dynamic interface to quickly submit and view orders while tracking other currency pairs for market moves and trading opportunities.Read More

Fed Remains Ready to Step In: FOMC Preview

By | July 28, 2020

In terms of a market impact, expectations are low for the outcome of the Federal Open Market Committee’s meeting tomorrow. Economists expect the Fed to continue with their supportive language of the markets while reminding investors they are prepared to step in if markets turn bearish again.

While Congress continues to deliberate details of the next stimulus package, the Fed may enjoy a relatively calm meeting. They will almost certainly leave the Fed Funds rate at the 0-.25% level for the foreseeable future and issue a cautious statement to avoid making headlines. Considering the past 4 or 5 months have been a learning experience for everyone, it is noteworthy to mention that the Fed did accomplish their goal of a V-shaped recovery in the markets.Read More

Gold Futures Roll Date – August 2020

By | July 27, 2020

Friday, July 31st marks the first notice for the August Gold Futures Contract. GC Traders can roll to the succeeding contract before the open on Tuesday, July 28th. Read More

Natural Gas Roll Date – August 2020

By | July 23, 2020

Wednesday, July 29th marks the Last Trade Date for the August 2020 Natural Gas futures contract. Active NG traders can roll to the September 2020 contract as early as Friday, July 24th, before the open. Read More

Why Day Trade Futures Over Stocks?

By | July 20, 2020

The popularity of futures trading continues to grow driven by products such as Micro E-minis which allow traders to participate in the same markets as Wall Street at a fraction of the cost. When it comes to day trading specifically, futures markets offer several considerable advantages over trading individual stocks.Read More

Track Institutional Trading with New COT Indicator

By | July 16, 2020

The Commitments of Traders (COT) indicator recently added to NinjaTrader 8 displays institutional holdings in US futures markets directly on a chart. This powerful analysis tool provides insight into what other market participants are up to, helping traders determine market sentiment and trend strength.Read More