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Bitcoin Futures Trading Strategies & Correlations

By | August 12, 2022

Bitcoin Futures

Bitcoin continues to share the same stage as brand name benchmark markets like the S&P 500 and Crude Oil. Whether you’re a day trader or a position trader, there are a host of available products for anyone who wants to participate in the Bitcoin marketplace. Read More

Central Bank Wars by Monetary Policy

By | August 8, 2022

What does it mean to be a country with “Monetary Sovereignty”? In short, it’s a country that has the power to exercise exclusive legal control over their currency. This equates to having a monopoly over their money supply, like the United States and Japan.Read More

The Advantages to Trading Micro Nasdaq Futures vs. Nasdaq ETF (QQQ)

By | August 4, 2022

Micro Nasdaq futures (MNQ) empower traders to speculate the Nasdaq Index in a contract 1/10th the size of standard E-mini Nasdaq-100 futures (NQ). These futures contracts offer investors both long and short opportunities to trade the Nasdaq and access American stock markets without a large financial commitment or margin requirement. Read More

Micro Ether Futures: Hedge NFTs Using Ethereum Futures

By | August 1, 2022

As the popularity of cryptocurrency trading increases, so have the number of futures crypto product offerings. Micro Ether futures from the CME Group allow traders to go long, but also easily take short positions on this popular cryptocurrency, and with no uptick rule or short-selling restrictions. Read More

FOMC Meeting Day – Rate Hike Possibilities & How the Markets Might React

By | July 27, 2022

Time for traders to take note, again. Will the FOMC actions and following press conference meet positive or negative expectations? Last month’s rate hike of 75 basis points, the most hawkish move since 1994, resulted in strong market volatility and price action across all asset classes. Stock index, treasury and currency futures markets are on the agenda again, as we anticipate the impact of today’s upcoming FOMC action. Read More

How to Rollover a Futures Position Trading Nano Bitcoin Futures

By | July 25, 2022

Every futures contract has a limited lifespan known as an expiration date that requires a trader to either exit their current position or “rollover” their position to a new version of the contract expiring at later date Simply put, “rolling over” a position means taking the same position in a contract with a later expiration date. Based on the market, some futures contracts expire monthly or quarterly. Read More

Impact of EIA Report on Crude Oil Futures

By | July 21, 2022

Prices at the pump are down a bit lately but what’s next? The Energy Information Administration (EIA) publishes a massive number of statistics. The EIA’s weekly inventory report is widely followed by traders and investors, often influencing trading decisions. After the EIA’s most recent report, West Texas Intermediary Light Sweet Crude Oil Futures (CL) and Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (HO) futures are in play. Read More

The Market’s Reaction to the July Consumer Price Index Report

By | July 14, 2022

The most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Price Index (CPI)report is out and if you participate in the markets, you will want to pay attention to this one. The Fed, in line with its efforts to combat inflation and prevent recessions, relies heavily on inflation-related data, including the CPI numbers. The CPI report released on July 13, 2022, cites the highest inflation level in the U.S. in 41 years, and gasoline, food, and shelter prices are leading the way. Read More

How & Why to Watch the Market Open

By | July 12, 2022

The market open can provide pivotal information for traders as they prepare for the trading day ahead. NinjaTrader’s Current Day OHL indicator makes it easy to visualize each day’s open, high, and low as price action develops. This helps traders see how the market is trading and what direction it may go.Read More

What You Need to Know About Inflation, Interest Rates and Treasury Yield Futures

By | July 8, 2022

Global and domestic interest rates are a hot topic in the news. Learn how CME Group Treasury futures offer traders the ability to trade the entire Yield Curve. The liquidity in bonds and notes of various maturities is extensive. Also, the recent adoption of the Ultra Bonds and Ultra Notes provides even more targeted maturities to accommodate trader preferences. Read More