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Roll Date Notification for March Natural Gas

By | February 21, 2018

Monday, February 26th marks the last trade date for the March Natural Gas contract. Active NG trader can roll to the April contract on or before Thursday, February 22nd. Read More

Bitcoin Futures Market Analysis & FAQ

By | February 20, 2018

Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies have taken the trading world by storm, stealing headlines, continuing to push higher highs and gaining the attention of investors worldwide.

On December 17th, 2017 the Chicago Mercantile Exchange launched Bitcoin Futures on the CME Globex. Since its inception, CME Bitcoin Futures (BTC) have been a volatile market closely resembling its underlying product, Bitcoin.

With over a month of trading data available since its introduction, here are a few key takeaways:Read More

Crude Oil Futures March Contract Roll Date

By | February 15, 2018

The last trade date for the March Crude Oil Futures contract is Tuesday, February 20th. Traders can roll to the April contract as early as Friday, February 16th, before the market open. Read More

Hot CPI Data Strengthens Case for March Rate Hike

By | February 14, 2018

U.S. futures opened lower on Wednesday as investors reacted to the unexpected bump in the Consumer Price Index (CPI).

While the major index futures (ES -white, NQ – blue & YM – yellow) made a swift recovery by mid-morning, the sharp decline at the opening bell reiterated that fears of inflation are top of mind once again. The CPI, released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, rose .5%, beating economists’ expectations of a .3% gain. Read More

Trade 10-Year T-Note Futures with 3 Indicators

By | February 12, 2018

Underlying strength, rate of change and price fluctuation can all be analyzed using technical indicators to identify potential trade signals in the 10-Year T-Note futures contract (ZN).

The following 3 technical indicators are just a few of the indicators that can be used when analyzing futures trading markets:Read More

Tips for Day Trading During High Volatility

By | February 8, 2018

With the recent spike in market volatility, the return of large market swings may become part of a day trader’s norm. Earlier this week, the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX), which is largely used to measure turbulence in the market, surged to levels not seen since 2015. Intraday spreads in the VIX topped nearly 60% and the DOW experienced a record point drop. Read More

DOW Suffers Largest Single Day Point Slump in History

By | February 6, 2018

After suffering the largest point drop in a single day, the markets are likely set for another turbulent trading session. Dow futures saw a 206-point loss at the open after slumping an additional 400 points overnight while the E-mini S&P 500 opened 26.24 points higher followed by the E-mini NASDAQ with a 43-point gain.Read More

Market Retreated & Recovered Amid Recent Selloff

By | February 5, 2018

The global selloff continued on the open Monday after the DOW and S&P 500 both saw their worst days in two years. After the first hour of trading however, markets have rebounded to be flat or positive on the day. Still, they have a long way to go, the DOW in particular, after its 666-point selloff on Friday. Read More

January Jobs Report & a Look Ahead for 2018

By | February 1, 2018

It has been quite the eventful week to round off the first trading month of the year – a market selloff, the first State of the Union address from President Trump, the last FOMC meeting for Janet Yellen and now the first jobs report of 2018. Read More

Despite the Markets – Hawkish Tone Expected from Yellen

By | January 30, 2018

The Federal Open Market Committee kicks off their first meeting of 2018 on Tuesday. While most market participants consider this meeting to be a non-event, the markets are poised for an eventful week. Read More