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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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