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Dollar Strengthens in Advance of Jackson Hole

By | August 22, 2017

The U.S. Dollar posted gains on Tuesday ahead of this week’s key economic event, the Jackson Hole Economic Symposium, where both Fed Chair Janet Yellen and ECB Chief Mario Draghi are expected to speak. Quantitative Tightening is likely the big topic of discussion as investors look for clues on the direction of interest and currency rates. Read More

Crude Oil September Roll Date

By | August 18, 2017

Tuesday, August 22nd is the last trade date for the September Crude Oil Futures Contract. CL traders can roll to the October contract as early as Monday August 21st.Read More

Futures Market Volatility: What to Look for and How to Measure It

By | August 16, 2017

Highly volatile futures markets can be characterized by dramatic swings in price action and spikes in trading volume. When two indicators of volatility react to unexpected ‘market moving’ news simultaneously, this could potentially mean market sentiment is changing. Read More

Automated Trading: Advantages Vs. Manual Trade Execution

By | August 14, 2017

Automated trading tools allow traders to build their strategy in a computer-based system which will automatically execute trades based on predetermined market conditions. There are many advantages to automating your trades versus manual trade execution including the removal of emotion, time savings, and the potential to trade multiple markets simultaneously. Read More

CBOE Volatility Index Surges to 3 Month High

By | August 10, 2017

The VIX, widely considered the fear gage within the markets, popped over 35% in intraday trading on Thursday, signaling a possible return of volatility as major indexes retreat amid geo-political concerns and gradual monetary policy tightening.Read More

Safe-Haven Demand Regains Footing

By | August 9, 2017

As tensions escalate between North Korea and the United States following President Trump’s threat to unleash “fire and fury” in response to Pyongyang’s remarks on “carefully examining” a strike on Guam, global stock markets reacted in a predictable safe-haven fashion.Read More

Identify Bullish Market Signals With Futures Trading Indicators

By | August 8, 2017

There are a number of ways to indentify bullish markets signals and for many new traders, finding trading indicators they are comfortable with is an important first step. To help you get started, included below is an overview of a a few of these indicatators and charting patterns to look for in your backtesting.Read More

“Read the Tape” with NinjaTrader’s Time & Sales Window

By | August 7, 2017

The Time & Sales (T&S) window provides a detailed view of trading activity for a particular instrument which can be of interest for day traders. It displays real-time data of the current bid/ask, price and volume as well as color coded last traded time, price & size.Read More

July Non-Farm Employment Forecast

By | August 3, 2017

According to ADP, private U.S. companies added 178K new jobs in July, below expectations of 185K. Estimates ranged from 151K to 225K.Read More

Gold Futures Ease on Strong Equities Market

By | August 2, 2017

Yesterday gold topped an 8-week high closing at 1279.4. While still considered in bullish territory as its trading nearly 30 points above its 200 period moving average, Gold is taking a backseat today as traders favor riskier investments. Read More