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Holiday Reminder – Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2021

By | January 15, 2021

Monday, January 18th is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Trading times for many products will change in observance of the holiday. For details, please visit the CME Group Holiday Calendar. Read More

Crude Oil Roll Date – February 2021

By | January 14, 2021

Wednesday, January 20th marks the Last Trade Date for the February 2021 Crude Oil Futures Contract. Active CL traders can roll to the March 2021 contract as early as Friday, January 15th, before the open. Read More

5 Reasons to Trade Nasdaq Futures

By | January 13, 2021

E-mini Nasdaq (NQ) and Micro E-mini Nasdaq (MNQ) futures from the CME Group provide 2 of the most efficient and cost-effective ways to speculate the Nasdaq-100 index. Both contracts offer traders exposure to the top 100 American technology companies traded on the exchange.Read More

Explaining Cash & Physical Settlements in Futures

By | January 11, 2021

An important aspect to consider when trading futures is whether the contract traded is cash or physically settled. All futures contracts have a set lifetime before they expire and are either cash-settled or physically delivered at expiration.

It is important to understand the difference since there are important implications based on how a futures contract ends.Read More

How Will Weak Employment Numbers Impact Markets?

By | January 7, 2021

Despite expectations for 50,000 jobs to be added last month, the ADP reported a loss of 123,000 jobs in their December report. The labor market has been showing signs of weakening for a few months now as Covid-19 case numbers remain high. As long as this pandemic rages on and vaccination rollout remains slow, the economy will continue to struggle.Read More

Risk Management Tips for Futures Traders

By | January 5, 2021

Managing risk is a critical component of being an effective futures trader. First and foremost, since trading futures and other financial vehicles is inherently risky, only risk capital should be used for futures trading.Read More

Holiday Reminder – New Year’s Day 2021

By | December 31, 2020

Friday, January 1st, 2021 is New Year’s Day. Trading times for many products will change in observance of the holiday, from December 31st, 2020 through January 4, 2021. For details, please visit the CME Group Holiday Calendar. Read More

What is Futures Rollover?

By | December 30, 2020

The concept of rollover is unique to the futures market. Since futures contracts trade for a specific amount of time before they expire, understanding futures rollover and when to shift to a later contract is crucial for futures traders.Read More

Identify Buying & Selling Activity with Trade Detector

By | December 29, 2020

NinjaTrader’s Order Flow + Trade Detector indicates when and at what price large trading volume occurs helping traders identify market opportunities. By viewing markers indicating where substantial volume has occurred, traders can gauge potential support & resistance areas and fine-tune entries & exits.Read More

Holiday Reminder – Christmas 2020

By | December 23, 2020

Friday, December 25th is Christmas Day. Trading times for many products will change in observance of the holiday, from December 24th through the 26th. For details, please visit the CME Group Holiday Calendar.

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