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Natural Gas Roll Date – November 2020

By | October 22, 2020

Wednesday, October 28th marks the Last Trade Date for the November 2020 Natural Gas futures contract. Active NG traders can roll to the December 2020 contract as early as Thursday, October 22nd, before the open. Read More

Understanding Risk in Futures Trading

By | October 21, 2020

Understanding the risks involved in futures trading is important for traders when managing exposure in highly leveraged markets. First and foremost, since trading futures and other financial vehicles is inherently risky, only risk capital should be used for futures trading. Read More

3 Volume Profile Trading Strategies

By | October 19, 2020

A key component of order flow analysis, Volume Profile can be used in a variety of ways. Displaying the concentration of volume distributed at each price level, Volume Profile can provide insight into what the market might do next.

Below are 3 simple Volume Profile strategies which compare the current day’s opening price to the previous day’s Volume Profile:Read More

Crude Oil Roll Date – November 2020

By | October 14, 2020

Tuesday, October 20th marks the Last Trade Date for the November 2020 Crude Oil futures contract. Active CL traders can roll to the December 2020 contract as early as Thursday, October 15th, before the open.Read More

Speculating vs Investing: What’s the Difference?

By | October 12, 2020

Investing and speculating are two distinct approaches to participating in financial markets. While the objective of both is to grow capital, it is important to understand key differences between the two. Generally speaking:

  1. Investors hold positions for longer periods of time and assume moderate risk
  2. Speculators take shorter-term trades with significantly greater risk.

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Use Renko Bars to Track Trending Markets

By | October 8, 2020

Renko charts are used in technical analysis to simplify price action and help identify trending and non-trending markets. When compared to traditional candlestick charts, Renko charts are unique in that they are built solely on price movement without taking time into account.

Created in Japan, Renko bars are thought to have gotten their name from the Japanese word for bricks, renga. Each new Renko bar, or “brick,” is formed only after price has moved a specified amount, known as the brick size. This differs from traditional candles which are formed after a specified period of time has elapsed.Read More

Tips When Trading Physical Commodity Futures

By | October 6, 2020

When trading futures contracts derived from physical assets such as oil, gold, cotton or soybeans, there are number of unique concepts to be familiar with versus trading cash settled contracts. Read More

Markets React to Trump’s COVID-19 Diagnosis

By | October 2, 2020

Stock futures sank Friday morning as investors digested news of President Donald Trump testing positive for COVID-19. Early Friday morning, the president revealed via Twitter that he and the first lady had contracted the virus.

The announcement has caused a ripple in markets so far sinking both US stock futures and commodities like gold and oil as well. This news brings the coronavirus back into the forefront for investors, challenging an opposing narrative of recovery and reopening.Read More

Get Up to $200 in Commission Rebates from NinjaTrader

By | October 1, 2020

There has never been a better time to start trading futures with NinjaTrader!

Open a new Futures account by October 31st and receive up to $200 in commission rebates. Simply fund your account with the account minimum of $400 and start trading! You’ll receive a rebate back on all future trades placed for the remainder of 2020!

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What are Options on E-mini S&P 500 Futures?

By | September 29, 2020

One of the most actively-traded equity index options on futures, E-mini S&P 500 options offer deep liquidity and round-the-clock market access for speculators of the S&P 500 index.

Traders utilize E-mini S&P 500 options for numerous trading strategies from basic to complex. These cash-based futures options offer distinct flexibility and versatility, providing a variety of trading opportunities including hedging and spreading strategies as well as outright positions.Read More