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What Facts Affect the Global Winter Energy Outlook?

By | November 23, 2022

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Massive global energy disruptions so far this year have put a strain on energy development, storage, and distribution. Why do Crude Oil and Natural Gas futures have such different outlooks?

Bob Iaccino joined NinjaTrader’s Tom Schneider on an episode of “See the Futures” to discuss what the impacts of energy policy, geopolitical events, and weather have on the price of Crude Oil futures and Natural Gas futures. Read More

Holiday Reminder – Thanksgiving 2022

By | November 23, 2022

Thursday, November 24th is Thanksgiving Day. Trading times for many products will change in observance of the holiday, from November 24th through the 26th.

For details, please visit the CME Group Holiday Calendar.

For up-to-date information on contract expirations, roll dates, news announcements & more, visit and bookmark the NinjaTrader Trade Desk Calendar.

How Will Midterm Election Results Affect the Markets and Stock Index Futures?

By | November 17, 2022

The U.S. midterm elections were held on Tuesday, November 8th. The full impact of the elections was unclear until a week later, when control of the House of Representatives flipped from Democrat to Republican.While still waiting for those final results, Bob Iaccino joined NinjaTrader’s Jim Cagnina on an episode of “See the Futures.” They discussed the historical impact that a gridlocked Congress has had on the stock market, and how the election results could affect stock index futures. Read More

Predict Where the Markets Will Close: Event Contracts Have Arrived

By | November 16, 2022

Welcome to a brand-new way to play daily market action. You can now place predictions on price moves across the top 10 futures markets through a new app from NinjaTrader & Tradovate. Read More

Understanding Crypto Basis & the Impact on Cryptocurrency Futures

By | November 10, 2022

Like all futures markets, the crypto futures market has a Basis and Cost of Carry. Can the crypto derivatives markets give insight into futures trading? Jim Cagnina and special guest Ari Pine discussed crypto basis and Bitcoin and Ether’s relationships to the fiat currencies, equity markets, and gold in a recent episode of “See the Futures.” Read More

Play Daily Market Action with Event Contracts

By | November 7, 2022

A brand-new way to stake your views on market price moves has arrived! Event contracts from CME Group are now available through NinjaTrader making it easier than ever to place predictions on the top financial markets.Read More

Expectations vs. Reality on FOMC Announcement Day

By | November 3, 2022

The latest FOMC Announcement was issued on Wednesday, November 2nd. Coming directly on the heels of the Third-Quarter GDP numbers, the Federal Open Market Committee’s rate decision and the subsequent press conference were expected to have a significant impact on the markets.Read More

Preparing for the GDP 3rd Quarter Advanced Estimate

By | October 31, 2022

The GDP 3rd Quarter Advanced Estimate was released on Thursday, October 27th. What are the potential outcomes of that report? How could it play into the recent market rally and the upcoming Fed meeting? Read More

Understanding Technical Analysis for the Futures Markets

By | October 20, 2022

Do you ever feel overwhelmed by the sheer amount of information available surrounding the financial markets? In recent years, the amount of information available to traders has increased significantly. At the same time, accessing that same data has become much easier. Read More

Fourth Quarter Market Outlook: What Lies Ahead?

By | October 14, 2022

The final quarter of the 2022 calendar year is upon us! This time of year, the most seasoned traders and investors assess the year so far and sharpen their strategies for the rest of Q4. Read More