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What is the Difference Between Futures & CFDs?

By | September 15, 2021

CFDs

A contract for difference (CFD) is a contract between a trader and a CFD broker that stipulates the buyer will exchange the difference in the value of a financial product between the time the contract opens and closes to the seller, the CFD broker. Read More

Crude Oil Roll Date – October 2021

By | September 15, 2021

Tuesday, September 21st marks the Last Trade Date for the October 2021 Crude Oil futures contract. Active CL traders can roll to the November 2021 contract as early as Thursday, September 16th, before the open. Read More

Benefits of Trading Interest Rate Futures

By | September 7, 2021

A popular way to capitalize on interest rate market opportunities is by trading Micro Treasury futures. These innovative contracts are based directly on yields of the most recently auctioned Treasury securities including the 2-Year Note, 5-Year Note, 10-Year Note & 30-Year Bond. Read More

August Jobs Report: A Brighter Outlook on the Horizon?

By | September 2, 2021

After Jerome Powell’s comments following the Jackson Hole meetings in late August, the upcoming Augusts Jobs Report carries less weight than normal. Once the Federal Reserve announced it had little intention of tapering earlier than anticipated, the market moved higher as the primary fear had been set aside for now. Read More

Identify Trend Patterns with Trend Lines Indicator

By | August 31, 2021

The award-winning NinjaTrader platform includes over 100 indicators and multiple chart tools to accommodate all trading styles and analysis approaches, including the Trend Lines Indicator.Read More

Micro Treasury Futures Surpass 30,000 Contracts Traded

By | August 26, 2021

Launched just over a week ago, CME Group’s Micro Treasury Yield futures have traded over 30,000 contracts. Read More

Benefits of Trading Futures vs ETFs

By | August 18, 2021

There are many benefits to trading futures vs ETFs (Exchange Traded Funds). While they have some similarities such as liquidity, transparency and tax advantages compared to stocks, futures provide traders with additional benefits which are leading more self-directed investors to add futures to their portfolio.Read More

Micro Treasury Futures Have Arrived

By | August 16, 2021

Trade the interest rates markets for less with CME Group’s new Micro Treasury Yield futures.  These innovative contracts are based directly on yields of the most recently auctioned Treasury securities including the 2-Year Note, 5-Year Note, 10-Year Note & 30-Year Bond.

You can trade these exciting new contracts through NinjaTrader with intraday margins as low as $50!
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What Moves the Micro Crude Oil Market?

By | August 16, 2021

CME Group Micro Crude Oil futures (MCL) offer traders the opportunity to trade West Texas Intermediate (“WTI”) crude oil futures with a smaller contract size. Micro Crude Oil futures offer many key advantages for traders. When trading MCL futures it is important to be cognizant of the factors that can influence the price of crude oil. Read More

Micro Crude Oil Futures Surpass 1 Million Contracts Traded

By | August 11, 2021

Since launching a month ago, over 1 million Micro Crude Oil futures (MCL) contracts have been traded. Read More