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December Crude Oil Roll Date Notification

By | November 16, 2017

The last trade date for the December Crude Oil futures contract is Monday, November 20th. Crude Oil traders can roll to the January contract as early as Friday, November 17th. Read More

Equity Index Futures Slide

By | November 15, 2017

Equity Index Futures plunged before the opening bell on Wednesday and continued a downward slide into real time trading hours.Read More

3 Technical Indicators to Trade Nasdaq (NQ) Futures

By | November 14, 2017

By assessing time, price, volume and momentum with technical indicators, the Nasdaq futures contract (NQ) can be analyzed for potential trade opportunities. Insights from technical analysis could provide buy or sell signals or an indication of potential trend reversals or market moves.Read More

Inverted Cup and Handle Pattern: A Bearish Technical Trading Indicator

By | November 10, 2017

Inverted cup and handle patterns can be identified by their large crescent shape followed by a less extreme, upward retracement. The entire pattern usually takes within 3 to 6 month to develop. These patterns are meant to serve as being indicative of a bearish reversal. Read More

U.S. Oil Production Reaches 37 Year High

By | November 8, 2017

According to the Weekly Petroleum Status Report released today by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), crude oil stock piles climbed as domestic production reached its highest level in 37 years. Read More

Analyze E-Mini S&P 500 by Comparing Multiple Data Series

By | November 7, 2017

Multi data series charting is a popular technical analysis approach that involves charting multiple futures contracts within one chart window. Plotting the price action of multiple instruments can help traders gain a broader perspective of market behavior through the comparison of historical data. Additionally, analysts can draw comparisons between the performance of technical indicators and trend behavior. Read More

Job Growth Roars Back in October

By | November 2, 2017

Payroll management firm, ADP, released its non-farm October jobs report on Wednesday. According to the report, the private sector added 235K jobs in October, a 7-month high and 125K month over month increase from September. Economists expected an increase of roughly 200K jobs based on a sluggish September, which marked an 11-month low.Read More

USD/JPY Foreign Currency Pair: Reacting to Bullish and Bearish Events

By | November 1, 2017

Historically, the USD/JPY foreign currency pair has reacted strongly during both times of bearish and bullish market conditions. The USD/JPY moving in favor of the Japanese Yen could be attributed to it being viewed as a safer alternative to other financial instruments during times of geopolitical unrest which leads to bullish conditions. When investors have ‘flocked’ to the Yen, this has historically resulted in the US Dollar decreasing in value against it.Read More

November’s FOMC Preview

By | October 31, 2017

U.S. Federal Reserve policymakers begin a two-day meeting on Tuesday, October 31st. No major surprises are expected from November’s meeting likely having a minimal impact on the financial markets. According to the CME Group FedWatch Tool, there is only a 2% probability of a November rate hike, while December’s probability is a near certainty at 98%. Read More

U.S. Jobless Claims Fall Short of Expectations

By | October 26, 2017

Weekly U.S. jobless claims rose by 10K to 233K or the week ending October 21st. Initial claims were expected to hit 235K suggesting that the labor pool is in a brief recovery mode after the recent hurricanes rattled the market.Read More