U.S. stock futures were up Tuesday morning following a statement by a senior Federal Reserve official that a rate cut “may be warranted soon.” This shift in the market helped pare some of yesterday’s losses where a selloff took place in the technology sector. Read More
Day trading is defined as opening and closing a position within a single trading session. Most day traders make use of leverage and short-term trading strategies to take advantage of small price movements throughout the day.
Day traders typically trade frequently as they attempt to take advantage of short-term market moves. This accelerated approach helps new day traders gain experience quickly while also developing a consistent approach without long-term risk or exposure.
As long as appropriate risk management measures are in place, day trading can be a viable approach to the forex markets.Read More
In today’s global economy, diversification now means exposure to international markets. Many opportunities for global diversification exist with one of the most versatile instruments being Mini-DAX Futures (FDXM).Read More
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
There are two types of Moving Averages that technical analysts use to identify overall market trends and potential cycles, the Simple Moving Average and the Exponential Moving Average. Each technical indicator is designed to smooth out fluctuating data to show an average value of an instruments price over a user defined period of time.Read More
Keep fellow traders up to date on your “market moves” with NinjaTrader 8!
NinjaTrader 8 is equipped with an applicationwide interface to share content through Facebook, Twitter, Stocktwits and email. Read More
Double top and bottom chart patterns are used to predict bottom and top reversals in futures markets. Identifying this pattern in a trading chart could indicate the beginning or end of a market trend. By showing both the ‘bottoming out’ and ‘topping out’ of a trend, double top and bottom chart patterns can be helpful in finding a potential trade setup. Read More
NinjaTrader features a myriad of pre-built trading indicators that can be used within the Chart, SuperDOM and Market Analyzer Windows. A popular indicator that is incorporated into many trading strategies is the Average Directional Index (ADX).Read More
NinjaTrader is equipped with over 100 free pre-built indicators to aid in your technical analysis of the markets. Indicators can be applied to NinjaTrader charts, the SuperDOM and the Market Analyzer. The first indicator featured within the NinjaTrader Indicator Menu is the ADL.Read More
A tick is the minimum increment that an instrument can fluctuate. Whether the instrument price is moving up, or down, its tick value represents what each movement is worth in terms of dollars.
For example, the E-mini S&P 500 (ES) futures contract has a tick size of 0.25 with a tick value of $12.50. Thus, each time the instrument moves, it will do so in 0.25 increments, and each movement represents $12.50.Read More