5 Reasons to Trade Nasdaq Futures

E-mini Nasdaq (NQ) and Micro E-mini Nasdaq (MNQ) futures provide 2 of the most efficient and cost-effective ways to speculate the Nasdaq-100 index. Both contracts offer traders exposure to the top 100 American technology companies traded on the exchange.Read More

Futures Margin: Day Trading vs Overnight Trading

When learning to trade futures, it is crucial for new traders to understand futures margin requirements and how these requirements can change depending on how long you hold or carry a position.

Specifically, the margin requirement for carrying a position between trading sessions is significantly greater than the margin required to hold a position only during regular trading hours. It is important for futures day traders to be aware of such margin requirements and their respective time cutoffs to exit positions prior to the close.Read More

Create Custom Alerts to Identify Trade Opportunities

NinjaTrader’s advanced alerting capabilities make it fast and easy to track market moves and trading opportunities. Whether you want to automate trades or receive a notification when price crosses a critical threshold, NinjaTrader’s versatile alerting system can be tailored to your market methodology.Read More

Why Day Trade Futures Over Stocks?

The popularity of futures trading continues to grow driven by products such as Micro E-minis which allow traders to participate in the same markets as Wall Street at a fraction of the cost. When it comes to day trading specifically, futures markets offer several considerable advantages over trading individual stocks.Read More

Track Institutional Trading with New COT Indicator

The Commitments of Traders (COT) indicator recently added to NinjaTrader 8 displays institutional holdings in US futures markets directly on a chart. This powerful analysis tool provides insight into what other market participants are up to, helping traders determine market sentiment and trend strength.Read More

Why Do Traders Use Simulated Stop Orders?

A simulated stop is a type of conditional trade order which is simulated locally on a trader’s personal computer until certain market conditions are met. Once these user-defined conditions are satisfied, the simulated stop order becomes a market or limit order.Read More

Over 32M Micro E-mini Contracts Traded in 3 Months

After seeing record-breaking volume in their first 30 days of trading, Micro E-mini equity index futures from the CME have racked up more than 32 million contracts traded since their launch on May 6th.

Micro E-mini futures provide futures traders the ability to trade American stock markets at a fraction of the cost & with significantly lower margins than full-size E-minis. These 1/10th-sized fungible contracts also offer added flexibility & position management for existing E-mini traders.

The first three months of trading for Micro E-mini futures has been nothing short of historic. The launch of these new contracts took the futures trading world by storm and brought a surge of new futures traders to these highly liquid equity index markets.Read More

Equity Futures Bounce After Worst Day of 2019

American stock index futures showed signs of a bounce Tuesday morning after their sharpest single-day drop of the year.

Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq futures all saw losses exceeding 3% yesterday. Most notably, Micro E-mini Nasdaq futures closed more than 4% down at 7385.25.

In retaliation to President Donald Trump threatening a new series of tariffs on Chinese imports, the People’s Bank of China devalued the yuan currency to historically low levels. This caused a chain reaction in both currency and equity markets and spurred a massive selloff on Wall Street.Read More