Micro Bitcoin Futures: Top Benefits for Traders

There is no denying the impact Bitcoin has made on the trading landscape in recent years. You may be interested in getting involved in cryptocurrency trading, but leery of holding virtual currency in a digital wallet or one of the many exchanges. On the other hand, you may already be investing in various cryptocurrencies, but are looking for an efficient hedge against your long-term holdings. Micro Bitcoin futures (MBT) help fill the gaps in each of these scenarios bringing Bitcoin futures trading to the masses! Read More

Trade WTI Crude Oil for Less with Micro Futures

NYMEX West Texas Intermediate (WTI) Crude Oil Futures are the world’s most liquid oil contract, and regarded as a global benchmark for oil pricing. At 1/10 the size of the standard-sized contract, Micro Crude Oil futures (MCL) provide traders of all levels an efficient and cost-effective way to gain exposure to the crude oil market.
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June Jobs Report: Will Lack in Supply of Qualified Workers Increase Interest Rates?

With the release of the June Jobs Report tomorrow, July trading may be off to a volatile start. Economists’ consensus estimates 675,000 new jobs were added in June, the range of those estimates however varies from 500,000 to 1,000,000. With a large addition to the workforce, the unemployment rate is expected to fall to 5.7% from 5.8%, not a large shift, but a move in the right direction. Read More

The Benefits of Trading Gold Futures vs. ETFs

“Gold is arguably the most watched and diverse commodity in the world,” according to the CME Institute. While gold-specific ETFs such as GLD and IAU offer traders a way to participate in this market, a more efficient and cost-effective way to trade gold is via Gold futures. Read More

Will Inflation Data Sway the Fed? FOMC Preview

On the afternoon of June 16th, Fed chair Jerome Powell will announce the decisions from the Federal Open Market Committee meeting this week. Nearly all market participants expect monetary policy to remain unchanged, along with the current bond-buying program. The market will continue to see zero interest rates with 120 billion in bond purchases each month for the time being. Read More