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Analyzing Crude Oil (CL) Futures Market Patterns

Technical indicators and chart patterns can provide analytical insight into the Crude Oil futures (CL) market by measuring price action, volume and volatility. The results of the market analytics can potentially serve as entry and exit signals, and identifying overall trend direction.Read More

The Big [Onion] Short

Futures instruments are far ranging, from wheat, coffee and cocoa, to gold, oil, and market indices. However, there is one futures commodity you won’t be able to add to your watch list: onions.

Here is the tale of how onion futures came to be banned by US Federal law.Read More

Weekly Jobless Claims Rise – Influenced by Hurricanes

The number of unemployment benefit filings exceeded expectations last week rising by 12K to a seasonally adjusted 272K. Last week’s increase pushed the 4-week moving average to 277K, a high not seen since early 2016. According to the Labor Department, hurricane’s Harvey & Irma were the main culprit for the bump in claims. Read More

3 Indicators to Analyze E-mini S&P 500 Market Trends

Analyzing the S&P 500 futures contract (ES) with technical indicators can be useful for discovering potential trade opportunities by measuring price action, volume and volatility. Insights gained from technical analysis can serve as signals for potential reversals or subsequent market moves.Read More

FAQ for Futures Traders

Whether you are new to trading futures, or a long tenured trader, there are common questions that continually surface. This article will walk through some of the key areas to help you navigate the nuances of trading futures. Read More

Crude Oil Futures Post Gains Based on Demand Outlook

Crude Oil futures climbed on Wednesday on news that the International Energy Agency (IEA) forecasts an .2 increase to 1.6 million barrels per day for 2017. The spike in demand exceeded the IEA’s expectations pushing its forecast to a high not seen in roughly two years. Read More

5 Reasons to Trade Futures

So, you are interested in trading futures, first things first…what is a futures market?

Futures are standardized contracts for the purchase and sale of financial instruments or physical commodities for future delivery on a regulated commodity futures exchange. Below are some examples of futures contracts:Read More

Understanding Pivot Points for Support & Resistance Based Trade Management

Pivot Points are a popular method for determining market trend & short-term support/resistance levels using numerical averages of an instrument’s high, low & close.

The term “pivot” is often thought of as reaching a pre-determined point (support & resistance) then reversing course.

Not only can day traders use Pivots as leading indicators to determine bullish or bearish trends, they are also utilized for entry & exit points and they can act as a guide for profit target & stop loss placement. Different from a number of indicators that update dynamically throughout the trading day, Pivot Points remain static on a chart. Read More