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The October Effect – When Will the Bullish Bubble Pop?

The U.S. stock market has been on a bullish run for the better part of 8 years. Since 2009, the S&P 500 & DOW have more than tripled while the NASDAQ has increased fivefold.

Although the market has seen its setbacks throughout the last 8 years, the long-term trend points to all things bullish. As we round out the last quarter in 2017, the markets continue to record higher highs so often that it’s often no longer a newsworthy event. Let’s not forget the 20K DOW milestone was only just hit in January 2017. Now, 23K is in site! Read More

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