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Bitcoin Futures See 400% Increase in Weekly Volume

By | April 8, 2019

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CME Group Bitcoin futures (BTC) experienced record trading volume last week likely triggered by a “mystery order” to buy $100 million worth of the coin. News of this colossal order prompted a massive wave of new traders to jump onboard.Read More

Expand Your Brexit Trading Potential: Trading Ideas from Dan Gramza

By | March 27, 2019

Unpredictable global market reactions surrounding the Brexit vote cast uncertainty on the future of the European Monetary Union. Regardless of which route the UK takes in the coming weeks, currency markets are likely to experience ongoing market volatility creating ongoing trading opportunities.

In the video tutorial below, Dan Gramza outlines FX trading strategies focused around the historic Brexit outcome and potential currency market reactions. He also introduces an innovative new tool, Eurex’s Rolling Spot FX Futures, which provide a more efficient avenue for participants to trade the Global FX markets.Read More

Oil Plunges Over 3% Following Trump’s Tweet to OPEC

By | February 25, 2019

Crude oil futures prices dropped as much as 3.8% on Monday as the market reacted to a tweet from President Trump aimed at OPEC.

Trump’s tweet this morning, which stated the price of oil was “getting too high,” came after two consecutive months of production cuts which have pushed the price of crude higher. Late last year, OPEC agreed to these production cuts which are scheduled to continue through the end of June. However, OPEC members will meet in mid-April to review these plans.Read More

US Markets Anticipate State of the Union Address

By | February 5, 2019

President Donald Trump is due to give his State of the Union address tonight at 9pm ET. Futures rose slightly Tuesday morning as investors digested earnings data while many are eager to hear updates from the commander in chief on a number of topics.Read More

More Jobs Expected Despite Trade War & Shutdown

By | January 31, 2019

Despite the recent government shutdown, the trade war and the building perception of a pending recession by many analysts, the job market continues to push forward. Economists on Wall Street expect private sector payroll additions of 174,000 for January, while the ADP report shows a robust 213,000 new jobs for the private sector.Read More

US Markets Pulled Down by Earnings & Global Matters

By | January 17, 2019

US equity futures moved lower Thursday morning on earnings reports which could end a two-day climb for the major indices. The ongoing government shutdown and other global concerns are also important factors in the current market outlook.Read More

US Stocks Up on Temporary Trade Truce

By | December 3, 2018

US equity futures were up Monday morning on optimism regarding trade relations with China. Washington and Beijing agreed to a 90-day trade détente and China agreed to remove and reduce tariffs on American made cars.

Investors interpreted this news as positive Monday morning as all three major US indices pushed higher.Read More

Apple Leads Drop in Tech Stocks

By | November 20, 2018

US equity futures were down Tuesday morning fueled largely by a drop in technology-focused stocks such as Apple and the FANG group. Investors’ concerns over slowing demand of Apple’s iPhones have weighed heavily on the stock price which was down as much as 3.5% in premarket trading.Read More

Equities Lag Across the Globe

By | November 16, 2018

Nasdaq futures (NQ) were down over 1.5% Friday morning following a drop in European equity markets as British Prime Minister Theresa May struggles to uphold the Brexit deal with the European Union.Read More

Natural Gas Futures Soar 8% on Expected Heating Demand

By | November 5, 2018

Natural gas (NG) futures surged Monday morning to levels not seen since May 2017 as the market reacted positively to near term weather forecasts across northern US states.Read More