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What Facts Affect the Global Winter Energy Outlook?

By | November 23, 2022

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Massive global energy disruptions so far this year have put a strain on energy development, storage, and distribution. Why do Crude Oil and Natural Gas futures have such different outlooks?

Bob Iaccino joined NinjaTrader’s Tom Schneider on an episode of “See the Futures” to discuss what the impacts of energy policy, geopolitical events, and weather have on the price of Crude Oil futures and Natural Gas futures. Read More

How Will Midterm Election Results Affect the Markets and Stock Index Futures?

By | November 17, 2022

The U.S. midterm elections were held on Tuesday, November 8th. The full impact of the elections was unclear until a week later, when control of the House of Representatives flipped from Democrat to Republican.While still waiting for those final results, Bob Iaccino joined NinjaTrader’s Jim Cagnina on an episode of “See the Futures.” They discussed the historical impact that a gridlocked Congress has had on the stock market, and how the election results could affect stock index futures. Read More

Understanding Crypto Basis & the Impact on Cryptocurrency Futures

By | November 10, 2022

Like all futures markets, the crypto futures market has a Basis and Cost of Carry. Can the crypto derivatives markets give insight into futures trading? Jim Cagnina and special guest Ari Pine discussed crypto basis and Bitcoin and Ether’s relationships to the fiat currencies, equity markets, and gold in a recent episode of “See the Futures.” Read More

Expectations vs. Reality on FOMC Announcement Day

By | November 3, 2022

The latest FOMC Announcement was issued on Wednesday, November 2nd. Coming directly on the heels of the Third-Quarter GDP numbers, the Federal Open Market Committee’s rate decision and the subsequent press conference were expected to have a significant impact on the markets.Read More

It’s Time to Talk Jobs and Employment Data

By | October 7, 2022

As the Fed attempts to walk a tightrope between fighting inflation and pursuing full employment, an abundance of new jobs and employment data released this week may shed some light on possible outcomes. Watch NinjaTrader’s Jim Cagnina and special guest Jimmy Iuorio discuss the economic outlook going forward, potential market impact, and explore possible trade ideas. Read More

The Market’s Reaction to the July Consumer Price Index Report

By | July 14, 2022

The most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Price Index (CPI)report is out and if you participate in the markets, you will want to pay attention to this one. The Fed, in line with its efforts to combat inflation and prevent recessions, relies heavily on inflation-related data, including the CPI numbers. The CPI report released on July 13, 2022, cites the highest inflation level in the U.S. in 41 years, and gasoline, food, and shelter prices are leading the way. Read More

FOMC Announcement – Impact on Domestic & Global Markets

By | June 16, 2022

The Federal Open Market Committee, or FOMC, is a branch of the Federal Reserve System, responsible for determining the direction of monetary policy here in the United States. The FOMC holds eight regularly scheduled meetings during the year, and June 15th is an FOMC meeting day. Read More

The Fed & Central Banks’ Impact on Euro FX Currency Futures

By | June 7, 2022

As an investor and trader, knowledge is power and possessing a sound understanding of the major central banks, while monitoring their actions, should be important to anyone involved in the markets. Why? As central banks are the organizations that dictate the economic and monetary policies of the regions and nations they oversee, their decisions significantly impact both domestic and global financial markets.Read More

Micro Ether Surpasses 500K Contract Traded

By | February 2, 2022

Since its launch in early December Micro Ether futures (MET) hit over 500,000 contracts traded. Micro Ether is the latest micro Cryptocurrency contract offered by CME Group. Read More

October Jobs Report: What Will Winter Bring?

By | December 3, 2021

ADP reported nonfarm payroll increased by 534,000 jobs from October to November, which is slightly higher than the September to October increase of 531,000 jobs. The bulk of which came from the service-providing sector which accounted for 79.4% of new jobs. Read More