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Hot CPI Data Strengthens Case for March Rate Hike

By | February 14, 2018

U.S. futures opened lower on Wednesday as investors reacted to the unexpected bump in the Consumer Price Index (CPI).

While the major index futures (ES -white, NQ – blue & YM – yellow) made a swift recovery by mid-morning, the sharp decline at the opening bell reiterated that fears of inflation are top of mind once again. The CPI, released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, rose .5%, beating economists’ expectations of a .3% gain. Read More

Tips for Day Trading During High Volatility

By | February 8, 2018

With the recent spike in market volatility, the return of large market swings may become part of a day trader’s norm. Earlier this week, the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX), which is largely used to measure turbulence in the market, surged to levels not seen since 2015. Intraday spreads in the VIX topped nearly 60% and the DOW experienced a record point drop. Read More

DOW Suffers Largest Single Day Point Slump in History

By | February 6, 2018

After suffering the largest point drop in a single day, the markets are likely set for another turbulent trading session. Dow futures saw a 206-point loss at the open after slumping an additional 400 points overnight while the E-mini S&P 500 opened 26.24 points higher followed by the E-mini NASDAQ with a 43-point gain.Read More

Market Retreated & Recovered Amid Recent Selloff

By | February 5, 2018

The global selloff continued on the open Monday after the DOW and S&P 500 both saw their worst days in two years. After the first hour of trading however, markets have rebounded to be flat or positive on the day. Still, they have a long way to go, the DOW in particular, after its 666-point selloff on Friday. Read More

Crude Oil Futures Returns to 2015 Prices

By | January 25, 2018

Today Crude Oil futures reached an intraday high not seen since October 2015. The high is backed by a number of factors including continuous OPEC led production cuts, low levels of U.S. crude and a dollar in decline.Read More

Business as Usual Amid 2018 Government Shutdown

By | January 22, 2018

On Sunday, lawmakers in Washington were unable end the federal government shutdown with immigration issues and DACA at the center of debate. With the first day of trading amid a government shutdown, investors appeared to shrug-off any long-term concerns. Read More

Jobless Claims Rise to Nearly 4 Month High

By | January 11, 2018

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits climbed by 11K to kick off the first week of 2018. The 261K jobless claims is a high not seen in nearly four months, and claims have risen now four weeks in a row. Read More

Gold Futures Hit 3-Month High

By | January 3, 2018

Gold futures notched its eighth consecutive winning session on Tuesday kicking off 2018 trading at levels not seen since September 2017.Read More

Trading Potential E-Mini Spread Opportunities

By | November 29, 2017

The opening bell on November 29, 2017 produced an interesting trade pattern within the U.S. Cash Indices. The E-mini NASDAQ (NQ) futures contract turned lower with a significant amount of momentum while other typically correlated indices, such as the E-mini S&P (ES) and E-mini Dow (YM) recorded new all-time intraday highs. Read More

Equity Index Futures Slide

By | November 15, 2017

Equity Index Futures plunged before the opening bell on Wednesday and continued a downward slide into real time trading hours.Read More