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Oil Spikes 5% as Geopolitical Concerns Heat Up

By | April 10, 2018

Crude Oil futures climbed in back to back trading sessions as tensions over a potential trade war temporarily ease while geopolitical concerns surrounding Syria take the reins.Read More

China Retaliates with Tariffs of its Own

By | April 4, 2018

Dow futures fell hard ahead of Wednesday’s open sparked by resurfacing fears of a trade war with one of the United States’ largest trade partners, China.Read More

Is the E-Mini S&P on the Brink of Bearish Territory?

By | March 28, 2018

The turbulent E-mini S&P 500 has experienced a wide trading range since the early February sell off. Spurred on fears of inflation, trade war, tech stock slumps and the potential for the Fed to introduce an additional rate hike, the ES has been on a wild and bumpy ride.Read More

VIX Spikes 25% as Facebook Rattles the Market

By | March 19, 2018

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX), which is largely used to gauge turbulence in the market, took a 25% jump on Monday.Read More

February Employment Report – The Perfect Storm

By | March 9, 2018

The Dow Joes Industrial Average surged triple digits on Friday’s open on news from the Labor Department that February produced 313K new jobs.Read More

Bitcoin Futures Meets Key Resistance Level

By | March 6, 2018

Bitcoin Futures got off to a shaky start on Tuesday after the cryptocurrency failed to breach a major resistance level of $12,000 during yesterday’s regular trading hours.Read More

Futures Tumble on Trade Wars

By | March 2, 2018

U.S. Index futures took a sharp turn to the downside on Friday as the potential for a trade war sent jitters throughout Wall Street.Read More

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. In early February, 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