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Expectations Ahead of Labor Departments April Report

By | May 4, 2017

Analysts expect a healthy rebound succeeding a dreary March employment report. According to ADP, private sector jobs added 177K jobs in April, just notch above the expected 175K.Read More

What is a Futures Contract?

By | May 3, 2017

Understanding the fundamentals behind the futures industry is an important component for every new and aspiring futures trader to grasp.

To paint a clear picture of how futures trading has evolved into its current state, it’s helpful to review the definition of a futures contract and the origins of trading.Read More

Interest Rates to Stay Put….but Not for Long

By | May 2, 2017

With the U.S. Economy on solid ground, the Federal Reserve is expected to hold interest rates steady in the near-term, but will likely signal that more rate hikes are on the horizon. Read More

Q1 GDP Grows at Sluggish Rate

By | April 28, 2017

The U.S. Economy showed its weakest performance in three years during Q1 2017 as consumers quickly tightened their spending habits. Read More

Simple Moving Average (SMA): A Backbone of Technical Analysis

By | April 27, 2017

Simple moving averages (SMA) are used in many different technical indicators and can also serve as a stand-alone tool for analyzing price movement.Read More

Grains, Metals & Agriculture Roll Date Notification

By | April 26, 2017

First notice for Metals & Agriculture falls on Friday, April 28th. Grains & Metals traders can roll to the next contract on Thursday, April 27. Read More

What is Futures Delivery?

By | April 24, 2017

Whether its oil, gold, cash or even bonds, all futures contracts revolve around a tangible product.

New futures traders often wonder if the delivery of a commodity will come to fruition after a contract expires. Should one be prepared to securely store or deliver 100 Troy Ounces of Gold at contract maturity?Read More

Trader Alert Roll Date – Natural Gas Futures

By | April 21, 2017

The last trade date for May Natural Gas Futures is Wednesday, April 26th. Traders can roll to the June contract before market open on Monday, April 24th. Read More

Exponential Moving Average (EMA): A Pillar of Technical Analysis

By | April 20, 2017

Exponential moving averages (EMA) are designed to analyze financial instruments’ price movement. The difference between EMAs and other moving averages is that EMA’s apply a higher value to more recent data points. For example, a 14 day EMA will value the most recent 5 days more than the least recent 5 days of data.Read More

French Presidential Election Brings Potential Trading Opportunity

By | April 19, 2017

Following the unexpected global financial market reactions to the Brexit vote and US Presidential elections, the upcoming French Presidential elections are more anticipated than ever and a major test for Euro zone unity.Read More