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Expectation for First FOMC Meeting of 2017

By | February 1, 2017

On the heels of Decembers rate hike, expectations for the first Trump Era Federal Reserve meeting is to leave rates unchanged. With steady economic growth and a strong labor market, both prime conditions for additional rate hikes, Yellen has hinted at a short-term holding pattern until the Trump Administration paints a clearer picture of its forthcoming fiscal policies surrounding tax reforms and budgetary policies.Read More

New Data Enhancements with NinjaTrader 8

By | January 31, 2017

Among the 500+ user driven enhancements in NinjaTrader 8, the NinjaTrader 8 market data engine hosts two significant improvements. Read More

Technical Indicators: When to Trade a Futures Contract?

By | January 30, 2017

Technical indicators help lay the groundwork for deciding when to buy or sell a futures contract. Trading with assistance from technical indicator signals provide structure in what is otherwise a dynamic futures market. Trading indicators are designed with the purpose of providing estimated calculations on price, volume and volatility.Read More

First Notice for February’s Gold Contract (GC)

By | January 27, 2017

Tuesday, January 31st is the first notice for February Gold. Traders can roll to March’s contract on Monday, January 30th. Read More

Rollover Multiple Futures Instruments Simultaneously via NinjaTrader 8’s Batch Rollover!

By | January 26, 2017

Managing Instruments in NinjaTrader 8 has never been easier thanks to a streamlined Instrument Management interface! The methods to manage instruments have been completely renovated and have evolved into a mature, efficient system.Read More

DOW Hits the 20,000 Milestone

By | January 25, 2017

For the first time in its 120-year history, the Dow Joes Industrial Average breached the 20,000 mark.

The stock gauge, comprised of 30 U.S. blue chip organizations, was up roughly 100 points and trading above the 20K threshold before the open.Read More

Technical Analysis & Its Critical Role in Futures Trading

By | January 24, 2017

Technical analysis is the study of historic price and price behavior of a financial instrument as applied to real-time futures trading. Read More

Major Currencies Gain Ground on the U.S. Dollar

By | January 23, 2017

The U.S. Dollar continues to sell post President Trump’s inauguration speech giving way for stronger foreign currencies such as the Euro & Yen. The nationalistic sentiment of President Trumps speech on Friday, pointing to tougher international trade arrangements, nudged the currency on its continued slide. However, with all signs pointing to a very healthy U.S. economy, some economists predict the current pullback will be short lived. Read More

Trading Futures Online: 4 Questions New Futures Traders Should Ask

By | January 20, 2017

There are many different ways to approach trading futures online and numerous factors to consider. This includes selecting a broker, trading platform, and risk management strategy…just to name a few. Below are some questions to ask yourself and guidelines to follow to help you through this process:Read More

Trader Alert Roll Date – Natural Gas (NG)

By | January 19, 2017

Friday, January 27th is the last trade date for February Natural Gas. Traders can roll to the March contract as early as Friday, January 20th. Read More