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Holiday Reminder – Christmas 2022

By | December 23, 2022

Merry Christmas

Sunday, December 25th is Christmas Day. Trading times for many products will change in observance of the holiday, from December 23rd through the 27th.

For details, please visit the CME Group Holiday Calendar. Read More

Lessons Larry Williams Learned Trading Futures in 2022

By | December 14, 2022

With 2022 coming to an end, legendary trader and author Larry Williams joined NinjaTrader on ‘Trader’s Workshop” to discuss how the futures markets played out in 2022 and how reality compared to his own expectations for the year. Read More

NinjaTrader Wins Two Benzinga Awards: “Best Brokerage for Trading Futures” for Third Year & Most Transformative M&A

By | December 13, 2022

We are proud to be recognized at the Benzinga Global Fintech Awards held on December 8, 2022. During the ceremony, NinjaTrader was awarded two 2022 Benzinga Global Fintech Awards: Best Brokerage for Trading Futures and Most Transformative M&A. Read More

Global Inflationary Outlook – How Might the Futures Market React to the Pressures of Inflation Rates? 

By | December 8, 2022

The final month of the calendar year is here. In 2022, market news has been dominated by growing inflation rates, global recession worries, and geo-political stress. With equity markets still far off of the January highs, it is important to evaluate how global inflationary forces may continue to drive CME Group markets. Read More

Anticipating Federal Reserve Policy via Labor Market Reporting

By | December 1, 2022

The Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary (JOLTS) numbers were released on Wednesday and the employment situation report is due on Friday. The impact of these reports on upcoming Federal Reserve guidance is something for traders to closely monitor as it carries implications for potential trading opportunities.   
 
Jim Iuorio joined NinjaTrader’s Jim Cagnina on a recent episode of “See the Futures” to discuss how the labor market reports factor into Fed policy. They paid special attention to rate hiking, and how that relates to stock index, currency and interest rate futures.

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What Facts Affect the Global Winter Energy Outlook?

By | November 23, 2022

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

Holiday Reminder – Thanksgiving 2022

By | November 23, 2022

Thursday, November 24th is Thanksgiving Day. Trading times for many products will change in observance of the holiday, from November 24th through the 26th.

For details, please visit the CME Group Holiday Calendar.

For up-to-date information on contract expirations, roll dates, news announcements & more, visit and bookmark the NinjaTrader Trade Desk Calendar.

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

Predict Where the Markets Will Close: Event Contracts Have Arrived

By | November 16, 2022

Welcome to a brand-new way to play daily market action. You can now place predictions on price moves across the top 10 futures markets through a new app from NinjaTrader & Tradovate. 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