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Understanding Contango and Backwardation

By | October 25, 2021

Contango Backwardation

Contango and backwardation are terms used to describe the difference between the spot price and futures prices for a commodity. This defines the structure of the forward curve and shows time across the horizontal axis and delivery price of the commodity across the vertical axis. Read More

Natural Gas Roll Date – November 2021

By | October 21, 2021

Wednesday, October 27th marks the Last Trade Date for the November 2021 Natural Gas futures contract. Active NG traders can roll to the December 2021 contract as early as Friday, October 22nd, before the open. Read More

Understanding Futures Spreads

By | October 19, 2021

Spreading is a popular trading strategy in which you simultaneously buy one contract and sell another. The trading approach is used across asset classes including futures. Read More

Crude Oil Roll Date – November 2021

By | October 14, 2021

Wednesday, October 20th marks the Last Trade Date for the November 2021 Crude Oil futures contract. Active CL traders can roll to the December 2021 contract as early as Friday, October 15th, before the open.Read More

Understanding Natural Gas Futures

By | October 14, 2021

One of the most popular contracts available to trade Natural Gas is CME Group’s NYMEX Henry Hub Natural Gas (NG) Futures. Natural Gas is the world’s third largest physical commodities futures contract & NG futures serve as a global benchmark for this market.Read More

4 Reasons to Trade Micro-DAX® Futures vs CFDs

By | October 11, 2021

When comparing futures to CFDs (Contracts-for-Difference) there are many similarities including:

  • Both are derivatives products
  • You can choose to take long or short positions
  • You can access a wide variety of financial markets including indices, forex and commodities.

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Get Up to $200 in Commission Rebates from NinjaTrader

By | October 5, 2021

There has never been a better time to start trading futures with NinjaTrader! Open a new Futures account by October 31st and receive up to $200 in commission rebates. Simply fund your account with the account minimum of $400 and start trading! You’ll receive a rebate back on all future trades placed prior to October 31st. Read More

The Benefits of Trading Futures vs. CFD’s

By | October 4, 2021

From a trading perspective, CFD’s and futures are very similar products both of which are offered on a wide array of markets. The biggest, and very important difference, is the structure of the market which results in a number of advantages for futures traders.Read More

5 Reasons to Trade Micro Crude Oil Futures

By | September 27, 2021

Micro Crude Oil futures from the CME Group provide an ideal opportunity for you to experience the benefits of oil futures trading at a reduced cost. With a smaller contract size, more traders can now take advantage of the leverage and liquidity of one of the largest commodity markets. Read More

Gold Futures Roll Date – October 2021

By | September 24, 2021

Thursday, September 30th marks the first notice for the October Gold Futures Contract. GC Traders can roll to the succeeding contract before the open on Monday, September 27th. Read More