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Natural Gas Futures Roll Date – July 2020

By | June 22, 2020

Friday, June 26th marks the Last Trade Date for the July 2020 Natural Gas futures contract. Active NG traders can roll to the August contract as early as Tuesday, June 23rd, before the open. Read More

How to Use the SuperDOM Price Ladder for Order Entry

By | June 18, 2020

One of NinjaTrader’s powerful order entry features is the SuperDOM, an interactive price ladder which displays market depth. The SuperDOM provides complete functionality for the management of orders, positions, and discretionary exit and stop strategies in a highly visual manner.

This efficient order entry interface allows traders to not only submit and modify orders, but also monitor order book data to track changes in bids and offers. The “DOM” in SuperDOM stands for “depth of market,” also known as Level II or the order book.Read More

Crude Oil Roll Date – July 2020

By | June 16, 2020

Monday, June 22nd marks the Last Trade Date for the July 2020 Crude Oil futures contract. Active CL traders can roll to the August contract as early as Wednesday, June 17th, before the open. Read More

7 Rules of Consistent Traders

By | June 15, 2020

Trading live markets is inherently unpredictable, but what sets consistent traders apart from the pack? Below are 7 rules to consider on your trading journey.Read More

Volatility Spikes After 7% Dow Drop

By | June 12, 2020

Equity index futures are rebounding this morning after Wall Street’s worst day in three months. News of rising coronavirus cases has again stoked fear in the markets and recent comments by the Fed have also shaken trader confidence.

As businesses reopen in the US, a rising number of coronavirus cases has many investors concerned over how the situation might escalate. Additionally, the Federal Reserve warned of a possible long road to economic recovery on Wednesday, decelerating the bullish conviction seen early this month. Read More

Equity Index & Currency Futures Roll Date – June 2020

By | June 10, 2020

The last trade date for the June Equity Index contracts, including ES, NQ, YM & RTY, falls on Friday, June 19th. E-mini traders can roll to the September contract as early as Thursday, June 11th, before the open. Read More

Investors Await Powell’s Comments: FOMC Preview

By | June 9, 2020

June’s Federal Open Market Committee meeting will conclude tomorrow likely with no action taken by the Fed. With interest rates already near zero and Chairman Jerome Powell stating negative rates are not an option, there is little that can be done. Instead, investors will look for discussion over potential stimulus packages and economic projections.

Part of the Federal Reserve’s role is to project GDP, unemployment, etc. to help the public anticipate what may be ahead for markets and the overall economy. Although the Fed is focused on the economy and not the market, markets tend to react to these economic announcements. Read More

Over 215M Micro E-mini Contracts Traded in First Year

By | June 8, 2020

In their first year of trading, Micro E-mini futures have transformed the landscape of equity index futures trading. Following their launch in May 2019, more than 215 million contracts were traded in 12 months marking the most successful product launch in the CME’s history.Read More

How Quickly Can Businesses Recover? May Jobs Preview

By | June 4, 2020

On Friday, the US government will release its non-farm payroll report which will likely show record job reduction for the second straight month. The consensus estimate at this point is between 3.5M and 11M jobs lost through the month of May, pushing the unemployment rate to around 18.5%.

These estimates are staggering to see consider the strength of the labor market just three months ago. Even at the height of the great recession the US never saw job losses anywhere near this scale. The consensus estimate of 7.725M newly unemployed is comparable to the entire Chicago metro area losing its jobs in a single month.

The situation is truly unprecedented, but does the stock market care?Read More

Eurex Interest Rates Roll Date – June 2020

By | June 3, 2020

Monday, June 8th is the last trade date for Eurex Interest Rate futures. Traders can roll to the succeeding contract as early as Thursday, June 4th, before the open. Read More