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Tips for Day Trading During High Volatility

By | February 8, 2018


With the recent spike in market volatility, the return of large market swings may become part of a day trader’s norm. In early February, the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX), which is largely used to measure turbulence in the market, surged to levels not seen since 2015. Intraday spreads in the VIX topped nearly 60% and the DOW experienced a record point drop. Read More

DOW Suffers Largest Single Day Point Slump in History

By | February 6, 2018

After suffering the largest point drop in a single day, the markets are likely set for another turbulent trading session. Dow futures saw a 206-point loss at the open after slumping an additional 400 points overnight while the E-mini S&P 500 opened 26.24 points higher followed by the E-mini NASDAQ with a 43-point gain.Read More

Market Retreated & Recovered Amid Recent Selloff

By | February 5, 2018

The global selloff continued on the open Monday after the DOW and S&P 500 both saw their worst days in two years. After the first hour of trading however, markets have rebounded to be flat or positive on the day. Still, they have a long way to go, the DOW in particular, after its 666-point selloff on Friday. Read More

January Jobs Report & a Look Ahead for 2018

By | February 1, 2018

It has been quite the eventful week to round off the first trading month of the year – a market selloff, the first State of the Union address from President Trump, the last FOMC meeting for Janet Yellen and now the first jobs report of 2018. Read More

Despite the Markets – Hawkish Tone Expected from Yellen

By | January 30, 2018

The Federal Open Market Committee kicks off their first meeting of 2018 on Tuesday. While most market participants consider this meeting to be a non-event, the markets are poised for an eventful week. Read More

February Gold Futures Contract Information

By | January 29, 2018

First Notice the February Gold Futures contract falls on Wednesday, January 31st. Gold Traders can roll to the March contract on Tuesday, January 30th.Read More

Crude Oil Futures Returns to 2015 Prices

By | January 25, 2018

Today Crude Oil futures reached an intraday high not seen since October 2015. The high is backed by a number of factors including continuous OPEC led production cuts, low levels of U.S. crude and a dollar in decline.Read More

Henry Hub Natural Gas Futures Roll Date

By | January 24, 2018

Monday, January 29th marks the last trade date for the Natural Gas February contract. Active NG traders can roll to the March contract on Thursday, January 25th. Read More

Business as Usual Amid 2018 Government Shutdown

By | January 22, 2018

On Sunday, lawmakers in Washington were unable end the federal government shutdown with immigration issues and DACA at the center of debate. With the first day of trading amid a government shutdown, investors appeared to shrug-off any long-term concerns. Read More

Attention Crude Oil Futures Traders

By | January 18, 2018

The last trade date for the February 2018 contract is Monday, January 22. Traders can roll to the March Contract on Friday, January 19th. Read More