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U.S. Oil Production Reaches 37 Year High

By | November 8, 2017

According to the Weekly Petroleum Status Report released today by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), crude oil stock piles climbed as domestic production reached its highest level in 37 years. Read More

Analyze E-Mini S&P 500 by Comparing Multiple Data Series

By | November 7, 2017

Multi data series charting is a popular technical analysis approach that involves charting multiple futures contracts within one chart window. Plotting the price action of multiple instruments can help traders gain a broader perspective of market behavior through the comparison of historical data. Additionally, analysts can draw comparisons between the performance of technical indicators and trend behavior. Read More

Job Growth Roars Back in October

By | November 2, 2017

Payroll management firm, ADP, released its non-farm October jobs report on Wednesday. According to the report, the private sector added 235K jobs in October, a 7-month high and 125K month over month increase from September. Economists expected an increase of roughly 200K jobs based on a sluggish September, which marked an 11-month low.Read More

USD/JPY Foreign Currency Pair: Reacting to Bullish and Bearish Events

By | November 1, 2017

Historically, the USD/JPY foreign currency pair has reacted strongly during both times of bearish and bullish market conditions. The USD/JPY moving in favor of the Japanese Yen could be attributed to it being viewed as a safer alternative to other financial instruments during times of geopolitical unrest which leads to bullish conditions. When investors have ‘flocked’ to the Yen, this has historically resulted in the US Dollar decreasing in value against it.Read More

November’s FOMC Preview

By | October 31, 2017

U.S. Federal Reserve policymakers begin a two-day meeting on Tuesday, October 31st. No major surprises are expected from November’s meeting likely having a minimal impact on the financial markets. According to the CME Group FedWatch Tool, there is only a 2% probability of a November rate hike, while December’s probability is a near certainty at 98%. Read More

U.S. Jobless Claims Fall Short of Expectations

By | October 26, 2017

Weekly U.S. jobless claims rose by 10K to 233K or the week ending October 21st. Initial claims were expected to hit 235K suggesting that the labor pool is in a brief recovery mode after the recent hurricanes rattled the market.Read More

Trade Dow Jones Futures with 3 Technical Indicators

By | October 25, 2017

When analyzing the Dow Jones futures contract, technical indicators can be helpful to highlight potential trade opportunities, market reversals and price movements. Information obtained from technical analysis can assist traders to forecast future price levels, assess strength in market trends and determine overbought and oversold market conditions.Read More

Natural Gas Futures Roll Date Notification

By | October 24, 2017

Wednesday, October 25th marks the roll date for the November Natural Gas contract. The last trade date falls on Friday, October 27th. Read More

How to Trade Futures Using a Calendar Spread

By | October 19, 2017

A calendar spread is a trading strategy in that the trader buys and sells two contracts with different expiration dates of the same financial instrument at the same time. This trade is designed to allow the trader to potentially benefit from the difference in price between the two expiration dates.Read More

Attention Crude Oil Futures Traders!

By | October 18, 2017

The last trade date for the November Crude Oil contract is Friday, October 20th. Active CL traders can roll to the December contract as early as Thursday, October 19th. Read More