The Q2 2016 Equity Index Futures Contract Rollover is upon us, and if you ask 10 different traders “when is the best time to roll a Futures Contract”, you’ll likely get 10 different answers.
The official Equity Index transition, including the Emini-S&P, NASDAQ & DOW, takes place on March 10th 2016, as well as the 2nd Thursday’s of June, September and December going forward. Should you trade the contract that posts the largest volume? Or, roll on the date that marks the official rollover? Some argue that your rollover date should be depicted by your trading strategy such as the ever popular market profile or price dependent strategies. Read More
For those new to trading, aligning expectations based on the SIM trading environment versus live trading often poses a significant challenge.
For many traders, the point of SIM trading should be to become mechanically-sound. Are you going to learn what it feels like to have a position on that’s going against you in a simulator? Well, you’ll get a taste of what that feels like, but in all honesty, it’s just that—a taste. To be perfectly honest, it’s nothing like what you feel when you’re trading live capital.Read More
Tuesday, March 8th is the last trade date for March Eurex Interest rate products. Traders should roll to the June contract by Monday, March 7th, prior to the expiration date. Read More
The impact of the employment situation has been high recently due to the implications on interest rate decisions from the Fed. Historically, February is one of the stronger months for job growth, but we think it would require an extremely strong report in all areas to push the Fed into raising rates in this upcoming meeting. Read More
A popular tool commonly used by technical analysts is the Fibonacci Retracement. This the process of identifying potential retracements in price by using horizontal lines to indicate areas of probable support or resistance before the price continues in the direction of the prevailing trend. It is accomplished by drawing a trend line at a swing high, to a swing low (or vice versa), then dividing the trend line by key Fibonacci levels which are 23.6%, 38.2%, 50% and 61.8% and 100%. Read More
Multiple factors are playing into expectations for disappointing real GDP growth in 2016 according to a report released by CME Group. Read More
Automated Trading has taken the industry by storm over the last few years. Both discretionary and automated trading have their benefits depending on one’s trading style, risk capital and stomach for trusting a robot do the work for you. But what about a middle of the road approach that combines the best of both worlds?Read More
NinjaTrader is required to change a SSL certificate that is used in validating your license resulting in a mandatory software update. All users must update to version 7.0.1000.31 prior to Saturday, February 27th. Failure to do so will result in disruption of service.Read More
In a recent report published by the CME Group, Blu Putnam explores the multiple long-term supply and demand factors impacting the expectations for the crude oil market through 2016 and beyond.Read More
Following the lift of the U.S. crude oil export ban in December of 2015, expectations in the near term are that the impact on oil prices will be relatively small and not a significant factor in regards to production.Read More