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Direct updates on critical contract expirations, roll dates & more

Crude Oil Roll Date – May 2021

By | April 14, 2021

Crude oil barrels

Tuesday, April 20th marks the Last Trade Date for the May 2021 Crude Oil futures contract. Active CL traders can roll to the June contract as early as Thursday, April 15th, before the open. Standard trade execution fees & commissions apply.

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Holiday Reminder – Good Friday 2021

By | March 31, 2021

Friday, April 2nd is Good Friday. Trading times for many products will change in observance of the holiday.

For details, please visit the CME Group Holiday Calendar. For up-to-date information on contract expirations, roll dates, news announcements & more, visit and bookmark the NinjaTrader Trade Desk Calendar!

What is Cumulative Delta in Order Flow Trading?

By | March 30, 2021

A cornerstone of order flow analysis, Cumulative Delta summarizes buying vs selling activity can help traders determine market direction, trend strength, support & resistance areas and more. Read More

Gold Futures Roll Date – April 2021

By | March 25, 2021

Wednesday, March 31st marks the first notice for the April Gold Futures Contract. GC Traders can roll to the succeeding contract before the open on Friday, March 26th. Standard trade execution fees & commissions apply.

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Natural Gas Roll Date – April 2021

By | March 22, 2021

Monday, March 29th marks the Last Trade Date for the April 2021 Natural Gas futures contract. Active NG traders can roll to the May contract as early as Wednesday, March 24th, before the open.

Standard trade execution fees & commissions apply.

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Has Inflation Come to Spoil the Party? FOMC Preview

By | March 16, 2021

With pandemic restrictions starting to ease, investor discussion is turning to what the economy may look like as it emerges from a lockdown of its own. Some economists have called for 7% GDP growth as consumers unleash excess savings or just spend the money provided from the government’s latest $1.9 trillion stimulus package. Insight will be provided at the conclusion of this week’s Federal Open Reserve Committee (FOMC) meeting tomorrow.Read More

Crude Oil Roll Date – April 2021

By | March 15, 2021

Monday, March 22nd marks the Last Trade Date for the April 2021 Crude Oil futures contract. Active CL traders can roll to the May contract as early as Wednesday, March 17th, before the open. Read More

Equity Index & Currency Futures Roll Date – March 2021

By | March 10, 2021

The last trade date for the March Equity Index contracts, including ES, NQ, YM & RTY, falls on Friday, March 19th, and the last trade date for all currency futures falls on Monday, March 15th. Active E-mini and currency futures traders can roll to the succeeding contracts as early as Thursday, March 11th, before the open. Read More

Job Growth Still at a Crawl as States Reopen

By | March 4, 2021

The ADP reported weaker than expected job growth on Wednesday, signaling the US economy added 117,000 new jobs to the private sector. Economists had been expecting 177,000 new positions to have been added.

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, the theme for these job reports has remained consistent: Job growth is slow and the overall economy struggles to move along. Many of the new jobs are in the service industry, but numbers remain well below pre-pandemic levels. Until the country reaches herd immunity and can safely begin moving again, we are likely to see continued slow job growth in some large sectors.Read More

Eurex Interest Rates Roll Date – March 2021

By | March 3, 2021

Monday, March 8th is the last trade date for Eurex Interest Rates. Traders can roll to the succeeding contract as early as Wednesday, March 3rd. Read More