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News from the Trade Desk

Direct updates on critical contract expirations, roll dates & more

Focus on the Fundamentals with the Trade Desk Calendar!

By | April 21, 2016

There are two basic approaches to analyzing the markets – technical analysis & fundamental analysis. Which analytical approach do you use to evaluate the markets you trade? Read More

Trader Alert Roll Date: Crude Oil Expiration (CL)

By | April 18, 2016

Wednesday, April 20th is the last trade date for May Crude Oil. Traders can roll to the June contract as early as Monday, April 18th.

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Trader Alert Roll Date: Gold Expiration (GC)

By | March 28, 2016

Thursday, March 31st is the first notice date for April Gold. Traders can roll to the May contract as early as Wednesday, March 30th before the open.

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Trader Alert Roll Date: Natural Gas Expiration (NG)

By | March 24, 2016

Tuesday, March 29th is the last trade date for April Natural Gas. Traders can roll to the May contract as early as Monday, March 28th before the open.

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Holiday Reminder: Good Friday – March 25th

By | March 22, 2016

On March 25th, 2016, trading hours for many products and exchanges will change in observance of Good Friday.

Click here for full details on trading hours & exchange closures.

Additional information about Holiday Trading hours can be found at the following exchange websites.

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Trader Alert Roll Date: Crude Oil Expiration (CL)

By | March 16, 2016

Monday, March 21st is the last trade date for April Crude Oil. Traders can roll to the May contract as early as Thursday, March 17th.

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

Trader Alert Roll Dates: Equity Index & Currency Futures

By | March 9, 2016

Currency Futures: Includes 6E, 6B, 6A

  • Monday, March 14th is the last trade date for March Currency Futures. Please be aware that trading currencies on the last trade date are deliverable. Currency Futures volume is expected to roll to June quickly, and traders can roll to the June contract as early as Thursday, March 10th.

Equity Index: Includes ES, NQ, YM

  • Friday, March 18th is the last trade date for March Equity Indexes. Traders can roll to the June contract as early as Thursday, March 10th, prior to the expiration date.

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Managing Contract Rollover Dates

By | March 8, 2016

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

Trader Alert Roll Date: Eurex Interest Rates Expiration

By | March 4, 2016

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

Upcoming Employment Report Expectations

By | March 3, 2016

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