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Basics, building blocks & resources for new traders

Use Volume Profile to Reveal Significant Price Level

By | April 16, 2021

Volume Profile

Volume Profile analysis involves the study of volume data plotted on the y-axis, or price axis. Visualizing volume from this unique perspective helps traders determine support & resistance areas, market direction, reversals and more. Read More

Tips for Trading Futures During High Volatility

By | April 12, 2021

Volatility, or price variability, is identified by rapid fluctuations in both bullish (up) and bearish (down) price action. When developing a futures trading plan, futures traders should account for times of increased volatility. Read More

Understanding the 4 Common Volume Profile Shapes

By | April 9, 2021

Volume Profile is a dynamic tool that displays volume-at-price information for order flow traders. While the patterns of Volume Profiles may initially appear random, there are recurring shapes that can potentially provide insight into market direction, support & resistance zones, reversal areas and more. Read More

Filter Out Market Noise with Heiken Ashi Candles

By | April 6, 2021

Heiken Ashi candles were designed to filter out market noise and more easily identify market trends. Developed in the 1700s in Japan by Munehisa Homma, known as the father of candlestick charting, Heiken Ashi charts look similar to standard candlestick charts but are based on different values. Read More

How Can Market Volatility Impact Futures?

By | March 24, 2021

Risk management is ultimately what keeps traders in the game for the long haul – the ability to control losses and stay above water in speculative markets. During times of increased market volatility, risk management can become even more critical for traders navigating uncertainty.Read More

What is Futures Volatility?

By | March 10, 2021

Volatility is a measure of market movement in either direction, relative to a “normal” market. In other words, if a futures market is moving up or down more than normal, it is considered to be volatile.Read More

Gain Direct Exposure to Commodity Markets with Futures

By | March 1, 2021

Trading commodity futures provides direct exposure to their underlying markets. Direct exposure combined with futures leverage empowers traders to control valuable commodity contracts with just a fraction of the total trade amount. Read More

Nasdaq Futures: Speculate Big Tech for a Small Price

By | February 25, 2021

Over the past few decades, the US technology sector of the stock market has risen to unprecedented heights, a remarkable testament to the spirit of American innovation. The term “Nasdaq” has become synonymous with big tech as many tech giants are traded on the Nasdaq exchange.Read More

What is Volume-Weighted Average Price (VWAP)?

By | February 19, 2021

Volume-Weighted Average Price or VWAP is a technical indicator used by traders to detect support and resistance levels, manage trade entries / exits, determine market direction, measure trend strength and more. Read More

Day Trade Without Restriction: No Pattern Day Trader Rule in Futures Trading

By | February 17, 2021

One benefit of futures trading is that there is no Pattern Day Trader (PDT) rule restricting how many trades can be placed in a week. In contrast to the stock market where restrictions are in place to limit day traders, traders are actually encouraged to day trade in futures markets.

As a futures trader, you can trade long or short multiple times a day or week without worrying about day trading restrictions.Read More