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Basics, building blocks & resources for new traders

Connecting the Dots Between Technical Indicators and Trading Futures

By | September 27, 2022

Technical Indicators

No matter what type of market you are trading, technical indicators are useful tools to help you understand market behavior and define trading strategy. There are hundreds of technical indicators to choose, which can make a selection for new traders overwhelming or lead to “analysis paralysis” for active traders. Read More

Are You Ready for the Next Fed Rate Announcement?

By | September 21, 2022

At the time of writing, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) members are meeting behind closed doors to prepare for the next Fed Rate Announcement. Investors and traders around the globe are eagerly awaiting the outcome of this meeting. Rate increases and quantitative tightening are expected to continue, but the impact on the markets and economy is yet to be seen. Read More

When Should You Trade Futures Stock Indices?

By | September 20, 2022

Stock Index futures are some of the most widely-traded financial instruments providing advantages not just to futures traders, but to stock traders as well. Did you know you can trade the S&P 500, NASDAQ, Russell or Dow Jones as futures contracts with NinjaTrader? Did you know there are better days to trade one over the other? Read More

Nano Ether Joins Nano Bitcoin as New Crypto Futures Market Entries

By | September 15, 2022

Arriving hot on the heels of Nano Bitcoin futures, Nano Ether futures has gotten off to an amazing start! Daily volume for both of these new products has been strong, already exceeding many long-established and popular futures markets. Both products are sized for the individual trader; each Nano Bitcoin futures contract is just 1/100th the size of one Bitcoin and each Nano Ether futures contract is 1/10th the size of one Ether. Read More

Fall 2022 Futures Trading Outlook

By | September 13, 2022

The end of summer doesn’t just signal cooler weather, it’s also time for the financial markets to get back into full swing. Global institutions are back at it, as are money managers, traders and other market participants. This increased trading volume is important for every futures trader to be aware of going into the fall. Read More

What Does the Eurodollar Parity Mean for Futures Markets?

By | September 6, 2022

Eurodollar futures are widely considered a benchmark of the global financial market and are a preferred tool of futures traders speculating in currencies. Recently, the euro reached parity with the dollar falling to its lowest level in nearly 20 years. What does this all mean? How will this effect the markets? Read More

The Employment Situation: The Bureau of Labor Statistics Monthly Report

By | September 2, 2022

One goal of the Federal Reserve Board’s dual mandate is “maximum sustainable employment”. The August unemployment numbers (aka the monthly Employment Situation Report) are set to be released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday, September 2nd. This report has the potential to move the needle in the markets in a significant way, and should be on every trader’s radar. Read More

Nano Ether Futures Continue the Crypto Derivatives Market Shift

By | August 31, 2022

Nano Ether futures are now available at NinjaTrader to trade commission-free* with no market data fees and only $25 day trading margins. Futures traders now have two nano-sized futures products representing the two most popular cryptocurrencies available: Bitcoin and Ether. Read More

Why Traders Are Getting Excited About New Nano Ether Futures

By | August 25, 2022

Following up on the recent successful introduction of Nano Bitcoin futures, the upcoming launch of Nano Ether futures on Monday, August 29th from Coinbase Derivatives is eagerly anticipated by active traders. This new Ether contract offers futures traders and Ether enthusiasts alike a cost-efficient way to access the crypto marketplace with contracts right-sized for the individual trader including $25 day trading margins, commission-free trading* & no market data fees. Read More

Trading Tactics and Indicators with Trading Guru, Larry Williams

By | August 24, 2022

Based on a futures trading career that started from humble beginnings in 1962, best-selling author and educator Larry Williams has developed personal trading tactics and indicators that have stood the test of time. Read More