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What are 10-Year T-Note Options on Futures?

By | June 23, 2020

10 year t-note options on futures

Among the most actively-traded options on futures products are 10-Year T-Note futures options. Derivative of 10-Year Treasury Notes, these options on futures vehicles allow traders to speculate the directionality of interest rates as well as hedge risk at the end of a yield curve.

Providing 4 distinct ways to speculate and trade futures markets, options on futures are appealing to traders looking for more market entry choices and greater risk control.Read More

How to Use the SuperDOM Price Ladder for Order Entry

By | June 18, 2020

One of NinjaTrader’s powerful order entry features is the SuperDOM, an interactive price ladder which displays market depth. The SuperDOM provides complete functionality for the management of orders, positions, and discretionary exit and stop strategies in a highly visual manner.

This efficient order entry interface allows traders to not only submit and modify orders, but also monitor order book data to track changes in bids and offers. The “DOM” in SuperDOM stands for “depth of market,” also known as Level II or the order book.Read More

7 Rules of Consistent Traders

By | June 15, 2020

Trading live markets is inherently unpredictable, but what sets consistent traders apart from the pack? Below are 7 rules to consider on your trading journey.Read More

What are Eurodollar Options on Futures?

By | May 28, 2020

A global benchmark for speculating movement in short-term US dollar interest rates, Eurodollar futures options are one of the most actively traded options on futures products.Read More

How to Track & Analyze 100s of Markets with Market Analyzer

By | May 18, 2020

NinjaTrader’s Market Analyzer empowers traders to scan and monitor multiple markets simultaneously in real-time to identify trade opportunities. This powerful, intuitive and customizable interface tracks your preferred markets tick-by-tick based on user-defined parameters.Read More

What are Crude Oil Options on Futures?

By | May 14, 2020

NYMEX Light Sweet Crude Oil futures options are among the most actively-traded options on futures products. Derivative of Crude Oil futures, these options contracts offer distinct advantages for traders such as added leverage and the ability to hedge against possible losses.

Additionally, with many options trading strategies available both long and short, Crude Oil options on futures provide flexibility for traders looking to diversify their trading approach.Read More

The VIX Index: Gauge Volatility in Futures Markets

By | May 11, 2020

The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) Volatility Index – commonly referred to as the VIX – is the most widely used tool to gauge financial volatility. Used by traders of all asset types, the benchmark VIX index reflects both investor sentiment and market risk.

Also known as the fear gauge or fear index, financial volatility has a direct relationship with anxiety in markets. In other words, the more nervous investors are, the higher volatility will be.Read More

Activate Your NinjaTrader Trading System

By | May 6, 2020

Systems trading provides an alternative to traditional discretionary trading through the use of automated algorithms that trigger trades when predetermined market conditions are met.

NinjaTrader offers a robust selection of over 1000 unique automated strategies to choose from, covering a wide range of trading styles and market approaches. Once you have identified a trading system that meets your requirements, the next step is to activate the automated strategy on your trading account.Read More

How to Create a Chart in NinjaTrader

By | May 4, 2020

NinjaTrader’s award-winning charting capabilities are designed for of all levels of traders from novice to expert. For those new to the platform, creating a chart in NinjaTrader is simple and takes just a few easy steps.Read More

Tulip Mania: The Story of the Dutch Tulip Bubble

By | April 30, 2020

Today, tulips are frequently found in flower shops and residential gardens, but in the Netherlands in 1637, a single tulip could buy you a house. This is the story of the Dutch Tulip Bubble, considered the first financial bubble in history.Read More