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Understanding Futures Spreads

By | October 19, 2021

Futures Spread

Spreading is a popular trading strategy in which you simultaneously buy one contract and sell another. The trading approach is used across asset classes including futures. Read More

Understanding Natural Gas Futures

By | October 14, 2021

One of the most popular contracts available to trade Natural Gas is CME Group’s NYMEX Henry Hub Natural Gas (NG) Futures. Natural Gas is the world’s third largest physical commodities futures contract & NG futures serve as a global benchmark for this market.Read More

4 Reasons to Trade Micro-DAX® Futures vs CFDs

By | October 11, 2021

When comparing futures to CFDs (Contracts-for-Difference) there are many similarities including:

  • Both are derivatives products
  • You can choose to take long or short positions
  • You can access a wide variety of financial markets including indices, forex and commodities.

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The Benefits of Trading Futures vs. CFD’s

By | October 4, 2021

From a trading perspective, CFD’s and futures are very similar products both of which are offered on a wide array of markets. The biggest, and very important difference, is the structure of the market which results in a number of advantages for futures traders.Read More

5 Reasons to Trade Micro Crude Oil Futures

By | September 27, 2021

Micro Crude Oil futures from the CME Group provide an ideal opportunity for you to experience the benefits of oil futures trading at a reduced cost. With a smaller contract size, more traders can now take advantage of the leverage and liquidity of one of the largest commodity markets. Read More

How Traders Use Bollinger Bands

By | September 20, 2021

In the 1980’s, John Bollinger developed Bollinger Bands®. Since then, they have become a popular technical analysis tool used by traders worldwide. Similar to Keltner or Donchian channels, Bollinger Bands® plot over the price action of a chart as a set of lines forming an envelope. Read More

What is the Difference Between Futures & CFDs?

By | September 15, 2021

A contract for difference (CFD) is a contract between a trader and a CFD broker that stipulates the buyer will exchange the difference in the value of a financial product between the time the contract opens and closes to the seller, the CFD broker. Read More

Benefits of Trading Interest Rate Futures

By | September 7, 2021

A popular way to capitalize on interest rate market opportunities is by trading Micro Treasury futures. These innovative contracts are based directly on yields of the most recently auctioned Treasury securities including the 2-Year Note, 5-Year Note, 10-Year Note & 30-Year Bond. Read More

Identify Trend Patterns with Trend Lines Indicator

By | August 31, 2021

The award-winning NinjaTrader platform includes over 100 indicators and multiple chart tools to accommodate all trading styles and analysis approaches, including the Trend Lines Indicator.Read More

Benefits of Trading Futures vs ETFs

By | August 18, 2021

There are many benefits to trading futures vs ETFs (Exchange Traded Funds). While they have some similarities such as liquidity, transparency and tax advantages compared to stocks, futures provide traders with additional benefits which are leading more self-directed investors to add futures to their portfolio.Read More