Technical indicators and chart patterns can provide analytical insight into the Crude Oil futures (CL) market by measuring price action, volume and volatility. The results of the market analytics can potentially serve as entry and exit signals, and identifying overall trend direction.Read More
Futures instruments are far ranging, from wheat, coffee and cocoa, to gold, oil, and market indices. However, there is one futures commodity you won’t be able to add to your watch list: onions.
Here is the tale of how onion futures came to be banned by US Federal law.Read More
Analyzing the S&P 500 futures contract (ES) with technical indicators can be useful for discovering potential trade opportunities by measuring price action, volume and volatility. Insights gained from technical analysis can serve as signals for potential reversals or subsequent market moves.Read More
Whether you are new to trading futures, or a long tenured trader, there are common questions that continually surface. This article will walk through some of the key areas to help you navigate the nuances of trading futures. Read More
So, you are interested in trading futures, first things first…what is a futures market?
Futures are standardized contracts for the purchase and sale of financial instruments or physical commodities for future delivery on a regulated commodity futures exchange. Below are some examples of futures contracts:Read More
Pivot Points are a popular method for determining market trend & short-term support/resistance levels using numerical averages of an instrument’s high, low & close.
The term “pivot” is often thought of as reaching a pre-determined point (support & resistance) then reversing course.
Not only can day traders use Pivots as leading indicators to determine bullish or bearish trends, they are also utilized for entry & exit points and they can act as a guide for profit target & stop loss placement. Different from a number of indicators that update dynamically throughout the trading day, Pivot Points remain static on a chart. Read More
Major trend reversals can potentially be identified by recognizing double top patterns as detailed in ‘How to Identify Double Top and Bottom Patterns’. When conditions of double top patterns are identified, potential trading ideas may present themselves. Backtesting or using a simulator environment can be a logical next step to explore these trading opportunities. For NinjaTrader users, the Playback feature provides the ability to play, pause & rewind the market tick by tick using real market data.
Highly volatile futures markets can be characterized by dramatic swings in price action and spikes in trading volume. When two indicators of volatility react to unexpected ‘market moving’ news simultaneously, this could potentially mean market sentiment is changing. Read More
Automated trading tools allow traders to build their strategy in a computer-based system which will automatically execute trades based on predetermined market conditions. There are many advantages to automating your trades versus manual trade execution including the removal of emotion, time savings, and the potential to trade multiple markets simultaneously. Read More
There are a number of ways to indentify bullish markets signals and for many new traders, finding trading indicators they are comfortable with is an important first step. To help you get started, included below is an overview of a a few of these indicatators and charting patterns to look for in your backtesting.Read More