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3 Basic Order Types Explained

By | March 12, 2018

Orders are the core of electronic trading. As a result, understanding various order types is an important first step in learning to trade.

In this article, the function and significance of 3 basic order types are outlined:Read More

Find Trade Setups Faster Using Automated Technical Analysis

By | February 28, 2018

Analyzing multiple markets in search of trading opportunities can be a tedious, time consuming process. Leveraging automated trading tools can help traders save time, increase efficiency and identify potential trade setups. Read More

Trade 10-Year T-Note Futures with 3 Indicators

By | February 12, 2018

Underlying strength, rate of change and price fluctuation can all be analyzed using technical indicators to identify potential trade signals in the 10-Year T-Note futures contract (ZN).

The following 3 technical indicators are just a few of the indicators that can be used when analyzing futures trading markets:Read More

Discover Futures Trade Setups by Comparing Multiple Markets

By | January 17, 2018

Comparing the price action of two different futures contracts may uncover complementary or inverse trends and leading indicator relationships to be used in a potential day trading setup.Read More

Backtest ES Futures Strategies to Understand Market Behavior

By | December 19, 2017

Backtesting an automated futures trading strategy enables you to see how a trade would have performed in historical market conditions. NinjaTrader’s award winning software equips traders with a robust backtesting environment through its Strategy Analyzer feature. Read More

Why Trade Futures Over Stocks or Forex?

By | November 30, 2017

The futures trading industry offers a number of unique benefits for active investors. Whether it’s the diverse mix of investment options, such as commodities, equity indexes, currencies and treasury bonds, or the myriad of advantages when compared to other investment options, futures can be a fantastic vehicle to hedge risk and make your dollar work harder. Read More

3 Technical Indicators to Trade Nasdaq (NQ) Futures

By | November 14, 2017

By assessing time, price, volume and momentum with technical indicators, the Nasdaq futures contract (NQ) can be analyzed for potential trade opportunities. Insights from technical analysis could provide buy or sell signals or an indication of potential trend reversals or market moves.Read More

Inverted Cup and Handle Pattern: A Bearish Technical Trading Indicator

By | November 10, 2017

Inverted cup and handle patterns can be identified by their large crescent shape followed by a less extreme, upward retracement. The entire pattern usually takes within 3 to 6 month to develop. These patterns are meant to serve as being indicative of a bearish reversal. Read More

Analyze E-Mini S&P 500 by Comparing Multiple Data Series

By | November 7, 2017

Multi data series charting is a popular technical analysis approach that involves charting multiple futures contracts within one chart window. Plotting the price action of multiple instruments can help traders gain a broader perspective of market behavior through the comparison of historical data. Additionally, analysts can draw comparisons between the performance of technical indicators and trend behavior. Read More

USD/JPY Foreign Currency Pair: Reacting to Bullish and Bearish Events

By | November 1, 2017

Historically, the USD/JPY foreign currency pair has reacted strongly during both times of bearish and bullish market conditions. The USD/JPY moving in favor of the Japanese Yen could be attributed to it being viewed as a safer alternative to other financial instruments during times of geopolitical unrest which leads to bullish conditions. When investors have ‘flocked’ to the Yen, this has historically resulted in the US Dollar decreasing in value against it.Read More