Trading Holiday Markets: Analyzing the Four Main Stock Index Futures at Year-End

By NinjaTrader Team

The holiday season can be a stressful (but joyous!) time for anybody, and futures traders are no different. The added financial pressure of celebrating and exchanging gifts can put extra stress on you as you try to understand the nuances of multiple markets and the unique events that can occur at the end of one year and into the next. 
Anthony Crudele joined us on this week’s “Develop Your Edge” to discuss how traders can keep focus during the holidays and what matters most when trying to stay on top of the year-end information flow. 

Because context matters when trading at this time of year, Anthony reviewed the narratives for the four main stock index futures (ES, MNQ, YM, and RTY) for year-to-date 2023. He also analyzed charts of the current E-mini S&P 500, Micro Nasdaq 100, E-mini Dow Jones Index, and E-mini Russell 2000 futures on the NinjaTrader 8 platform. His approach to analyzing these markets can be applied to other futures that you might trade. 

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