The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) is the world’s largest futures marketplace. Traders from around the world engage the CME on a daily basis, courtesy of its CME Globex electronic platform. The exchange’s regular business hours are nearly 24/5, but 11 U.S.-recognized holidays affect its schedule. Here is the CME Group’s futures market hours holiday schedule… Read more.
The minutes preceding the closing bell are a time of intense deliberation for traders who are managing open positions. For intraday and day traders, the decision is simple because going home net-flat is the name of the game. However, when implementing multi-session advanced trading strategies, each market closure presents a unique collection of assumed risks… Read more.
Futures trading requires both creativity and a pragmatic approach to conducting day-to-day business. Unlike professions where you work in a group or team, active traders must do everything themselves, playing the roles of manager, market pro and accountant every time they make a trade. Pulling off this diverse array of duties requires a wide-ranging skill… Read more.
For those driven to succeed, the learning never stops. Whether you are immersed in the scholarly literature of the day or hoping to glean insight from an untimely loss, education is an ongoing process for the active futures trader. Although books and blogs are readily available to streamline the learning curve, another especially useful medium… Read more.
CME’s Chief Economist and managing director Blu Putnam recently wrote a report focusing on 8 specific factors that could influence the energy market in 2016 and beyond. The energy markets are what I like to follow, and I think the content of this report is worth reading.
Hedging is a risk management tool that is employed to reduce risk, not add to it. This video is for example purposes only. It is in no way a recommendation. As always, you should speak with your broker or advisor before putting on any hedges or trades.
Learn Drew’s strategy on One by Two Ratio Spreads. The one is buying one put, and the two is selling two calls. Learn more about Ratio spread with this educational video.
Learn how buying puts can help reduce downside risk for grain that producers have in the field or in the bin. Presented by our senior broker, Drew Wilkins.
Learn how to Re-Own your Grain with Calls presented by our Senior Broker, Drew Wilkins.
Don’t trade with a blindfold, trade with a plan! Managing risk equals having a plan, and there are 3 important points to keep in mind before entering a trade. Develop a plan, Stick to your plan, and Adjust your plan if the trade is profitable.