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.
Hello hog traders, To say hog futures took it on the chin last week would be an understatement. The market got a double dose of continuing cutout collapse and spec fund liquidation. Funds are leading the liquidation charge as front month futures get pounded, but it is joined by commercial selling as well. At on… Read more.
In the sixth dt Pro webinar, Frequently Asked Questions, Daniels broker Jace Jarboe addresses common issues raised by users of the dt Pro software suite. While the platform excels at combining advanced functionality and usability, there are several areas that routinely challenge online traders. In this presentation, Jace clears up misconceptions and demonstrates the state-of-the-art… Read more.
The CME hog market volatility continues. For what feels like the 10th week in a row, front month hogs saw limit moves in both directions. We suffered through an ugly draw down mid week only to see the board close near highs. You just can’t be in position to let this market shake you out,… Read more.
Last week was decent for our trading efforts, we took profits on some longer term trades and now sit net long for the first time in a while. It was a mixed week of trade with April hogs on both sides of unchanged through the week. The DOJI bar seen on the daily and weekly… 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.
It’s no exaggeration to state that 2018 was an active year for the futures markets. An escalating U.S.-China trade war, U.S. congressional midterm elections, and the first Bitcoin ETF offering were a few items that kept traders riveted. Subsequently, high levels of participation became the norm, in everything from crude oil to corn. Being a forward… 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.
The futures markets are dynamic, highly competitive atmospheres. Because of this, new traders often find themselves in a financial hole early on in their careers. However, extensive loss of capital does not need to be an essential part of a market newbie’s education. A wide variety of futures trading strategies can help traders avoid losing… Read more.