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.
Volume Analysis and Market Profile are two very powerful tools that will help traders succeed in finding trading opportunities. In a recent webinar, Andrew Pawielski explained how traders can use these two tools to see clear patterns, find imbalances, look for momentum, associate prices with volume and more. Here’s why you should be using volume… Read more.
Good morning friends Cotton markets are jumping in Sunday/Monday overnight trading as Hurricane Florence bears down on the SE coast/Mid-Atlantic US while the rest of the CBOT complex trades sideways. December cotton trades 83+ cents this morning, breaking above Fridays high. December corn trades right in the middle of its recent comfort zone between 365… Read more.
Hello friends There will be nervousness today as we are approaching the end of the comment period for the Chinese tariffs. I expect we will hear on whether or not the US will move forward with 200 billion in additional tariffs over the coming, week, maybe even this weekend. It is very difficult to… Read more.
Good morning friends, There is little bullish impetus from the outside markets helping row crop prices right now. Weather should be somewhat friendly to price, although fall rain never seems to push funds into or out of new positions. The USD continues its push higher against minor market pairs, while competition against the major pairs… Read more.
Just as it’s important for grain traders to watch a WASDE report, it is equally important for oil and gas traders to watch the release of an energy report. There are two weekly reports about the amount of crude oil inventory in the United States: the EIA Weekly Petroleum Status Report and the API Weekly Statistical Bulletin.