I think it’s human nature to be a contrarian, especially among traders. Sometimes that’s a good thing—life would be boring if we all thought the same thing and there wouldn’t be any markets if everyone agreed on a “fair price”. However, it is healthy for your trading health to know when not to be a contrarian and money can be made by going with the flow.
Written by DeWayne Reeves of CFRN.net. Burton Schlichter is a partner and featured broker at CFRN.net. FIB TIPS AND OTHER HEAD TRIPS As traders, we are quick to put on mental shackles. Bind ourselves to a way of thinking that lives somewhere between no-sense and nonsense. No trader makes it through unscathed. We all get… Read more.
Update – this post was written before the launch of CME’s newest product – the Micro E-Mini. Here’s a link to a Micro E-mini resources page. Written by DeWayne Reeves of CFRN.net. Burton Schlichter is a partner and featured broker at CFRN.net. One of the most common characteristics among highly successful traders is being extremely… Read more.
A stock index simply represents a basket of underlying stocks. Indices can be either price-weighted or capitalization-weighted. In a price-weighted index, such as the Dow Jones Industrials Average, the individual stock prices are simply added up and then divided by a divisor, meaning that stocks with higher prices have a higher weighting in the index value.
This is a sample entry from Tom Dosdall’s email newsletter, Dosdall Daily Edge, published on October 23, 2012. Those who have been waiting for the right time to hedge their equities positions with put options or short futures may have their opportunity today. As you can see on the chart below, TAS Navigator has been… Read more.
The Trade Spotlight advisory service applies the GBE trading methodology (buying or selling commodity contracts based on breakouts of chart formations and technical indicators) to identify one to two trade setups per week.
Written by DeWayne Reeves of CFRN.net. Burton Schlichter is a partner and featured broker at CFRN.net. One of the easiest candlestick signals to spot besides our consummate favorite the Doji, is the Bullish Engulfing Pattern. This is one of the 12 primary signals taught to me by candlestick mentor, Steve Bigelow. A candlestick purist might… Read more.
Written by DeWayne Reeves of CFRN.net. Burton Schlichter is a partner and featured broker at CFRN.net. Trading Price Channels is a dynamic yet easy to learn form of trading that relies on the markets natural tendency to trend. It is a type of technical analysis that provides ideal areas from which to buy and sell.… Read more.
Much attention and trading volume is garnered by the S&P 500 futures and the e-Mini version of that contract. While it is an excellent market to trade, have you ever thought of trading the e-Mini Russell 2000 futures? This article will showcase the e-Mini R2K and give you the opportunity to paper-trade it with real… Read more.
E-mini futures contracts are one of the lesser known ways to participate in the futures markets. These contracts offer smaller contract sizes giving a trader/investor the ability to directly participate in the commodity markets with less risk capital and/or leverage. E-mini futures contracts have grown in popularity over the past several years and now offer… Read more.