Eurex launched DAX® futures (FDAX) — based on the DAX® Stock Index of the 40 largest German stocks — in the 1990s. It quickly grew to one of the world’s most liquid stock index futures contracts. However, as the index grew along with volatility, FDAX was largely inaccessible to retail traders because of its size… Read more.
Stock traders, investors, and hedgers have long known the value of stock index futures. Traders can access exposures to an entire country’s equity markets or a specific sector within it through various stock index futures benchmarks. Just as an investor can access the broad U.S. market through various iterations of the S&P 500 futures, the… Read more.
The DAX® futures complex provides a unique opportunity to profit from one of the world’s most dynamic stock indexes. The Deutscher Aktienindex (DAX®) stock index is Deutsche Börse’s index of blue-chip German stocks. Launched in 1988 as an index of the top 30 stocks traded on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, based on turnover and market… Read more.
Active traders have a vast array of technical tools and indicators to deploy. One of the most basic and useful is the parabolic SAR (PSAR). In this blog article, we’ll answer the question “What is the parabolic SAR?” and break down its applications in the live market. What Is the Parabolic SAR? Developed by technician… Read more.
One of the first steps to becoming a competent technical trader is to choose a suitable chart type. Active traders enjoy a variety of alternatives, from basic line charts to more sophisticated constructs such as point and figure charts. With this many choices, novice market technicians can be easily overwhelmed. Let’s take at the ins… Read more.
A moving average is one of the most popular technical indicators. Traders frequently use them to discern trends, identify reversals, and locate support and resistance levels. Let’s look at these powerful technical tools and one unique event: the moving average crossover. What Is a Moving Average Crossover? Moving average (MA) is a “calculation used to… Read more.
Since its inception, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) has been an innovator in the trade of financial derivatives. From its lineup of E-mini equities to cryptocurrency futures, the CME provides active traders with a wide variety of alternatives. Read on to learn more about the new event-based contracts and how they may help you achieve… Read more.
In today’s equities marketplace, the technical analysis of stocks is a popular discipline. Each day, millions of market participants use tools, indicators, and price action as primary decision-making mechanisms. Read on to learn more about the advantages and disadvantages of stock market technical analysis. The Technical Analysis of Stocks Technical analysis is the study of… Read more.
The Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 brought dramatic uncertainty to the world’s capital markets. As a result, commodities prices spiked suddenly, led by strong bullish trends in crude oil, gold, and wheat. Can the Russia-Ukraine war prompt a U.S. recession? Read on to learn more about the situation and what to expect for… Read more.
At any given time, an equities options trader can do one of two things: buy or sell. In this article, we will look at how the best way to sell stock options varies according to your situation. Buy or Sell? Options traders may either buy or sell contracts. There are several key differences between each… Read more.