Baseball players are well-advised to take a pair of cleats, glove, and bat with them to the diamond. For the modern futures trader, the list of must-haves is a bit more extensive. Akin to the glove and bat are an internet connection and computing power ― two infrastructural requirements to trade futures. In addition to… Read more.
Volatility can arise suddenly, destroying winning trades and shaking the markets to their core. Successfully navigating turbulent financial waters can be an epic challenge ― finding the ideal instrument to trade is a key part of excelling when the road becomes rocky. During times of chaotic price action, the best trading vehicles are those that… Read more.
Understanding how to read and interpret futures contracts specifications is an important part of getting started in the market. A contract’s specifications spell out its parameters in concrete terms. If you’re not familiar with a product’s specs, then you shouldn’t be trading it!
Perhaps the single largest advantage that participants in the modern financial markets enjoy is ease of entry. Traders no longer need to purchase a seat at the exchange or play rounds of golf with a stuffy broker to gain market access. If you have computing power, risk capital, and an online brokerage account, the rest… Read more.
Once you have secured the three staples of life ― food, water, and shelter ― ensuring financial security starts taking on an added importance. With an internet connection and a bit of risk capital, it’s possible to achieve a wide range of your finance-oriented goals via futures and options trading.
Last year proved to be a historic year in the markets. In 2018, budding U.S.-China trade war, an active Federal Reserve, and a Black Swan event in natural gas gave market participants an abundance of food for thought. At times, even the best futures broker had to chalk up a loss as a hard lesson… Read more.
A common misconception among those new to futures trading is that one must have a high net worth to participate. In truth, you do not need to be Warren Buffett or George Soros to open a futures trading account ― the only prerequisites are a few bucks and an entrepreneurial spirit.
In most professions, a positive working environment is encouraged ― if not guaranteed ― by the employer. Accordingly, businesses spend millions of dollars every year to achieve the perfect balance between competition, social welfare, and output. While the overhead is much lower for active traders, the need for an atmosphere conducive to success is just… Read more.
Futures trading is often characterized as being similar to playing poker or betting horses for a living. The possibility of financial loss brings with it negative connotations ― the high wash-out rate for market newbies only fuels the fire. When it comes right down to it, many people view futures as nothing more than a… Read more.
Hello everyone! Welcome to edition #1 of what we hope will be the first of a long line of the newest newsletter to come from Daniels Trading and Daniels Ag Marketing. It’s called The Swine Times, and it will be dedicated to helping folks speculate and form fundamental opinions in the Lean Hog markets. By… Read more.