By definition, volatility is the variance of price action from a mean value over a specific period of time. Although many traders hesitate to engage the markets during especially active cycles, day trading futures can be a great way to secure profits. In fact, the enhanced liquidity and robust depth-of-market make active periods some of… Read more.
Boasting initial margins ranging from 5 to 15 percent, the futures markets are a paradise for traders interested in maximizing the potential of their risk capital. Unfortunately, the added purchasing power can compromise the viability of any strategy, no matter how strong. Let’s take a look at how piling on the trading leverage isn’t always… Read more.
Frequently referred to as the “wild west” of the financial markets, oil futures trading has a reputation for being an incredibly volatile endeavor. Far from securities like the Dow 30 or S&P 500, crude oil is one venue where the risk is almost always on. Of course, there is risk and then there is RISK.… Read more.
Futures trading is a unique discipline. There are no time clocks to punch, 401ks, or employee health insurance policies ― your success depends upon how well you use all available resources. Simple as that. Trading leverage is a big part of maximizing your financial potential as a trader. If you’re seeking massive returns, then the… Read more.
This post originally appeared in FutureSource’s Fast Break Newsletter on April 23, 2010, where Craig Turner is a regular contributor on various futures trading topics. Common Questions Asked by New Traders As a Commodity Futures & Options broker for both self-directed online and broker-assisted trading, the top two questions I am asked by new traders… Read more.