Spending some time on a futures trading simulator is a great, risk-free way to gain market-related experience. Let’s take a look at five key benefits that a simulator can offer to help improve your trading skills.
For active precious metals traders, the gold futures contracts listed on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) are the industry standard. Offering robust liquidity and consistent volatility, they are premier products for anyone interested in gold futures margin trading. From intraday scalping to swing trading strategies, bullion market participants rarely find the need to look outside… Read more.
Traders and investors from every corner of the globe consider the Standard & Poor’s 500 (S&P 500) as an ideal way of engaging the broader U.S. equities market. In response to the public interest, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) offers S&P Emini futures to individuals wanting to take their shot at one of the premier… Read more.
A key aspect of any approach to futures trading is trend analysis. Being able to identify when a directional move in price is gaining steam or nearing exhaustion is a valuable skill for active traders. This is one area where technical analysis can be extremely valuable ― identifying and trading trending markets. Two popular tools… Read more.
This has been a big year for crude oil. Fueled by evolving international trade, economic expansion, and disruptions to the supply chain, the pricing of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) futures in 2018 have extended an uptrend that began in 2016. Given the prevailing geopolitical and economic factors, the oil futures outlook for winter 2018/19 is… Read more.
Identifying patterns using chart analysis is something every futures trader needs to analyze in the market. Chart analysis can reveal price patterns, trendlines, and other technical indicators, which in turn can help traders spot predictive patterns. This particular skill set lends itself well to a little show and tell. Brian Cullen of Daniels Trading recently… Read more.
December E-Mini S&P – Multi-Profiles – Sell Zones CLICK IMAGES TO OPEN CHART CONTENT Breakdown of Today’s Update Published 12/7/17 8:30 am central: Traders, We have seen bears beginning to try and take control over the last couple sessions and the most recent move lower. We are seeing on scanner 2 of the 4-time frames bearish. We had… Read more.
I wanted to take a few minutes and discuss a trading formation, THE BULL FLAG.
Dead cat bounce? After initially breaking through the trendline, Orange Juice made an attempt to climb back above it Monday and Tuesday…
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.