When talking about Wheat futures, it is important to understand that there are three distinct contracts. Not only are the three contracts based on different Wheat products, but each trade at three different exchanges. It’s important to be aware of the contract differences as the price patterns may also differ.
Since 2007, when the Chicago Board of Trade introduced mini-sized agricultural contracts, the products have become more attractive to traders since inception, as witnessed by the increase in trading volume. While the mini-corn, mini-wheat, and mini-soybean futures contracts mirror their respective standard contract brethren, there are some nuances to consider while trading: Margin Requirements, Price Differential, Trading Volume and Open Interest and Trading Hours.
The U.S is the largest producer of grain fed beef in the world due to its abundance of pasture suitable for grazing and its large supply of feed grains. Live cattle prices have been rallying to all time high prices, presenting numerous trading opportunities. Whether one is a rancher needing risk management tools or a… Read more.
Let’s start with a definition. An E-mini futures contract is a smaller version of a bigger futures contract. While there are mini versions of just about any futures contract now, the predominant market is the stock index sector. With that said, the mini version of the S&P 500 futures contract traded in the Chicago Mercantile… Read more.
Futures contracts, including trading in crude oil futures, are financial instruments that carry with them legally binding obligations. Buyer and seller have the obligation to take or make delivery of an underlying instrument at a specified settlement date in the future. Oil futures are part of the derivatives family of financial products as their value… Read more.
More and more people are looking for a way to get involved in the gold market due to the recent run up it has experienced. Most traders believe that they either have to trade the standard futures contract or purchase an option to get involved. This article will focus on how the E-Micro Gold futures… Read more.
One of the key attractions to trading the E-mini version of a stock index, or any other futures, for that matter, is that traders can participate at a much smaller investment level than the standard, or “big board” futures contracts. Think of it as trying out craps in Las Vegas by playing at the $1.00… 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.
This is a sample entry from Brian Cullen’s email newsletter, The Cullen Outlook. August Crude Oil Buying on a technical break of the recent down trend-line Consider buying on a slight pullback. Support was found at the 90.00-92.00 price level. As we potentially begin to move back to the upside, look for an opportunity to… Read more.
All eyes are on the debt market these days. Volatility in the debt market is forcing investors and traders to shift their assets as the global markets spin out of control. News of Greece defaulting on its bonds, the US raising its debt ceiling, and economic activity in the Far East have traders and investors… Read more.