This is a sample entry from Craig Turner’s weekly market analysis newsletter, Turner’s Take, published on August 09, 2012. The USDA will release the August WASDE tomorrow at 7:30 AM CDT. We are expecting cuts in yield and production for Corn and Soybeans. We are also expecting draws on the global wheat supply. While many… Read more.
Part Three: The Big 3 When trading the corn, soybean, or wheat market, it is important to know the fundamental factors that determine their prices. Knowing how much is planted, when it is planted, how much is produced, the many uses of each market, and who buys the specific market are factors that have a… Read more.
There are some pretty significant differences between the futures markets and the equities markets. The first big difference is the trading hours: the futures markets trade 23 hours a day for most markets versus an 8:30 AM (central time) open and a 3:00 PM close in the equities markets. The second difference is the ease… Read more.
The History of Mini Contracts Rise of the E-Mini S&P Virtually everyone involved in the futures markets has heard of the iconic E-Mini S&P. Launched in September of 1997, it has had a stratospheric rise in popularity, and many new traders can’t even conceive what it must have been like before this popular contract. Even… Read more.
Part One: The Markets that Spawned an Industry It is always important to have a good understanding of any market’s unique specifications and its fundamentals before deciding to trade the specific market. However, what is also important, and often gets overlooked, is the specific market’s origin. One key benefit to this information is the added… Read more.