Sometimes, when I am looking at a market technically, checking out contracts alone can be a bit blinding. The big moves, exaggerated by high frequency trading and speculative froth can be a bit misleading.
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Although I spend most of my day managing client accounts, I also dedicate time to speaking with people who are interested in trading futures, yet have never traded before or are hesitant for one reason or another to dive into the markets. Throughout these conversations, I have noted that one of the biggest obstacles keeping potential and former traders from diving into the markets is a lack of understanding on market fundamentals.
Understanding how futures spreads are priced is the first step to trading this strategy. Learn how to price the spread and what a futures spread looks like on a chart.
As many basketball fans may know, the Miami Heat recently had a 27 game winning streak, which was the 2nd longest winning streak in NBA history. It ended on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 when they visited my Chicago Bulls in a game that a lot of folks thought the Heat should have won easily. The… Read more.
This is a sample entry from Craig Turner’s weekly market analysis newsletter, Turner’s Take, published on January 8, 2013. On Friday, January 11th at 11:00 am central time, the USDA will release the January WASDE, Annual Crop Production for Corn & Soybeans, December 2012 stocks, and Winter Wheat seedings. The January 11th USDA report is… Read more.
This is a sample entry from Craig Turner’s weekly market analysis newsletter, Turner’s Take, published on August 29, 2012. We have an interesting opportunity in a Corn futures butterfly spread this morning. For those of you who are not up to speed on futures butterfly spreads, please read this Daniels Trading blog article written by… Read more.
Recently, I had a number of clients involved in a futures spread in the live cattle market. The idea behind the trade was to get long the cattle market heading into the summer by buying in the front month and selling in the back month – specifically, they were buying June Live Cattle and simultaneously… Read more.
Savvy traders, who understand the term structures of futures markets, often use the butterfly futures spread to isolate certain contracts in which they feel demand or supply will be the strongest or weakest.
Traders with bearish views of the economy need to tread lightly while commodities are at current prices. Due to easy money, algorithmic trading programs, a shrinking world and massive geopolitical risk, playing any market with an easy defined “buy” or “sell” stamp on it can be a difficult trade to sit through. In a market like energy, it can be downright deadly for those without massive pockets.