This is a sample entry from Brian Cullen’s email newsletter, The Cullen Outlook, published on February 15, 2013. March mini-DOW I am taking a small shot here. The DOW has been stuck up here for about 11 trading sessions. We continue to struggle with the 14000 level. Trading volume has been slightly declining and the… Read more.
I think it’s human nature to be a contrarian, especially among traders. Sometimes that’s a good thing—life would be boring if we all thought the same thing and there wouldn’t be any markets if everyone agreed on a “fair price”. However, it is healthy for your trading health to know when not to be a contrarian and money can be made by going with the flow.
A stock index simply represents a basket of underlying stocks. Indices can be either price-weighted or capitalization-weighted. In a price-weighted index, such as the Dow Jones Industrials Average, the individual stock prices are simply added up and then divided by a divisor, meaning that stocks with higher prices have a higher weighting in the index value.
This is a sample entry from Tom Dosdall’s email newsletter, Dosdall Daily Edge, published on October 23, 2012. Those who have been waiting for the right time to hedge their equities positions with put options or short futures may have their opportunity today. As you can see on the chart below, TAS Navigator has been… Read more.
The NASDAQ-100 Index represents the largest non-financial U.S. and international issues listed on The NASDAQ Stock Market based on market capitalization. Index holdings represent companies across major industry groups including computer hardware and software, telecommunications, retail and wholesale trade, and biotechnology.
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.
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.
Created in 1973 after the disbanding of the Bretton Woods system, the US Dollar Index is comprised of the exchange rates of the EuroFX, Canadian Dollar, British Pound, Japanese Yen, Swedish Krona and Swiss Franc. Its highs have taken us to around 160 and the lows about 70. During these times of record high unemployment,… Read more.