Choosing a futures broker is one of the most important decisions you will make for your commodity futures and options trading account. Whether you are an online trader, broker assisted, using automated systems, newsletters, or in managed futures, you want a brokerage firm that can best service your trading needs while providing a great value for your trading dollar.
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Although the history of the smartphone only dates to 2007, it has had an immeasurable impact on all of our lives, from the way we communicate to the way we conduct business. Simple person-to-person dialogue has evolved into a fully interactive experience. Society in general has made the transition into the digital era never to return.We complete a wide variety of everyday tasks from our phones, including trading futures. But is trading futures from a mobile device a good idea? Can a person engage the market efficiently via smartphone?
One the most popular and versatile tools of technical analysis is the moving average (MA). MAs are classified as “lagging” indicators, meaning that they trail the prevailing price and are studies of previously occurring price action. MAs are not intended to predict breakouts or forthcoming trends in the market. Instead, they are designed to identify… Read more.
The futures markets are fast-paced environments that require discipline and insight to successfully navigate. In order to achieve a winning perspective, traders commonly incorporate aspects of both fundamental and technical analysis into their trading strategy. In particular, Pivot Points are used for trading futures and commodities.
Fibonacci numbers, or the Fibonacci sequence, is a numeric device credited to Italian mathematician Leonardo of Pisa dating to the late 12th and early 13th century. In simplest terms, the Fibonacci sequence is a collection of integers in which each consecutive integer is the sum of the previous two. Applications of principles related to the… Read more.
The current incarnation of the futures marketplace is a digital environment conducive to enhanced pricing volatilities and low-latency trade executions. In such a dynamic atmosphere, a method of interpreting price action on-the-fly is a necessity. As a result, technical analysis, a study of price itself, has become the go-to reference in crafting astute trading decisions.
Perhaps the most important question a trader will face is “How much risk do I assume on the next trade?” A fundamental driver of risk is position size, or the amount of a given security accumulated during the execution of a trade. Position size has several definitions, depending upon whether the financial instrument being traded… Read more.
Every picture tells a story, and in futures trading that adage holds true when traders seek clarity in the wide array of graphically based technical indicators.
Profit targets are a common method of exiting a trade in positive territory. A profit target is a predetermined price where the potential capital gain justifies the assumed risk. Developing the optimal profit target for a given trade can be a considerable undertaking.
Like many of the other great tools contained in the dt Pro platform, the MACD indicator is another way to give any trader a critical edge in the futures markets.