A common misconception among those new to futures trading is that one must have a high net worth to participate. In truth, you do not need to be Warren Buffett or George Soros to open a futures trading account ― the only prerequisites are a few bucks and an entrepreneurial spirit.
Making money in futures trading hinges upon how well you walk the fine line between risk and reward. On paper, it sounds easy ― simply cut off losers and let winners ride ― right? Well, as any veteran of the markets will tell you, trade management may be the single most challenging aspect of active… Read more.
Andrew Pawielski highlights the long S&P trades highlighted in the MDA premium room. View the 3 long trades in ES @ 2703, 2708, 2714 with trailed risk stopped out around 2723.
Trade talks with China, NAFTA replacement, and production data determine how to trade April and June 2019 Hogs this week. Read full details from the Swine Times.
A market correlation is a measure, statistical or observational that identifies a positive or negative link between the pricing of multiple assets. These relationships are used to determine the direction and relative strength of evolving price action. Currencies, commodities, debt and equities include many interrelated markets, featuring distinct correlations between select securities. Trading correlations is a… Read more.
Over the course of each calendar year, the Financial Information Association (FIA) measures and reports on the activity present in the global derivatives markets. As an example, the FIA issued a release for year-end 2018 stating that aggregate futures and options volume amounted to 30.28 billion contracts and open interest levels stood at 827.6 million.… Read more.
Futures and stock trading are two very different disciplines. While it’s true that the ultimate goal of each endeavor is to buy low and sell high (or vice-versa), the mechanisms by which this is accomplished vary. Nonetheless, no matter the market or security in question, the objective of all advanced trading strategies is simple ―… Read more.
Among the many advanced trading strategies that traders employ in the futures markets, bracket orders are among the most powerful. Brackets promote trade-related efficiency, streamlining the process of entering and exiting the market. Whether you’re a commodity, bond, or currency trader, the functionality of bracket orders can help take the guesswork out of managing your open… Read more.
As far as natural disasters go, few are more devastating than a hurricane. High winds, storm surge, and heavy precipitation can create uninhabitable living conditions. They are also capable of rendering crops useless and sending shockwaves through the ag markets. Hurricanes strike the Southeast region of the U.S. almost every year. Disruptive weather patterns are… Read more.
If you have ever bought a house or bartered for a loaf of bread at a farmer’s market, then you have participated in the process of price discovery. Essentially, anything with palpable value has a point at which it is readily exchanged for a premium. Price discovery is the mechanism by which this premium, fee,… Read more.