February 9th 2019 Newsletter

Trading Futures Around Economic Reports along with NASDAQ futures Review

February 8th, 2019 - Issue #953

In This Issue

1. Trading 202: Trading Economic Reports - Free Premium Guide
2. Hot Market Report: NASDAQ futures?
3. Economic Calendar

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1. Trading 202: Trading Economic Reports - Free Premium Guide


Crude Inventories, Unemployment report, Housing Starts are just a few of the market moving reports we have on weekly basis

The financial market’s volatility attracts many to follow and trade economic events and use this volatility to try and generate profit. Unfortunately, trading isn’t easy. Starting from planning and preparing all the way through the releases, analyzing and trading economic events involves many steps. That is why we at Cannon Trading pick this content for you prepared by BetterTrader.Co

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2. Hot Market Report: mini NASDAQ 100

By Ilan Levy-Mayer, VP

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NQ futures; This week’s highlighted Market is mini NASDAQ 100 futures.Part of the stock index family that includes mini SP 500, mini Russell, mini Dow, Mid cap, Nikkei and a few more. Most traded on the CME/CBOT/GLOBEX exchanges.

Daily Chart of NQ Futures for your review from this morning ( Feb. 8th 2019). The market has retraced about 61% from the MAJOR recent sell off we have witnessed these past few months and has backed down from this level (7015-7040 ) since.
I suspect we have quite a bit of volatility ahead as the market is being pulled upwards by the more relaxing tone of the FED regarding futures hikes and pulled down by slowing global economy, US-China trade talks, Govt. shut down etc.
I personally like the NQ for daytrading, sometimes more then the ES. While ES has more volume, the moves on the NQ are more rewarding/ punishing at the same time which fits my personality. One thing to understand is that the aggressive day-trading margins most firms, including Cannon offer for markets such as the NQ and ES can be a double edge sword. With $500 day-trading margins, you as a trader control LARGE amounts of money and that can translate to large fast losses or gains in volatile manner. Be aware, be careful. This chart was prepared using CQG Q Trader software, which you can demo for 14 days with realtime data.
To access a free trial to the ALGOS shown in the chart along with other tools, visit and sign up for a free trial for 21 days with real-time data.

Mini NASDAQ 100 Futures Specs
Hours: 5:00 PM to 4:00 PM next day PM Central Time
Margins: $8350 initial, $7600 Maint. ( as of the date of this newsletter)
Point Value: full point = $2000 ( Example: 7067.00 to 7167.00 ). Min fluctuation is 0.1 = $5 ( Example: 7067.00 to 7067.25) Settlement: Cash on the open of the third Friday of each QUARTER ( June, Sep, Dec, March )
Months: Quarterly cycle, June, Sep, Dec, March. M,U,Z,H
Weekly Options:YES
Mini NASDAQ 100 is one of my favorite markets for Day Trading because of the intraday range and movements. Be careful, these factors can work against you or in your favor.
Some of the basic fundamentals to keep in mind when you are considering trading the NQ or other indices for this matter:
1. Longer term view of current market prices
2. Dates and times of important reports. CPI, Housing, employment, FOMC are just some of the reports you need to watch for
3. Earning reports
4. U.S. Fiscal and Monetary Stability

Our brokers here at Cannon will be happy to chat about the MINI NASDAQ market, other indices, other futures, options, futures spreads and much more! Feel free to contact us at any time.

3. Economic Calendar

Source: Moore Research Center, Inc.

Date Reports Expiration & Notice Dates
02/08
Fri
11:00 AM CST - WASDE Report
11:00 AM CST - Crop Production(& Annual)
11:00 AM CST - Grain Stocks
11:00 AM CST - Winter Wheat Seedings
LT: Mar Sugar-16(ICE)
Feb Canadian Dollar Options(CME)
Feb Currencies Options(CME)
Feb Mx Peso Options(CME)
Feb US Dollar Index Options(ICE)
Mar Cotton Options(NYM)
Mar Coffee Options(ICE)
02/11
Mon

 
 
 
FN: Mar Sugar-16(ICE)
 
 
 
02/12
Tue
5:00 AM CST - NFIB Small Business Optimism Index(Jan)
9:00 AM CST - JOLTS-Job Openings(Dec)
3:30 PM CST - API Energy Stocks
 

 
 
 
02/13
Wed
6:00 AM CST - MBA Mortgage Index
7:30 AM CST - Core CPI & CPI(Jan)
9:30 AM CST - EIA Petroleum Status Report
2:00 PM CST - Dairy Products Sales

 
 
 
02/14
Thu
7:30 AM CST - USDA Weekly Export Sales
7:30 AM CST - Initial Claims-Weekly
7:30 AM CST - Core PPI & PPI(Jan)
9:30 AM CST - EIA Natural Gas Report
3:30 PM CST - Money Supply
FN: Mar Cocoa(ICE)
LT: Feb Lean Hogs(CME)
Feb Lean Hogs Options(CME)
Mar Crude Lt Options(NYM)
02/15
Fri
7:30 AM CST - Export(ex-ag) & Import(ex-oil) Prices(Jan)
7:30 AM CST - Retail Sales(Jan)
7:30 AM CST - Retail Sales-Ex Auto(Jan)
7:30 AM CST - Empire State Manufacturing Survey(Feb)
8:15 AM CST - Capacity Util & Industrial Prod(Jan)
9:00 AM CST - Business Inventories(Dec)
9:00 AM CST - Univ of Mich Consumer Sentiment-Prelim(Feb)
11:00 AM CST - NOPA Crush
3:00 PM CST - Net Long-Term TIC Flows(Dec)
LT: Feb Mx Peso(CME)
Feb Nikkei Options(CME)
Feb Eurodollar Options(CME)
Mar Orange Juice Options(ICE)
Mar Sugar-11 Options(ICE)

02/18
Mon
PRESIDENT'S DAY
 
 
 
LT: Feb Eurodollar(CME)
 
 
 
02/19
Tue

 
 
 

 
 
 
02/20
Wed
6:00 AM CST - MBA Mortgage Index
7:30 AM CST - Building Permits & Housing Starts(Jan)
3:30 PM CST - API Energy Stocks
 
FN: Mar Coffee(ICE)
LT: Mar Crude Lt(NYM)
Mar Platinum Options(NYM)
Mar Palladium Options(NYM)
02/21
Thu
7:30 AM CST - Initial Claims-Weekly
7:30 AM CST - Philadelphia Fed(Feb)
9:00 AM CST - Existing Home Sales(Jan)
9:00 AM CST - Leading Indicators(Jan)
9:30 AM CST - EIA Natural Gas Report
10:00 AM CST - EIA Petroleum Status Report
2:00 PM CST - Dairy Products Sales
3:30 PM CST - Money Supply

 
 
 
FN=First Notice, OE=Option Expiration, LT=Last Trade

Disclaimer: This calendar is compiled from sources believed to be reliable. Moore Research Center, Inc. assumes no responsibility for any errors or omissions. It is meant as an alert to events that may affect trading strategies and is not necessarily complete. The release dates for certain economic reports may have been rescheduled.

* Please note that the information contained in this letter is intended for clients, prospective clients, and audiences who have a basic understanding, familiarity, and interest in the futures markets.

** The material contained in this letter is of opinion only and does not guarantee any profits. These are risky markets and only risk capital should be used. Past performances are not necessarily indicative of future results.

*** This is not a solicitation of any order to buy or sell, but a current market view provided by Cannon Trading Inc. Any statement of facts herein contained are derived from sources believed to be reliable, but are not guaranteed as to accuracy, nor they purport to be complete. No responsibility is assumed with respect to any such statement or with respect to any expression of opinion herein contained. Readers are urged to exercise their own judgment in trading!

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