1.Trading 102: Weekly Options as Trading Weapon by John Thorpe
There are 100's of indicators available to traders to assist with decision making that can be applied to technical analysis, which is precisely the reason to utilize a sound and inexpensive weekly ES strategy to compliment a day trading strategy.
There are two main uses for the Weekly options
As a hedge, no need for stops
As a pure speculation. A relatively inexpensive way to speculate on market direction in a time frame that can be for minutes, hours or a few days without the need to use stops.
Briefly, the definition of an option contract from the National Futures Association is: An investment vehicle which gives the option buyer the right—but not the obligation—to buy or sell a particular futures contract at a stated price at the specified expiration date. There are two separate and distinct types of options: calls and puts.
These weekly options are European Style, Exercisable to the nearest futures contract at 3pm Central time on Friday. If in the money by any amount, the exercise is automatic.
Weekly ES options have......* Update: Mini SP now has Monday, Wednesday and friday ( weekly options) Expirations!
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2. Hot Market: Major Assault on U.S. Dollar Continues
The U.S. dollar index is a basket of six major world currencies stacked up against the greenback. See on the daily bar chart that the dollar bears are in strong command, with no early chart clues
that a market bottom is close at hand.
A depreciating dollar is a bullish element for the raw commodity sector. Stay tuned!
2:00 PM CDT - Catfish Production
2:00 PM CDT - Cattle
2:00 PM CDT - Cattle On Feed
LT: Jul Nikkei Options(CME)
Jul Russell Options(CME)
Aug 2,5,10 Year Notes Options(CBT)
Aug Bonds Options(CBT)
Aug Canola Options(CBT)
Aug Wheat Options(CBT)
Aug Corn Options(CBT)
Aug Oats Options(CBT)
Aug Rough Rice Options(CBT)
Aug Soybeans,Soymeal,Soyoil Options(CBT)
Aug Orange Juice Options(ICE)
9:00 AM CDT - Existing Home Sales(Jun)
2:00 PM CDT - Cold Storage
FN: Aug Crude Lt(NYM)
8:00 AM CDT - FHFA Housing Price Index(May)
8:00 AM CDT - S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Index(May)
9:00 AM CDT - Consumer Confidence(Jul)
3:30 PM CDT - API Energy Stocks
6:00 AM CDT - MBA Mortgage Applications Index
9:00 AM CDT - New Home Sales(Jun)
9:30 AM CDT - EIA Petroleum Status Report
1:00 PM CDT - FOMC Rate Decision(Jul)
2:00 PM CDT - Dairy Products Sales
LT: Aug Copper Options(CMX)
Aug Gold & Silver Options(CMX)
Aug Natural Gas Options(NYM)
Aug RBOB & ULSD Options(NYM)
7:30 AM CDT - USDA Weekly Export Sales
7:30 AM CDT - Initial Claims-Weekly
7:30 AM CDT - Durable Goods Ex-Transportation(Jun)
7:30 AM CDT - Durable Orders(Jun)
9:30 AM CDT - EIA Natural Gas Report
3:30 PM CDT - Money Supply
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!
RISK DISCLOSURE: Past results are not necessarily indicative of future results. The risk of loss in futures trading can be substantial, carefully consider the inherent risks of such an investment in light of your financial condition.