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Weekly Newsletter: Bitcoin and Ether Futures + Futures Trading Levels for Oct. 30th

Cannon Futures Weekly Newsletter Issue # 1169


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In this issue:

  • Important Notices – FOMC Next Week
  • Trading Resource of the Week – Bitcoin and Crypto Currency Futures
  • Hot Market of the Week – December Heating Oil
  • Broker’s Trading System of the Week – ES Day Trading System
  • Trading Levels for Next Week
  • Trading Reports for Next Week
  • Important Notices – FOMC Meeting and NFP Next Week!

  • Trading Resource of the Week: Bitcoin & Ether Futures Volume Rises! 

See volume and open interest below article
Trading Bitcoin futures and trading cryptocurrencies directly represent two distinct approaches to engaging with the digital asset market. Each method offers its own set of advantages and disadvantages, catering to different types of traders and investors. In this discussion, we will explore the differences between trading Bitcoin futures and trading cryptocurrencies.
Bitcoin futures represent a derivative financial product that allows traders to speculate on the future price of Bitcoin without actually owning the underlying cryptocurrency. Here are some key points to consider when trading Bitcoin futures:
1.      Regulation and Legitimacy: Bitcoin futures are traded on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME). This provides a high level of valuable legitimacy and oversight for institutional and risk-averse investors.
2.      Leverage and Margin: Futures contracts offer leverage, allowing traders to control a larger position with a relatively smaller amount of capital. While this can amplify profits, it also increases the potential for significant losses.
3.      Risk Management: Futures contracts are standardized and come with risk management tools like stop-loss orders, which can help traders limit their exposure to losses.
4.      Speculative Nature: Trading Bitcoin futures is primarily a speculative activity. It’s more about predicting price movements rather than investing in the long-term potential of Bitcoin as a technology or store of value.
5.      Market Hours: Futures markets have specific trading hours and are closed on weekends. This can limit access to trading opportunities and reactiveness to global events.
6.      Settlement: Bitcoin futures contracts typically settle in cash, which means that traders receive the equivalent value in US dollars at contract expiry, rather than the actual Bitcoin.
Trading Cryptocurrencies:
Trading cryptocurrencies directly involves buying and selling the digital assets themselves on various cryptocurrency exchanges. Here are some key considerations when trading cryptocurrencies:
1.      Lack of Regulation: Cryptocurrency markets are generally less regulated than traditional financial markets. While this offers more freedom, it also exposes traders to potential risks, including fraud and market manipulation.
2.      Volatility: Cryptocurrency markets are known for their extreme price volatility. This can present both opportunities and risks, attracting traders with a high-risk tolerance.
3.       Long-Term Investment: Some traders and investors choose to buy cryptocurrencies with the intention of holding them for the long term, believing in their potential as a store of value, technology, or financial innovation.
4.       24/7 Availability: Cryptocurrency markets operate 24/7, allowing traders to respond to market developments at any time. This can be advantageous for those who want to trade outside traditional market hours.
5.      Security: Trading cryptocurrencies directly also comes with the responsibility of securing your assets in a wallet, protecting them from hacking, theft, and loss.
In summary, the choice between trading Bitcoin futures and trading cryptocurrencies directly depends on an individual’s investment goals, risk tolerance, and trading strategies. Bitcoin futures offer a more regulated and structured approach to speculate on Bitcoin’s price, while trading cryptocurrencies directly provides ownership and exposure to the digital asset’s intrinsic value. It’s essential for traders to carefully assess their preferences and risk profiles before deciding which approach aligns with their objectives. Moreover, diversification within one’s portfolio can also be a prudent strategy to mitigate risks associated with both trading Bitcoin futures and holding cryptocurrencies directly.
Hot market of the week is provided by QT Market Center, A swiss army knife charting package that’s not just for Hedgers, Cooperatives and Farmers alike but also for Spread traders, Swing traders and shorter time frame application for intraday traders with a unique proprietary indicator that can be applied to your specific trading needs.
December Heating Oil rallied after completing the second downside PriceCount objective early this month but found tough overhead against the September highs and settled back. At this point, IF the chart can resume its break with new sustained lows, the third count would project a run to the 2.71 area.
PriceCounts – Not about where we’ve been , but where we might be going next!
The PriceCount study is a tool that can help to project the distance of a move in price. The counts are not intended to be an ‘exact’ science but rather offer a target area for the four objectives which are based off the first leg of a move with each subsequent count having a smaller percentage of being achieved. It is normal for the chart to react by correcting or consolidating at an objective and then either resuming its move or reversing trend. Best utilized in conjunction with other technical tools, PriceCounts offer one more way to analyze charts and help to manage your positions and risk. Learn more at
Trading in futures, options, securities, derivatives or OTC products entails significant risks which must be understood prior to trading and may not be appropriate for all investors. Past performance of actual trades or strategies is not necessarily indicative of future results.
  • Broker’s Trading System of the Week

With algorithmic trading systems becoming more prevalent in portfolio diversification, the following system has been selected as the broker’s choice for this month.
Recommended Cannon Trading Starting Capital
USD 50 / monthly
System Trades Disclosure:
System Description
“System Description” is based upon information obtained from specific system marketing documents, system developers and/or system vendors themselves. While the information is believed to be reliable, we cannot guarantee its completeness or accuracy.
Actual Monthly Performance
The table and charts represent the monthly/quarterly/annual summation of actual trades based on system-specified contract(s) executed through Striker Securities, Inc. using the referenced trading system or system vendor for the stated time period. Commissions and monthly vendor fees are deducted from the tabulation. Results are based on 1 contract. If a client trades 2 contracts his gain or loss is twice as displayed (and so on). This table is presented for information purposes only and is not a solicitation for the referenced system or vendor. The purpose of this information is for clients to compare their brokerage statements to what is displayed on Striker’s site. Striker as a matter of policy has no ownership with the referenced system or vendor or any other trading system or vendor. Past trade history may not be indicative of future results. The results indicated here may or may not be typical of the performance of this system and, ALTHOUGH WE BELIEVE THIS INFORMATION TO BE ACCURATE, CANNON TRADING COMPANY MAKES NO ENDORSEMENT OF THIS OR ANY SYSTEM NOR WARRANTS ITS PERFORMANCE. This is not the only trading system that Striker executes for its clients. Potential traders should carefully investigate, evaluate and compare trading systems before investing capital. Some or all trading systems may involve an inappropriate level of risk for potential traders. It is the nature of commodity trading that where there is the opportunity for profit, there is also the risk of loss. In opening an account through CANNON TRADING COMPANY, Customer acknowledges and agrees that he/she will rely solely upon the information that CANNON TRADING COMPANY provides to you. Thus, all prior third-party materials provided are superseded by the information and disclosures provided by CANNON TRADING COMPANY.
Important Information About this Trading System Analysis
Statistics, tables, charts and other information on trading system monthly performance are based on actual trading unless otherwise specified. Actual dollar and percentage gains/losses experienced by investors would depend on many factors not accounted for in these statistics, including, but not limited to, starting account balances, market behavior, developer fees, incidence of split fills and other variations in order execution, and the duration and extent of individual investor participation in the specified system. While the information and statistics given are believed to be complete and accurate we cannot guarantee their completeness or accuracy as they results are key punched and subject to human error. Performance information is not the performance of a single account, but a compilation of several accounts over time, and is based on the physical trading ticket. THIS INFORMATION IS PROVIDED FOR EDUCATIONAL/ INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND USED BY CURRENT CLIENTS TO AUDIT THEIR STATEMENTS TO STRIKER SITE. These results are not indicative of, and have no bearing on, any individual results that may be attained by the trading system in the future.
This trading system, like any other, may involve an inappropriate level of risk for prospective investors. THE RISK OF LOSS IN TRADING COMMODITY FUTURES AND OPTIONS CAN BE SUBSTANTIAL AND MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL INVESTORS. Prior to purchasing or leasing a trading system from this or any other system vendor or investing in a trading system with a registered commodity trading representative, investors need to carefully consider whether such trading is suitable for them in light of their own specific financial condition. In some cases, futures accounts are subject to substantial charges for commission, management, incentive or advisory fees. It may be necessary for accounts subject to these charges to make substantial trading profits to avoid depletion or exhaustion of their assets. In addition, one should carefully study the accompanying prospectus, account forms, disclosure documents and/or risk disclosure statements required by the CFTC or NFA, which are provided directly by the system vendor and/or CTA’s.
The information contained in this report is provided with the objective of “standardizing” trading systems measurements, and it is intended for educational /informational purposes only. All information is offered with the understanding that an investor considering purchasing or leasing a system must carry out his/her own research and due diligence in deciding whether to purchase or lease any trading system noted within or without this report. This report does not constitute a solicitation to purchase or invest in any trading system which may be mentioned herein. CANNON TRADING COMPANY AND STRIKER SECURITES, INC. MAKES NO ENDORSEMENT OF THIS OR ANY OTHER TRADING SYSTEM NOR WARRANTS ITS PERFORMANCE. THIS IS NOT A SOLICITATION TO PURCHASE OR SUBSCRIBE TO ANY TRADING SYSTEM.
The performance shown above is hypothetical in that the chart represents returns in a model account. The model account rises or falls by the average single contract profit and loss achieved by clients trading actual money pursuant to the listed system’s trading signals on the appropriate dates (client fills), or if no actual client profit or loss available – by the hypothetical single contract profit and loss of trades generated by the system’s trading signals on that day in real time (real‐time) less slippage, or if no real time profit or loss available – by the hypothetical single contract profit and loss of trades generated by running the system logic backwards on back adjusted data. Please read full disclaimer HERE.
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  • Trading Levels for Next Week

Daily Levels for October 30th, 2023
#ES, #NQ, #YM, #RTY, #XBT, #GC, #SI, #CL, #ZB, #6E, #ZC, #ZW, #ZS, #ZM, #NG

#ES, #NQ, #YM, #RTY, #XBT, #GC, #SI, #CL, #ZB, #6E, #ZC, #ZW, #ZS, #ZM, #NG

Trading Reports for Next Week
#ES, #NQ, #YM, #RTY, #XBT, #GC, #SI, #CL, #ZB, #6E, #ZC, #ZW, #ZS, #ZM, #NG

#ES, #NQ, #YM, #RTY, #XBT, #GC, #SI, #CL, #ZB, #6E, #ZC, #ZW, #ZS, #ZM, #NG

First Notice (FN), Last trading (LT) Days for the Week: 

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.


Good Trading!
Trading Futures, Options on Futures, and retail off-exchange foreign currency transactions involves substantial risk of loss and is not suitable for all investors. You should carefully consider whether trading is suitable for you in light of your circumstances, knowledge, and financial resources. You may lose all or more of your initial investment. Opinions, market data, and recommendations are subject to change at any time.

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