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This Blog provides futures market outlook for different commodities and futures trading markets, mostly stock index futures, as well as support and resistance levels for Crude Oil futures, Gold futures, Euro currency and others. At times the daily trading blog will include educational information about different aspects of commodity and futures trading.

Soybean Futures Daily Chart & Futures Support and Resistance Levels 1.27.2021

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The difference between yesterday and today is one of the strongest contrasts I have seen!
The market went from driving at 180 MPH, erratically…to driving 25 MPH, obeying all the speed bumps.
Was it news headlines yesterday? Lack of news today? Did market participants get tired?
Normally volatility will go in waves and now from 100% to 10% in one day.
If one could only forecast volatility, would make ones trading life much easier.
Speaking of volatility, FOMC tomorrow along with Crude Oil numbers before that and a few more reports.
Know what news are coming, which ones affect the markets you trade.
While I touch base quite often on ES, NQ and other stock indices, I also like to follow other markets. Some are better for shorter term trading some are better for swing or longer term etc.
One of these markets, soybeans futures. Daily chart below. Click for larger Image.
Soybean Futures (ZSH) Daily Chart

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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 when it comes to Futures Trading.

 

Futures Trading Levels

1-27-2021

Futures Support and Resistance Levels 1.27.2021

Economic Reports, source: 

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BetterTrader Reports 1.27.2021

 

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 here in 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 judgement in trading.

Futures Support and Resistance Levels 1.26.2021

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What crazy price action today in stock index futures….all over the place, erratic moves, very tough in my opinion…..
Manage risk first, look for profits second.
Easier said than done but worth mentioning.

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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 when it comes to Futures Trading.

 

Futures Trading Levels

1-26-2021

Economic Reports, source: 

 www.BetterTrader.co

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 here in 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 judgement in trading.

Futures Support and Resistance Levels 1.22.2021

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Manage risk first, look for profits second.
Easier said than done but worth mentioning.

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 when it comes to Futures Trading.

 

Futures Trading Levels

1-22-2021

Economic Reports, source: 

 www.BetterTrader.co

 

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 here in 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 judgement in trading.

Emini ES 60 min Chart & Support and Resistance Levels 1.21.2021

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It is very interesting to observe the different type of trading days the market presents us with.
Some are very choppy, some are extremely volatile both ways and some can be “dead” at times. Every now and again we get a big strong move. Up or down that behaves like a “text book example”. Much easier to observe AFTER the fact and this is exactly what the hourly chart of the mini SP 500 shows you.
A buy signal, followed by “price confirmation”, market holding on to the support level at 1289.50 and rallying hard on inauguration day.
Hourly ES chart from today, 1.20.21
ES Futures 1 hour chart 1.20.2021

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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 when it comes to Futures Trading.

 

Futures Trading Levels

Economic Reports, source: 

 www.BetterTrader.co

 

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 here in 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 judgement in trading.

Futures Live Cattle Weekly Chart & Support and Resistance Levels 1.20.2021

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Markets have had a “weird rhythm” these past few days. Between MLK holiday we had yesterday and Inauguration tomorrow, it seems like there is a wait for something….not sure if it make sense or not but one can feel it by observing the tape.
During times of uncertainty, RISK management, patience and discipline become even more important.
Live Cattle Weekly Chart for Longer term Perspective. We had a possible upside breakout on the daily today.
Futures Live Cattle Weekly Chart

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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 when it comes to Futures Trading.

 

Futures Trading Levels

1-20-2021

Futures Support & Resistance Levels 1.20.2021

Economic Reports, source: 

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BetterTrader Futures Reports 1.20.21

 

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 here in 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 judgement in trading.

MLK Trading Schedule, Monthly Soybeans Chart, & Support and Resistance Levels 1.15.21

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MLK trading schedule below.
Take note as most markets will halt at noon central.
CME GLOBEX ML King Jr Holiday Schedule 2021
Monthly Soybeans Chart for Longer term Perspective.
Monthly Soybean Chart

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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 when it comes to Futures Trading.

 

Futures Trading Levels

1-15-2021

 

Futures Support & Resistance Levels 1-15-2021

Economic Reports, source: 

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BetterTrader 1.15.2021

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 here in 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 judgement in trading.

Martin Luther King Jr. 2021 Holiday Schedule for CME / Globex and ICE Exchange

Martin Luther King Jr. 2021 Holiday Schedule for CME / Globex and ICE Exchange

CME GLOBEX Martin Luther King Jr. Futures Holiday Schedule

*Dates and times are subject to change

If you have any questions, please call the CME Global Command Center at +1 800 438 8616, in Europe at +44 800 898 013 or in Asia at +65 6532 5010

Globex® Martin Luther King Jr 2021 Holiday Schedule for CME / Globex and ICE Exchange

More details at: http://www.cmegroup.com/tools-information/holiday-calendar.html 

ICE Futures Martin Luther King Jr 2021 Holiday Schedule for CME / Globex and ICE Exchange

Detailed holiday hours for ICE Futures: https://www.theice.com/holiday-hours

The above sources were compiled from sources believed to be reliable. Cannon Trading 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 closing times for certain contracts may have been rescheduled.

Volume Based Trading Emini NQ & Support and Resistance Levels 1.14.2021

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Today I am sharing an example of using volume chart along with FIB levels when following intraday market action.
Market is NQ
Chart type is CVB = constant volume bar
5000 contracts traded complete one bar.
This model uses a theory that when it comes to short term day trading, volume is much more important than time, hence the use of volume bars. I use bars of between 1,000 to 18,000 contracts traded (pending the specific market, based on recent volatility, trade volume and a few other factors). That means that instead of bars completing based on time frame (i.e. 1 minute or 15 minutes etc.), we use volume instead of time. So each time X,000 contracts traded, a new bar will complete.  When the specific market has high volume and is moving fast, the bars will complete faster. When market is in low volume without much action, the bars will complete slower.
For me personally, this has helped getting signals ahead of time when there is fast action in the market and avoiding false signals when volume is low.
Needless to say volume charts on their own are no crystal ball and there is much more to trading but may help you take a look at your charts from a a diff. angle.
NQ Emini - Nasdaq Volume Base Chart

NQ Emini – Nasdaq Volume Base Chart, 5000 contracts 1.13.2021

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Futures Trading Levels

1-14-2021

Futures Support & Resistance Levels 1.14.2021

Economic Reports, source: 

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BetterTrader Futures Reports 1.14.21

 

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 here in 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 judgement in trading.

Futures Support & Resistance Levels 1-13-2021

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No words of wisdom today…..or a chart for review….
Just trading levels and reports below.
If you are still “hungry for some trading tidbits” – then click here.

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Futures Trading Levels

1-13-2021

Futures Support & Resistance Levels 1-13-2021

Economic Reports, source: 

 www.BetterTrader.co

 

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 here in 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 judgement in trading.

Big Moves in Metals Sector & Futures Support and Resistance Levels 1.12.2021

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Big Moves in the metals sector the last few days, including the “favorite child” – Dr. Copper….
Previous sell signals in the shape of red diamonds only generated very small downward moves if any, compare to the same exact signal to the buy side = mechanics of a bull trend. The big question today is will we see more follow through on this sell signa?
Copper Futures Daily Continuation Chart 1.11.2021

Big Moves in the metals sector the last few days, including the “favorite child” – Dr. Copper….

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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 when it comes to Futures Trading.

 

Futures Trading Levels

1-12-2021

Futures Support & Resistance Levels 1.12.2021

Economic Reports, source: 

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BetterTrader Economic Indicators 1.12.2021

 

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 here in 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 judgement in trading.

Bitcoin Index Futures Soar & Support and Resistance Levels 1.08.2021

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Monthly NFP ( non farm payroll ) tomorrow before the market opens, normally a market moving report.
Bitcoin Index from the CME chart for your review simply because it screams out, “What’s next,” now that the total value of the entire cryptocurrency market has eclipsed $1trillion. Some have harkened back to Tulip mania in 1637, considered the first recorded speculative bubble. Of all things, prices for tulip bulbs were what skyrocketed then dramatically collapsed. Others have contended Bitcoin’s rise has just begun, holding out values of $100-, $150- then $200,000. They may both be right; they may both be wrong.
Bitcoin Futures Weekly Chart 1.07.2021

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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 when it comes to Futures Trading.

 

Futures Trading Levels

1-08-2021

Futures Support and Resistance Levels 1-08-2021

Economic Reports, source: 

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BetterTrader Futures Reports 1.08.2021

 

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 here in 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 judgement in trading.

Volatility in the Futures Markets & Trading Risk Management, Support & Resistance Levels 1.07.2021

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If the first THREE trading day of 2021 are any indication of the year to come….Better fasten your seatbelts!!
  1. Learn to reduce trading size. Perhaps trade smaller contracts like the micros.
  2. Understand that loses are part of trading and this is definitely not a good time to “fight the markets”.
  3. Focus more on risk management and ways to protect certain positions as needed.
  4. Survive to trade another day.
Markets are moving extremely fast and at times quoting systems, platforms can’t even keep up.
The risk is MUCH GREATER than I have seen since March, yet some traders look for it.
That is ok, as long as you :
Know the rules, understand current margins, know where the circuit breakers are/ limit moves.
Figure out your max risk.
After you do all that, feel free to trade but jumping in and trying to trade without the basic knowledge above is like jumping into a stormy ocean without a life vest…..

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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 when it comes to Futures Trading.

 

Futures Trading Levels

1-07-2021

Futures Support & Resistance Levels 1.07.2021

Economic Reports, source: 

 www.BetterTrader.co

Better Trader Futures Reports 1.07.2021

 

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CME MICROS: Micro Mini Futures Contract

CME MICROS, more commonly known as Micro E-Mini Futures Contracts, have been trading with great success since they were first introduced by the CME Group in 2019.   In terms of liquidity, for both smaller and newer futures traders, the Micro E-Mini has made futures trading more affordable and  accessible to the independent investor, who may not have large amounts of risk capital to invest.

Standard futures contracts and Mini Futures Contracts are sized to a certain value multiplied by the futures price.  For example a mini contract sells for $50 x the contract price.  The E-mini S&P 500 has a contract size of $50 times the E-Mini futures contract price, which if the contract price is say $1,240, then the contract value is $62,000.

CME states all four of the Micro E-Mini Futures Contracts are 1/10 the size of their respective E-mini futures counterparts – allowing all traders futures exposure without the notional constraints of the larger contracts.  These Micro Minis include the follow contracts:  S&P 500, Nasdaq-100, Russell 2000, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

 

What Is a Micro Mini Futures Contract

Micro E-Minis are one-tenth of the size of a traditional E-Mini contract, which allowing for lower margins and requires a significantly lower investment capital than their standard counterparts.

If the S&P 500 index is 2950, the micro e-mini value is 5 times the value of the index or $14,750 versus the value of a  standard e-mini contract, which is 50 times the price, and would set an investor back $147,500.  While the contract value is significantly higher, so is the exposure to market fluctuations.  This is where the benefit of the Micro E-mini comes in.

The Micro E-Mini contract is a significantly smaller contract than the mini or standard futures contract, which can set an investor back several thousand dollars.  The micro E-mini offers a much more affordable way for traders to access the equity index futures markets.

 

How Do Micro E-Mini Futures Contract Work?

While a standard E -mini S&P 500 futures contract has a value of $50 times the contract price – the Micro E-mini S&P 500 futures contract has a value of just $5 times the contract price, making this a much more affordable futures contract vehicle.

Your upward and downward exposure to fluctuations in the market is significantly reduced.

Most traders will use MICROS for short term trading, and can day trade the micros with less than $2,000 in the account.  Both losses and gains are smaller relative to the Mini S&P, but there are still risks associated even if you trade Micro E-Mini Futures.

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Why Invest in Micro E-Mini Futures

Experienced traders will enjoy the efficiency of the contract, the ability to sell short with ease, and the possibility of benefitting from short- and long-term profit and loss tax rules.  New traders will appreciate more affordable options of Micro E-Mini Futures Contracts, that incur less risk at just $5 times the contract value and have lower margins.

This allows new investors with limited assets to participate in this exciting market with limited exposure to risk, and for a much larger pool of traders.  Cannon is excited to bring in new traders, as well as, offering more diverse and flexible portfolio of futures trading options to new and  current clients.

Contact Cannon Trading here for more details on investing in Micro E-Mini Futures Contracts, or other futures investments.

“The MICROS offer a few advantages for both new and experienced traders”, says Ilan Levy-Mayer, Cannon’s VP. “If one wants to move from demo to live trading, one can start with the MICROS and utilize less capital and ease into the live trading part with smaller contracts. Another advantage is the ability to scale in and scale out and last but not least, longer term trades or maybe swing trades might be better utilized using the smaller MICROS.”

In addition to the micro e-minis, Cannon Trading brokers can also help investors trade MICRO gold.  Learn more here.

Appx Daily & Monthly Volume(December 2020)

Micro E-mini S&P March Contract (MESH21) Daily Volume – 57,180

Micro E-mini S&P March Contract (MESH21) Monthly Volume – 1,143,585

Micro E-mini Nasdaq March Contract (MNQH21) Daily Volume – 227,598

Micro E-mini Nasdaq March Contract (MNQH21) Monthly Volume – 4,551,970

Micro E-mini Dow Jones March Contract (MYMH21) Daily Volume – 50,061

Micro E-mini Dow Jones March Contract (MYMH21) Monthly Volume – 1,001,220

Micro E-mini Russell March Contract (M2KH21) Daily Volume – 34,335

Micro E-mini Russell March Contract (M2KH21) Monthly Volume – 686,700

Micro gold Feb Contract (MGCG21) Daily Volume – 51,118

Micro gold Feb Contract (MGCG21) Monthly Volume – 1,022,350

 

Benefits of the Micro E-Mini Futures Contract

The economical aspect of the Micro E-Mini is perhaps its largest draw. In the S&P a trader traditionally must maintain a minimum margin of $13,000, but with the new Miro E-Mini, that margin may now be as low ae $1,300. With these lower margins, more and more traders will now be able to make investments based on where they think the markets may be headed with Stock index futures contracts. Those who now trade with exchange-traded funds (ETFs) can now more easily expand to the futures market.

Cannon Trading stresses the importance of finding a broker that offers the most up-to-date technology and resources available. They also stress the importance of choosing a firm whose brokers have experience and specialize in an array of market corners, thus making it easier for them to customize their services to every trader’s needs and objectives. “At Cannon Trading we offer an expansive selection of cutting-edge technology, and our brokers are knowledgeable and experienced enough to assist any level of trader with his or her needs”.

FREE, real-time demo, with live prices of ALL MCIROS futures available at:

 

https://www.cannontrading.com/software/e-futures-international

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.

 

COVID and How it’s Affect the Futures Markets, Crude Oil Futures Chart & Support and Resistance Levels 1.06.2021

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Light at the End of the Tunnel?
by Mark O’Brien, Senior Broker:
As we transition into 2021, the overriding impact on the global economy and commodity prices remains the world-wide pandemic. Rising post-holiday infection figures in the U.S. from California to Rhode Island, in Europe, particularly the U.K., a return of the virus in China, and a newly discovered more contagious variant are all pointing to seeing January as the worst month in this now year-long scourge. Yet, a wide range of markets have been steadfast over the last 3-4 months in their ability to look past this crisis and price in demand improvement. Grains, metals, energies, gasoline, softs all have staged heady rallies. Soybeans are at 6-year highs. Crude oil traded through $50/barrel today, platinum trading above $1,100/ounce breached 4-year highs. Likely, as new and existing vaccines are made available and administered, as the holiday infection surge passes and hospital capacities come down, as we move toward the herd immunity that health officials have explained, the markets will take stock of the light at the end of the tunnel and assess these gains. Likely as well, overall price volatility across most if not all commodity asset classes will remain for the new year.
Crude Oil broke above $50 for the first time in almost a year on OPEC meeting. Daily chart below.
Crude Oil Futures Daily Chart

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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 when it comes to Futures Trading.

 

Futures Trading Levels

1-06-2021

Futures Support and Resistance Levels 1.06.2021

Economic Reports, source: 

 www.BetterTrader.co

Better Trader Futures Reports 1.06.2021

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 here in 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 judgement in trading.

Futures Trading Levels for January 5th, 2021

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If the first trading day of 2021 is any indication of the year to come….Better fasten your seatbelts!!
Thank you for choosing Cannon during this challenging year. We look forward to continuing to provide you with excellent service in 2021 and wish you a healthy, successful year ahead
mini russell 2000 chart

RTY chart for January 5th 2021

RTY = Mini Russell 2000 has been a leading indicator in my opinion for direction of stock index futures past few months.
Will be interesting to see if the sell off today was a start of a trend reversal or just risk hedging ahead of Georgia tomorrow. As usual in trading, few hours/ few days will tell the story….
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Futures Trading Levels

January 5th 2021

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Weekly Dow Jones Futures Chart and Support and Resistance Levels 12.30.2020

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Two more trading days left in 2020!!
Thank you for choosing Cannon during this challenging year. We look forward to continuing to provide you with excellent service in 2021 and wish you a healthy, successful year ahead!
New Years Holiday Futures Trading Schedule 2020 CME GLOBEX
Weekly Dow Jones Cash Index with possible upside target as well as support level below. Keep in mind this is a WEEKLY chart.
Dow Jones Futures Emini MICRO Futures

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Futures Trading Levels

12-30-2020

Futures Support & Resistance Levels 12.30.2020

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New Years 2020 Holiday Trading Schedule, Bitcoin Futures Chart & Support and Resistance Levels 12.29.2020

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Cannon Trading wishes you a very Happy Holiday Season! Thank you for choosing Cannon during this challenging year. We look forward to continuing to provide you with excellent service in 2021
New Years Holiday Futures Trading Schedule 2020
Bitcoin Weekly Chart for your review below:
Bitcoin Weekly Futures Chart December 28, 2020

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Futures Trading Levels

12-29-2020

 

Futures Support & Resistance Levels December 29, 2020

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Better Trader Future Reports December 29, 2020

 

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New Years 2021 Holiday Schedule for CME / Globex and ICE Exchange

New Years 2021 Holiday Schedule for CME / Globex and ICE Exchange

New Year's Futures Trading Schedule

 

*Dates and times are subject to change

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Globex® New Years 2021 Holiday Schedule for CME / Globex and ICE Exchange

More details at: http://www.cmegroup.com/tools-information/holiday-calendar.html 

ICE Futures New Years 2021 Holiday Schedule for CME / Globex and ICE Exchange

Detailed holiday hours for ICE Futures: https://www.theice.com/holiday-hours

The above sources were compiled from sources believed to be reliable. Cannon Trading 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 closing times for certain contracts may have been rescheduled.

Christmas Holiday Futures Trading Schedule & Support and Resistance Levels 12.24.2020

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The trader’s prayer
May I never be facing north when the markets headed south, and may locked limit always be on my side. 🤜🏼
May the money left on the table be someone else’s and may my pockets be deeper than the correction.
✋ May I always be 5 minutes ahead of the market, And may my order have a clear path to the pit.
✋ And if this one is a winner, I swear I quit!

Good Trading

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Futures Trading Levels

12-24-2020

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Trading Insight: “Look Before You Leap” and Support & Resistance Levels 12.23.2020

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This was shared with me by a colleague of mine few years back and I can fully relate and wanted to share it with you as well:
“Look Before You Leap”
On the way to becoming (trying to become…) a successful Futures trader you will incur many losses.
That I can attest to.
One way to guarantee you will never be a successful trader is by taking “out sized” losses.
There was a time, in my 22 year career, that I would get an idea, in my head, that I had to be in a market, jump in and then look at where a proper stop loss would have to be placed and panic because the loss would be too great if the stop loss was reached.
So being the rookie that I was, I would place what was known as a “money’ stop, which is one that is based on how much money I was willing to risk rather one that was based on support or resistance.
Because this type of stop level was arbitrary I kept getting stopped out and then watching as the market turn around and go the way I thought it would.
Then it dawned on me. Look before you leap! So before jumping into the fray, look at where the stop goes first and if it is too far away you can just pass on it or place your “resting” or limit order closer to where a stop can be placed based chart support or resistance, not on “how much you want to lose”
Of course you can still get stopped out but at least you might have a better chance of keeping your losses smaller.

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Futures Trading Levels

12-23-2020

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Holiday Trading Schedule & Futures Levels 12.22.2020

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From my colleague, Al Bicoff:
Winter solstice 2020, the shortest day of year is today, combined with the
SATURN / JUPITER CONJUNCTION WHICH HASN’T OCCURRED IN nearly 400 years, and haven’t been observable this close together at night since medieval times, in 1226.
MARKET TECHNICIANS USIING ASTROLOGY HAVE THEIR MASSIVE VOLATILITY TODAY!! 📉
On a different note, bit more humorous….as we head into the holiday season and 2021!
The trader’s prayer
May I never be facing north when the markets headed south, and may locked limit always be on my side. 🤜🏼
May the money left on the table be someone else’s and may my pockets be deeper than the correction.
✋ May I always be 5 minutes ahead of the market, And may my order have a clear path to the pit.
✋ And if this one is a winner, I swear I quit!

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 when it comes to Futures Trading.

 

Futures Trading Levels

12-22-2020

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Gold Daily Chart For Review. Sympathy rally with Bitcoin? & Support and Resistance Levels 12.18.2020

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Gold Daily Chart below. Sympathy rally with Bitcoin?
End of the year rally?
Need to see a close above 1900 to get a bit more excited about this one.
Time will tell.
Quick educational tips:
1. Look for high volume markets with a thin spread, so orders are filled quickly and it has high volatility, so there are opportunities for 2 to 4 good trades during the day. The Emini S&P500 Index Future is a good example of this type of market (Each point is worth $50, split into 4 ticks of $12.50 and there are 4 contracts a year, traded on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange).
2. Try to minimize risk to 1% of your capital per trade, then your capital can absorb 100 consecutive bad trades. Even the best systems can expect 20% -40% loosing trades, so the 1% rule gives you room to maneuver.
3. $10-$15k is the minimum recommended risk capital you should have per Emini S&P500 contract traded – then if you lose $1000-$1500 it only represents 10% of you capital, which is recoverable compared to a $3k account where the same loss equals 50% of your account, consequently you are more likely to lose the remainder of your capital rather than recover the loss. If you don’t have the higher risk capital, limit yourself to the MICROS – 1/10th the size.
4. Limit the hours you trade – the more you trade, the more exposed you are to human weaknesses, frustration and more. Just like an athlete you need to preserve your trading (playing) time….

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Futures Trading Levels

12-18-2020

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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 here in 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 judgement in trading.

Christmas 2020 Holiday Schedule for CME / Globex and ICE Exchange

Christmas 2020 Holiday Schedule for CME / Globex and ICE Exchange

 

*Dates and times are subject to change

If you have any questions, please call the CME Global Command Center at +1 800 438 8616, in Europe at +44 800 898 013 or in Asia at +65 6532 5010

Globex® Christmas Day 2020 Holiday Schedule for CME / Globex and ICE Exchange

More details at: http://www.cmegroup.com/tools-information/holiday-calendar.html 

ICE Futures Christmas Day 2020 Holiday Schedule for CME / Globex and ICE Exchange

Detailed holiday hours for ICE Futures: https://www.theice.com/holiday-hours

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Crude Oil Bullish? & Support and Resistance Levels 12.17.2020

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We are entering the last 2 weeks of 2020.
The last two weeks of December can at times be very choppy as many larger traders/ institutions take the time off. However, this year with COVID, things might be different…..
In between a look at Crude Oil Futures daily chart. Crude has been showing some bullish signs past couple of weeks, possible levels on the chart below.

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Futures Trading Levels

12-17-2020

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New Product:  Small Exchange Treasury Yield & Support and Resistance Levels 12.16.2020

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Have you heard? There’s a new futures exchange in town and NOW you can trade the 10 years Yield!.
Interest rates have never been lower,* and now trading them has never been easier. Small Treasury Yield / S10Y gives you access to the lowest interest rate environment in the history of US Treasuries all in a small, standard, and simple future. And the Small Exchange is letting you test it out for zero exchange transaction fees! Put oversized, complicated bond products in your past… trade the future of interest rates.
Don’t miss this limited-time opportunity to trade S10Y for zero exchange transactions fees! The Small Exchange will waive all exchange transaction fees for the Small Treasury Yield futures until January 29th.†
*All-time low in 10-year Treasury rate of 0.52% on August 4, 2020, according to treasury.gov.
†The Small Exchange $0.07 and $0.15 exchange transaction fees will be waived. Commissions and other fees charged by, or passed through from, your broker will still apply. Visit the Small Exchange fee page for a full list of our fees.
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Futures Trading Levels

12-16-2020

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Emini Rollover; Learning to Take a Losing Trade and Futures Levels 12.15.2020

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Rollover Notice: Start trading the March contracts for ES/ NQ/ MICROS/ currencies and many other markets.
One trait that separates good traders from the not soo good….in my opinion?
Ability to lose.
Many different factors go into trading. Too many to discuss efficiently in one blog post. Some relate to trading techniques, other to money management, mental aspect, risk capital and much more.
But one that sticks in my eyes is the ability to take a loss. I see many clients who can make money and have days where they make money but when they lose, they lose much more, sometimes even losing control and losing a big portion of their account.
I am not sure how a trader can embed this into their trading mind, BUT in my opinion if you train your brain to expect losses, understand losses and that losing days will happen, you will increase your chances of surviving in this business, which in return will actually give you a chance to succeed….
Losses are part of trading and as long as your losses are part of the plan and are quantified in advance and you can adhere to your rules, then you have a chance. I think it’s easy when traders are winning…making money etc. Much harder when you lose or down. your brain starts playing tricks on you…it tells you to double down, maybe reverse even though your analysis does not say so….all of a sudden you start pulling trades out of instinct, fear rather than a calculated plan that has solid risk/ reward. If a trader learns how to lose, to accept losses, to have realistic expectations, then he/ she can avoid having one of those terrible days when traders can lose almost of all their account.

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Futures Trading Levels

12-15-2020

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Gold Futures Daily Chart & Trading Levels 12.11.2020

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You can look at gold from two angles…
Break above 1880 can trigger a run back above 2000.
Failure to do so can push the yellow metal into towards the 1750 level

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Futures Trading Levels

12-11-2020

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New Futures Products on Small Exchange & Levels 12.10.2020

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Have you heard? There’s a new futures exchange in town.
The Small Exchange is making markets more accessible to more people with products that mix the efficiency of futures with the simplicity of stocks.
Built on the pillars small, standard, and simple, the Smalls offer easily adoptable solutions to risk management and speculative needs of the modern trader in markets ranging from stocks and bonds to currencies and commodities. Now available at Cannon Trading with FREE market data.

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Futures Trading Levels

12-10-2020

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Futures Options Writing Insight & Support and Resistance Levels 12.09.2020

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Trading 202: Futures Options Writing
Have you ever wondered who sells the futures options that most people buy? These people are known as the option writers/sellers. Their sole objective is to collect the premium paid by the option buyer. Option writing can also be used for hedging purposes and reducing risk. An option writer has the exact opposite to gain as the option buyer. The writer has unlimited risk and a limited profit potential, which is the premium of the option minus commissions. When writing naked futures options your risk is unlimited, without the use of stops. This is why we recommend exiting positions once a market trades through an area you perceived as strong support or resistance. So why would anyone want to write an option? Here are a few reasons:
  1. Most futures options expire worthless and out of the money. Therefore, the option writer is collecting the premium the option buyer paid.
  2. There are three ways to win as an option writer. A market can go in the direction you thought, it can trade sideways and in a channel, or it can even go slowly against you but not through your strike price. The advantage is time decay.
  3. The writer believes the futures contract will not reach a certain strike price by the expiration date of the option. This is known as naked option selling.
  4. To hedge against a futures position. For example: someone who goes long cocoa at 850 can write a 900 strike price call option with about one month of time until option expiration. This allows you to collect the premium of the call option if cocoa settles below 900, based on option expiration. It also allows you to make a profit on the actual futures contract between 851 and 900. This strategy also lowers your margin on the trade and should cocoa continue lower to 800, you at least collect some premium on the option you wrote. Risk lies if cocoa continues to decline because you only collect a certain amount of premium and the futures contract has unlimited risk the lower it goes.

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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 when it comes to Futures Trading.

 

Futures Trading Levels

12-09-2020

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Sugar Futures Daily Chart Review & Futures Levels 12.08.2020

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Sugar daily chart below. Sugar futures have good volume and in my opinion are a good market for swing trading type of activity.
Sugar is traded on ICE so real-time quotes are not as easily obtained.
Sugar futures got a little sweeter these past few weeks, mainly due to US$ weakness.
Current levels to try an evaluate if this pullback is a pullback or more…
1413 is next major support basis the March Contract.

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Futures Trading Levels

12-08-2020

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Monthly Un-Employment Tomorrow & Future Levels 12.04.2020

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Monthly un-employment ( NFP = Non Farm Payroll) is tomorrow.
Trading 101: Ranking Market Events ( knowing what you don’t know…)
by: Cannon Trading Staff
Every trader has done it. You’ve done it, your friends have done it, even your broker has done it at one point early in their career.
Here’s the scenario:
You’ve finally finished your futures education at Cannon Trading Company. You’ve done you’re homework on stops, limits, indicators and price movements for the market you’re trading. You’re ready to go, you enter your limit order and you wait.
**DING**
You get filled. Your heart rate picks up, a wry smile crosses your face and you begin to imagine the possibilities of the one trade you’re in: How much can I make? How much can I lose before it’s too much? You’ve waited through months of technical trading and deep meditation to get here, and now it’s finally paying off with one of your first trades in the live market. Sayonara paper trading; aloha live futures.
Then, all of a sudden, the top of the hour hits and the market starts acting up. It’s getting more volatile and more volatile; it’s picking up speed and taking an unforgiving turn against you. You can’t think straight, all you can think about is your losing position that could get worse and worse as the seconds go by. You race to put in a stop order, but you finally have to settle for a market order just to stop the bleeding. You stare.
**DING**
You’re out of the market. What the hell just happened? You stare at the screen; did your indicators lie to you? Is your system faulty? Did you not listen to your broker? Well, probably not. But you’re down several handles, you’ve lost some money and your pride is aching…

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Futures Trading Levels

12-04-2020

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30 Year Treasury Notes (ZB) 120min Chart & Futures Levels 12.03.2020

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Each market has a different personality, different behavior along with different times of the day when it is most active. If you are finding that the ES (mini SP) is not giving you enough risk/opportunities then start monitoring a couple of other markets and perhaps explore them in demo / simulated mode.
I think that there are more than a few markets that are suitable for day-trading. Below you will find some observations, tips along with what are unique about these markets, personality and most active trading hours (interest rates, mostly the ten year and 30 year).
In most platforms, the symbols are ZB for 30 year bonds and ZN for 10 year notes.
Product Symbol
ZB
Contract Size
The unit of trading shall be U.S. Treasury Bonds having a face value at maturity of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) or multiples thereof
Price Quotation
Points ($1,000) and 1/32 of a point. For example, 134-16 represents 134 16/32. Par is on the basis of 100 points.
Product Symbol
ZN
Underlying Unit
One U.S. Treasury note having a face value at maturity of $100,000.
Deliverable Grades
U.S. Treasury notes with a remaining term to maturity of at least six and a half years, but not more than 10 years, from the first day of the delivery month. The invoice price equals the futures settlement price times a conversion factor, plus accrued interest. The conversion factor is the price of the delivered note ($1 par value) to yield 6 percent.
Price Quote
Points ($1,000) and halves of 1/32 of a point. For example, 126-16 represents 126 16/32 and 126-165 represents 126 16.5/32. Par is on the basis of 100 points.
Tick Size
(minimum fluctuation)
One-half of one thirty-second (1/32) of one point ($15.625, rounded up to the nearest cent per contract), except for intermonth spreads, where the minimum price fluctuation shall be one-quarter of one thirty-second of one point ($7.8125 per contract).
Contract Months
The first five consecutive contracts in the March, June, September, and December quarterly cycle.
These contracts are often affected by many of the economic reports that come out at 8:30 AM Eastern and there is very active volume between the hours of 8 AM EST and 3 PM EST
Volume on both contracts is very good. Ten years will often have 1 million contracts traded per day (might be the second most active US futures market after the mini SP 500) and the bonds will avg. around 300,000 contracts.
These markets can experience very volatile movements during and right after different reports but then will often trade smooth or in an intraday trend the rest of the day.
Spread traders may find some interesting strategies trading the ZB/ZN spread or what I refer to as the 30/10 and some call NOB spread ( notes over bonds).
120 minute chart of the ZB or 30 yr bonds for observation below.

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Futures Trading Levels

12-03-2020

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Bitcoin Futures Weekly Chart & Futures Levels 12.02.2020

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Should see another volatile day in my opinion across a variety of markets.
Web have crude oil inventories, Beige book and ADP payroll reports.
Please see reports section below.
BTC (Dec. Bitcoin futures) weekly chart below just out of my own curiosity….
Will be interesting to see if FIB levels will be respected
and price action around support and resistance levels.

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Futures Trading Levels

12-02-2020

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New Front Months for Energies, Metals etc & Futures Levels 12.01.2020

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Front month for crude oil and natural gas is January.
Gold front month is February.
Front month for bonds/silver/copper and most grains is March.
Make sure you are trading the correct month, you can see which month is the “front month” by looking at trading levels below.
Make Dec. 2020 a great trading month!

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Futures Trading Levels

12-01-2020

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Thanksgiving Trading Schedule & Levels 11.26-27.2020

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Happy Thanksgiving to all our clients, blog readers and their families.
wishing you much health and prosperity to be thankful for!
Please see below for modified trading hours for the next two days.

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Futures Trading Levels

11-26 & 27-2020

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COVID 19 and Futures Trading & Gold Weekly Chart, & Support and Resistance Levels 11.25.2020

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Nice article by my colleague, Mark O’Brien:
COVID 19 and Futures Trading
The sweep of the coronavirus around the world ranks as one of the most impactful events in decades. Due in large part to sweeping lockdowns of businesses, travel and social activities, global markets, particularly commodity markets, have experienced price disruptions on an unprecedented scale. Recall earlier this year, the front month crude oil futures contract (May) traded at a value below $0.00 per barrel and at the close of trading one day, its price settled at a negative value. Conversely, gold’s December futures contract recently reached an all-time high above $2,000 per ounce. These price moves and similar ones – in silver, copper, stock indexes like the S&P 500, Nasdaq & Dow Jones, lumber and others – can be at least partly attributed to abrupt changes in supply & demand patterns during this international health crisis and its effects on producers’ and consumers’ behavior.
Weekly Gold Chart Above. Last week I wrote: “Despite a few bearish signals, price seems to hold.
A test of support at 1830 and price action at that level ( if…) will signal future direction.
For now choppy with downward pressure.”
Next level to watch is 1757

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Futures Trading Levels

11-25-2020

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Gold & Silver Futures & Support and Resistance Levels 11.24.2020

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GOLD Futures GC:
February is now the lead month for Gold futures.
March is now the lead month for silver futures.
A quick note about trading signals/indicators etc.
A filter I like to use at times is called price confirmation.
“Price confirmation”?
What I mean by price confirmation is as follows: just because a signal appears, does not mean we have a crystal ball. In order to increase chances of a good trade I like to enter trades using a stop order. I want to see that price action actually follows the signal, so if I get a long signal, I will look at the bar preceding the signal and place a buy stop order either X # of ticks above that high (depending on the time of the day and the signal). If I get a sell signal, I will look at the bar preceding the signal and place a sell stop X # of ticks below that low (depending on the time of the day and the signal)
I try to enter SOME TRADES using STOP ORDERS
Note about stops: THE PLACEMENT OF CONTINGENT ORDERS BY YOU OR YOUR TRADING ADVISOR, SUCH AS A ‘‘STOP-LOSS’’OR ‘‘STOP-LIMIT’’ ORDER, WILL NOT NECESSARILY LIMIT YOUR LOSSES TO THE INTENDED AMOUNTS, SINCE MARKET CONDITIONS MAY MAKE IT IMPOSSIBLE TO EXECUTE SUCH ORDERS.

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Futures Trading Levels

11-24-2020

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Weekly Newsletter #1030 – Thanksgiving Holiday Trading Schedule – Free Opportunities & Risk PDF – Copper Weekly Chart – Trading Levels 11.23.2020

Cannon Futures Weekly Letter Issue # 1030

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Thanksgiving 2020 Holiday Schedule for CME / Globex and ICE Exchange
Trading 101: Opportunities and Risk, an Educational Guide to Trading Futures and Options
93 page PDF eBook available for instant download
*Learn about futures basics
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*Margins and margin calculations
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Dr. Copper climbing towards the highs from Jan 2018
Weekly Chart along with “turning points” signals
and possible elves for your review.
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Futures Trading Levels

11-23-2020

 

Weekly Levels

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

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Date Reports/Expiration Notice Dates

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Thanksgiving 2020 Holiday Schedule for CME / Globex and ICE Exchange

Thanksgiving 2020 Holiday Schedule for CME / Globex and ICE Exchange

 

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Globex® Thanksgiving Day 2020 Holiday Schedule for CME / Globex and ICE Exchange

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ICE Futures Thanksgiving Day 2020 Holiday Schedule for CME / Globex and ICE Exchange

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GOLD Futures GC Choppy w/ Downward Pressure & Futures Levels 11.10.2020

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GOLD Futures GC:
A test of support at 1830 and price action at that level ( if…) will signal future direction.
For now choppy with downward pressure.

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Futures Trading Levels

11-20-2020

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NASDAQ 36 Range Bar Chart Comparison & Support and Resistance Levels 11.19.2020

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Below you will see two charts./ Both of the mini NASDAQ/ NQ
One is 5 minutes on the right, the other is 36 range bar on the left. Click on the chart for LARGE image.
Which one do you find smoother? same indicators, same market.

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Futures Trading Levels

11-19-2020

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Russell 2000 Daily Chart & Support and Resistance Levels 11.18.2020

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Looks to me like the Russell 2000 has been the leader recently leading the Nasdaq/Dow and SP500.
Chart along with current support and resistance levels below. Click on chart for larger image.

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Futures Trading Levels

11-18-2020

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3 Different Type of Trading Days That Can Approach & Support and Resistance Levels 11.17.2020

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Depending on the type of trading day developing in front of you, one of these 3 approaches may work better than the rest:
The first is what I call the “trend is your friend”. A trader looks at few different time frames, looking to see if there is an established trend on longer time frame ( example 60 minutes chart) and then trying to look for pull back on lower time frames and “join the trend”. Only works for certain markets and only works few times of the month as most days markets do not have an intraday trend.
Second method is what we call break out. Traders will look for markets that have been in a lower volatility situation using indicators such as ADX for example. Then they will look at the chart to find what they feel are levels that if broken can fuel a stronger move in the same direction. These levels can be extracted visually looking at the chart or using highs/ lows of X periods. This method works better on some markets than others. I noticed that crude oil and gold futures tend to have better chances of a continued breakout move than the mini SP 500 for example.
The third one many traders use and believe in is “mean reversion”. Stock index futures in my opinion will fall into this category on many trading days. Market tested yesterday’s highs, then tested lows and traded in between. Traders will sometimes use RSI or Williams %R to get a feel for when the market gets away from the mean and will use counter trend methods in this case. Use of stops, when counter trend trading is even more important as you do NOT want to get caught on the few days a month when these markets do incur a break out situation and go on a sharp trend down or up…..
Obviously, all methods have good days, bad days and I guarantee you, none of these methods work all the time on all markets. Knowing the above and trying to understand what method should be the primary method for the market YOU trade on THAT specific day and which can be used as secondary can help you while trading.
Next time I will try to touch on day-trading using spreads. Examples may be , NQ vs ES or Crude Oil vs. Unleaded.

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Futures Trading Levels

11-17-2020

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Indicator That Can Help you w/ EXITS?, Soybeans Weekly Chart & Trading Levels 11.14.2020

Cannon Futures Weekly Letter Issue # 1029

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Trading Videos 101: Curious on an indicator that can help you with EXITS? How about using a certain indicator as a trailing stop?
Watch the latest trading videos we have posted and see if you can pick a tip or two on trading smarter!
In this week’s newsletter we are sharing four videos, each a few minutes long. The videos discuss practical tips for trading and sharing our experience with you
  1. Using volume charts along with semi automated exits to day trade the MES ( recent trading example)
  2. One way you can use the Parabolics study ( also known as PSAR) to manage current positions, possibly as a trailing stop
  3. Different ways traders can utilize support and resistance levels in their trading.
  4. Entering trades on a stop, using “price confirmation”.
  5. Utilizing Range Bar charts for shorter term trading as a way to try and filter out some noise.
  6. Using Bollinger Bands as a possible tool for exiting trades
Soybeans WEEKLY Chart below. Prospects of Biden easing tensions with China is one of the reasons beans and other grains rise up. Weaker US $ is another reason as well as lower estimates on USDA reports.
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Futures Trading Levels

11-14-2020

 

Weekly Levels

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

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Date Reports/Expiration Notice Dates

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Let the ALGOs do the Heavy Lifting & Futures Levels 11.13.2020

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Tomorrow is Friday the 13th……
iSystems – Let the ALGOs do the heavy lifting
iSystems is a trading platform that allows you the investor/trader to browse and view performance from over 1500 professionally designed systems.
You can browse statistics, performance, logic and much more.
A series 3 professional broker is here to assist you if you would like to evaluate any specific systems and even better how to create a diversified portfolio based on your risk profile and capital.
The capital requirements for each Algo range from just $3000.00 and up.
You can choose between day trading Algos and swing trading Algos and much more….
In today’s post I like to share the following 2 systems:
These systems can be started/stopped at anytime by you! You have full control.
Our brokers are more than happy to discuss diff. systems with you, risks, opportunities, risk tolerance and much more and try to assist you.
Some clients like to have some automated systems in addition to their self directed account, some clients prefer to only utilize automated systems as they don’t have the time or desire to trade on their own.
Futures trading is complex and carries the risk of substantial losses. It is not suitable for all investors. The ability to withstand losses and to adhere to a particular trading program in spite of trading losses are material points which can adversely affect investor returns.

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Futures Trading Levels

11-13-2020

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Micro Futures and Support & Resistance Levels 11.12.2020

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I have been telling clients that with recent volatility, one of the biggest adjustments a trader has to make is the trading size. With NQ moving 400-500 points per day and ES sometimes moving 100 points per day, there is nothing wrong with using the MICRO contracts to allow you a bit more staying power, ability to trade smaller because of the wider bands etc.
I have been recently using MICRO NQ, MICRO ES, mini crude, MICRO gold, mini Silver ( SIL) and a few other smaller contracts with good volume simply because I want o base my trading on the chart, price action, support levels etc. and many don’t have the ability to risk 500 NQ points on a swing trade for example ( $10,000) but with a MICRO NQ the risk now becomes a $1000 which allows for better sleep and decision making in my eyes.
Want to learn more about the MICROS and which markets have MICROS that are liquid, the symbols etc? – CONTACT a SERIES 3 broker.
PS: Crude numbers are tomorrow at 11 AM EST ( since today was Veterans Day

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Futures Trading Levels

11-12-2020

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COVID-19 Impact on Futures Trading

Futures Trading

 

The sweep of the coronavirus around the world ranks as one of the most impactful events in decades. Due in large part to sweeping lockdowns of businesses, travel and social activities, global markets, particularly commodity markets, have experienced price disruptions on an unprecedented scale. Recall earlier this year, the front month crude oil futures contract (May) traded at a value below $0.00 per barrel and at the close of trading one day, its price settled at a negative value. Conversely, gold’s December futures contract recently reached an all-time high above $2,000 per ounce. These price moves and similar ones – in silver, copper, stock indexes like the S&P 500, Nasdaq & Dow Jones, lumber and others – can be at least partly attributed to abrupt changes in supply & demand patterns during this international health crisis and its effects on producers’ and consumers’ behavior.

In this environment, the case could be made to review trading strategies and make adjustments – in market selection (think “full-sized” vs. mini- or micro- contracts), risk parameters – both in terms of dollar value and price toleration – market selection/allocation, trade frequency and for automated systems, adjustments to algorithms. All this would be to expect a continuation of the last several months’ market movement/volatility.

As part of a strategy review, it would be a good idea to also be aware of any price limits or circuit breakers in place for the markets you’re trading. A price limit is the maximum price range allowed for a futures contract for a trading session. At those price limits, trading may halt for a period of time and an expanded price limit is set, or it may be stopped for the day. Circuit breakers are price limits that when hit, set a timer within which the market is restricted from moving beyond the price limit. In some markets, price limits and circuit breakers are based on percentage moves from the prior day’s closing price and thus are recalculated each day.

Grains and livestock futures contracts, for example, have daily price limits that remain in place for an entire trading session. Stock indexes have both price limits that remain in place for an entire trading session and several circuit breakers: ones that are in place overnight and others that work only during the day. During high volatility periods of time, if markets trade to circuit breakers or price limits, orders placed during at that time can be rejected by the exchange. In summary, knowing these price parameters is especially important.

For more information on how CME Group price limits and circuit breakers work, visit this link.

For specific CME Group price limits and circuit breakers, visit this link.

During this time, it’s more important than ever to be informed, aware and prepared. One of the best means available to help you is access to an experienced, knowledgeable broker. Not only do they have answers to questions regarding the items discussed above, they can look at your situation specifically and offer strategy guidance as well as educational material and information sources you may have overlooked, couldn’t find, or were unaware even existed. Contact Cannon Trading Company.

COVID-19 Impact on Futures Trading

  • Increased volatility and risk
  • New traders needed to understand limit down/ limit up
  • Wild overnight swings
  • Wild moves both ways
  • MICROS are a valid tool
  • Twitter is now a factor
  • More than ever an experienced broker is an asset

Disclaimer – Trading Futures, Options on Futures, and retail off-exchange foreign currency transactions involves substantial risk of loss and is not suitable for all investors. Past performance is not indicative of future results. 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.

 

To Become a Winning Trader, you Must Learn How to Lose… & Trading Levels 11.11.2020

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We appreciate all the Veterans and their service!! Tomorrow is Veteran’s Day here in the US. Markets are open as usual.
Trading size and discipline are kicking in even more than normal times.
Article below, I HOPE can assist some traders:
Trading 102: To Become a Winning Trader, you Must Learn How to Lose…
Important NOTE: With The Recent Volatility Across Markets, We Have Seen Margins Increase In Some Markets As Well As Wild Swings And Extreme Volatility In Many Others. For Some, It Can Cost The Full Account Value But Doesn’t Need To. These Volatile Times Require MAJOR Adjustments In How You Approach Trading And Risk Management. I Hope This Article Helps And I Encourage You To Utilize Our Brokers And The Knowledge They Have To Assist You… Contact Us
Many different factors go into trading. Too many to discuss efficiently in one blog post. Some relate to trading techniques, other to money management, mental aspect, risk capital and much more.
But one that sticks in my eyes is the inability to accept a loss. I see many clients who can make money and have days where they make money but when they lose, they lose much more, sometimes even losing control and losing a big portion of their account.
I am not sure how a trader can embed this into their trading mind, BUT in my opinion if you train your brain to expect losses, understand losses and that losing days will happen, you will increase your chances of surviving in this business, which in return will actually give you a chance to succeed….
Losses are part of trading and as long as your losses are part of the plan and are quantified in advance and you can adhere to your rules, then you have a chance. I think it’s easy when traders are winning…making money etc. Much harder when you lose or down. your brain starts playing tricks on you…it tells you to double down, maybe reverse even though your analysis does not say so….all of a sudden you start pulling trades out of instinct, fear rather than a calculated plan that has solid risk/ reward. If a trader learns how to lose, to accept losses, to have realistic expectations, then he/ she can avoid having one of those terrible days when traders can lose almost of all their account.
I went into this subject and detailed day-trading money management in an article I wrote a few years back for SFO magazine. You can read the full article

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 when it comes to Futures Trading.

 

Futures Trading Levels

11-11-2020

Economic Reports, source: 

https://bettertrader.co 

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 here in 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 judgement in trading.

YM Daily Chart & Futures Levels 11.09.2020

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WOW…this trading day starting with the open on Sunday night, will go down in the history books as one of the most volatile day in stock index history as well as the day the Dow futures hits 30,000!
Position sizing is HUGE and very overlooked by most traders.
When the volatility bands widen like we saw today, your relative trading size should go LOWER!

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 when it comes to Futures Trading.

 

Futures Trading Levels

11-10-2020

Economic Reports, source: 

 www.BetterTrader.co

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 here in 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 judgement in trading.

Weekly Newsletter #1028 – Free, Interactive Futures Trading Tutorial – Nasdaq Weekly Chart – Trading Levels 11.09.2020

Cannon Futures Weekly Letter Issue # 1028

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Trading 101: Free, Interactive Futures Trading Tutorial
An interactive tutorial on the basics ( and a little more) of futures trading.
Regardless if you traded before or new to the futures markets, this tutorial is nicely put together by our regulators and the CME and touches on a variety of sub topics that go into trading futures and options.
Browse through the tutorial at your leisure and at your own pace. Please call us if you have any questions about implementing your strategy or requesting a live demo or have feedback
Mini NASDAQ 100 WEEKLY chart below. Big upside bar this week opens the never ending question….who will come on top? the bears or the bulls?

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.

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 when it comes to Futures Trading.

 

Futures Trading Levels

11-09-2020

 

Weekly Levels

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

https://mrci.com

Date Reports/Expiration Notice Dates

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 here in 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 judgement in trading

Quick Video on Futures Trading Strategies & Futures Levels 11.05.2020

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Stay nimble as markets changing direction and bias rather quickly these past few days…
Don’t get married to one position and don’t let one trade wipe you out….
ELECTIONS MARGINS UPDATE:
Expect the unexpected. Manage risk. Know the rules.
Most of Cannon clearing partners and risk managers have increased margins to full overnight or what we call 100% margins even during the day.
This does NOT apply to all platforms and clearing houses we work with. Some only raised margins for during the night time and some also raised margins through out the day.
Most platforms will have a notice when you login regarding margins.
Cannon offers over 10 different platforms via 5 different clearing houses.
If you are a client who day trades and utilize day trading margins – PLEASE confirm with your broker what are the current margins based on the platform you use and the markets you trade.
Quick video below on futures trading strategies such as using support and resistance levels while trading.
You can view a few more educational videos such as this here.
Using Support and Resistance Levels to Trade Futures

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 when it comes to Futures Trading.

 

Futures Trading Levels

11-05-2020

Economic Reports, source: 

https://bettertrader.co 

 

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 here in 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 judgement in trading.

Elections Margins and Market Behavior & Futures Levels 11.04.2020

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ELECTIONS MARGINS UPDATE:
Expect the unexpected. Manage risk. Know the rules.
Most of Cannon clearing partners and risk managers have increased margins to full overnight or what we call 100% margins even during the day.
This does NOT apply to all platforms and clearing houses we work with. Some only raised margins for during the night time and some also raised margins through out the day.
Most platforms will have a notice when you login regarding margins.
Cannon offers over 10 different platforms via 5 different clearing houses.
If you are a client who day trades and utilize day trading margins – PLEASE confirm with your broker what are the current margins based on the platform you use and the markets you trade.
We will keep you posted to the best of our ability but make sure to reach out to your broker if you have ANY questions.
Managing event risk around the 2020 US election
To help you navigate uncertainty, we take a look at how markets moved in 2016.*
By www.cmegroup.com
Elections and referendums with distinctly divergent market scenarios depending on the outcome of the vote can create significant event risk. That type of event risk is characterized by a binary choice: “A” or “B”, with both outcomes have meaningful probabilities such as 50-50 or 60-40. We saw this back in June of 2016 with the Brexit referendum: “Do we stay or do we go?” We also saw event risk in the US Presidential election in November 2016.
Election event risk has the potential to move markets once the outcome becomes known because pre-event, markets typically price the probability-weighted average of the two conflicting scenarios; that is, essentially the mid-point of the post-event scenarios. This means that once the outcome is known, the market will move quickly to the winning scenario.
The charts below depict how the 2016 election impacted multiple products and asset classes, all offered for trading by CME Group.
*Please note, past performance is not indicative of future results
  Source: CME Group
  • In 2016, price volatility spiked eight weeks prior to the election, followed by a downtrend.
  • In 2016, this downtrend stopped (and reversed course) on election day and in the days after.
  • Price volatility peaked on election night, and it took approximately 10 business days to revert back to the same levels as 10 days prior to the election.
  • The expanding trading range pattern prior to the election appears to be following a similar trajectory in 2020.
  • Despite the similarity in trend, the trading range in 2020 is wider compared to 2016.

 Source: CME Group
  • In Gold, we saw a similar tightening of trading ranges, similar to E-mini S&P 500 and the 10-Year Treasury prior to the election.
  • In 2016, this downtrend stopped and reversed about 10 days prior to the election and spiked on election night.
  • Trading ranges of Gold are wider now compared to 2016.

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 when it comes to Futures Trading.

 

Futures Trading Levels

11-04-2020

 

Economic Reports, source: 

https://forexfactory.com

 

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 here in 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 judgement in trading.

ELECTIONS MARGINS UPDATE, Managing Event Risk Around the 2020 US Election & Futures Levels 11.03.2020

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ELECTIONS MARGINS UPDATE:
Most of Cannon clearing partners and risk managers have increased margins to full overnight or what we call 100% margins even during the day.
This does NOT apply to all platforms and clearing houses we work with. Some only raised margins for during the night time and some also raised margins through out the day.
Most platforms will have a notice when you login regarding margins.
Cannon offers over 10 different platforms via 5 different clearing houses.
If you are a client who day trades and utilize day trading margins – PLEASE confirm with your broker what are the current margins based on the platform you use and the markets you trade.
We will keep you posted to the best of our ability but make sure to reach out to your broker if you have ANY questions.
Managing event risk around the 2020 US election
To help you navigate uncertainty, we take a look at how markets moved in 2016.*
By www.cmegroup.com
Elections and referendums with distinctly divergent market scenarios depending on the outcome of the vote can create significant event risk. That type of event risk is characterized by a binary choice: “A” or “B”, with both outcomes have meaningful probabilities such as 50-50 or 60-40. We saw this back in June of 2016 with the Brexit referendum: “Do we stay or do we go?” We also saw event risk in the US Presidential election in November 2016.
Election event risk has the potential to move markets once the outcome becomes known because pre-event, markets typically price the probability-weighted average of the two conflicting scenarios; that is, essentially the mid-point of the post-event scenarios. This means that once the outcome is known, the market will move quickly to the winning scenario.
The charts below depict how the 2016 election impacted multiple products and asset classes, all offered for trading by CME Group.
*Please note, past performance is not indicative of future results
  Source: CME Group
  • In 2016, price volatility spiked eight weeks prior to the election, followed by a downtrend.
  • In 2016, this downtrend stopped (and reversed course) on election day and in the days after.
  • Price volatility peaked on election night, and it took approximately 10 business days to revert back to the same levels as 10 days prior to the election.
  • The expanding trading range pattern prior to the election appears to be following a similar trajectory in 2020.
  • Despite the similarity in trend, the trading range in 2020 is wider compared to 2016.

 Source: CME Group
  • In Gold, we saw a similar tightening of trading ranges, similar to E-mini S&P 500 and the 10-Year Treasury prior to the election.
  • In 2016, this downtrend stopped and reversed about 10 days prior to the election and spiked on election night.
  • Trading ranges of Gold are wider now compared to 2016.

 

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 when it comes to Futures Trading.

 

Futures Trading Levels

11-03-2020

 

Economic Reports, source: 

 www.BetterTrader.co

 

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 here in 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 judgement in trading.

Weekly Newsletter #1027 – Margins Update, Circuit Breakers – DOW Jones Chart – Trading Levels 11.02.2020

Cannon Futures Weekly Letter Issue # 1027

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MARGINS UPDATE:

Upcoming elections fear, COVID resurge and other factors really helped spike up volatility.
Most of Cannon clearing partners and risk managers have increased margins to full overnight or what we call 100% margins even during the day.
This does NOT apply to all platforms and clearing houses we work with. Some only raised margins for during the night session and some also raised margins through out the day.
Most platforms will provide a notice when you login regarding margins.
Cannon offers over 10 different platforms via 5 different clearing houses.
If you are a client who day trades and utilize day trading margins – PLEASE confirm with your broker what are the current margins based on the platform you use and the markets you trade.

During this Time:

*Expect the unexpected…
* Have an idea of what you are looking to do, keep in mind possible risk and have a game plan. Now more than ever, plan your trade and than trade your plan!
* Think money management, hedging risk while you are still trying to figure out how to profit.
  • Try to use preset brackets/ automated stops and limits etc. if you are able to with your software.
* Know what is going on, reports, current margins, current limits and more.
*Trade smaller. The bands are much larger. Watch the VIX. MICROS and smaller sized contracts like mini Silver and mini crude are good alternatives.
* DO NOT assume anything…if you are not sure, contact us and we will try our best to assist with the combined, vast experience we have here as a team.
* Wash hands, take this seriously and do your best to stay healthy….

Circuit Breakers:

I’ve received some questions about the price limits or circuit breakers we have seen mostly in stock index futures. Hopefully this explains things a bit better:
A price limit is the maximum price range permitted for a futures contract in each trading session.  When markets hit the price limit, different actions can occur depending on the product being traded. Markets may temporarily halt until price limits can be expanded, they may remain in a limit condition or they may stop trading for the day, based on regulatory rules.
This is for Stock Index futures but keep in mind MANY other markets are experiencing LARGE swings and moves.
Overnight limits (5:00 P.M. – 8:30 A.M., Central Time): the futures contract is limited to a 7% price move up or a 7% price move down, based on the futures contract’s prior day’s settlement price (3:15 P.M., Central Time).
If PRICE LIMITS hit 7% up or down and trading will cease until the NYSE cash market opens at 8:30am Central Time.
This is for Stock Index futures but keep in mind MANY other markets are experiencing LARGE swings and moves.
Overnight limits (5:00 P.M. – 8:30 A.M., Central Time): the futures contract is limited to a 7% price move up or a 7% price move down, based on the futures contract’s prior day’s settlement price (3:15 P.M., Central Time).
Further, if a contract market moves beyond +/- 3.5% within an hour during the overnight session, trading will be paused for two minutes.
If PRICE LIMITS hit 7% up or down and trading will cease until the NYSE cash market opens at 8:30am Central Time.
This applies to the main stock index futures contracts available, such as the ES, MES, NQ, etc.
What is so dangerous you may ask?
If you are long an ES during the night session and the market is limit down (7%) you can NOT get out. There is a chance that when the market opens up at 8:30 AM CDT that the market will then go down the 13% limit without you being able to exit. That means that on certain situations you can lose MORE than you have in your account.
If you don’t understand how the circuit breakers/ price limits work…make sure you call us and talk to a broker at + 1 310 859 9572
This only applies for the overnight session ending at 8:30 A.M. Central Time. At that point, a new set of rules kick in ONLY to the downside.

-7% Trading Halt 15 mins

-13% Trading Halt 15 mins

-20% Closed for rest of day

Trading 101: One of the Most Important (and often overlooked….) Aspects of Day Trading – Learn to Accept Losses

(I think this is a very important read during this time.)
I am frequently asked, (and many times I ask myself) about the keys to trading success in general and futures trading in specific. The list is long and, to be honest, it is not an exact science.
Successful trading is a mix of art and math, personality and discipline and much more in between. I have seen many different ways to make money in the futures and commodities world. I saw and still see clients trade and make money.
Yet, the list of clients who lose money is bigger than the ones who make money….Why?
Dow Jones Industrial Avg. Cash Index WEEKLY chart below. Notice the levels and notice the turning up in volatility on bottom of the chart.

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 when it comes to Futures Trading.

 

Futures Trading Levels

11-02-2020

 

Weekly Levels

Economic Reports, source: 

https://mrci.com

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 here in 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 judgement in trading.

Margins UPDATE, NQ Daily Chart & Futures Levels 10.30.2020

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MARGINS UPDATE: Upcoming elections fear, COVID resurge and other factors really helped spike up volatility.
Most of Cannon clearing partners and risk managers have increased margins to full overnight or what we call 100% margins even during the day.
This does NOT apply to all platforms and clearing houses we work with. Some only raised margins for during the night time and some also raised margins through out the day.
Most platforms will have a notice when you login regarding margins.
Cannon offers over 10 different platforms via 5 different clearing houses.
If you are a client who day trades and utilize day trading margins – PLEASE confirm with your broker what are the current margins based on the platform you use and the markets you trade.
We will keep you posted to the best of our ability but make sure to reach out to your broker if you have ANY questions.

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 when it comes to Futures Trading.

 

Futures Trading Levels

10-30-2020

Economic Reports, source: 

 www.BetterTrader.co

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 here in 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 judgement in trading.

Dow Jones Cash Daily Chart, Price Limits & Futures Levels 10.29.2020

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Upcoming elections fear, COVID resurge and other factors really helped spike up volatility.
Dow Jones is sitting on a MAJOR and IMPORTANT support level. Chart below.
*While I have no idea were the market is going from day to day, minute to minute, week to week etc. I feel the following may help….
*Expect the unexpected…
* Have an idea of what you are looking to do, keep in mind possible risk and have a game plan. Now more than ever, plan your trade and than trade your plan!
* Think money management, hedging risk while you are still trying to figure out how to profit.
  • Try to use preset brackets/ automated stops and limits etc. if you are able to with your software.
* Know what is going on, reports, current margins, current limits and more.
*Trade smaller. The bands are much larger. Watch the VIX. MICROS and smaller sized contracts like mini Silver and mini crude are good alternatives.
* DO NOT assume anything…if you are not sure, contact us and we will try our best to assist with the combined, vast experience we have here as a team.
* Wash hands, take this seriously and do your best to stay healthy….
__________________________________________________
I’ve received some questions about the price limits or circuit breakers we have seen mostly in stock index futures. Hopefully this explains things a bit better:
A price limit is the maximum price range permitted for a futures contract in each trading session.  When markets hit the price limit, different actions can occur depending on the product being traded. Markets may temporarily halt until price limits can be expanded, they may remain in a limit condition or they may stop trading for the day, based on regulatory rules.
This is for Stock Index futures but keep in mind MANY other markets are experiencing LARGE swings and moves.
Overnight limits (5:00 P.M. – 8:30 A.M., Central Time): the futures contract is limited to a 7% price move up or a 7% price move down, based on the futures contract’s prior day’s settlement price (3:15 P.M., Central Time).
If PRICE LIMITS hit 7% up or down and trading will cease until the NYSE cash market opens at 8:30am Central Time.
This is for Stock Index futures but keep in mind MANY other markets are experiencing LARGE swings and moves.
Overnight limits (5:00 P.M. – 8:30 A.M., Central Time): the futures contract is limited to a 7% price move up or a 7% price move down, based on the futures contract’s prior day’s settlement price (3:15 P.M., Central Time).
Further, if a contract market moves beyond +/- 3.5% within an hour during the overnight session, trading will be paused for two minutes.
If PRICE LIMITS hit 7% up or down and trading will cease until the NYSE cash market opens at 8:30am Central Time.
This applies to the main stock index futures contracts available, such as the ES, MES, NQ, etc.
What is so dangerous you may ask?
If you are long an ES during the night session and the market is limit down (7%) you can NOT get out. There is a chance that when the market opens up at 8:30 AM CDT that the market will then go down the 13% limit without you being able to exit. That means that on certain situations you can lose MORE than you have in your account.
If you don’t understand how the circuit breakers/ price limits work…make sure you call us and talk to a broker at + 1 310 859 9572
This only applies for the overnight session ending at 8:30 A.M. Central Time. At that point, a new set of rules kick in ONLY to the downside.
-7% Trading Halt 15 mins
-13% Trading Halt 15 mins
-20% Closed for rest of day

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 when it comes to Futures Trading.

 

Futures Trading Levels

10-29-2020

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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 here in 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 judgement in trading.

Buy & Sell Signals (NQ Chart) & Futures Trading Levels 10.28.2020

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Little example of how I set my intraday NQ chart screen, using 54 range ticks chart along with what I call “turning points” indicators.
Red diamonds = possible sell, green diamonds = possible buy.
You can try this for yourself, if you like – for FREE TRIAL.

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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 when it comes to Futures Trading.

 

Futures Trading Levels

10-28-2020

 

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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 here in 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 judgement in trading.

Volatility in Stock Index Futures Extremely High & Futures Levels 10.27.2020

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Volatility in stock index futures is extremely high.
You may want to consider the following:
Reduce trading size.
Adjust stops and entries based on volatility ( ATR/ Parabolics).
Be extra picky on entries without chasing trades.
No trade is better than a bad trade.

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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 when it comes to Futures Trading.

 

Futures Trading Levels

10-27-2020

Economic Reports, source: 

 www.BetterTrader.co

 

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 here in 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 judgement in trading.

Cannon Futures Weekly Letter Issue # 1026 – Levels 10.26.2020

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Trading Videos: Curious on an indicator that can help you with EXITS? How about using a certain indicator as a trailing stop?
Watch the latest trading videos we have posted and see if you can pick a tip or two on trading smarter!
In this blog entry today we are sharing four videos, each a few minutes long. The videos discuss practical tips for trading and sharing our experience with you
1. Using Bollinger Bands as a possible tool for exiting trades
2. One way you can use the Parabolics study ( also known as PSAR) to manage current positions, possibly as a trailing stop
3. Different ways traders can utilize support and resistance levels in their trading.
4. Entering trades on a stop, using “price confirmation”.
5. Utilizing Range Bar charts for shorter term trading as a way to try and filter out some noise.
By Ilan Levy-Mayer, VP
This week’s highlighted Market is Natural Gas futures. Natural Gas is part of the energy sector along with its cousins, Crude Oil, RBOB – Unleaded gas and heating oil. All traded on the NYMEX/GLOBEX exchange.
Natural gas is still the nation’s dominant fuel source but democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden touted his $2 trillion clean energy plan seeks to end natural gas use within 15 years. No one knows what the result of the presidential election will be, but in between Nat Gas has seen heightened volatility.
Very volatile market with wild moves recently as well as large intraday trading ranges.
Natural Gas Futures Specs. (this market also offers a mini Nat Gas futures contract which is half the size)
Hours: 5:00 PM to 4:00 PM the following day, Central Time
Margins: $2970 initial, $2700 maintenance ( as of the date of this newsletter
Point Value: full point = $100 ( Example: 404.0 to 405.0 ). Min. price fluctuation is 0.1 = $10 ( Example: 404.1 to 404.2)
Settlement: Physical, deliverable commodity
Months: Monthly cycle, All Months
Weekly Options: YES
Some of the basic fundamentals to keep in mind when you are considering trading the Nat Gas market:
1. Longer term view of current market prices
2. Supply and Demand
3. Seasonality, i.e. heating and cooling cycles
4. Be aware of Thursday morning’s EIA gas storage report at 9:30 AM CDT
Our brokers here at Cannon will be happy to chat about the Natural Gas market, other energies, other futures, options, futures spreads and much more! Feel free to contact us at any time.

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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 when it comes to Futures Trading.

 

Futures Trading Levels

10-26-2020

Weekly Levels

 

 

Reports, 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 here in 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 judgement in trading.

Using Volume Charts & Trading Levels 10.23.2020

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Debate tonight! Should create some volatility.
Using volume charts, MICRO ES along with automated trade management – trade example from Oct. 21st 2020
https://youtu.be/vtmtRu-oCx0 

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Futures Trading Levels

10-23-2020

Economic Reports, source: 

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Using Preset Trade Management When Trading Futures & Futures Levels 10.22.2020

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Take a look at a video from today where I share some set ups on the ES using volume charts and review preset of auto exits and trade managements. In this video you will see a 45 minutes trade condensed into 15 minutes.
When markets are moving SO FAST like the NQ/ ES and others have recently, I like using automated stops and limits. One can do so using brackets or even built in strategies where you specify different limits, stops, when to move your stop as a trailing stop and much more.
This morning at 11:22 AM central time, high on NQ was approx. 11738, 11 minutes later the low was 11648 – that is close to $2000 LOSS if you are trading one mini nasdaq and in the wrong direction…..
I know my stomach feels much better when I have stops and limits working in the system working….( also maybe use MICROS for the same reason?)
Using volume charts, MICRO ES along with automated trade management – trade example from Oct. 21st 2020

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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 when it comes to Futures Trading.

 

Futures Trading Levels

10-22-2020

 

Economic Reports, source: 

 www.BetterTrader.co

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 here in 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 judgement in trading.

Trading the NQ/ES & Futures Trading Levels 10.21.2020

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When markets are moving SO FAST like the NQ/ ES and others have recently, I like using automated stops and limits. One can do so using brackets or even built in strategies where you specify different limits, stops, when to move your stop as a trailing stop and much more.
This past week I have seen the NQ make 50-100 points moves in matter of seconds based on a tweet or news etc.
I know my stomach feels much better when I have stops and limits working in the system working….( also maybe use MICROS for the same reason?)

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 when it comes to Futures Trading.

 

Futures Trading Levels

10-21-2020

Economic Reports, source: 

 www.BetterTrader.co

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 here in 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 judgement in trading.

What’s the Fair Value of Gold? & Futures Trading Levels 10.20.2020

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What’s the fair value of gold?
by CMEGroup.com
Many investors and traders have asked this question while reassessing their portfolios and risk exposures in light of COVID-19.
The world economy experienced an unprecedented shock in 2020, and no single asset class was immune.
Read why the global gold markets took center stage when gold climbed above $2K per troy ounce in August, and what to watch for as 2020 winds down.
Macro environment for gold
Back in March, governments and central banks across the world took quick action when the global economy went into lockdown mode. The support they gave to protect citizens and businesses also fed through to financial markets. The Federal Reserve and other central banks have promised to keep interest rates at record-low levels until further notice. Low interest rates make gold more attractive, since low financing costs reduce the opportunity costs of holding gold in a portfolio. Another factor has helped push gold higher: since it is priced in U.S. dollars, a decrease in the value of the dollar naturally increases the price of gold. The U.S. dollar has been weakening against many of its global competitors this year: it lost strength versus the Euro, the Yen, the Swiss Franc and the Chinese Renminbi. Finally, the uncertain economic outlook may have led many investors to increase their exposure to the yellow metal as a safe haven asset.
All in, this created something like a perfect environment for gold to reach a $2,000 price level. Since then, the metal has fallen back slightly, just as the U.S. dollar and interest rates have shown tentative signs of strengthening. For the remainder of the year, the upcoming U.S. elections will be one of the key events to watch. Of course, the Covid-19 pandemic is not under control yet, and so it should also continue to have a significant impact on financial markets and on the price of gold.

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 when it comes to Futures Trading.

 

Futures Trading Levels

10-20-2020

Economic Reports, source: 

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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 here in 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 judgement in trading.

The Relationship Between Global Soybean Prices & Futures Levels 10.16.2020

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The Relationship Between Global Soybean Prices
Managing global soybean price risk
Brazil has emerged as the largest producer and global exporter of soybeans, causing the correlation between Brazilian soybeans and the benchmark CBOT Soybean futures contract to periodically break down – increasing price risk in South America.
The latest white paper from CME Group researchers, Alison Coughlin and Dominic Sutton-Vermeulen, addresses the relationship between soybean prices in major importing and exporting countries and the usefulness of a cleared South American Soybean futures contract for managing global soybean price risk.

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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 when it comes to Futures Trading.

 

Futures Trading Levels

10-16-2020

Economic Reports, source: 

https://forexfactory.com

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 here in 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 judgement in trading.

Crude Oil Inventories tomorrow & Futures Trading Levels 10-15-2020

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HEADS up: Crude inventories are tomorrow at 11 Am EST ( instead of the normal release today at 10:30 AM). Natural gas is tomorrow at 10:30 AM EST
Ever thought about using MICROS to protect an e-mini position rather than a stop?
How about using weekly options on the mini SP/ mini NASDAQ and other markets?

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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 when it comes to Futures Trading.

 

Futures Trading Levels

10-15-2020

Economic Reports, source: 

https://forexfactory.com

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 here in 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 judgement in trading.

Futures Trading Levels 10.14.2020

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Market rhythm is shifting on a daily / hourly basis….Some traders like that, others don’t…
Understanding the market environment you are in is another factor in the trading equation….different models will work better in different environments and vise versa.
If you are a day trader – are we in a counter trend type of set ups?
Breakouts?
Trend following type of day?

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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 when it comes to Futures Trading.

 

Futures Trading Levels

10-14-2020

Economic Reports, source: 

https://forexfactory.com

 

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 here in 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 judgement in trading.

Futures Trading Levels 10.13.2020

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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 when it comes to Futures Trading.

 

Futures Trading Levels

10-13-2020

Economic Reports, source: 

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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 here in 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 judgement in trading.

Cannon Futures Weekly Letter Issue # 1025 – Levels 10.12.2020

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Trading Video: How I like to day-trade futures using either counter trend or trend following concepts ( or what I call simpler approach to day trading)
In This 25 Minutes Video You Will Learn The Following:
1. Possible advantages of using range bar charts over time charts for day trading
2. Trade set ups using counter trend indicators
3. Trade set ups using trend following indicators
4. The concept of price confirmation
5. Tips and insights from Ilan’s observations of different markets
6. You will be able to install the indicators/concepts mentioned and practice right away with your own demo!
2. Please enjoy the following:
View video below on few different ways to “ride the trend” when one develops as well as more insight into using trailing stops.

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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 when it comes to Futures Trading.

 

Futures Trading Levels

10-09-2020

 

Reports, 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 here in 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 judgement in trading.

Futures Trading Levels 10.09.2020

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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 when it comes to Futures Trading.

 

Futures Trading Levels

10-09-2020

 

Economic Reports, source: 

https://forexfactory.com

 

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 here in 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 judgement in trading.

Futures Trading Levels 10.08.2020

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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 when it comes to Futures Trading.

 

Futures Trading Levels

10-08-2020

Economic Reports, source: 

https://forexfactory.com

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 here in 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 judgement in trading.

NQ 1 Min Chart, President Trump Tweets & Trading Levels 10.07.2020

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“I use mental stops….” I heard that before and while a very small percentage of traders can do so on a consistent, disciplined manner – I am a fan of placing HARD stops.
For me, I usually like to have stops in the system, working on the exchange.
Today was a great example. I went to the bathroom, for literally 3 minutes. I was long with a trading system both the MNQ and the ES. While I was washing my hand per COVID protocol, President trump came up with the following tweet:
SP dropped over 60 points in matter of minutes…..
NQ dropped from 11524 to 11290 in matter of 15 minutes or so. That is over 200 points!! or if you are trading the NQ it is $4000 per contract or -$4000 if you are in the wrong way or are long with out a stop…..
TRUMP TWEETS:
First Tweet: Nancy Pelosi is asking for $2.4 Trillion Dollars to bailout poorly run, high crime, Democrat States, money that is in no way related to COVID-19. We made a very generous offer of $1.6 Trillion Dollars and, as usual, she is not negotiating in good faith. I am rejecting their…
Second Tweet: …request, and looking to the future of our Country. I have instructed my representatives to stop negotiating until after the election when, immediately after I win, we will pass a major Stimulus Bill that focuses on hardworking Americans and Small Business. I have asked…

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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 when it comes to Futures Trading.

 

Futures Trading Levels

10-07-2020

Economic Reports, source: 

https://forexfactory.com

 

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 here in 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 judgement in trading.

NQ Chart for your Review & Daily Trading Levels 10.06.2020

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President Trump’s COVID status has been the main market mover…..
120 minute NQ ( mini NASDAQ) chart for your review. Definitely a volatile market to say the least!
Don’t chase trades.
Don’t revenge trades.
Be flexible with your view of the market.
Think money management first/ profit target second.

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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 when it comes to Futures Trading.

 

Futures Trading Levels

10-06-2020

 

Economic Reports, source: 

https://forexfactory.com

 

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 here in 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 judgement in trading.

Cannon Futures Weekly Letter Issue # 1024 – Levels 10.08.2020

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The news about President Trump and COVID along with an already “very spicy markets” encouraged me to share some of the following pointers.
Hope it helps.
*While I have no idea were the market is going from day to day, minute to minute, week to week etc. I do know that in the past, some of the sharpest and largest rallies were short covering after a large sell off. More often than not market sell offs and volatility like we are seeing do not end up as V type of action but more like U or W when it is all said and done.
*Expect the unexpected…
* Have an idea of what you are looking to do, keep in mind possible risk and have a game plan. Now more than ever, plan your trade and than trade your plan!
* Think money management, hedging risk while you are still trying to figure out how to profit.
* Know what is going on, reports, current margins, current limits and more.
*Trade smaller. The bands are much larger. Watch the VIX.
* DO NOT assume anything…if you are not sure, contact us and we will try our best to assist with the combined, vast experience we have here as a team.
* Wash hands, take this seriously and do your best to stay healthy….
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I’ve received some questions about the price limits or circuit breakers we have seen mostly in stock index futures. Hopefully this explains things a bit better:
A price limit is the maximum price range permitted for a futures contract in each trading session.  When markets hit the price limit, different actions can occur depending on the product being traded. Markets may temporarily halt until price limits can be expanded, they may remain in a limit condition or they may stop trading for the day, based on regulatory rules.
This is for Stock Index futures but keep in mind MANY other markets are experiencing LARGE swings and moves.
Overnight limits (5:00 P.M. – 8:30 A.M., Central Time): the futures contract is limited to a 5% price move up or a 5% price move down, based on the futures contract’s prior day’s settlement price (3:15 P.M., Central Time).
**Starting Sunday Night Oct. 11th, the OVERNIGHT PRICE LIMITS for the following contracts: S&P 500, E-mini S&P, Micro E-mini S&P 500, E-mini Select Sectors, E-mini Russell 1000 and 2000, Micro E-mini Russell 2000, Emini Nasdaq, Micro E-mini Nasdaq 100, E-mini Dow, Micro E-mini Dow, will NO LONGER BE 5%. Instead the NEW OVERNIGHT PRICE LIMITS WILL BE 7% up or down and trading will cease until the NYSE cash market opens at 8:30am Central Time.
This applies to the main stock index futures contracts available, such as the ES, MES, NQ, etc.
What is so dangerous you may ask?
If you are long an ES during the night session and the market is limit down (5%) you can NOT get out. There is a chance that when the market opens up at 8:30 AM CDT that the market will then go down the 7% limit with out you being able to exit. That means that on certain situations you can lose MORE than you have in your account.
**Starting Oct. 11th, the 5% overnight is no longer in affect and there is a hard 7% first limit/ circuit breaker
If you don’t understand how the circuit breakers/ price limits work…make sure you call us and talk to a broker at + 1 310 859 9572
This only applies for the overnight session ending at 8:30 A.M. Central Time. At that point, a new set of rules kick in ONLY to the downside….
-7% Trading Halt 15 mins
-13% Trading Halt 15 mins
-20% Closed for rest of day
2. Please enjoy the following:
View video below on few different ways to “ride the trend” when one develops as well as more insight into using trailing stops.

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Futures Trading Levels

10-05-2020

 

Weekly Levels 

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

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Monthly Un-employment Report tomorrow & Trading Levels 10.02.2020

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Monthly un-employment tomorrow morning.
Market moving report.

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Futures Trading Levels

10-02-2020

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Large Moves in the Futures Markets & Trading Levels 10.01.2020

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The last trading days and first trading days of month/ quarter have some unique characteristics in my opinion.
Tomorrow is the first trading day of October/4th quarter and today was the last trading day for September/ 3rd quarter.
I noticed that sometimes the last and first trading days of the month will have larger than normal moves.
my guess is that:
1.  large funds are positioning themselves or “squaring off books” for accounting purposes.
2. Longer term traders have the full picture of the monthly chart
Either way, always good to do some homework, go back in your charts and see if you are able to notice any patterns etc.

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Futures Trading Levels

10-01-2020

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Futures Trading Levels 9.30.2020

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No words of wisdom today other than be mindful of volatility and the effect the US presidential debate will have on the different markets – starting tonight at 9 PM EST.

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Futures Trading Levels

9-30-2020

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Futures Trading Levels 9.29.2020

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No words of wisdom today other than be mindful of volatility and the effect US$ movement has on the different markets.

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Futures Trading Levels

9-29-2020

 

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Futures Trading Levels 9.25.2020

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No words of wisdom today other than be mindful of volatility and the effect US$ movement has on the different markets.

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Futures Trading Levels

9-25-2020

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Resources to Help You Navigate These Volatile Times & YM Daily Chart & Futures Trading Levels 9.24.2020

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It feels like a new world out there in so many ways. Trading is one as well….This is a TOTALLY different markets than what we witnessed 6-8 weeks ago, a year ago etc.
Know the rules, understand current margins, know where the circuit breakers are/ limit moves.
CONFIRM MARGINS WITH YOUR BROKER, margins are function of volatility, platform, exchange overnight and other factors and during this volatility, margins can change so if you are not sure – check with your broker!
Figure out your max risk.
After you do all that, feel free to trade but jumping in and trying to trade without the basic knowledge above is like jumping into a stormy ocean without a life vest…..
Here are some EXCELLENT resources to help you navigate these volatile times:
Yesterday I wrote: YM – The Mini Dow Jones, sitting on a junction level. Break below yesterdays’ lows can confirm a sell signal you see on the chart as red square. Failure to do so, will signal a short term upside bounce. Today’s low was 26586 – previous day lows was 2584!! Still watching…..

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Futures Trading Levels

9-24-2020

Economic Reports, source: 

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Ranking Market Events & YM Daily Chart & Trading Levels 9.23.2020

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Knowing What You Don’t Know
Every trader has done it. You’ve done it, your friends have done it, even your broker has done it at one point early in their career.
Here’s the scenario:
You’ve finally finished your futures education at Cannon Trading Company. You’ve done you’re homework on stops, limits, indicators and price movements for the market you’re trading. You’re ready to go, you enter your limit order and you wait.
**DING**
You get filled. Your heart rate picks up, a wry smile crosses your face and you begin to imagine the possibilities of the one trade you’re in: How much can I make? How much can I lose before it’s too much? You’ve waited through months of technical trading and deep meditation to get here, and now it’s finally paying off with one of your first trades in the live market. Sayonara paper trading; aloha live futures.
Then, all of a sudden, the top of the hour hits and the market starts acting up. It’s getting more volatile and more volatile; it’s picking up speed and taking an unforgiving turn against you. You can’t think straight, all you can think about is your losing position that could get worse and worse as the seconds go by. You race to put in a stop order, but you finally have to settle for a market order just to stop the bleeding. You stare.
**DING**
YM – The Mini Dow Jones, sitting on a junction level. Break below yesterdays’s lows can confirm a sell signal you see on the chart as red square. Failure to do so, will signal a short term upside bounce.

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Futures Trading Levels

9-23-2020

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5 Big Mistakes Beginners Should Avoid Making + ES Daily Chart & Futures Levels 9.22.2020

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Trading 101: 5 Big Mistakes Beginners Should Avoid Making
Trading Futures Is A Tough Business, But If You Are One Of The Very Few That Can Succeed, This Could Be A Lucrative Business As Well
I have seen quite a bit since I became a broker in 1998. Some war stories to share about the markets, some crazy moves and much more in between. I was trading futures with clients on the sad Sept. 11th 2001 day when the planes hit and the markets were plunging before they were closed for almost a week. I witnessed the meat contracts making limit up and limit down moves over the years and much more…..
As a commodity broker I have observed MANY traders, many of them were new traders, and this allows me to share with you some valuable observations I hope will help you start your futures trading journey on a much smoother road than most.
Here are the FIVE CRUCIAL MISTAKES you need to avoid!
I shared the Mini SP 500 chart below this past Friday on our weekly newsletter. You can see the chart and outlook provided last week HERE.
Below is the updated chart after today’s price action for your review – click here to enlarge image.
3308 is now first resistance above. 3127 major support below as well as the 3180’s level which were the lows at the end of July.

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Futures Trading Levels

9-22-2020

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Quadruple Witching Tomorrow…. & Trading Levels 9.18.2020

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Quadruple witching tomorrow….
Futures, futures options, stock options and single stocks all expire tomorrow morning right on the open of the stock market.
Keep in mind that September mini SP and it’s relatives ( mini Dow, mini Nasdaq etc.) EXPIRE tomorrow and cash settle based on special settlement price….Markets can get volatile tomorrow morning right before and around the open.
The September contract will simply cease to trade. If you have not switched to December yet, now is the time…..
Know the rules, understand current margins, know where the circuit breakers are/ limit moves.
Figure out your max risk.
After you do all that, feel free to trade but jumping in and trying to trade without the basic knowledge above is like jumping into a stormy ocean without a life vest…..
The path for USD has been rocky since its highs of mid-March, but the degree of rockiness depends on the path you’re taking. Continued complications around Brexit have now sent the pound (GBP) lower against the dollar on the year, while the euro’s (EUR) take on this news has been mostly bullish. Then there’s the yen (JPY) that is trying to find out what exactly Japan’s new prime minister, Yoshihide Suga, might mean for the BOJ.
Euro-Pound Push and Pull
If the trend around Brexit continues, then the pound and euro will cancel each other out and leave little in the way of a US Dollar reaction; and the same goes for this one-off news story that’s specific to Japan and its currency. So what will move the dollar?
What Will Move the Dollar?
Interest rates are still hugging 0%, which makes the next move either into negative territory or higher to normal ranges. Those thinking the former is in play might look at a bearish Small US Dollar (SFX) futures position, while those in the latter group could employ their ideas by trading the dollar from the long side. Finally, the upcoming election creates potential for USD movement. The election of Donald Trump, a republican, on November 8, 2016, was met by a 1% rally in the dollar the following day and a 6% rise for the rest of the year. SFX could see some volatility as November nears.
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Futures Trading Levels

9-18-2020

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Rollover! & Daily Emini ES Chart and Trading Levels 9.17.2020

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It’s that time of the year where December contract is the front month for all stock indices/ currencies/ financials and other markets!
Rollover!!
FOMC came and left…usually the real market direction will show its true colors the next day.
Price action tomorrow and on Friday (quadruple witching) will be very important to watch.
Mini SP 500 chart for your review below:

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Futures Trading Levels

9-17-2020

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Tomorrow We Have FOMC & Daily Soybean Oil Chart & Trading Levels 9.16.2020

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It’s that time of the year where December contract is the front month for all stock indices/ currencies/ financials and other markets!
Rollover!!
Tomorrow we have FOMC.
Normally the volatility is around the actual rate cut/increase….This time it is 99.99% of no change.
However, FOMC days do have unique behavior and this time my guess is, it will be around the language used after the announcement.
The following are my PERSONAL suggestions on trading during FOMC days:
·    Reduce trading size
·    Be extra picky = no trade is better than a bad trade
·    Choose entry points wisely. Look at longer time frame support and resistance for entry. Take the approach of entering at points where you normally would have placed protective stops. Example, trader x looking to go long the mini SP at 3325.00 with a stop at 3319.00, instead “stretch the price bands” due to volatility and place an entry order to buy at 3319.75 and place a stop a few points below in this hypothetical example ( consider current volatility along with support and resistance levels).
·    Expect the higher volatility during and right after the announcement
·    Expect to see some “vacuum” ( low volume, big zigzags) right before the number.
·    Consider using automated stops and limits attached to your entry order as the market can move very fast at times.
·    Keep in mind statement comes out at 1 Pm Central time, the news conference which dissects the language comes out 30 minutes later so the volatility window stretches out.
·    Know what the market was expecting, learn what came out and observe market reaction for clues
·    Be patient and be disciplined
·    If in doubt, stay out!!
Find the clues?
Daily chart of Bean Oil futures below along with a graph showing the changes in the Non- Commercial long/short difference (weekly basis).

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Futures Trading Levels

9-16-2020

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ROLLOVER for all Stock Indices/ Currencies/ Financials and Other Markets, Daily ES Chart & Futures Levels 9.15.2020

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It’s that time of the year where December contract is the front month for all stock indices/ currencies/ financials and other markets!
Rollover!!
(US) Market Trading Hours Summary: Spat of M&A buoys risk sentiment
Summary:
Investors’ animal spirits were elevated after a merger Monday of sorts. Nvidia confirmed a $40B deal to acquire Arm setting the stage for a rally in the semis. Oracle appears to be the leader in the house for TikTok assets but details remain minimal. The Greenback continued to back track and gold futures rose 1% while bond prices were little changed. The Yen firmed after it was reported that incoming PM Suga will keep Aso on as Deputy PM and Finance Minister.
Overnight:
– Risk on appetite fueled by renewed optimism about a coronavirus vaccine
– Japan Suga won LDP leadership vote and poised to become the country’s new Prime Minister
– UK Parliament prepared to debate a proposal to rewrite parts of the Brexit withdrawal agreement.
US Session
-(US) Sec of Treasury Mnuchin: Confirms Oracle TikTok offer received over weekend; will continue to work on stimulus – CNBC interview
Europe and Asia
-(US) US Ambassador to China Branstad said to resign – CNN
-(UK) PM spokesperson: Internal market bill to protect trade across the four nations of the UK while maintaining global standards
-(EU) ECB Lane (Ireland, Chief Economist): Precautionary savings will persist for a while
-(JP) Incoming Japan PM Suga to reappoint Taro Aso as Deputy PM and Fin Min – press
In between, daily SP 500 futures chart for your review below (esz20), click on image to enlarge.

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Futures Trading Levels

9-11-2020

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Prepare for Rollover with Eminis, RBOB Daily Chart & Futures Levels 9.11.2020

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If you are trading stock index futures, it is time to start trading the December contract. Symbol for December mini Sp is ESZ20
If you have any questions, please reach out to your broker here at Cannon and they can provide more insight.
I personally will switch tomorrow or Monday once I see the December volume higher than the September volume.
On a different note, I have a possible sell signal on the unleaded gasoline.
Daily chart for your review below and feel free to reach out for more personalized advise if you like.

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Futures Trading Levels

9-11-2020

 

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Futures Levels 9.10.2020

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Futures Trading Levels

9-10-2020

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Bollinger Bands, Parabolics Studies and Futures Trading Levels 9.09.2020

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Trading Videos: Curious on an indicator that can help you with EXITS? How about using a certain indicator as a trailing stop?
Watch the latest trading videos we have posted and see if you can pick a tip or two on trading smarter!
In this blog entry today we are sharing four videos, each a few minutes long. The videos discuss practical tips for trading and sharing our experience with you
1. Using Bollinger Bands as a possible tool for exiting trades
2. One way you can use the Parabolics study ( also known as PSAR) to manage current positions, possibly as a trailing stop
3. Different ways traders can utilize support and resistance levels in their trading.
4. Entering trades on a stop, using “price confirmation”.
5. Utilizing Range Bar charts for shorter term trading as a way to try and filter out some noise.

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 when it comes to Futures Trading.

 

Futures Trading Levels

9-09-2020

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Labor Day Trading Schedule & Trading Levels 9.03.2020

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Labor Day Holiday 2020 Trading Schedule 

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Futures Trading Levels

9-03-2020

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Labor Day 2020 Holiday Schedule for CME / Globex and ICE Exchange

Labor Day 2020 Holiday Schedule for CME / Globex and ICE Exchange

 

*Dates and times are subject to change

If you have any questions, please call the CME Global Command Center at +1 800 438 8616, in Europe at +44 800 898 013 or in Asia at +65 6532 5010

Globex® Labor Day 2020 Holiday Schedule for CME / Globex and ICE Exchange

More details at: http://www.cmegroup.com/tools-information/holiday-calendar.html 

ICE Futures Labor Day 2020 Holiday Schedule for CME / Globex and ICE Exchange

Detailed holiday hours for ICE Futures: https://www.theice.com/holiday-hours

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More To Trading than Day-Trading & Futures Levels 9.02.2020

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There is more to trading futures than day-trading…..
•Day-trading/Scalping
•Swing trading/ breakout/counter trend
•Long term/ trend following
•Futures Spreads & Seasonal spreads
•Options
•Options spreads
•Selling option premium
•Combination of methods
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Futures Trading Levels

9-02-2020

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Futures Trading Levels 9.01.2020

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Futures Trading Levels

9-01-2020

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Volatile Intra-Day Trading & Futures Levels 8.28.2020

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Volatile Intraday Stock Data

 

One of the most volatile intraday stock data days I have seen these past few weeks in indices, metals and rates. Sharp swings within minutes as the markets were trying to digest the Fed’s comments regarding inflation.
I personally recommend day-traders to use “automatic/ attached stops or trailing stops” so you have something working while you decide the exact placement of stop and limit orders if you so decide.
Will try to have a video on the subject in the next few days.

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Futures Trading Levels

8-28-2020

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Gold Futures Daily Chart & Futures Levels 8.27.2020

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Gold and Silver bounced sharply on the Sept. options expiration day. Bullish sign? Time will tell…..

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Futures Trading Levels

8-27-2020

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FREE Futures Forthright Premium eBook & Trading Levels 8.26.2020

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Futures Trading Levels

8-26-2020

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Finding the Right Technology Product (SMALL Exchange) & Trading Levels 8.25.2020

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The technology sector is up 400% in the last decade, and, while there’s no telling where tech stocks go from here, it’s evident that they are some of the most prominent names in the market. In 2010, Exxon (XOM) was the S&P 500’s largest component, and Apple (AAPL) and Microsoft (MSFT) were the only technology stocks in its top five. Today, the index’s top five is all tech, and there isn’t an energy company in its top thirty names.
Overweight Tech Products
Major equity indexes such as the S&P 500 and Nasdaq are now heavily invested in the technology sector, 24% and 45% weightings respectively, and their futures (/ES, /NQ) and ETFs (SPY, QQQ) reflect this. Almost all of that tech exposure, however, is concentrated in just a few names. For instance, AAPL and MSFT make up 12% of the S&P and thus half of its technology sector weighting, and these same two names account for 24% of the Nasdaq.
Traditional sector-specific products like the exchange-traded fund XLK (43% AAPL and MSFT) run into the same problem of heaviness at the top. Burgeoning companies in biotechnology and the more technological fields of media and retail are often underrepresented due to their market capitalization. If technological advancements infatuate the everyday investor now more than ever, then why are they stuck with antiquated products that only really track a handful of companies?
A Future for Technology Trading
Small Technology 60 (/STIX) updates tech for the modern trader looking for a single market that puts rising companies like Regeneron (REGN) and Shopify (SHOP) shoulder-to-shoulder with Apple and Microsoft. Investors can get more diversified technology that’s split into four subsectors: information, retail, media, and biotechnology. And speculators get a more active trade that’s not merely the result of sentiment in a couple names.
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Futures Trading Levels

8-25-2020

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Trading Crude Oil Futures & Support and Resistance Levels 8.19.2020

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An old one but good one…I recorded this video on trading crude oil a few years back ( as you will be able to see from the prices of the contract….) nevertheless, some good basic set ups on day trading markets affected by what I call “fear and greed”.
Talking about Crude Oil – Heads up, front month is now October V.
On a different note, here are some markets I follow along with possible direction:
October Crude Oil upside pressure above 43.40
Nov. Soybeans upside pressure above 9.180
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You can watch the video by clicking on this link: https://youtu.be/bBzAeWdWPh0

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Futures Trading Levels

8-19-2020

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Swing Trading Smalls Metal Index & Futures Levels 8.18.2020

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I have been asked recently by few clients: “How can I get into the metals?”
As I mentioned before, there are more than a few ways, depending on ones level of expertise, risk capital, aggressiveness and more.
The index, is made of silver, gold and platinum.
Trades similar to equities as far as pricing format with lower margin/ exposure than silver or gold for example but perhaps a more efficient way than ETF?
The video below is a condensed version of 2.5 days of forex swing trading strategies from last week which discusses the Small Metals Index as well as different trading techniques/insights and more.
Regardless if you are looking to trade metals or other futures, I think you will benefit from the video I am sharing with you here of forex swing trading strategies using the Small Metals Index contract.

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Futures Trading Levels

8-18-2020

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Futures Trading Levels 8.14.2020

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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 when it comes to Futures Trading.

 

Futures Trading Levels

8-14-2020

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SMALL Precious Metals & Silver Futures Chart & Trading Levels 8.13.2020

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More than a few clients have asked me on how they can position themselves to the upside with metals, if they believe that gold and silver will go up?
The answer is much longer than the space and time I have here but other than discussing futures/ options, going long futures with put options as protection, buying vertical calls and quite a bit more ways to try and speculate, one way I thought I would share with you today is the Small Exchange Precious Metals Index.
The index is made of silver, gold and platinum and you can read more details here.
Some advantages:
  • Small size compared to existing futures (with smaller margins)
  • Simple contract specs ($1 whether you’re trading precious metals or foreign exchange, same expiration date too)
  • Standard and relevant construction so on days when silver is quiet you have exposure to gold and platinum
You can follow the the different products the small exchange offers on our website, by downloading a demo and following real time prices and if you are alive client, reach out to your broker and ask for the symbols.
on our e-Futures software, the symbol is: SPREQ20
A 30 minutes chart from today below for your review, click on chart for larger image:
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Since we are on the “METALS” topic, must take a look at Silver daily chart behavior and where the sell off paused last night…..(Hint: FIB = 50%)

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Futures Trading Levels

8-13-2020

 


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