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Dear Traders,

With the energy numbers coming out tomorrow, which impact crude oil quite a bit, I thought it would be a good time to share this article I wrote once again:

Crude Oil Futures volatility offers a “different market personality” than stock index futures. Here is some of the things you need to know about day trading crude oil futures:
By: Ilan Levy-Mayer, Cannon Trading Commodities Broker & VP

Crude Oil is one of MY favorite futures market for day trading. Before I dive in and share with you how the volatility in crude oil fits my risk tolerance for day trading and provide a couple of chart examples, we should review some of the specifications of Crude Oil Futures.

Crude Oil Futures have monthly expiration. So each month we trade a different contract month, so one needs to know when is the first notice day and last trading day for crude oil futures in order to always make sure we are trading the proper month with the most liquidity and avoid any chance of getting into delivery situation.

Next is the contract size. Crude Oil futures are based on 1000 barrels. To be honest from a day trading perspective all I care is that each tick or 1 cent fluctuation is $10 against me or in my favor per contract. That means that a move from 92.94 to 92.74 = $200.

Another factor is trading hours. At the time I am sharing my thoughts with you, April 8th 2013, crude oil futures trade on the CME Globex platform and trade from 5 PM CDT until the next day at 4 PM CDT. That is 23 of straight trading hours. I definitely don’t recommend day trading this market 23 hours…but it is good to know the trading hours.

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Futures Trading Levels


Contract June 2018  SP500 #ES_F Nasdaq100  #NQ_F Dow Jones  #YM_F Mini Russell #RTY_F BitCoin Index #XBT_F
Resistance 3 2755.75 7028.08 25152 1613.53 8404.83
Resistance 2 2734.75 6936.42 24990 1600.27 8283.07
Resistance 1 2720.75 6881.83 24875 1591.73 8066.58
Pivot 2699.75 6790.17 24713 1578.47 7944.82
Support 1 2685.75 6735.58 24598 1569.93 7728.33
Support 2 2664.75 6643.92 24436 1556.67 7606.57
Support 3 2650.75 6589.33 24321 1548.13 7390.08
Contract June Gold #GC_F May Silver #SI-F May Crude Oil #CL-F June  Bonds  #ZB_F June  Euro #6E_F
Resistance 3 1366.9 17.09 68.15 146 24/32 1.2546
Resistance 2 1359.5 16.95 67.45 146 13/32 1.2507
Resistance 1 1354.9 16.86 66.96 146  3/32 1.2467
Pivot 1347.5 16.72 66.26 145 24/32 1.2429
Support 1 1342.9 16.63 65.77 145 14/32 1.2389
Support 2 1335.5 16.49 65.07 145  3/32 1.2350
Support 3 1330.9 16.40 64.58 144 25/32 1.2310
Contract May  Corn #ZC_F May Wheat #ZW_F May Beans #ZS_F May SoyMeal #ZM_F May Nat Gas #NG_F
Resistance 3 387.2 480.1 1057.33 387.03 2.81
Resistance 2 385.6 475.4 1052.67 384.37 2.79
Resistance 1 382.9 470.8 1049.33 382.73 2.76
Pivot 381.3 466.2 1044.67 380.07 2.74
Support 1 378.7 461.6 1041.3 378.4 2.7
Support 2 377.1 456.9 1036.67 375.77 2.69
Support 3 374.4 452.3 1033.33 374.13 2.66

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Economic Reports - Wednesday, 18th April

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