Future Spreads & Futures Levels & Economic Reports 11.20.2013

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1. Market Commentary
2. Futures Support and Resistance Levels – S&P, Nasdaq, Dow Jones, Russell 2000, Dollar Index
3. Commodities Support and Resistance Levels – Gold, Euro, Crude Oil, T-Bonds
4. Commodities Support and Resistance Levels – Corn, Wheat, Beans, Silver
5. Futures Economic Reports for Wednesday November 20, 2013

Hello Traders,

For 2013 I would like to wish all of you discipline and patience in your trading! 

Trading Futures Spreads

“A basic and important strategy for commodities traders using spread trading.”

By: Mark O’Brien, Cannon Trading Commodities Broker

 

Over my 20+ year career as a commodities broker, I have studied and traded a wide range of approaches to trading the futures markets.  From candlestick formations to the commodity channel index, from condors to turtle trading, there’s an enormous catalog of tools and methods available for traders to consider.

One method I have noticed is surprisingly underrepresented among retail traders is futures spread trading, where a single position in the market consists of the simultaneous purchase of one futures contract and sale of a related futures contract as a unit. I call it surprising because some of the most invested players in futures trading – and arguably the most sophisticated – include large speculators and commercial firms who regularly employ spreads. This includes traders in the markets who often actually buy and sell the physical commodities we trade. Farmers, ranchers and other food growers along with food producers, petroleum companies who either drill for oil or natural gas or refine these products – or both, financial institutions with enormous holdings in treasuries, equities or currencies, mining interests and their buyers – all these areas of production and distribution employ spreads from time to time as an important aspect of their businesses.  Indeed, spread trading is a fundamental and essential part of the commodities futures markets.

At the same time, despite the remarkable increase in interest and in the growth in the volume of the futures markets over the years, spread trading is typically dismissed by most other traders in search of a trading strategy. With so much attention focused on other approaches related to straightforward directional trading (and within that category, day-trading) it’s not difficult to see how spread trading can be overlooked.

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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.

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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.

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Futures Trading Levels

Contract Dec. 2013  SP500 (big & Mini) Nasdaq100 (big & Mini) Dow Jones (big & Mini) Mini Russell Dollar Index
Resistance 3 1803.92 3424.50 16065 1127.10 81.12
Resistance 2 1798.83 3412.50 16029 1119.70 81.00
Resistance 1 1792.17 3394.75 15981 1109.90 80.85
Pivot 1787.08 3382.75 15945 1102.50 80.73
Support 1 1780.42 3365.00 15897 1092.70 80.58
Support 2 1775.33 3353.00 15861 1085.30 80.46
Support 3 1768.67 3335.25 15813 1075.50 80.31
Contract Dec. Gold Dec. Silver Jan. Crude Oil Dec. Bonds  Dec. Euro
Resistance 3 1288.9 2074.2 95.22 134  1/32 1.3623
Resistance 2 1283.5 2060.8 94.68 133 21/32 1.3585
Resistance 1 1278.7 2046.7 94.31 133  4/32 1.3563
Pivot 1273.3 2033.3 93.77 132 24/32 1.3525
Support 1 1268.5 2019.2 93.40 132  7/32 1.3503
Support 2 1263.1 2005.8 92.86 131 27/32 1.3465
Support 3 1258.3 1991.7 92.49 131 10/32 1.3443
Contract Dec Corn March Wheat Jan .Beans Jan. SoyMeal Jan. bean Oil
Resistance 3 427.0 659.3 1307.17 421.77 40.77
Resistance 2 422.8 659.3 1298.08 417.03 40.59
Resistance 1 420.3 659.3 1287.17 410.97 40.42
Pivot 416.0 659.3 1278.08 406.23 40.24
Support 1 413.5 659.3 1267.2 400.2 40.1
Support 2 409.3 659.3 1258.08 395.43 39.89
Support 3 406.8 659.3 1247.17 389.37 39.72
For complete contract specifications for the futures markets listed above click here!

5. Economic Reports

source:http://www.forexfactory.com/calendar.php

All times are Eastern time Zone (EST)

 

Date 4:02pm Currency Impact Detail Actual Forecast Previous Graph
WedNov 20 2:00am EUR German PPI m/m 0.1% 0.3%
8:30am USD Core CPI m/m 0.1% 0.1%
USD Core Retail Sales m/m 0.1% 0.4%
USD Retail Sales m/m 0.1% -0.1%
USD CPI m/m 0.0% 0.2%
10:00am USD Existing Home Sales 5.17M 5.29M
USD Business Inventories m/m 0.3% 0.3%
USD FOMC Member Dudley Speaks
10:30am USD Crude Oil Inventories -0.2M 2.6M
12:10pm USD FOMC Member Bullard Speaks
2:00pm USD FOMC Meeting Minutes

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

 

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