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Which Futures Market is Right for You?

July 25th, 2013 Filed under Day Trading Webinar, Future Trading News, Futures Broker, Futures Trading | Comments Off on Which Futures Market is Right for You?

So you got a taste of the markets and trading and now you are getting more involved, excited and looking to progress. Many questions ahead for you as a trader and as time progresses you will evolve and find out if trading is suitable for you and if so what type of trading, what type of risk capital and other questions that will come up. Many of these will appear as you progress and your knowledge increase. Some of these questions need to be answered before you start trading.

  1. How much risk capital do I have?
  2. What markets do I want to trade?

The answer to question 1 will vary for each trader based on their financial situation but the bottom line is, make sure you trade with money you can afford to lose.

The answer to question 2 has a few levels: First is what asset class are you looking to trade? Stocks/equities? perhaps FOREX or maybe futures? Since my area of expertise is futures, commodities and future options I would like to expand on this asset class.

Trading futures offers many advantages as well as some drawbacks. For many traders who prefer to day trade ( you enter and exit the position during the same session and avoid holding positions from one day to another), trading futures is a great alternative to day trading stocks. In stocks you need to have minimum of $25,000 to day-trade. In futures you only need $2500. The build in leverage in the futures market, intensified by the even more so reduced day trading margins, creates a double edge sword: Small moves can translate into big wins in your pocket BUT small moves against you will also translate into big losses in your account….

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Volatile Moves Expected Following Election Results from Futures Trading Market on November 3rd 2010

November 2nd, 2010 Filed under Future Trading News, Futures Broker, Futures Exchange, Futures Trading | Comment (0)

A BIG 24 hours lay ahead….I suspect some volatility to hit the night markets as election results come out and then we jump right into FOMC tomorrow.

FOMC tomrrow around 2:15 Eastern time.

FOMC days have different characteristics than other trading days. If you have traded for a while, check your trading notes from past FOMC days that may help you prepare for tomorrow.

if you’re a newcomer, take a more conservative approach and make sure you understand that the news can really move the market.

My observations suggest choppy, low volume up until announcement, followed by some sharp volatile moves right during and after the announcement.

I am including a five-minutes chart from Sept. 21st of this year, which was the last FOMC we had for your reference.

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Futures Trading Market Levels for October 20th 2010

October 19th, 2010 Filed under Future Trading News, Futures Trading | Comment (0)

The 23rd anniversary of the 1987 crash was today and respectively, market finished down about 1.3%…..

Daily chart of the mini NASDAQ 100 for your review below. If the sell signal materializes, first target will be around 2019.00.

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FOMC to Provide Futures Trading Market with Direction, September 21st, 2010

September 20th, 2010 Filed under Commodity Trading, Day Trading, Future Trading News, Futures Trading, Trading Guide | Comment (0)

FOMC tomorrow around 2:15 Eastern time. Even before that we will start the day with some important housing numbers. FOMC days have different characteristics than other trading days. If you have traded for a while, check your trading notes from past FOMC days that may help you prepare for tomorrow. If you are a newcomer, take a more conservative approach and make sure you understand that the news can really move the market. My observations suggest choppy, low volume up until announcement, followed by some some sharp volatile moves right during and after the announcement. I am including 5 minutes chart from August 10th of this year, which was the last FOMC we had for your reference. Read the rest of this entry »

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