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Seasonality in Futures Trading 2.21.2018

February 20th, 2018 Filed under Future Trading News, Futures Trading | Comment (0)

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Seasonal Futures Trading

There are seasonal commodity trends that may reoccur within the futures market. This could help guide traders and build a plan for a seasonal futures trading strategies.

Trading Commodity Seasonal Patterns

Every calendar year there are different seasons. It is how we plan our lives. Weather is the first to come to mind, but there are holidays, sports, shopping and many more that help break up the monotony of our day to day patterns. The commodities market is no different. Just as you use a calendar to plan and differentiate Thanksgiving from Opening Day in baseball, you can use the same calendar to blueprint possibly when wheat futures will be high and copper prices low. Traders can use these seasonal patterns to their advantage because it allows a certain degree of predictability of future price movements, rather than being bombarded by an endless stream of often contradictory market noise. Now of course there are other factors too numerous to list that can affect the futures markets, but certain conditions and events reoccur at annual intervals and help traders anticipate where the market is headed.

Seasonality of Futures

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First Full Week of Trading for 2018 1.09.2018

January 8th, 2018 Filed under Future Trading News, Futures Trading | Comment (0)

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First full week of trading for 2018 started today after 2 short weeks/ followed by two long weekends.

I suspect we should see better volume and perhaps some changes in market direction but SUSPECT is in capital letters….

Until then my advice is to trade what you see and not what you want to see. Focus more on trade management and having a plan for the trade before you enter it.

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Make 2018 a great one!

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Seasonals in Futures Trading 12.20.2017

December 19th, 2017 Filed under Futures Trading | Comment (0)

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Dear Traders,

Christmas Holiday trading Schedule is now available! 

Trading Commodity Seasonal Patterns

Every calendar year there are different seasons. It is how we plan our lives. Weather is the first to come to mind, but there are holidays, sports, shopping and many more that help break up the monotony of our day to day patterns. The commodities market is no different. Just as you use a calendar to plan and differentiate Thanksgiving from Opening Day in baseball, you can use the same calendar to blueprint possibly when wheat futures will be high and copper prices low. Traders can use these seasonal patterns to their advantage because it allows a certain degree of predictability of future price movements, rather than being bombarded by an endless stream of often contradictory market noise. Now of course there are other factors too numerous to list that can affect the futures markets, but certain conditions and events reoccur at annual intervals and help traders anticipate where the market is headed. Read the rest of this entry »


How to Trade in Futures

October 31st, 2017 Filed under Future Trading News | Comment (0)

Long-term success in futures trading usually doesn’t begin overnight. You need to develop a proven trading technique that – more often as not – works. For new traders, Forbes magazine is a solid source for financial information. In one article, it flatly states, “You would be better off just giving your money to experienced traders . . . it would save on your emotional wear and tear.”

  • First Things First: Research

The only thing more expensive than education is ignorance.
-Benjamin Franklin

  • Time is on your side. As a beginner in futures trading, it’s important to research risks and leverage. You will learn the ins and outs of this exciting marketplace when you work with a trustworthy, experienced online futures trading broker.
  • Part of your research into futures trading is to choose your online futures trading brokerage. The type of guidance you need will change as you learn more about the futures commodities trading market. Hopefully, your brokerage company will mentor your futures trading evolution; as a beginner, you may need a full-service broker. Later, you may opt for lower commissions and fees as you become more knowledgeable and adopt a do-it-yourself approach to online trading. Your considerations include:
  • Brokerage’s reputation for customer service
  • Commission rates you can afford
  • Margin requirements that you can handle
  • Software that is user-friendly and meets your requirements
  • Types of futures in which you are interested

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Guide to Choosing a Broker + Futures Trading Levels & Economic Reports for Sept. 7th 2017

September 6th, 2017 Filed under Future Trading News | Comment (0)

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A good piece, worth reading if you are in the stage of looking for a commodity broker for your new trading account or NOT happy with your current one and considering switching…..

How do futures traders go about selecting a futures broker they can be happy with? 

By John Thorpe Senior Broker with Cannon Trading

  1. History

A futures trader should find considerable comfort in doing business with a firm that is sound from a regulatory perspective. The Futures trader should ask for the regulatory history of both the firm and the Individual Registered Representative.

There would be a few red flags: 1) The firm is too new to have a history;  2) Several financial settlements in the past are assessed to the Firm; 3) Disciplinary actions have been taken against an Individual Registered Representative.

  1. Availability

Another aspect that a firm should exhibit to a potential futures trading client is the availability of the Individual Registered Representative or the trading staff. Is the individual available while you have market risk?  Is the Trading desk available while the markets are open?

  1. Knowledge

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