November 16th, 2021 Filed under Future Trading News, futures trading education, Natural Gas | Comment (0)
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The natural gas market
has seen volatility increase sharply over the past 8 weeks. Once it broke above 4.65 in early September, the market ventured into new territory with heightened volatility.
Notice how the front, Dec. contract bounced sharply off the major support/demand area at 4.70 and is now trading against the major supply area ( red line / moving average) at 5.44.
This market can go either way and do it relatively fast. Weather, supply chain news will determine next move.
A close above 5.44 can trigger retest of $6. Failure at the same level can send market towards the 4.65.
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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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