Crude Oil

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A naturally found substance, crude oil is also one of the most traded commodities. It is crude oil that is further refined so as to make petroleum products. Just like with every other commodity, crude oil too has its specific ticker symbol, contract value and margin.

The margin is variable as it keeps changing as per the volatility in the market as well as according to the current value of the contract. If you are interested in crude oil trading or are already trading in this commodity, it is important for you to know that over the past 50 years the price of this commodity has been denominated in U.S. Dollars.

At Cannon Trading we help you trade crude oil at some of the best day trading margin rates. Our brokers will do their best to keep you aware of the market happenings to help you exercise call and put options carefully. In order to get more information on crude oil and commodities, read this category archive blog. Please feel free to share this information.


Weekly Newsletter #1081 Day Trading Commodities with Crude Oil Futures & Support and Resistance Levels for the Week Ahead

January 7th, 2022 Filed under Crude Oil, Weekly Newsletter | Comment (0)

Cannon Futures Weekly Letter Issue # 1081

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Trading 102: Day Trading Commodities with Crude Oil Futures

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.
Volume in crude oil futures is pretty good to trade in my opinion. Averaging about 300,000 contracts per day.
One last pointer to touch on is the API (American Petroleum Institute) report that normally comes out Wednesday at 9:30 CDT (on short weeks, holidays etc. , this report will be pushed to Thursday at 10 AM CDT). I tell my clients that this report is way too volatile and I like to be out 5 minutes before and not resume trading 5 minutes until after the report comes out. This report by itself deserves a writing but on short, the report provides information on how our stock pile is doing ( = supply/demand) and the market will move based on the numbers versus what was expected. Again as a day trader, your main job is to know about this report, when it comes out and in my opinion stay out of the market during this time..Fill out the form below to read the full article.
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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 when it comes to Futures Trading.

 

Futures Trading Levels

01.10.2022

Support and Resistance Levels 1.10.2022

 

Weekly Levels

Weekly Support and Resistance Levels

 

Reports, First Notice (FN), Last trading (LT) Days for the Week:

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Date Reports/Expiration Notice Dates

 

MRCI Reports 1.10.2022

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 here in 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 judgement in trading


Crude Oil Futures Market Review and Daily Chart Analysis & Support and Resistance Levels 11.18.2021

November 17th, 2021 Filed under Crude Oil, Energy Futures, Future Trading News | Comment (0)

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Crude Oil Futures Market Review and Daily Chart Analysis

Looking at both price and time FIB analysis, on the daily crude oil chart below (click here for LARGE IMAGE) I am showing a potential for crude oil to find support and have a short term reversal to the upside. I wont fight the short term trend and will look for a buy signal using 30 minute chart before I jump in front of this downward train…
What do I mean by that?
Daily chart still showing a good strength on the LONGER term scale ( see both Elliott Wave counts and trend strength). Short term we can see the strong sell of the highs made towards the end of October.
I ran both a Fibonacci retracement on prices from lows to high, as well as Fibonacci TIME retracement from the time of lows to highs to see the next TIMING window to look at.
We are getting close to a match on both time and price ( concept I was made aware of by Carolyn Boroden Strategies for Intraday Trading Fibonacci Retracements | Fibonacci Queen) so I will now look for a bullish trigger in the form of MACD cross over on the 30 minutes chart or possible turning up of RSI on the 30 minutes chart before simply trying my luck…..
As always the key will be risk and trade management if/when set up happens.
Keep in mind FRONT month for crude oil is now January! CLF22
If you are looking for other reference material please contact your Cannon Broker for lists of solid, informative and helpful trading tomes
Crude Oil Futures Daily Chart

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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 when it comes to Futures Trading.

 

Futures Trading Levels

11-18-2021

Support and Resistance Levels 11.18.2021

 


Economic Reports, source: 

https://bettertrader.co/ 

BetterTrader Economic Indicators 11.17.2021

 

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 here in 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 judgement in trading.


Gold Chart Review and Outlook & Support and Resistance Levels 10.29.2021

October 28th, 2021 Filed under Crude Oil, Future Trading News, futures trading education | Comment (0)

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*Heads up: Start trading January beans – November beans entering first notice day.
You should be already trading December natural gas.

Gold Daily Chart below…..

Potential long signal was generated today( based on personal technical factors I use) – Looking at the quote below, my biggest battle in this hypothetical example would be:
  1. Entry level ( market? wait for lower price? enter if price breaks above?)
  2. Exit in case of loss
  3. Exit in case of profit
  4. Trade size?
  5. If at a loss will I exit all? or in parts?
  6. If profit achieved will I exit part of the trade? ( assuming I am trading more than 1 contract or perhaps MICROS)
  7. Do I need to bring stop to breakeven at any point ( if certain profit achieved?)
Obviously the answer to all of the above will change from trader to trader but bringing these points up can hopefully help you approach trading from a different angle.
“Every battle is won or lost before it is ever fought.”
Sun Tzu
The Art of War
This passage – dating back the 6th century B.C. – can aptly be applied to trading futures. Prepare for each trade. Set your risk. If the initial outcome is favorable, use your enemy’s resources (move your stop) to sustain your trading.
Don’t engage in extended battles (over trade) and consume your resources (money, time, mental energy).
Your “enemy,” (the market) only has the power to destroy your account if you let it.
Gold Futures Chart

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 when it comes to Futures Trading.

 

Futures Trading Levels

10-29-2020

 


Economic Reports, source: 

https://bettertrader.co/ 

 

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 here in 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 judgement in trading.


Free Course – An Introduction to Crude Oil & Support and Resistance Levels 10.13.2021

October 12th, 2021 Filed under Crude Oil, Future Trading News | Comment (0)

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Trading 101: Free Course – An Introduction to Crude Oil

Today’s energy crude oil market is truly global. From West Texas Intermediate (WTI) to Brent and DME Oman, the crude oil market fuels many of the world’s leading economies and impact nearly every nation. Energy crude oil futures and options provide the tools the industry needs to manage risk. Explore the key concepts and structure of today’s energy markets, including the factors that affect supply and demand and move prices. Learn how to use these instruments to hedge exposure and unlock opportunities
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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 when it comes to Futures Trading.

 

Futures Trading Levels

10-13-2020

 


Economic Reports, source: 

https://bettertrader.co/ 

 

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 here in 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 judgement in trading.


Crude Oil Leading Many Markets? & Support and Resistance Levels 10.06.2021

October 5th, 2021 Filed under Crude Oil, futures trading education | Comment (0)

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Crude Oil Leading Many Markets?

I was doing some homework last night, back testing different entry signals etc.
By mistake I plugged in a system that takes crude oil signals and applies it to the current market I was testing – Seems that these past 2 years or so, signals taken based on crude oil were more accurate ( using this specific trend following formula I was using) than signals based on the underlying contract!! To clarify I am testing longer term model using the DAILY chart.
Cotton, Coffee, Corn, beans, Gold and SP500 all did better based on price action/ signals using crude oil prices than their own data!!
Obviously this requires more in depth work, statistical analysis and forward testing but I thought it was interesting enough to share with you and give you some ideas perhaps even something to look into on intra day basis?
Speaking on crude pay attention to inventory report tomorrow.

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 when it comes to Futures Trading.

 

Futures Trading Levels

10-06-2021

Support and Resistance Levels 10.06.2021

Economic Reports, source: 

 www.BetterTrader.co

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 here in 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 judgement in trading as well as options on futures.

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