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If one has to define financial futures, it is pretty simple. A financial future is basically a futures contract agreed upon on a short term or long term rate of interest. There are a number of representative financial futures contracts. Financial futures trading also requires you to understand some typical financial terms and terminology. Most popular are the treasury bonds futures in this category. Under this category archive, you will be able to learn and understand the different aspects of financial futures, through the write-ups we have listed for the readers.

Cannon Trading can provide assistance. We can provide you with professional advice and help. Whether you approach us for consultation on day trading, crude oil trading or for advice on financial futures, we can give you the answers and solutions that qualify us as one of the best. Another resource that we help you out with is information and knowledge based category archives. This particular category of blogs features extensive and exclusive information on financial futures. Read about it and equip yourself!


Micro Treasury Yield Futures + Futures Trading Levels for 02.09.24

February 8th, 2024 Filed under Commodity Brokers, Commodity Trading, Day Trading, Financial Futures, Future Trading News, futures trading education | Comment (0)

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US TREASURY

Spreading Treasury Yield Futures

By CME Group

05 FEB 2024

Although the Federal Reserve (the Fed) has been on pause when it comes to interest rate hikes since the summer of 2023, economic uncertainty still looms. The Fed is reducing the size of its balance sheet by decreasing holdings of Treasury and mortgage backed securities, and it is ambiguous on when the first rate cuts will take place.

Given the uncertain economic environment, it is as important as ever to manage Treasury yield curve risk.

Treasury yields

The United States Treasury market stands as one of the largest and most crucial financial markets globally, playing a pivotal role in the functioning of the global economy. The magnitude of the U.S. Treasury market reflects its significance as a safe haven for investors, central banks and institutions seeking low-risk assets. Treasury maturities across the yield serve as an important reference point for risk management across various markets.

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Daily Levels for February 9th, 2024

#ES, #NQ, #YM, #RTY, #XBT, #GC, #SI, #CL, #ZB, #6E, #ZC, #ZW, #ZS, #ZM, #NG

#ES, #NQ, #YM, #RTY, #XBT, #GC, #SI, #CL, #ZB, #6E, #ZC, #ZW, #ZS, #ZM, #NG

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The Week Ahead: Federal Reserve Board Black Out Period + Futures Trading Levels for 12.05.23

December 4th, 2023 Filed under Commodity Brokers, Commodity Trading, Day Trading, E-Mini Futures, Economic Trading, Financial Futures, Future Trading News, Future Trading Platform, Futures Broker, Futures Exchange, Futures Trading, futures trading education, Indices, Trading Guide | Comment (0)

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The Week Ahead: Federal Reserve Board Black Out Period Dec 2-14

By John Thorpe, Senior Broker

 

March (H24) Interest rate products, U.S. T-Bond Futures ZB, Ultra T-Bond Futures UB, 10-Year T-Note Futures ZN, 5-Year T-Note Futures ZF, 2-Year T-Note Futures ZT. are now front month

Earnings watch, Tuesday 12-5 Toll Brothers Builders NYSE (TOL), Thursday 12-7 chipmaker Broadcom NYSE (AVCO)

Reports a variety, Main Focus Friday, NFP 7:30am, WASDE 10am and 1st day of Hanukkah all times CST

The Role of Expectations for the NFP report

Expectations are typically baked into future prices. Rarely can a more direct correlation to this reality be found than in our futures markets as they are affected by expectations of NFP .

There are a number of indicators the Federal Reserve Board and investors watch prior to the NFP release, these all become reflected in asset prices and if there is a surprise NFP release, the market can adjust violently to the new perception of the health of the economy and therefore the affect on future Interest rate decisions. For instance, The Labor Department’s JOLTS report tracks monthly change in job openings and offers rates on hiring and quits. The reporting period lags other employment data including the employment situation report. Then there is the ADP report The national employment report from Automated Data Processing Inc. and is computed from ADP payroll data and offers advance indications on the U.S. private workforce. Are to name but two. Contact your broker for more detail.

This Friday @ 7:30 a.m. CST the BLS will release it’s monthly employment update called the NFP which stands for Non-Farm Payroll and this specific economic event is always released on the first Friday of every month. Rarely, the NFP figure may be postponed to the second Friday if the first Friday is the first of the month or a public holiday. This Friday is one of those rare exceptions. The NFP figure is a report which shows how many individuals are employed within the US but excludes specific industries such as agriculture.

Why is it important to the Dollar?

DXH246EH24 (eurocurrency)

When individuals wish to invest in stocks, bonds and a currency, they prefer currencies backed by a strong economy with a robust employment sector. In addition, if employment is high, the Federal Reserve is also likely to increase interest rates or keep them high; again, this can support demand for the Dollar.

A higher-than-expected NFP figure is positive for the Dollar.

A lower-than-expected NFP figure is negative for the Dollar. The inverse would be true for the Euro currency

Why is it important to the US Stocks?

ESH24,NQH24,RTYH24,YMH24 + micros

The NFP figure can affect the US Stock Market in 2 ways. A higher-than-expected NFP figure can indicate a resilient economy and higher consumer demand. As a result, companies perform better; earnings are higher, as is investor confidence. This can cause the stock market to rise. But be wary as it can also trigger current belief by the FED that interest rate increases will be necessary to cool the employment trend.

On the other hand, if the Federal Reserve is increasing interest rates, positive employment figures may support a further increase. Interest rates can significantly pressure the stock market. A lower than expected figure during the current environment may rally stocks as the FED would NOT need to raise rates further yet as they wait and see if their tight money policy is being effective

Why is it important to the Gold?

GGCG24, GCG24 + micros

The price of Gold is largely inversely correlated with the cost of the Dollar. As a result, the NFP can influence the price of gold. Whether the horse leads the cart or the cart leads the horse is for you to determine as you lock those contracts onto your trading screens.

Why is it important to Interest Rates?

UBH24,ZBH24,ZTH24,FFF24 + minis

If the NFP is stronger than expectations Bond prices will go lower as the concern of “higher for Longer” persists

If the NFP is weaker than expected Bond Prices will go higher as anticipation for rate cuts sooner wash over the interest rate markets

Plan your trade and trade your plan.

 

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

12-05-2023

#ES, #NQ, #YM, #RTY, #XBT, #GC, #SI, #CL, #ZB, #6E, #ZC, #ZW, #ZS, #ZM, #NG

#ES, #NQ, #YM, #RTY, #XBT, #GC, #SI, #CL, #ZB, #6E, #ZC, #ZW, #ZS, #ZM, #NG

 

 

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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.


Weekly Newsletter: Text Alerts, Silver Daily Chart + Futures Trading Levels for Dec. 4th

December 1st, 2023 Filed under Commodity Brokers, Commodity Trading, Crude Oil, Day Trading, Financial Futures, Future Trading News, Future Trading Platform, Futures Broker, Futures Exchange, Futures Trading, Gold Futures, Metal Futures, Trading Guide, Weekly Newsletter | Comment (0)

Cannon Futures Weekly Newsletter Issue # 1173

 

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In this issue:

  •  Important Notices – Trade March bonds, Feb. gold
  • Trading Resource of the Week – Trade Alerts
  • Hot Market of the Week – March Silver
  • Broker’s Trading System of the Week – CL (Crude) Day Trading System
  • Trading Levels for Next Week
  • Trading Reports for Next Week
  • Important Notices

    • Federal Reserve Board Black Out Period Dec 2-14
    • March (H24) Interest rate products, ZB, UB,ZN,ZF,ZT. are now front month
    • Front month for gold is February
    • March (H24) front month for silver
    • Earnings watch, Tuesday 12-5 Toll Brothers Builders NYSE (TOL), Thursday 12-7 chipmaker Broadcom NYSE (AVCO)
    • Reports a variety, Main Focus Friday, NFP 6:30am, WASDE 10am and 1st day of Hanukkah all times CST

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  • Trading Resource of the Week 

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March Silver stabilized its break last month and activated upside PriceCount objectives on the correction higher. Now, the chart is taking aim at its first upside target in the 26.41 area.
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Trading in futures, options, securities, derivatives or OTC products entails significant risks which must be understood prior to trading and may not be appropriate for all investors. Past performance of actual trades or strategies is not necessarily indicative of future results.
  • Broker’s Trading System of the Week

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  • Trading Levels for Next Week

Daily Levels for December 4th, 2023
#ES, #NQ, #YM, #RTY, #XBT, #GC, #SI, #CL, #ZB, #6E, #ZC, #ZW, #ZS, #ZM, #NG

#ES, #NQ, #YM, #RTY, #XBT, #GC, #SI, #CL, #ZB, #6E, #ZC, #ZW, #ZS, #ZM, #NG

Trading Reports for Next Week
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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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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.

Black-Scholes Webinar + Futures Trading Levels for Nov. 15th

November 14th, 2023 Filed under Commodity Brokers, Commodity Trading, Financial Futures, Future Trading News, Futures Broker, Futures Exchange, Futures Trading, futures trading education, Trading Guide, Trading Webinar | Comment (0)

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Advanced Options Workshop!

We look forward to having you join the CME tomorrow for Black-Scholes workshop.

View last week’s session here to see what kind of discussions you can expect.

Please read the below information for the session on November 15 and add the event to your calendar below.

Joining Instructions:

To join the online event, please use the following link:

Black-Scholes Webinar

Webinar number: 248 142 79084

Webinar password: d2GPM8kZc42 (32476859 from phones and video systems)

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  • If your internet audio and/or video experience does not work, use the dial-in numbers to join by phone

Recording Disclaimer:

This online event will be recorded for the purposes of archived viewing for attendees unable to attend the live session. By participating in this online event, you are considered to have consented to the recording. All video and audio communications must remain professional and relevant to the topic and purpose of the online event. Personal views or opinions expressed during the online event are those of the participants and may not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of CME Group.

Plan your trade and trade your plan.

 

 

 

 

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

11-15-2023

#ES, #NQ, #YM, #RTY, #XBT, #GC, #SI, #CL, #ZB, #6E, #ZC, #ZW, #ZS, #ZM, #NG

#ES, #NQ, #YM, #RTY, #XBT, #GC, #SI, #CL, #ZB, #6E, #ZC, #ZW, #ZS, #ZM, #NG

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Economic Reports, Source: 

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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.


New Micro Nat Gas, Crude Oil Chart + Futures Trading Levels for Nov. 9th 2023

November 8th, 2023 Filed under Charts & Indicators, Commodity Brokers, Commodity Trading, Crude Oil, Day Trading, E-Mini Futures, Financial Futures, Future Trading News, Futures Broker, Futures Exchange, Futures Trading, Index Futures, Indices, Nasdaq, Natural Gas, Trading Guide | Comment (0)

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Updates and Bullet Points:

By Mark O’Brien, Senior Broker

 

General: 

We have a new futures contract.  It started trading on Monday.  This is the Micro Henry Hub Natural Gas futures contract and corresponding options.

 

To quote directly from the CME Group web site, “The introduction of Micro Henry Hub Natural Gas futures and options responds directly to customer demand for a smaller, more precise instrument for managing natural gas price exposure. At one-tenth the size of the benchmark Henry Hub (NG) contract, Micro Henry Hub Natural Gas futures and options offer more granularity and smaller margin requirements with the same robust transparency and price discovery of the larger Henry Hub contracts.”

 

Follow the link below to the contract’s full contract specifications on the CME Group web site:

 

https://www.cmegroup.com/markets/energy/natural-gas/micro-henry-hub-natural-gas.contractSpecs.html

 

Heads up: most FCM’s / clearing firms, including the five FCM’s Cannon Trading Co. partners with, will monitor a new futures contract for sufficient liquidity before making it available to its clients.  Give Cannon Trading a call to find out the availability of the contract.

 

Energy: 

Incidentally, natural gas (basis Dec.) dropped ±50 cents (a ±$5,000 move) over the last six trading sessions to ±$3.10 /mmBtu. down to new 2-year lows on forecasts for above-normal temps. across the U.S. for the next fifteen days and continental U.S. production remaining near all-time highs,”

 

Financials: 

Stock index futures are struggling today to extend their longest winning streak in two years – clocking seven straight daily gains – as we approach the close of trading.  At this typing, the E-mini S&P 500 is trading just a few ticks either side of unchanged, while the E-mini Dow Jones and E-mini Nasdaq are slightly off.

 

More energy: 

Crude oil extended its more than 2-week sell-off to its lowest level in over three months.  From an intraday high of $89.85 per barrel on Oct. 20, the front month traded through $75.00 per barrel this morning – a ±$15.00 per barrel / $15,000 per contract move.

 

DAILY CHART BELOW

 

News pushing prices south include global demand worries, record U.S. production and ebbing supply concerns surrounding the Gaza conflict.

 

Given its ability to create a ripple effect, the ±15% price decline dragged U.S. pump prices down to levels not seen since March.  It has also helped rein in inflation expectations and worrisome bond yields.

 

While this paints a picture that fears are subsiding that a wider conflict could be emerging in the Middle East and disrupt supplies, traders should remain on high alert for signs to the contrary.

Plan your trade and trade your plan.

 

 

 

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

11-09-2023

 

#ES, #NQ, #YM, #RTY, #XBT, #GC, #SI, #CL, #ZB, #6E, #ZC, #ZW, #ZS, #ZM, #NG

#ES, #NQ, #YM, #RTY, #XBT, #GC, #SI, #CL, #ZB, #6E, #ZC, #ZW, #ZS, #ZM, #NG

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Economic Reports, Source: 

Forexfactory.com

 

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.

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