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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.

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Markets Post FOMC + 02.02.2023 Trading Levels

February 1st, 2023 Filed under Day Trading, Financial Futures, Future Trading News, Futures Broker, Index Futures, Indices, S&P 500 | Comment (0)

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What to Expect the Last Two Trading Days of the Week

By Mark O’Brien, Senior Broker

General: albeit the eighth straight interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve since last March, today’s 25-basis point increase was the smallest move of the streak – with its target range now set to 4.5 – 4.75 percent. In its policy statement, Central Bank officials signaled that while “inflation has eased somewhat,” the fight against inflation has not come to an end and that the Fed “will stay the course until the job is done.” Translation: more hikes are on the way.

 

Yesterday, the International Monetary Fund raised its 2023 global growth outlook slightly, from their last projected contraction to 2.9% form 2022, to a slightly less discouraging 2.7%. They pointed to “surprisingly resilient” demand in the United States and Europe, an easing of energy costs and the reopening of China’s economy after Beijing abandoned its strict COVID-19 restrictions.

 

Tomorrow the European Central Bank will meet to determine their own next move in that region’s battle against inflation. They’re almost certain to notch rates up another 50 basis points up to 2.5 percent on their deposit facility, as it’s termed. And similar to the attention paid to Fed chair Jerome Powell’s words, all ears will be honed in on ECB President Christine Lagarde’s communications on the central bank’s guidance and future decisions.

 

All this is taking place amidst the backdrop of slight improvements in U.S. and Chinese economic expectations. One could make the case that the green shoots indicating signs of improvement for the economy mentioned in the Jan. 18 blog at the very least haven’t withered.

 

And speaking of not withering, while the outlook for the South American soybean crop remains a concern, traders have started removing the weather premium from prices.

 

This could contribute to an asset-wide decline in volatility and leave markets prone to trending – up or down.

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PriceCounts – Not about where we’ve been , but where we might be going next!

March mini SP 500 possible PriceCounts Scenario below

 

The PriceCount study is a tool that can help to project the distance of a move in price. The counts are not intended to be an ‘exact’ science but rather offer a target area for the four objectives which are based off the first leg of a move with each subsequent count having a smaller percentage of being achieved. It is normal for the chart to react by correcting or consolidating at an objective and then either resuming its move or reversing trend. Best utilized in conjunction with other technical tools, PriceCounts offer one more way to analyze charts and help to manage your positions and risk. Learn more at www.qtchartoftheday.com

 

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.

 

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

for 02-02-2023

#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

 

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.


Trading levels for 11.30.2022, Reports & More!

November 29th, 2022 Filed under Day Trading, Financial Futures, Future Trading News, Gold Futures, Metal Futures | Comment (0)

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Start trading March grains, March silver, March bonds and other interest rates, February gold. First notice day is Wednesday.

Tomorrow is also the last trading day of the month – busy day with different reports and Fed’s Powell speaking..

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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

for 11-30-2022

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SP500 #ES_FNasdaq100  #NQ_FDow Jones  #YM_FMini Russell #RTY_FBitCoin Index #BRTI SP500 Dec. Gold #GC_F Dec. Silver #SI_F Oct. Crude Oil #CL-F Dec. Bonds  #ZB_F Dec. 10 yr  #ZN_F Dec. Corn #ZC_F Dec.  Wheat #ZW_F Nov. Beans #ZS_F Dec. SoyMeal #ZM_F Oct. Nat Gas #NG_F Dec. Coffee #KC_F Dec. Cocoa #CC_F October Sugar #SB_F Dec. Cotton #CT_F Sept.  Euro Currency

 

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.


WYNTK before trading tomorrow, Sept. 2nd Futures Trading Levels

September 1st, 2022 Filed under Financial Futures, Future Trading News | Comment (0)

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Bullet Points: Highlights and Announcements

By Mark O’Brien Senior Broker

Financials: Given Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell’s statements at last week’s Economic Policy Symposium in Jackson Hole, where he reiterated the Fed.’s commitment to halting inflation and that “some pain” will come to the U.S. economy as a result, U.S. and other global stock markets, while lower this week, have been measured and arguably not anxiety-filled. At least for the time being, traders seem to have factored in continued interest rate hikes by our central bank and other countries’ and slower, possibly even recessionary conditions. That was read into Wednesday’s ADP private payrolls report that showed a deceleration in jobs creation (132,000 in August).

Next up: the closely watched Non-farm payrolls report this Friday, widely considered to be one of the most important measures of the U.S. economy.  A survey of economists forecast an increase of 318,000 new jobs (median estimate).

Metals: Dec. gold traded through $1,700/oz this morning, marking its longest monthly losing streak in four years, and Dec. silver tumbled to $17.40 intraday – a more than two-year low – as traders expect rising interest rates will persist making Treasury bonds and the U.S. dollar more attractive.

Lumber: Rising interest rates and a strong U.S. dollar have weighed on other commodity prices. Basis the Nov. futures contract, lumber prices have been slashed by more than half since their early-Feb. highs of ±$1,000/board foot, trading to $460/board foot intraday today – to its life-of-contract low. Credit weak demand as well, with a cooling housing market and falling new home construction.

Energy: Crude oil (Dec.) continued it’s steep sell-off this week – losing ±$10/barrel over the last three days – returning to near its mid-August/5-month lows near $86.00/barrel. The market seems dogged by softening demand with several major cities in China seeing new Covid restrictions, including the total lockdown of Chengdu with ±20 million people.

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

09-02-2022

Futures Commodities Trading Levels for September 02 2022

 

 

 

 

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Economic Reports, Source: 

Forexfactory.com

Commodity reports for 09.02.2022

 

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.


WYNTK before trading tomorrow, August 25th Futures Trading Levels

August 24th, 2022 Filed under Financial Futures, Future Trading News | Comment (0)

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Bullet Points: Highlights and Announcements

By Mark O’Brien Senior Broker

Energy: September Natural gas touched $10.028 per million British thermal units intraday yesterday, a 14-yr. high. It closed at $9.193 – a ± $9,000 per contract correction off its highs, yet still more than twice the price a year ago.

Financials: If you turn to any financial news source, you’d think the only thing traders are thinking about this week is the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s annual Economic Policy Symposium. This is a 3-day gathering of about 120 economists and policy makers from government agencies and academia – including many central bankers – from around the world. It all takes place in Jackson Hole, Wyoming starting tomorrow.

Why is it important? The symposium kicks off with a speech given by the Chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, currently Jerome Powell. While not an FOMC meeting where central bank policy is communicated and interest rates are set, the speech has become an opportunity to define the Fed’s. comprehensive policy approach on a global stage to a far-reaching audience. Thus, it has become highly anticipated – arguably more so than past symposium speeches given the current historic rise in inflation globally, and particularly in the U.S. and Europe. Probably the overarching question traders are listening for Chair Powell to answer (he almost certainly will not come right out and say it) is whether the Fed will raise rates by 50 or 75 basis points when Federal Reserve members meet in September to consider monetary policy.

Ten Year Notes Daily Chart below ( click image for larger chart):

Ten year notes downside pressure. Close below 117.070 on an hourly basis cam trigger 116.060 pretty quick. My speculation.

10 year US Treasury Notes 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

08-25-2022

Support Resistance Levels 8.25.2022

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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 Contract to Hedge Mortgage Price Risk + Futures Trading Levels for July 13th 2022

July 12th, 2022 Filed under Financial Futures, Future Trading News | Comment (0)

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New Contract to Hedge Mortgage Price Risk

by John Thorpe, Senior Broker
The 10 year note has been a benchmark of the mortgage industry and the CBOT division of the CME has had a 10 yr note futures contract for nearly 35 years it is based on a 6% coupon and a $100,000.00 face value. the symbol is ZNU22. the initial margin is 1980.00 per 100,000.. Now you can trade the micro version and this one is yield based rather than Price based so for some, it will be easier to recognize against the current media stream of interest rate quotes on a percentage yield basis. If you have an opinion on the direction of interest rates, this is a low margin cost solution and the symbol is 10YN2 for the July contract that is cash(financially) settled! today’s last price is 2.965 or the rate of the 10 year note you would expect to see rather than 118.16 that represents the full sized contract.
Micro 10 Year Futures Note; 10YN22
The initial requirement is currently $264.00 it makes sense to have a few contracts running in the background of your portfolio to hedge interest rate price risk. the exchange lists the first 2 months rather than a quarterly cycle for you to trade.
As always, plan your trade and trade your plan. Please contact your broker or Cannon Trading with any questions.

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

07-13-2022

 

 

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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.

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