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A futures trading platform is a single or a group of softwares that it used for enabling Online Futures Trading. The plus point about trading futures is that it enables you as the trading party to leverage both big and small moves. With our future trading platforms you can benefit in a number of ways. Firstly, they provide you with speedy access at any given point of time.

Secondly, they aid you in figuring out which trading method you should use so as to make the best out of the trade. The outcome is that you are able to manage your money, time as well as risk better. Offering futures trading platforms like Ninja Trader, OEC Trader, Shogun Trade Executer. CQG QTrader and more, Cannon Trading can aid you when it comes to commodity and futures trading. Under this particular archive we have detailed the futures trading platforms that we offer.

What we want from you as our trusted users and readers is to read through all the links provided so as to get some idea about how these futures trading platforms function. Although we are always there to advise, being equipped with information is crucial for every person interested in trading.


Order Flow + Trading levels for 11.18.2022, Reports & More!

November 17th, 2022 Filed under Commodity Trading, Day Trading, Future Trading News, Future Trading Platform | Comment (0)

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Order Flow

By John Thorpe, Senior Broker

When looking at a level II Depth of Market D.O.M. display we see the bids and offers 10 deep on either side of the market. This used to be tradeable information until the Algorithms started to become more prevalent around 2008-9 and created a less transparent, meaningful order book. Orders or rather, Bids and Offers would be cancelled and replaced making it difficult to see where the aggression was playing out giving the trader a clear as mud picture of price direction. Footprints reveal Points of Control P.O.C. ( highest volume price levels within the time frame bar) and can provide an area of decision making separate or in conjunction with S & R levels, Fib levels or similar areas of probability. Footprint charts, when mastered can reveal order book imbalances , Buy or Sell imbalances and give you, the trader the ability to identify your side of the market as you always want to buy with more aggressive bidders and sell with more aggressive offers.

  • Volume Footprint
  • Bid/Ask Footprint
  • Delta Footprint

Using Footprint charts may aid in trade management.

Cannon offers several trading platforms that offer unique insight into order flow, footprints, market profile and MORE!

Demos are available for the platforms below:

Sierra Charts

Bookmap

Quantower

VolBook

and a few others.

A Cannon broker will be able to assist, provide feedback and help you evaluate.

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

for 11-18-2022

#goldfutures #sp500futures #crudeoilfutures # nasdaqfutures #dowfutures #futurestrading #futuresbrokers

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.


Weekly Newsletter 1122: Volume Profile, Order Flow & Footprint Charts + Levels for November 7th

November 4th, 2022 Filed under Charts & Indicators, Future Trading Platform, Index Futures, Indices, Weekly Newsletter | Comment (0)

Cannon Futures Weekly Newsletter Issue # 1122

 

If you’re not living in Arizona, Hawaii or a few other U.S. territories, get ready to wave goodbye to Daylight Savings Time. This Sunday at 2:00 A.M., local time (that’s right, each time zone switches at a different time) set your clocks back one hour and welcome back to Standard Time.
International Traders please pay special attention and remember to adjust on your local time zone to the reflect current market hours.

 

Volume Profile, Order Flow & Footprint Charts

VolSys (Volumetrica Trading) is a professional trading platform which its main goal is the analysis of the volume profiles, time and sales, order flow and footprint all developed by a group of individual traders.
The trading platform has all you need for fast and convenient market evaluation – Adv. Time And Sales, Adv. Chart, Correlation Viewer and HFT algorithms tracking. Our platforms process the order flow data and display it in an innovative and intuitive way.
The Trading platform provides one-click chart and DOM trading in order to help scalper and day traders.
VolSys offers the most powerful indicators (Volume Profile, Order Flow Analyzer, Footpring etc) in order to understand the market movements through the volume analysis, while VolBook offers an innovative way to view the depth of the market.

Hot Market

Will the NQ and little brother MNQ test the October 13th lows?
FOMC and non Farm Payrolls are behind us but Election week is next….
Will it test?
Will it hold support?
If it breaks below what are the next levels?
Daily chart below for your review. CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGE.
#NQ, Stock Index Futures

Emini Nasdaq Futures Daily Continuation Chart

 

Futures Trading Levels

11-07-2022

Daily Levels
#goldfutures #sp500futures #crudeoilfutures # nasdaqfutures #dowfutures #futurestrading #futuresbrokers

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

Weekly Levels

 

 

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

https://mrci.com

Date Reports/Expiration Notice Dates

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


First Notice Days!! Oct. 5th Futures Trading Levels 10.05.2022

October 4th, 2022 Filed under Future Trading News, Future Trading Platform, futures trading education | Comment (0)

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Full day of reports tomorrow along with OPEC meeting, please refer to economic reports section below.

Below are the contracts which are entering First Notice or Last Trading Day for the upcoming month. Be advised, for contracts that are deliverable, it is requested that all LONG positions be exited two days prior to First Notice and ALL positions be exited the day prior to Last Trading Day. If you have any questions please contact the Trade Desk

As always, plan your trade and trade your plan. Please contact your broker or Cannon Trading with any questions.

Leading Trading Platform for Hedgers, Farmers and Global Traders:

  • Custom and Preset Quote Pages
  • Charts
  • Options
  • QT News
  • Weather
  • QT Audio
  • Messaging
  • Bids
  • Electronic Buy/Sell Grain System
  • Order Entry Abilities
  • RTD Live-link to Excel
  • Producer Profitability Calculator

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 10-05-2022

#goldfutures #sp500futures #crudeoilfutures # nasdaqfutures #dowfutures #futurestrading #futuresbrokers

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

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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.


Selling Future Options Premium

June 26th, 2019 Filed under Commodity Brokers, Commodity Trading, Day Trading, Economic Trading, Financial Futures, Future Trading News, Future Trading Platform, Futures Broker, Futures Exchange, Futures Trading, Options Trading, Trading Guide | Comment (0)

Futures Options Writing

 

Have you ever wondered who sells the futures options that most people buy? These people are known as the option writers/sellers. Their sole objective is to collect the premium paid by the option buyer. Option writing can also be used for hedging purposes and reducing risk. An option writer has the exact opposite to gain as the option buyer. The writer has unlimited risk and a limited profit potential, which is the premium of the option minus commissions. When writing naked futures options your risk is unlimited, without the use of stops. This is why we recommend exiting positions once a market trades through an area you perceived as strong support or resistance. So why would anyone want to write an option? Here are a few reasons:

  1. Most futures options expire worthless and out of the money. Therefore, the option writer is collecting the premium the option buyer paid.

 

  1. There are three things that happen to the underlying price of the option: Price goes up, goes down or stays the same. If when the option expires, the market price was at or below your strike price you collect all the premium if two of those things happen Time decay is the option writer’s friend.

 

  1. The writer believes the futures contract will not reach a certain strike price by the expiration date of the option. This is known as naked option selling.

 

  • To hedge against a futures position. For example: someone who goes long cocoa at 850 can write a 900 strike price call option with about one month of time until option expiration. This allows you to collect the premium of the call option if cocoa settles below 900, based on option expiration. It also allows you to make a profit on the actual futures contract between 851 and 900. This strategy also lowers your margin on the trade, and should cocoa continue lower to 800, you at least collect some premium on the option you wrote. Risk lies if cocoa continues to decline, because you only collect a certain amount of premium and the futures contract has unlimited risk the lower it goes. So you should trade with a stop on the futures contract. You can read on different strategies using options on futures here:

 

https://www.cannontrading.com/tools/education-futures-options-trading-101

 

Cannon offers SPAN margins for options sellers.

Many brokers will restrict or increase the margins required for options sellers, or traders who like to “collect premium”, but here at Cannon we can find you the best set up utilizing the multiple clearing arrangements we have with more than a few FCMs.

How much margin is required to sell a futures option?

That is a question we get asked often. The exact number is an output of SPAN margins. SPAN deserves a post on its own, but what it stands for is: Standard Portfolio Analysis of Risk. The formula takes into consideration volatility, time value, distance of strike price from current underlying future, and more.

Outright options may be easier to “guesstimate” margin than more complex strategies and spreads, but our free platform, E-Futures Int’l (https://www.cannontrading.com/software/e-futures-international )has a margin calculator built in so you can calculate the margin you will need for different strategies.

Commission for selling options on futures?

Commissions will vary based on the following:

Are you trading online or with a broker?

Trading volume

Account size

Risk responsibility.

The rates for selling options will vary from as low as $0.25 per side + fees for HIGH VOLUME, institutional accounts to $30 per side + fees for retail, broker assisted accounts.

 

Selling options is NOT for newcomers as it involves higher risk than buying options.

However, selling options and trading option spreads may offer an edge if done with proper risk management. No guarantees are made here.

Our strength at Cannon is our ability to offer CUSTOMIZED trading solutions, so contact a broker at:

https://www.cannontrading.com/company/contact

and learn more about risks and opportunities in futures trading (https://www.cannontrading.com/riskopportunity), what software you can use, consult with a broker on margin, commissions and strategy questions and much more!

 

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.


Trading Videos+ Trading Levels for June 4th

June 3rd, 2019 Filed under Commodity Brokers, Commodity Trading, Currency Futures, Day Trading, Economic Trading, Financial Futures, Future Trading News, Future Trading Platform, Futures Broker, Futures Exchange, Futures Trading, futures trading education | Comment (0)

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In this week’s newsletter we are sharing two videos, each a few minutes long. The videos discuss practical tips for trading and sharing our experience with you
1. Using bollinger Bands as a possible tool for exiting trades
2. One way you can use the Parabolics study ( also known as PSAR) to manage current positions, possibly as a trailing stop
3. Different ways traders can utilize support and resistance levels in their trading.
4. Entering trades on a stop, using “price confirmation”.
5. Utilizing Range Bar charts for shorter term trading as a way to try and filter out some noise.

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.

 

Futures Trading Levels

06-03-2019


Economic Reports, source: 

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.

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