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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.


What to look for on the last 2 trading days of the week + Levels for May 9th

May 8th, 2024 Filed under Commodity Brokers, Commodity Trading, Day Trading, E-Mini Futures, Future Trading News, Future Trading Platform, Futures Broker, Futures Trading, Index Futures, Indices, S&P 500 | Comment (0)

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Bullet Points: Highlights and Announcements

 

by Mark O’Brien, Senior Broker

Energy:  

 

Options five day a week; it’s not just for stock index futures.  Mark your calendars; starting Monday July 22, WTI Crude Oil options will be available with Tuesday and Thursday expirations alongside the already-available Monday, Wednesday and Friday expirations and monthly options.  Once in place, along with shorter expirations and lower premiums, WTI Weekly options will provide opportunities to hedge weekend headline risk, OPEC+ meetings or geopolitical events. They can also be used to express views on mid-week announcements, including the weekly E.I.A Petroleum Status Report, typically released on Wednesday.

 

Financials: 

 

On the interest rate front, some interesting news: in contrast with the wait-and-see mode of the United States, today Sweden followed Switzerland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic in easing monetary policy for the first time since interest rate hiking cycles began in 2022, when inflation surfaced in the aftermath of the COVID pandemic. The central bank of Sweden – the Riksbank – lowered its policy rate by 0.25 basis points to 3.75%, making it more likely that the European Central Bank will jump on the bandwagon. The shift is noteworthy as it highlights the current divergence among central banks around the world.

 

Grains: 

 

Ostensibly the report of the week in an otherwise humdrum 5-day stretch, this Friday the U.S. Department of Agriculture will release its monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report.  The report provides annual forecasts for supply and use of U.S. and world wheat, rice, coarse grains, oilseeds, and cotton.  The report also covers U.S. supply and use of sugar, meat, eggs and milk.  Simultaneously released is the monthly Crop Production report which contains crop production data for the U.S., including crop conditions, acreage, area harvested and yield.

 

Stock Indexes: 

 

Happy birthday Micro E-mini futures!  In 2019, Micro E-mini futures on the four leading equity indices became the most successful launch in CME Group history.  In just these first five years, over 2.6 billion contracts have traded.  The average daily volume reached over 2.4 million contracts across the four indices (up 355% since 2019).  And how about this for global reach: 24% of average daily volume came from outside of the U.S., with trades submitted from 170+ countries.

 

In just five years, demand and liquidity for Micro E-mini futures have grown significantly from both active individual and institutional traders, creating more possibilities than ever for those seeking new opportunities. These liquid, smaller-sized contracts provide an efficient way to scale equity exposure with precision, while adding versatility to trading strategies.

 

 

 

Daily Levels for May 9th, 2024

 

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Weekly Newsletter: Understanding Margins, May Bean Meal Outlook and Automated NQ System

March 22nd, 2024 Filed under Charts & Indicators, Commodity Brokers, Commodity Trading, Day Trading, E-Mini Futures, Future Trading News, Future Trading Platform, Futures Broker, Futures Trading, Weekly Newsletter | Comment (0)

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Cannon Futures Weekly Letter Issue # 1186

In this issue:
  •  Important Notices – Good Friday Trading Schedule
  • Trading Resource of the Week – Understanding Margins
  • Hot Market of the Week – May Bean Meal
  • Broker’s Trading System of the Week – NQ Intraday System
  • Trading Levels for Next Week
  • Trading Reports for Next Week

 

Important Notices –

  • 4 Day Trading week, All Mkts closed Good Friday (MKTS closed from Thursday afternoon until Sunday Afternoon)
  • 6 Data releases: New home sales, Durable Goods, Consumer Confidence, GDP (Q4 final), Jobless Claims, Chicago PMI
  • Grain traders! Big Prospective plantings report Thursday Morning.
  • Night Traders, WATCHOUT for volatility Wednesday and Sunday. Fed Speaker Waller: Econ. Outlook 6PM EDT. Jerome Powell Friday Morning 11:30 EDT @SF Monetary Policy Conference.

 

 

 

Trading Resource of the Week : Understanding Margins by CMEgroup.com

Understanding Margin

Securities margin is the money you borrow as a partial down payment, up to 50% of the purchase price, to buy and own a stock, bond, or ETF. This practice is often referred to as buying on margin.
Futures margin is the amount of money that you must deposit and keep on hand with your broker when you open a futures position. It is not a down payment and you do not own the underlying commodity.
Futures margin generally represents a smaller percentage of the notional value of the contract, typically 3-12% per futures contract as opposed to up to 50% of the face value of securities purchased on margin.

Margins Move with the Markets

When markets are changing rapidly and daily price moves become more volatile, market conditions and the clearinghouses’ margin methodology may result in higher margin requirements to account for increased risk.
When market conditions and the margin methodology warrant, margin requirements may be reduced.

Types of Futures Margin

Initial margin is the amount of funds required by CME Clearing to initiate a futures position. While CME Clearing sets the margin amount, your broker may be required to collect additional funds for deposit.
Maintenance margin is the minimum amount that must be maintained at any given time in your account.
If the funds in your account drop below the maintenance margin level, a few things can happen:
  • You may receive a margin call where you will be required to add more funds immediately to bring the account back up to the initial margin level.
  • If you do not or can not meet the margin call, you may be able to reduce your position in accordance with the amount of funds remaining in your account.
  • Your position may be liquidated automatically once it drops below the maintenance margin level.

Summary

Futures margin is the amount of money that you must deposit and keep on hand with your broker when you open a futures position. It is not a down payment, and you do not own the underlying commodity.
The term margin is used across multiple financial markets. However, there is difference between securities margins and futures margins. Understanding these differences is essential, prior to trading futures contracts.

 

 

  • Hot Market of the Week – May Bean Meal
Hot market of the week is provided by QT Market Center, A Swiss army knife charting package that’s not just for Hedgers, Cooperatives and Farmers alike but also for Spread traders, Swing traders and shorter time frame application for intraday traders with a unique proprietary indicator that can be applied to your specific trading needs.
May Bean Meal
May meal satisfied its first upside PriceCount objective and is correcting lower. At this point, IF the chart can resume its rally with new sustained highs, the second count would project a possible run to the 356.5 area.
PriceCounts – Not about where we’ve been , but where we might be going next!
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.
  • Broker’s Trading System of the Week

With algorithmic trading systems becoming more prevalent in portfolio diversification, the following system has been selected as the broker’s choice for this month.
PRODUCT
Mini NASDAQ 100
SYSTEM TYPE
Intraday
COST
USD 55 / monthly
Recommended Cannon Trading Starting Capital
$20,000
The performance shown above is hypothetical in that the chart represents returns in a model account. The model account rises or falls by the average single contract profit and loss achieved by clients trading actual money pursuant to the listed system’s trading signals on the appropriate dates (client fills), or if no actual client profit or loss available – by the hypothetical single contract profit and loss of trades generated by the system’s trading signals on that day in real time (real‐time) less slippage, or if no real time profit or loss available – by the hypothetical single contract profit and loss of trades generated by running the system logic backwards on back adjusted data. Please read full disclaimer HERE.
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Daily Levels for March 25th 2024

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 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.


The Best $5 and 5 Daily Minutes You Can Invest in Your Trading!

March 12th, 2024 Filed under Day Trading, Future Trading News, Future Trading Platform, Futures Trading, futures trading education, Index Futures, Indices, Trading Guide | Comment (0)

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Today’s CPI report, market action and looking back at my notes from previous CPI trading days encouraged me to share the below:

Maintaining a trading journal is a critical practice for any trader who aims to achieve long-term success in the markets. This meticulous record-keeping serves several vital functions that contribute to a trader’s development and strategy refinement.

Self-Reflection and Accountability: A trading journal fosters a habit of self-reflection. By documenting the details of each trade, including the rationale behind entry and exit points, traders can review their decisions objectively. This process encourages accountability and helps traders to recognize patterns in their trading behavior, both successful and detrimental.

Strategy Optimization: Over time, a trading journal becomes a valuable data repository that traders can analyze to fine-tune their strategies. By identifying what works and what doesn’t, traders can make informed adjustments to their approach, discard ineffective methods, and capitalize on strategies that yield positive outcomes.

Emotional Regulation: Trading can be an emotional endeavor, and a journal can act as a stabilizing force. By committing to a disciplined recording of trades, traders can distance themselves from the emotional highs and lows of market volatility. This emotional detachment is crucial for making rational, data-driven decisions.

Performance Tracking: A trading journal enables traders to track their performance over time. It provides a clear picture of profit and loss, helping traders to assess their financial progress and set realistic goals for future trades.

Learning Tool: For novice traders, a journal is an invaluable learning tool. It allows them to learn from their mistakes and successes, accelerating their journey towards becoming proficient traders.

In essence, a trading journal is more than just a record of transactions; it is a trader’s roadmap to continuous improvement and strategic mastery. It is an indispensable tool for anyone serious about excelling in the dynamic world of trading.

 

 

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Daily Levels for March 13th, 2024

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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.


Highlights & Announcements + Futures Trading Levels for 02.23.24

February 22nd, 2024 Filed under Commodity Brokers, Commodity Trading, Day Trading, E-Mini Futures, Future Trading News, Future Trading Platform, Futures Broker, Futures Trading, Index Futures, Trading Guide | Comment (0)

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Bullet Points, Highlights, Announcements

 

General / Stock Indexes: 

 

You can’t keep a good index down.  When the stock price of a member of the Magnificent Seven Stocks – artificial-intelligence chip leader Nvidia – advances 15% for the day on its quarterly earnings report and the company’s market cap. approaches $2-Trillion, it moves the stock indexes of which it is a component – the Nasdaq 100 and the S&P 500. 

 

Their related futures contracts lead the way with the S&P 500 claiming its largest daily increase in months – over 105 points at this typing – to new all-time highs for the contract, pushing over 5,100.  The E-mini Nasdaq advanced ±550 points over 18,000 and the E-mini Dow Jones added over ±500 points to set its own new all-time high near 39,200.

 

Not to be outdone, Japan’s main stock index, the Nikkei 225, closed at its own new all-time high above 39,000, a level it set 34 years ago before the country fell into the doldrums of a deflationary economy.  In fact, the Nikkei has been the world’s best-performing major index in 2024, surging ±17.5% only two months into the year and trouncing the impressive ±5% advance of the S&P 500.  Ironically, Japan is still amidst a recession and just fell behind Germany to the no. 4 spot among the world’s leading economies.

 

Largest economies in the world by GDP (nominal) in 2023

according to International Monetary Fund estimates

Metals: 

 

After a week-long ±$50 break to below $2,000/oz. intraday on Feb. 14, April gold recovered ±$30 and has stayed rangebound over the last few trading sessions as the minutes of the Fed’s late-January meeting released yesterday showed that the bank was in no hurry to begin cutting interest rates.

 

Grains: 

 

March corn futures dropped to three-year lows today, trading within five cents of $4.00 per bushel on plentiful domestic supply and signals that South America will harvest strong crops this year.

 

Energies: 

 

Signs of production declines sent natural gas futures contracts into rally mode this week with the front month March contract seeing a ±20-cent increase off its life-of-contract lows – a ±$2,000 move.  U.S. exploration and production company Chesapeake Energy signaled it plans to reduce its natural gas production this year by roughly 30% given extremely low prices.

 

 

Daily Levels for February 23rd, 2024

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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: Trading Alerts Via text! , President’s Day Trading Schedule

February 16th, 2024 Filed under Charts & Indicators, Commodity Brokers, Commodity Trading, Day Trading, Future Trading News, Future Trading Platform, Trading Webinar, Weekly Newsletter | Comment (0)

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Cannon Futures Weekly Letter Issue # 1182

In this issue:
  • Important Notices – President’s Day Schedule
  • Trading Resource of the Week – Trade Alerts via Text/email
  • Hot Market of the Week – April Crude Oil
  • Broker’s Trading System of the Week – Unleaded Gasoline Swing Trading System
  • Trading Levels for Next Week
  • Trading Reports for Next Week

 

Important Events Coming Up –

 

Trading Resource of the Week : Real Time Email Alerts Directly to your Phone!

Self-Study Guide to Hedging with Grain and Oilseed Futures and Options. Regardless if you are a farmer, rancher or simply looking to trade grains and livestock futures, this guide will help you understand the ins and outs of trading and hedging using futures and options.
  • You will receive an email each time there is an entry or exit in a simple language along with the current price for that specific market.
  • A licensed series 3 broker at your fingertips
  • Email alerts available to US and Canada and Int’l clients
  • Alerts available for: Stock Indices, Grains, Metals, Rates, Currencies, Meats & Softs
  • Open an account* and receive the Trade Alerts free for 3 months ($357 value)
  • See an example of a recent trade alert for Gold Futures in the image below – the trade was still active as of Friday, Feb. 16th

 

Looking to sell gold on a bounce to 2023.0
Stop is 2062.0, target is 1981.0

 

 

  • Hot Market of the Week – April Crude Oil
Hot market of the week is provided by QT Market Center, A Swiss army knife charting package that’s not just for Hedgers, Cooperatives and Farmers alike but also for Spread traders, Swing traders and shorter time frame application for intraday traders with a unique proprietary indicator that can be applied to your specific trading needs.
April Crude Oil
April crude oil activated upside PriceCounts last month but has continued to struggle with resistance around $78. If the chart can extend its rally with a sustained trade above $78, the first count would project a run to the 81.98 area.
PriceCounts – Not about where we’ve been , but where we might be going next!
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.
  • Broker’s Trading System of the Week

With algorithmic trading systems becoming more prevalent in portfolio diversification, the following system has been selected as the broker’s choice for this month.
PRODUCT
SYSTEM TYPE
Swing
COST
USD 160 / monthly
Recommended Cannon Trading Starting Capital
$20,000
The performance shown above is hypothetical in that the chart represents returns in a model account. The model account rises or falls by the average single contract profit and loss achieved by clients trading actual money pursuant to the listed system’s trading signals on the appropriate dates (client fills), or if no actual client profit or loss available – by the hypothetical single contract profit and loss of trades generated by the system’s trading signals on that day in real time (real‐time) less slippage, or if no real time profit or loss available – by the hypothetical single contract profit and loss of trades generated by running the system logic backwards on back adjusted data. Please read full disclaimer HERE.
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Daily Levels for February 19th/20th 2024

Trading Reports for Next Week

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

Improve Your Trading Skills

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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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