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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.

Ninja Trader Update & Economic Reports 7.08.2014

July 7th, 2014 Filed under Future Trading Platform | Comment (0)

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1. Market Commentary
2. Futures Support and Resistance Levels – S&P, Nasdaq, Dow Jones, Russell 2000, Dollar Index
3. Commodities Support and Resistance Levels – Gold, Euro, Crude Oil, T-Bonds
4. Commodities Support and Resistance Levels – Corn, Wheat, Beans, Silver
5. Futures Economic Reports for Thursday July 8, 2014

Hello Traders,

For 2014 I would like to wish all of you discipline and patience in your trading!


Hope everyone had a nice 4th of July weekend and ready for the rest of July.

First, be aware that earning season has started and that can create moves in stock index futures during the afternoon session/ early morning times.

On a different note, some updates regarding Ninja Trader.

As most of you have heard Ninja Trader who used to be  a software company ONLY, has gotten into the brokerage business by acquiring Mirus futures.

What it means to most traders who are looking to trade using Ninja Trader along with Rithmic data feed, is that they will have to use one firm and one firm only, Ninja trader brokerage. In my opinion, this is a move towards monopoly which is not a good thing to the end user/ client.

If you like to use Ninja Trader and still enjoy Cannon Trading superb customer service, you can do so  by opening an account with Cannon Trading by July 15th

Current Cannon Trading clients who use Ninja Trader are grandfathered in and will be able to continue using Ninja Trader through cannon Trading for the life of the account.

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Futures Market update and Economic Reports 7.01.2014

June 30th, 2014 Filed under Commodity Brokers, Commodity Trading, Future Trading Platform, Futures Broker | Comment (0)

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1. Market Commentary
2. Futures Support and Resistance Levels – S&P, Nasdaq, Dow Jones, Russell 2000, Dollar Index
3. Commodities Support and Resistance Levels – Gold, Euro, Crude Oil, T-Bonds
4. Commodities Support and Resistance Levels – Corn, Wheat, Beans, Silver
5. Futures Economic Reports for Tuesday July 1, 2014

Hello Traders,

For 2014 I would like to wish all of you discipline and patience in your trading!

 Wishing everyone great trading month in July!

TradeTheNews.com Weekly Market Update: Summer Doldrums Arrive Early

– The second quarter still has one session left to go on Monday, however there was very little quarter-end repositioning driving trading volumes or volatility any higher this week. The final reading of first quarter US GDP came in much lower at -2.9%, however markets ignored this well-trodden story to concentrate on more recent, more positive numbers: the May Markit manufacturing PMI reading pushed out to 61, its highest level since May 2010; May new home sales surged 18.6% from April to an adjusted rate of 504K, the highest level since 2008; and May core PCE at 1.5%. Similarly positive data were seen out of China and Japan, while European indicators held steady at a low level of growth and inflation. The S&P500 made an all-time intraday high on Tuesday and then edged lower, while European bourses moved lower all week. For the week, the DJIA dropped 0.6%, the S&P500 fell 0.1% and the Nasdaq gained 0.7.

– The annualized May core PCE, the Fed’s preferred measure of inflation, grew 1.5%, right in line with consensus expectations. This is the highest rate of growth in the measure since February 2013, and the overall reaction to the data among analysts and the Fed was very measured this week. The headline PCE was a bit higher, at 1.8%. Fed dove Bullard said PCE inflation would not get above 2% until 2015 but warned that the Fed is much closer to achieving its goals and the economy is doing much better than most people realize. While Bullard also reiterated his view that rate hikes would not be appropriate until the first quarter of 2015, Bullard’s firm tone helped force equity markets lower on Thursday morning. Fed hawk Lacker said the recent inflation data was not just “noise” and that inflation measures would head higher this year. Lacker also warned it would be a mistake to allow inflation to get out of control before the Fed started raising rates. Recall that last week, Fed Chair Yellen said “…recent readings on, for example, the CPI index have been a bit on the high side, but I think the data we’re seeing is noisy.”

– The final revision of the weather-impacted US first quarter GDP missed expectations and sank much lower, to -2.9% from the -1.0% preliminary figure. This was the fastest rate of decline since the Great Recession and the largest drop recorded since the end of World War II that wasn’t part of an official recession. However, nearly every component of the final reading was very modestly adjusted with the exception of imports and exports (which more or less cancelled each other out), and the services PCE, which was revised to +1.5% from +4.3% in the preliminary data, driven entirely by updated estimates of health care spending. The feds had assumed medical services would be up sharply due to expanded access under the ACA, but the latest quarterly services survey showed few signs of acceleration. After the data, Barclays adjusted its call to +2.9% from +4% in its prior view, to reflect a more modest rebound in Q2 consumption growth. TD Ameritrade cut its Q2 GDP view to +3.0% from +3.6% prior.

– Oil prices spiked higher on Tuesday on reports the Obama administration had cleared the way for the first exports of US crude oil in 40 years. Federal officials informed two energy firms – Pioneer Natural Resources and Enterprise Products Partners – they can legally export ultra-light oil condensate, which is a product of shale drilling. The front-month WTI crude contract traded as high as $107.50 before the Commerce Department clarified that there had been no broad change in policy. Commerce said that the two companies were granted permission to export shale condensate only after it had been run through a distillation tower to become a petroleum product and only because of a large oversupply of condensate, clarifying that the move had no larger implications for crude exports. Nevertheless, refiners tanked on Wednesday, with Valero down 10% or so on the week.

– On Friday Ukraine signed the historic free-trade agreement with the European Union that has been at the heart of months of violence and upheaval in the country, drawing an immediate threat of “grave consequences” from Russia. Ukraine President Poroshenko declared a unilateral ceasefire for the week, however hostilities continued, with both sides exchanging fire on several occasions. The tentative ceasefire is expected to extend through Monday to allow of an attempt at peace talks. Western powers reiterated they stand ready to impose more sanctions if Russia fails to make a good faith effort de-escalate the tensions and return full control of Ukraine’s border to the Kiev government.

– The US Supreme Court ruled against Barry Diller’s Aereo streaming television service, calling it a broad violation of broadcaster copyrights. The sweeping and definitive ruling was split 6 to 3, and the majority opinion went out of its way to call out Aereo as the equivalent of a cable company, not merely an equipment provider. They also emphasized that the ruling does not endanger other technologies, including cloud computing technology. Mr. Diller said the ruling was the end of the road for Aereo, calling the ruling a big loss for consumers.

– In earnings, shares of Nike gained ground on impressive fourth quarter numbers, beating on the top and bottom line. Futures orders were up 11%, while even China – previously a soft spot – appears to have made a fully recovery from its inventory adjustment with a 4% rise in sales. Walgreen missed bottom-line expectations in its third quarter, but bevenue was up 6% y/y and met consensus views while Rx comps were up 6.3%. Walgreen also said it was considering reincorporating in Switzerland for tax reasons as part of its combination with Alliance Boots. Monsanto beat earnings expectations in its third quarter results and authorized a big new share buyback program. Note that earnings were down 5% y/y and revenue missed expectations, dragged lower by a 16% y/y decline in sales of genetically-engineered corn seeds. Homebuilders Lennar and KB Homes reported very strong quarterly results, with robust gains in new home sales and strong growth in backlogs.

– In M&A news, France’s Alstom accepted General Electric’s $13.5 billion offer to acquire the firm’s power generation and grid businesses, with the additional caveat that GE enter three JVs with Alstom for grid infrastructure, renewable power equipment and nuclear power. The deal comes after the French government got an option to buy as much as 20% of Alstom from Bouygues following the closing of the deal, giving the government the guarantee it needed that Alstom will remain a French firm. Oracle reached a deal to acquire Micros Systems for $68/share in cash, in a total deal valued at $5.3B. This is the company’s biggest buy since acquiring Sun Microsystems for $7.4 billion back in 2009. Midwest utilities Wisconsin Energy and Integrys Energy entered an all-stock merger valued at $9.1 billion.

– FX markets remained locked in tight ranges for yet another week as volatility declined even further. Analysts noted as long as US bond yields were in retreat and the US yield curve continued its bullish steepening, the greenback should stay offered, pushing volatility even lower and keeping the carry trade in play. Volatility in the EUR/USD pair matched all-time lows at 4.55%. GBP/USD saw a little profit-taking after failing to close above the pivotal 1.7050 weekly chart point. USD/JPY slid lower, dropping below its 200-day moving average to end the week around 101.34 largely due to US rates. Key support is at 100.70 and could ignite downside momentum if broken.

– China HSBC flash manufacturing PMI for June returned to expansionary territory for the first time in six months, signaling the “targeted mini-stimulus” measures orchestrated by policymakers are starting to gain some traction. The data showed an upward inflection in input prices and improvement in the employment component, although growth in new export orders slowed. HSBC chief China economist said he expects continued accommodative policy until the recovery is sustained. China Beige Book assessment of Q2 was more measured, indicating fewer companies had access to credit amid weakening investment environment. Shanghai Composite ended the week up 0.5%.

– Trading in Tokyo was decidedly more bearish as Nikkei225 fell 1.7%, weighed down by firmer Yen and even more fodder for the BOJ to stick to its guns on policy. May unemployment rate fell to a 17-year low of 3.5%, while job-to-applicant ratio hit a 22-year high of 1.09x. Inflation figures also maintained their upward trend, with core Japan-wide CPI reaching its highest point since 1982. Japan PM Abe formally unveiled his “3rd arrow” plans early in the week, announcing plans to cut the corporate tax rate from current 35%+ to below 30% over the next few years, enact portfolio management reforms for pension funds, and revise the tax system with intent on promoting the number of women in the workforce.



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Futures Trading Advice for Beginners Infographics

April 28th, 2014 Filed under Commodity Brokers, Commodity Trading, Day Trading, Future Trading News, Future Trading Platform, Futures Broker, Futures Trading, Options Trading, Trading Guide | Comment (0)

Do you often find yourself overwhelmed by the game of numbers that dictates the nerves of the markets? Are you often perplexed by the amusing gains and losses that investors count their wealth by? Here is an interesting way to understand commodities and trading, for all those who are inquisitive about the art of investment. In case you think commodities can be your ticket to extra earnings, the infographic presents some hard facts that you ought to rote before you fall in the temptation of trading. That said, once you have the basics by your side and the facts by your fingers, trading in commodities can be another asset class to consider.

The infographic that Cannon presents, is a graphic insight into how investing in commodities through futures should be done. It also establishes certain general tips one can follow when trading futures. The infographic uses basic examples from day to day life to explain difficult concepts of trading, a matter that generally requires expert intervention or hours of discussion so as to understand thoroughly. The basic features of futures trading have also be highlighted in the simplest possible manner, through this infographic made by Cannon Trading.


Futures Trading Infographics
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Benefits of Trading Futures Online

April 7th, 2014 Filed under Commodity Trading, Future Trading News, Future Trading Platform, Futures Broker, Futures Trading | Comment (0)

Full-service walk-in brokerage firms have been the traditional institution trusted within the investment world. Currently, a new way of trading has been edging its way to the forefront – online futures trading. Trading online has provided many new possibilities for would-be investors, and in today’s day and age, there is almost a necessity to find more comprehensive, faster, real-time ways to interact within the commodities markets.

The internet puts any given market and its activity into electronic format, which gives investors quicker access to trading positions. Futures trading, particularly, is a type of trade in which an investor takes a position on a contract with a set price of an underlying commodity, and agrees to either buy or sell the underlying asset in raw or currency form at a set future date. Below is a comprehensive explanation of the specific benefits of trading futures contracts with these added benefits. By taking them into consideration with an investor’s knowledge of various markets, traders can put their strategies into context and take unique positions with their investments.

  • Reduced Commissions: Brokers put a tremendous amount of work into studying market trends, negotiating trades, and processing orders for clients, so it comes as no surprise that their invested time and effort costs the investor a great deal. By trading online, traders can cut commission costs by fifty to seventy-five percent. An investor can expect to pay out five to ten dollars per trade while trading futures online, as opposed to the forty to seventy dollars per trade with a full-service broker. There is also an option for broker assisted accounts in which an investor pays a slightly higher rate of fifteen to twenty dollars per trade with trading advice and broker suggestions. Either way, the savings over time are valuable.
  • Learning Curve: An investor can learn a great deal through online trading by taking more control in day to day decisions. Many brokers can assist a trader with the basics of futures trading, however the ability to take a more proactive approach to trading futures is an investor’s biggest asset. If an investor makes a bad trading decision, albeit costly, the decision can acclimate a trader to market temperaments and provide valuable experience as to the responsibility involved in reaching their trading goals.

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How to Trade Copper Futures

March 28th, 2014 Filed under Commodity Trading, Future Trading News, Future Trading Platform, Futures Trading | Comment (0)

Copper Futures Trading is one of the most popular vehicles in the industrial metals market. Copper is used in a wide variety of markets such as construction, plumbing, manufacturing and architecture. With such a wide array of usages, trading copper offers many opportunities for gain. More and more investors are looking to raw commodities as trading vehicles as they provide more liquidity and volatility within their respective markets. Trading raw commodities as futures contracts also allows for better price transparencies.

Copper is usually a great indicator of economic growth within a region. As the demand for copper rises, the more valuable the commodity becomes given its vital contributions to industrial and urban development. Worldwide copper consumption has been on the steady rise since 2011, with China being the world’s top copper consumer. Industrial copper producing companies use the futures market to hedge against losses and for price mitigation. Investors generally use the copper futures market to leverage their capital against price fluctuations to generate returns on their investments.

A copper futures contract represents 25,000 pounds of copper. Standard trading hours operate from Sunday through Friday beginning at 6:00 p.m. until 5:15 p.m. the following day Central Standard Time, allowing a 23 hour trading platform. The 45 minute break allows for the close out on the previous day’s results. Trading in copper futures requires paying close attention to market fluctuations and remaining active on developing markets. Because copper moves within the market at high volatility, neglecting a position for even a short period of the day can be very costly. Below are a few of the most popular exchanges copper futures trade on:

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