Futures Trading

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Futures trading is done by two main parties, one of which is the hedger and the other one is the speculator. Where a speculator is there to trade for either their own accounts or that of their clients, a hedger always uses futures as a possible protection from losses. Hedgers can also be described as individuals or business owners who are more risk averse. Speculators and hedgers are likely to benefit from futures trading if the trader has a strong ability to analyze the markets and understands that future behavior. Though futures can behigh risk, they offer an equally high return and are thus very tempting.

In case you are new to futures trading you need to understand how things work. We at Cannon Trading are there to help with your understanding of all the elements of futures trading and also counsel and advise you with the same. Our knowledge base featured on our website, is a store house of information. In order to know every aspect of futures trading, you must read through these articles that have been listed in this category archive. Go through it and get better informed!


Unemployment Report & Support and Resistance Levels 5.06.2022

May 5th, 2022 Filed under Future Trading News, Futures Trading | Comment (0)

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NFP tomorrow. The Non Farm Payrolls report in a very volatile environment we are in can be interesting to say the least….be careful out there….
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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.

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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 #1092 Get An Edge Real-Time Breaking News & Support and Resistance Levels for the Week Ahead

April 1st, 2022 Filed under Future Trading News, Futures Trading, Weekly Newsletter | Comment (0)

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The world is currently experiencing global inflation, a war involving a nuclear superpower and consequently, real concerns about food and energy security for countries and entire regions around the world. The magnitude of these events and the almost around-the-clock news related to them has caused an excitability in commodity futures prices not seen in decades.
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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

04-04-2022

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What to Watch for as we close Q1 2022 & Futures Support and Resistance Levels 3.31.2022

March 30th, 2022 Filed under Future Trading News, Futures Trading | Comment (0)

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Coming Up As We Close Q1 2022

By Mark O’Brien
If the war in Ukraine wasn’t disruptive enough for commodity prices, keep an eye out for a few noteworthy potential market movers stacked up over these next two days.
Tomorrow the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture will release its annual Prospective Plantings report. The report establishes acreage estimates for principal crops and leading commodities including corn, wheat, soybeans, oats and cotton for the upcoming crop year. The report is serves as a record of the planting intentions of the nation’s farmers. Acreage estimates are based on surveys conducted during the first two weeks of March. This year the survey reached 78,900 farm operators in 48 states.
Tomorrow is also the date for the 27th OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting. Members meet at this event to determine the output levels for production beginning in May. OPEC+, an expanded group that includes non-OPEC members like Russia and Mexico, has immense power because its members control more than 40% of global oil production.
U.S. private employment payrolls rose by 455,000 in March, according to this morning’s ADP National Employment Report. Up next, on Friday the Bureau of Labor Statistics will publish its official nonfarm payroll report. This is one of the most important monthly economic data points on the calendar. It’s intended to represent the total number of paid workers in the U.S., minus farm employees, government employees, private household employees and employees of nonprofit organizations. Economists – polled by The Wall Street Journal – forecasted a gain of 450,000 private sector jobs in March.
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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

03-31-2022

 

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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.


Futures Trading Risk Management: The Advantages of Futures Trading

March 23rd, 2022 Filed under Day Trading, Future Trading News, Futures Trading, futures trading education | Comment (0)

Futures Trading Risk Management

Futures Trading Risks and Advantages

Understanding the nature of risk as a futures trader is a critical element to success. While a risky environment, the advantages of the futures market are obvious to an educated trader. Leverage, long trading hours, hasty order executions, and powerful platforms are all worth mentioning. The best trading environments also attract stiff competition. The words trader and risk management become synonymous with one another. What risks need to be managed exactly?

First and foremost, the risk of capital loss or “losing money.” Capital is the lifeblood of a trading business. It may seem trivial or obvious, but the emotional and mental tax that comes from spending time to lose money can be significant. Small problems and habits quickly compound which amplifies the risks associated with trading derivatives or leveraged positions. Leverage amplifies mistakes which may cause persistent challenges with psychology and mental fortitude. This cycle can exist perpetually so long as a trader continues to allow it.

All Traders Face Loss

All traders face risk of loss, it’s the nature of the industry. What differs among each trader is the collective experiences that make up how they manage the reaction to the losses. This is true of all trading, but particularly important when using leverage. Sometimes overprotecting a trade or being afraid to lose can add risk to a system. Smothering multiple trades with stop losses may have a similar effect as letting a bad trade run.

Risk management is multi-dimensional. The proper location for a stop loss might be relative to several factors in the risk management system. It’s a dynamic environment with multiple inputs. Occasionally, risk can be created from outside factors such as weather interrupting power or an internet service provider outage. Risk comes in many shapes, but the trader that actively mitigates and manages ALL types of risk should have an increased chance for success.

What are the “Alternative Risks” that can effect trading?

Here is a list of “alternative risks” that may go unnoticed at first. These risks may correlate directly to trading results by hindering a trader’s mental, emotional, or physical performance.

  • Stress or adversity caused from a personal situation outside of trading
  • Lack of hydration or healthy diet
  • Distractions by phone, social media, etc.
  • Resulting – or weighing the validity of a strategy on the immediate or short-term result, rather than testing it over time.

This list communicates just a few of the risks that exist outside of the trade itself. These variables can impact how a trader follows rules, rationalizes, and behaves.

The Advantages of Trading

Though risky, the futures market may prove advantageous to the savvy trader. Capital efficiency and liquidity provide the opportunity to scale, and short-term gains on futures are taxed more favorably than stocks (Always check with a CPA before trading.) The futures provide a way for traders to actively hedge investments outside of what could be considered “regular business hours.” Many markets trade overnight which allows access to hedge nearly round the clock. The advantages of commodity futures are unparalleled when used in the proper context. Commodity businesses across the world can use the futures market to aid in pricing forward their products, and preparing for the future.

Another notable benefit of the futures market is the availability of futures options. A great example is how agricultural options provide a way to gradually manage the risk of their commodities. A farmer may use a protective put as a means to hedge corn prices before the harvest. These are just a few examples of the advantages of trading futures and futures options. As always, consult with a broker to learn more about the risks associated with trading or trading strategies. Being educated before diving into a challenging atmosphere is a true demonstration of discipline and risk management.

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Author: Josh Meyers, Broker at Cannon Trading Company

Important: Trading commodity futures and options involves a substantial risk of loss. Therefore, recommendations contained in this letter are of opinion only and do not guarantee any profits. There is not an actual account trading these recommendations and past performances are not necessarily indicative of future results.

 

 

 


Russia/Ukraine & Futures Trading Levels 2.23.2022

February 22nd, 2022 Filed under Future Trading News, Futures Trading | Comment (0)

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This is a news market. Russia/ Ukraine news and updates are dominating the markets.

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Tuesday, February 22–Jim Wyckoff’s Markets Report
Global stock markets were mostly lower overnight. The U.S.
stock indexes are pointed toward weaker openings when the
New York day session begins. Trader and investor risk
aversion elevated following a three-day U.S. markets-
holiday weekend. Russia has sent troops into breakaway
parts of Ukraine, with Russian President Putin calling it a
“peace-keeping” mission. The U.S. and the West have slapped
new sanctions on Russia, including Germany halting
operations on a key oil pipeline into Russia. The U.S. says
Russia now has 190,000 troops at the Ukrainian border. This
matter is likely to remain on the front burner of the
marketplace for some time to come. “Markets are on war
footing” was a news headline from Barrons today.
Gold prices hit an eight-month high of $1,918.00 an ounce
overnight, on safe-haven demand.

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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

02-23-2022

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