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Futures Trading

Category Archives: Futures Trading

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!


Daily Chart of the Mini SP 500 3.28.2017

March 27th, 2017 Filed under Future Trading News, Futures Trading | Comment (0)

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Daily chart of the mini SP 500 for your review below.

The market tested a moving average I use to determine uptrend versus downtrend and bounced nicely to START with….

Price action over next few days will be interesting to watch.

Daily Chart of the mini SP 500


Trade the markets both ways….. 3.24.2017

March 23rd, 2017 Filed under Future Trading News, Futures Trading | Comment (0)

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Words of wisdom for today….learn to play the markets from the long and short side…This applies to too many clients/traders who always want to attack the stock index futures from the short side as they wait for the correction….While correction may come sooner or later, as DAYTRADER, you need to be objective and learn to play both the short and long side per your methods and rules. Take the emotional bias you have out.

Two systems we like to share with you below. One is a mini SP day trading system, the other is a gold trading swing system. These are AUTO traded systems and can be used in addition to your trading account OR if you don’t have time, emotion capacity to trade your own account, you can be active in the markets by letting the ALGOS work for you:

  1. Battle Quant – mini SP day trading system
  2. The Golden Age – Swing trading gold system
  3. LAG CrudeOil7 – Crude Day trading system

Day Trading Stocks vs Futures 2.16.2017

February 15th, 2017 Filed under Day Trading, Future Trading News, Futures Trading | Comment (0)

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Day Trading Futures vs. Day Trading Stocks

No Downtick Rule

With Futures there are NO downtick and/or short sale rules as found in daytrading equities. No boxing of positions and no bullets. You can instantly short anytime at any price.

Tax Advantage

Commodities are taxed differently than securities. The net gain or loss from trading commodities is reported on schedule D (capital gains and losses); 60 % of the amount is taxed as a long-term capital gain and 40% is taxed as a short-term capital gain. Active Securities Traders have all gains taxed as short term vs. commodities traders who have the above treatment.

24 Hour Market Access

With Electronic Screen traded E-Mini Contracts you can access the market during regular equity trading hours, after hours and during the night. This makes trading news easier as many news events happen after 3:00 pm and late in the afternoons.

More Leverage

You can control more exposure with the same capital than in equities.

Lower Cost Commissions It costs an average of $5-$9 per ticket to actively trade equities, compared with futures where it is $1.26 to $2.00 per ticket – less than half the price. 

The Catch?

They can be more risky than equities.

Trading the E-Mini futures contracts can be more exciting and faster paced than traditional equity markets day trading. Your emotional swings can be more excessive with futures because they are so much more liquid than the equity markets that you may be used to trading. And you have more leverage to play with. These products are for professionals only. Please read carefully the risk disclosure forms on this site and all of the risk disclosure forms found in your account paperwork before considering trading futures. 

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Gold is Sitting on Decision Junction 1.20.2017

January 19th, 2017 Filed under Future Trading News, Futures Trading | Comment (0)

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   Volatility in many markets has been extremely low!! Stock index futures especially. I really don’t have an explanation…bit odd but as I mentioned over this blog many times before, it is a cycle. Neither low volatility, nor high volatility can last for ever. It is like a compressed spring that eventually has to expand….So be ready when volatility changes and the trading environment changes accordingly.

 ** Chart of gold futures below for your review. Gold is sitting on a decision point. It bounced very nicely off the lows made back on Dec. 15th and backed off resistance at 1218. The longer term trend is down, however the immediate trend is up….Should provide for some interesting price action!

Gold Futures 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. Read the rest of this entry »


Winter is Coming – Global Perspective on the Markets 1.18.2017

January 17th, 2017 Filed under Future Trading News, Futures Trading | Comment (0)

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*  Keep in mind that Crude Oil numbers WILL NOT come out tomorrow since Monday was a holiday ( MLK Day). The crude oil numbers will come out on Thursday at 8 AM pacific or 10 Am Central. Natural gas numbers will come out Thursday as well at 7:30 AM Pacific.

** Good read about what you need to look at from the fundamental/ global perspective for the next few weeks:  https://www.cannontrading.com/community/newsletter/Global-Market-Outlook-for-January-and-February-Trump-and-the-markets#two

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