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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!


Trading Systems Updates 2.23.2018

February 22nd, 2018 Filed under Future Trading News, Futures Trading | Comment (0)

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Trading Systems Updates:

New in 2018, we have expanded the display of trading system reports on our website.

TRADE SMART / BASE TRADING ON ACTUALS ONLY — for the current rankings of trading systems traded at Cannon, click here .

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Seasonality in Futures Trading 2.21.2018

February 20th, 2018 Filed under Future Trading News, Futures Trading | Comment (0)

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Seasonal Futures Trading

There are seasonal commodity trends that may reoccur within the futures market. This could help guide traders and build a plan for a seasonal futures trading strategies.

Trading Commodity Seasonal Patterns

Every calendar year there are different seasons. It is how we plan our lives. Weather is the first to come to mind, but there are holidays, sports, shopping and many more that help break up the monotony of our day to day patterns. The commodities market is no different. Just as you use a calendar to plan and differentiate Thanksgiving from Opening Day in baseball, you can use the same calendar to blueprint possibly when wheat futures will be high and copper prices low. Traders can use these seasonal patterns to their advantage because it allows a certain degree of predictability of future price movements, rather than being bombarded by an endless stream of often contradictory market noise. Now of course there are other factors too numerous to list that can affect the futures markets, but certain conditions and events reoccur at annual intervals and help traders anticipate where the market is headed.

Seasonality of Futures

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Important Market Report Tomorrow – CPI 2.15.2018

February 14th, 2018 Filed under Future Trading News, Futures Trading | Comment (0)

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Monthly Metals Update
  • Record 3rd highest Gold futures volume day of 698,050 lots on January 25.
  • Platinum futures OI record of 92,277 contracts set on January 31.
  • Copper futures volumes continue to grow, up 55% YoY. Record 2nd highest Copper futures volume day of 260,330 lots on January 16.
  • U.S. Midwest Domestic Hot-Rolled Coil Steel (CRU) futures (HRC) set a monthly volume record in January of 10,435 lots (208,700 short tons), up 81% YoY.

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Important Market Report Tomorrow – CPI 2.14.2018

February 13th, 2018 Filed under Future Trading News, Futures Trading | Comment (0)

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CPI report tomorrow early morning, will be watched closely by traders.
 

MARKET PLACE WRAP-UP

Interest Rates

Hedge Funds’ Biggest Short in Bonds Faces Make-or-Break Moment

(Bloomberg) — Hedge funds and other large speculators are more convinced than ever that the 2018 bond-market rout will resume in the days ahead.

The group, known for trading on momentum, boosted short bets in 10-year Treasury futures to a record 939,351 contracts, according to Commodity Futures Trading Commission data through Feb. 6. That means the violent market moves on Feb. 5, when the Dow Jones Industrial Average suffered an unprecedented drop and 10-year yields fell almost 14 basis points, weren’t enough to dissuade wagers that rates are headed higher. The next gut-check comes Wednesday, with the latest read on consumer prices.

Speculators’ positioning matters because it can push momentum to extremes, and can serve as a contrarian indicator since these traders are among the quickest to switch directions when prices turn against them. By contrast, longer-term holders like asset managers are seen as more likely to stay the course. Their net long in 10-year futures is the highest since October 2015.

The question facing Treasuries traders throughout the 2018 selloff is whether something is truly different this time that will push yields ever higher. After all, asset managers have been adding to long positions for months, and 10-year yields just keep setting multi-year highs. At the very least, investors may be recalibrating to a higher yield range.

The speculators’ stance “signals people think the 10-year has more value at 3-plus percent than at 2.85 percent,” said Ben Emons, head of credit portfolio management at Intellectus Partners LLC. “Anecdotal evidence suggests more pent-up demand for duration at 3 percent, especially by long-only players.”

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Volatile Markets – Be Careful!! 2.13.2018

February 12th, 2018 Filed under Future Trading News, Futures Trading, Index Futures | Comment (0)

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Stock index futures seemed a bit more “relaxed” today with lower intra-day volatility and swings but still a pretty large upside moves.

Be careful and make sure you control your emotions, these are not the days for “revenge trading” and “double down” etc…( actually no day is good for that but with this type of volatility, you can get punished very quickly and pretty hard).

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