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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!


Weekly Newsletter: Notional Value, May Copper Outlook & Trading Levels for April 8th

April 5th, 2024 Filed under Commodity Brokers, Commodity Trading, Day Trading, Energy Futures, Future Trading News, Futures Broker, Futures Trading, Metal Futures, Weekly Newsletter | Comment (0)

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Cannon Futures Weekly Letter Issue # 1188

In this issue:
  •  Important Notices – Earnings Season Starts April 12th
  • Trading Resource of the Week – About Contract Notional Value
  • Hot Market of the Week – May Copper
  • Broker’s Trading System of the Week – RBOB Swing System
  • Trading Levels for Next Week
  • Trading Reports for Next Week

 

Important Notices –

  • Market Moving Data Wed. /Thur.  CPI and PPI respectively , w/Jobless Claims Thur. as well
  • 1 Fed discussion RE: new BASEL lll requirements Wed. AM (raises min. Cap Req from 2% to 4.5% for all banks)
  • AG WASDE Thur.
  • Q1 Earnings Season Begins Fri. the 12th Bank Earnings, JPM, C, WFC, BLK all report on this day.

 

 

 

 

Trading Resource of the Week : About Contract Notional Value by CMEgroup.com

Contract Unit
The contract unit is a standardized size unique to each futures contract and can be based on volume, weight, or a financial measurement, depending on the contract and the underlying product or market.
For example, a single COMEX Gold contract unit (GC) is 100 troy ounces, which is measured by weight.
A NYMEX WTI Crude Oil contract unit (CL) is 1,000 barrels of oil, measured by volume.
The E-mini S&P 500 contract unit (ES) is a financial calculation based on a fixed multiplier times the S&P 500 Index.
Contract Notional Value
Contract notional value, also known as contract value, is the financial expression of the contract unit and the current futures contract price.
Determining Notional Value
Assume a Gold futures contract is trading at price of $1,000. The notional value of the contract is calculated by multiplying the contract unit by the futures price.
Contract unit x contract price = notional value
100 (troy ounces) x $1,000 = $100,000
If WTI Crude Oil is trading at $50 dollars and the contract unit is 1000 barrels, the notional would be;
$50 x 1,000 = $50,000
Now assume E-mini S&P 500 futures are trading at 2120.00. The multiplier for this contract is $50.
$50 x 2120.00 = $106,000

 

 

  • Hot Market of the Week – May Copper
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 Copper
May copper is completing its third upside PriceCount objective that is consistent with a challenge of the contract high. It would be normal to get a reaction in the form of a near term consolidation or corrective trade, at least, from this level. From here, IF the chart can sustain further gains, we are left with the low percentage fourth upside count to the 4.94 area to aim for (not shown here for presentation purposes).
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
$25,000
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 April 8th 2024

Trading Reports for Next Week

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


NFP Tomorrow + Futures Trading Levels for 04.05.2024

April 4th, 2024 Filed under Charts & Indicators, Commodity Brokers, Commodity Trading, Day Trading, Future Trading News, Futures Broker, Futures Trading | Comment (0)

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  • NonFarm Payrolls, NFP one of the biggest data points every month tomorrow @ 7:30CDT
  • Expectations are 200K added ( the market pays attention to the revisions equally)
  • Manage your capital well, take on less risk than you would during normal time frames.
  • 4 FED Speakers tomorrow Beginning @ 7:30AM CDT.

 

May Copper chart for your review below.

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Levels for April 5th, 2024

Economic Reports
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First Notice, Last Trading Days + Futures Trading Levels for 04.04.2024

April 3rd, 2024 Filed under Charts & Indicators, Commodity Brokers, Commodity Trading, Day Trading, Future Trading News, Futures Broker, Futures Trading | Comment (0)

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Below are the contracts which are entering First Notice or Last Trading Day for the upcoming month. Be advised, for contracts that are deliverable, it is requested that all LONG positions be exited two days prior to First Notice and ALL positions be exited the day prior to Last Trading Day. If you have any questions please contact the Trade Desk

 

US 30 yr Bonds chart for your review below.

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Daily Levels for April 4th, 2024

Economic Reports
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OPEC Meeting + Futures Trading Levels for April 3rd

April 2nd, 2024 Filed under Charts & Indicators, Commodity Brokers, Commodity Trading, Day Trading, Future Trading News, Futures Broker, Futures Exchange, Futures Trading, Gold Futures | Comment (0)

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OPEC Meeting tomorrow

  • OPEC+ JMMC meets on Wednesday at 1100 GMT
  • Producers earlier agreed to extend output cuts
  • Oil rallies to $89 a barrel, highest this year

LONDON, April 2 (Reuters) – An OPEC+ ministerial panel is unlikely to recommend any oil output policy changes at a meeting on Wednesday, five OPEC+ sources told Reuters, as oil prices hit their highest this year.

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and allies led by Russia, known as OPEC+, will hold an online joint ministerial monitoring committee meeting (JMMC) on April 3 to review the market and members’ implementation of output cuts they have already agreed to extend.

Gold hit all time highs!

Gold chart for your review below.

 

 

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Daily Levels for April 3rd, 2024

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Gold Outlook + Futures Trading Levels for April 2, 2024

April 1st, 2024 Filed under Commodity Brokers, Commodity Trading, Day Trading, Future Trading News, Futures Broker, Futures Exchange, Futures Trading, Gold Futures | Comment (0)

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First Week of Q2!

  • Heavy Fed Speeches, 19 Count ’em, Tuesday thru Friday with JPowell on Wednesday @ 11:10 a.m. CDT from Stanford.
  • Earnings season will officially begin the middle of April.
  • Economic Data Highlights : Jobless Claims early Thursday and NonFarm Payrolls headline Friday pre-opening
  • Gold Chart for your viewing below

 

 

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Daily Levels for April 2nd, 2024

Economic Reports
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All times are Eastern Time ( New York)

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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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