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Weekly Newsletter: Turning Points Algo Signals on your Own Charts!

February 23rd, 2024 Filed under Charts & Indicators, Commodity Brokers, Commodity Trading, Day Trading, Future Trading News, Futures Broker, Futures Trading, futures trading education, Nasdaq, Trading Guide, Weekly Newsletter | Comment (0)

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Cannon Futures Weekly Letter Issue # 1183

In this issue:
  • Important Notices – PCE, ISM, May Softs
  • Trading Resource of the Week – Trade Signals on Your Own Charts!
  • Hot Market of the Week – July Wheat
  • Broker’s Trading System of the Week – NQ Day Trading System
  • Trading Levels for Next Week
  • Trading Reports for Next Week

 

Important Notices –

  • Heavy Data week: Housing, GDP, Core PCE, and many more..
  • 979 Earnings Reports for the week, Salesforce, Inc. the largest cap.
  • Leap Year
  • March 1st Deadline for some US Budgetary appropriations; Kick the can down the road?
  • May is front month for softs such as Cocoa, Coffee, Sugar, Cotton

 

 

Trading Resource of the Week : Plug our ALGO into your own charts!

Trade futures using either counter trend or trend following concepts ( or what I call a simpler approach to day trading)
In This 25 Minutes Video You Will Learn The Following:
1. Possible advantages of using range bar charts over time charts for day trading
2. Trade set ups using counter trend indicators
3. Trade set ups using trend following indicators
4. The concept of price confirmation
5. Tips and insights from Ilan’s observations of different markets
6. You will be able to install the indicators/concepts mentioned and practice right away with your own demo!
The trial includes:
  • 28 real time access
  • Introductory remoter session if desired.
  • A video that explains the signals.

 

Watch an Example below using Sierra Charts from February 21st.
You will see the predicted TURNING POINTS marked on the ES intraday chart.

 

 

  • Hot Market of the Week – July Wheat
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.
July Wheat
July wheat satisfied its third downside PriceCount objective and reacted with a key reversal with follow through to start today. At this point, IF the chart can resume its break with new sustained lows, we are left with only the low percentage fourth count to aim for in in the $4.62 area.
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
Intraday
COST
USD 55 / monthly
Recommended Cannon Trading Starting Capital
$20,000
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 February 26th 2024

Trading Reports for Next 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.


Weekly Newsletter: Trading Alerts Via text! , 1099s and levels for Feb. 12th

February 9th, 2024 Filed under Charts & Indicators, Commodity Brokers, Commodity Trading, Day Trading, Future Trading News, Futures Broker, Futures Trading, futures trading education, Grain Futures, Weekly Newsletter | Comment (0)

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Cannon Futures Weekly Letter Issue # 1181

In this issue:
  • Important Notices –  1099 Forms, Valentines Day, Chinese New year
  • Trading Resource of the Week – Trade Alerts via Text/email
  • Hot Market of the Week – March SoyMeal
  • Broker’s Trading System of the Week – Unleaded Gasoline Swing Trading System
  • Trading Levels for Next Week
  • Trading Reports for Next Week

 

Important Notices –

    • 1099 forms will be generated for all futures trading accounts held by US clients that placed any trades during the 2023 calendar year. Traders should expect to receive their 1099 forms via mail, email or through their portal in early February.
    1099 forms will be provided directly from the FCM to the client.
Important Events Coming Up:
  • Chinese New Year
  • CPI
  • Valentines day
  • Earnings
  • Fed Speakers
  • More Data including PPI

 

 

Trading Resource of the Week : Real Time Email Alerts Directly to your Phone!

Self-Study Guide to Hedging with Grain and Oilseed Futures and Options. Regardless if you are a farmer, rancher or simply looking to trade grains and livestock futures, this guide will help you understand the ins and outs of trading and hedging using futures and options.
  • You will receive an email each time there is an entry or exit in a simple language along with the current price for that specific market.
  • A licensed series 3 broker at your fingertips
  • Email alerts available to US and Canada and Int’l clients
  • Alerts available for: Stock Indices, Grains, Metals, Rates, Currencies, Meats & Softs
  • Open an account* and receive the Trade Alerts free for 3 months ($357 value)
  • See an example of a recent trade alert for Coffee Futures in the image below

 

 

 

  • Hot Market of the Week – March Soymeal
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.
March Meal
March soymeal resumed its slide where the chart is approaching its third downside PriceCount objective in the $340 area. It would be normal to get a reaction after completing the objective in the form of a near term consolidation or corrective trade, at least. The low percentage fourth count to $231 is not shown here for relevancy but the weekly chart shows significant downside potential remains on a longer term basis.
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
$20,000
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 February 5th 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.


Micro Treasury Yield Futures + Futures Trading Levels for 02.09.24

February 8th, 2024 Filed under Commodity Brokers, Commodity Trading, Day Trading, Financial Futures, Future Trading News, futures trading education | Comment (0)

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4 MIN READ

US TREASURY

Spreading Treasury Yield Futures

By CME Group

05 FEB 2024

Although the Federal Reserve (the Fed) has been on pause when it comes to interest rate hikes since the summer of 2023, economic uncertainty still looms. The Fed is reducing the size of its balance sheet by decreasing holdings of Treasury and mortgage backed securities, and it is ambiguous on when the first rate cuts will take place.

Given the uncertain economic environment, it is as important as ever to manage Treasury yield curve risk.

Treasury yields

The United States Treasury market stands as one of the largest and most crucial financial markets globally, playing a pivotal role in the functioning of the global economy. The magnitude of the U.S. Treasury market reflects its significance as a safe haven for investors, central banks and institutions seeking low-risk assets. Treasury maturities across the yield serve as an important reference point for risk management across various markets.

➜ Finish Article

 

 

Daily Levels for February 9th, 2024

#ES, #NQ, #YM, #RTY, #XBT, #GC, #SI, #CL, #ZB, #6E, #ZC, #ZW, #ZS, #ZM, #NG

#ES, #NQ, #YM, #RTY, #XBT, #GC, #SI, #CL, #ZB, #6E, #ZC, #ZW, #ZS, #ZM, #NG

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.


Understanding Psychological Biases that can affect your trading plan + Levels for February 7th 2024

February 6th, 2024 Filed under Commodity Brokers, Commodity Trading, Future Trading News, Futures Broker, Futures Exchange, Futures Trading, futures trading education, Trading Guide | Comment (0)

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Understanding psychological biases at work that can affect your trading plan

List generated by  By John Thorpe, Senior Broker

Technical analysis is not a flawless science, and it is susceptible to various biases that can impact trading decisions and performance. Recognizing and addressing these biases is essential for becoming a more disciplined and successful trader.

Here are some common technical analysis biases and strategies to avoid or overcome them:

  • Confirmation Bias:
    • Bias: This occurs when traders only seek or give importance to information that confirms their existing beliefs or positions.
    • Avoidance Strategy: Actively seek out information and technical signals that might contradict your initial analysis. Be open to changing your view based on objective data rather than personal bias.
  • Overfitting Bias:
    • Bias: Overfitting happens when traders use too many technical indicators, parameters, or complex strategies to fit historical data perfectly, but these strategies may not perform well in future markets.
    • Avoidance Strategy: Keep your technical analysis simple and use a limited number of well-established indicators and patterns. Focus on robust strategies that have demonstrated reliability over time.
  • Recency Bias:
    • Bias: Traders tend to give more importance to recent price movements and patterns, assuming they will continue, while ignoring longer-term trends or historical context.
    • Avoidance Strategy: Consider a longer time horizon and look at historical price data to gain perspective. Avoid making impulsive decisions based solely on recent price action.
  • Anchoring Bias:
    • Bias: This bias occurs when traders fixate on a specific price level or a reference point, often the entry price, and refuse to adjust their positions or exit strategies accordingly.
    • Avoidance Strategy: Regularly reassess your positions and set stop-loss and take-profit levels based on current market conditions rather than anchoring to an arbitrary point.
  • Availability Bias:
    • Bias: Traders might rely too heavily on readily available information or recent news, leading to biased analysis and decision-making.
    • Avoidance Strategy: Seek a variety of information sources and avoid making hasty decisions based solely on the latest news. Maintain a broader perspective on market fundamentals.
  • Gambler’s Fallacy:
    • Bias: Traders may believe that past events, like a series of losses, increase the likelihood of future events, such as a win, even though markets are not governed by probability in the same way as games of chance.
    • Avoidance Strategy: Trade based on sound technical and fundamental analysis rather than expecting a change in luck. Each trade should be evaluated independently.
  • Emotional Bias:
    • Bias: Emotional responses, such as fear and greed, can cloud judgment and lead to impulsive decisions.
    • Avoidance Strategy: Develop a trading plan with predefined entry and exit points, risk tolerance, and position sizing. Stick to your plan and avoid letting emotions drive your actions.
  • Hindsight Bias:
    • Bias: After a trade has concluded, traders may believe they knew the outcome all along, leading to overconfidence in their abilities.
    • Avoidance Strategy: Keep a trading journal to record your analysis, decisions, and outcomes. This will help you learn from your experiences and avoid hindsight bias.
  • Self-Attribution Bias:
    • Bias: Traders may attribute successful trades to their skill and unsuccessful trades to external factors or bad luck.
    • Avoidance Strategy: Be honest with yourself about your strengths and weaknesses as a trader. Analyze both winning and losing trades to identify areas for improvement.
  • Anxiety Bias:
    • Bias: Anxiety can lead to hesitation or overtrading, causing traders to miss opportunities or make impulsive decisions.
    • Avoidance Strategy: Implement stress-reduction techniques, maintain discipline, and stick to a well-defined trading plan to mitigate anxiety-related biases.

Being aware of these biases is the first step toward becoming a more rational and disciplined trader. It’s also beneficial to continuously educate yourself, practice risk management, and seek feedback from mentors or peers to improve your trading skills and reduce the impact of these biases on your performance.

 

Daily Levels for February 7th, 2024

#ES, #NQ, #YM, #RTY, #XBT, #GC, #SI, #CL, #ZB, #6E, #ZC, #ZW, #ZS, #ZM, #NG

#ES, #NQ, #YM, #RTY, #XBT, #GC, #SI, #CL, #ZB, #6E, #ZC, #ZW, #ZS, #ZM, #NG

Economic Reports
provided by: ForexFactory.com
All times are Eastern Time ( New York)

Improve Your Trading Skills

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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.


CME Fees Increase Update + Levels for 02.1.24

January 31st, 2024 Filed under Commodity Brokers, Commodity Trading, Day Trading, E-Mini Futures, Future Trading News, Futures Broker, Futures Trading, futures trading education, Trading Guide | Comment (0)

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CME Fees Increase Update:

Effective tomorrow, February 1, the CME Group is raising the exchange fees for a number of futures contracts.

For the CME E-mini equity products: E-mini S&P 500 (ES), E-mini Nasdaq (NQ), E-mini Dow Jones (YM) and E-mini Russelll 2000 (RTY), fees are going up by 5 cents, from $1.33 to $1.38

For the NYMEX energy products: Crude oil (CL), Heating oil (HO), RBOB Unleaded gas (RBOB) and Natural gas (NG) fees are going up by 10 cents, from $1.50 to $1.60

For the COMEX metals products: Gold (GC), Silver (SI), Copper (HG) and Platinum (PL) fees are going up by 5 cents, from $1.55 to $1.60

For the COMEX E-mini metals products: miNY gold (QO), miNY silver (QI), miNY copper (QC) fees are going up by 25 cents, from $0.75 to $1.00

All other products / symbols will remain the same.

Daily Levels for February 1st, 2024

Economic Reports
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