Index Futures

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Introduced in the year 1982, Index futures or stock index futures are extremely popular among trading commodities today. While trading, an index future is settled in cash on the value of a certain stock market index. One of the most traded indices is the S&P500.

These are quoted on the basis of either an underlying or a spot price for an index value. There are a number of technicalities involved, most of which you should understand. However, even if you find it tough to comprehend what Index futures are, you can take assistance from the trade experts at Cannon Trading.

We at Cannon Trading want you to understand the basics and the details about Index Futures like our experts do. There are a number of blogs that we list here in our category archive. We recommend that you read these to know for yourself what Index Futures trading is all about.


Futures Trading Levels for April 22nd, 2021

April 21st, 2021 Filed under Day Trading, Future Trading News, Index Futures, S&P 500 | Comment (0)

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Dear Traders,
Today’s action in Silver, gold, SP and NQ lead me to write the quick piece below.
Few words on BREAKOUT trading.
The concept is one of many different traders use.
Some like to use COUNTRER TREND trading.
others look at ORDER FLOW, some will use support and resistance mainly and hopefully more traders will master a few different techniques and use the appropriate one depending on the type of trading day that is developing in front of their eyes.
The concept of break out trading looks for the market to “snap out” of a certain trading range and continue moving in that direction. The toughest part is to filter out the “fake breakouts” and recognize early enough which breakouts have the potential to be a powerful one.
A few tips to explore:
Look for a breakout on a smaller time frame that will coincide with a longer time frame CURRENT trend. So you may look at a daily trend and look for a breakout on the hourly chart?
You may trade smaller time frames and look for breakouts that will coincide with the 30 minute chart time frame.
Last but not least ( for today only of course as I am sure there are MUCH more than the short few pointers I am sharing….) try utilizing different type of charts and do your homework in regards to which breakouts seem to work better than others. Look at RANGE BAR charts, explore VOLUME charts, maybe even take a look at Renko bars and other types as well.
30 MINUTES chart of ES below with 4 different pointers to look at, marked A through D. CLICK for larger IMAGE. ALWAYS much easier to look back in hindsight and explain what happened….I wish it was that easier when trading live….Click on the chart so you are able to read the pointers along with some insight for educational purposes.
To access a free trial to the ALGOS shown in the chart along with other tools? (Slanted arrows possible buy, diamonds = possible exit/ tighten stops) visit and sign up for a free trial for 21 days with real-time data.

Good Trading

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

4-22-2021

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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.


Why Use Tick & Volume Charts, Mini NQ Review and Support & Resistance Levels 2.23.2021

February 23rd, 2021 Filed under Day Trading, Index Futures, Indices | Comment (0)

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Why I like to use tick and volume charts for scalping
Today I decided to touch more on an educational feature rather than provide a certain market outlook.
Many of my clients and blog readers know that when it comes to short term trading I am a fan of using volume charts, tick charts, range bar charts and Renko charts rather than the traditional time charts like the 1 minutes, 5 minutes etc.
My rule of thumb is that if you as a trader make decisions based on charts that are less than 15 minutes time frame, it may be worth your time to research, back test and do some homework as to potentially using other type of charts like volume charts , Range charts etc.
Volume charts will draw a new bar once a user defined number of contracts traded. Example mini SP 10,000 volume chart will draw a new bar once 10,000 contracts traded.
Range bar charts will draw new charts once price action has exceeded a user pre define price or ticks range. Example might be an 18 ticks range bar chart on crude oil.
While the volume charts rely ONLY on volume, the range bar charts rely ONLY on price action.
Their main advantage over traditional time charts is twofold in my opinion:
1. If the market is moving fast, reports came out or there is heavy volume in the market, the traditional 5 minute chart will need 5 minutes to complete the next bar before it provides you with a signal…if you day traded futures before you will know what 5 minutes can do….The volume charts or range bar charts in this case will complete the bars MUCH faster because there is strong price action and strong volume and will be able to provide a signal faster than the time charts.
2. On the flip side, there are times when the market is dead…low volume, sideways, choppy action. If you are using the 3 minute chart and a moving avg. cross over, you may get a signal simple because time has passed and the moving averages crossed even though the market is pretty dead….If you are using a volume chart and the market is slow…it will take a while for the bars to complete and hence it may filter out some “noise” in the market.
Below is a 5,000 CVB ( constant volume Bar) of the NQ. If you like a free trial to the “turning points indicators” highlighted in the charts below or to discuss more in depth different charts and strategies, feel free to visit us!
Mini NQ Volume Bar Chart

Mini Nasdaq Futures Volume Bar Chart

Good Trading

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

2-24-2021

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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 Levels for January 5th, 2021

January 4th, 2021 Filed under Future Trading News, Index Futures | Comment (0)

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If the first trading day of 2021 is any indication of the year to come….Better fasten your seatbelts!!
Thank you for choosing Cannon during this challenging year. We look forward to continuing to provide you with excellent service in 2021 and wish you a healthy, successful year ahead
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RTY chart for January 5th 2021

RTY = Mini Russell 2000 has been a leading indicator in my opinion for direction of stock index futures past few months.
Will be interesting to see if the sell off today was a start of a trend reversal or just risk hedging ahead of Georgia tomorrow. As usual in trading, few hours/ few days will tell the story….
If you like access to the ALGOS shown in the chart, click here.
Good Trading

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

January 5th 2021

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Economic Reports, source: 

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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.


Daily NQ Chart & Support and Resistance Levels 6.05.2019

June 5th, 2019 Filed under Commodity Brokers, Commodity Trading, Economic Trading, Future Trading News, Index Futures | Comment (0)

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Trading 101: Free, Interactive Futures Trading Tutorial
An interactive tutorial on the basics ( and a little more) of futures trading.
Regardless if you traded before or new to the futures markets, this tutorial is nicely put together by our regulators and the CME and touches on a variety of sub topics that go into trading futures and options.
Browse through the tutorial at your leisure and at your own pace. Please call us if you have any questions about implementing your strategy or requesting a live demo or have feedback.

Good Trading

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.

 

Futures Trading Levels

06-06-2019

 


Economic Reports, source: 

bettertrader.co

 

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.


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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