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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.


Highlights & Announcements + Futures Trading Levels for 02.23.24

February 22nd, 2024 Filed under Commodity Brokers, Commodity Trading, Day Trading, E-Mini Futures, Future Trading News, Future Trading Platform, Futures Broker, Futures Trading, Index Futures, Trading Guide | Comment (0)

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Bullet Points, Highlights, Announcements

 

General / Stock Indexes: 

 

You can’t keep a good index down.  When the stock price of a member of the Magnificent Seven Stocks – artificial-intelligence chip leader Nvidia – advances 15% for the day on its quarterly earnings report and the company’s market cap. approaches $2-Trillion, it moves the stock indexes of which it is a component – the Nasdaq 100 and the S&P 500. 

 

Their related futures contracts lead the way with the S&P 500 claiming its largest daily increase in months – over 105 points at this typing – to new all-time highs for the contract, pushing over 5,100.  The E-mini Nasdaq advanced ±550 points over 18,000 and the E-mini Dow Jones added over ±500 points to set its own new all-time high near 39,200.

 

Not to be outdone, Japan’s main stock index, the Nikkei 225, closed at its own new all-time high above 39,000, a level it set 34 years ago before the country fell into the doldrums of a deflationary economy.  In fact, the Nikkei has been the world’s best-performing major index in 2024, surging ±17.5% only two months into the year and trouncing the impressive ±5% advance of the S&P 500.  Ironically, Japan is still amidst a recession and just fell behind Germany to the no. 4 spot among the world’s leading economies.

 

Largest economies in the world by GDP (nominal) in 2023

according to International Monetary Fund estimates

Metals: 

 

After a week-long ±$50 break to below $2,000/oz. intraday on Feb. 14, April gold recovered ±$30 and has stayed rangebound over the last few trading sessions as the minutes of the Fed’s late-January meeting released yesterday showed that the bank was in no hurry to begin cutting interest rates.

 

Grains: 

 

March corn futures dropped to three-year lows today, trading within five cents of $4.00 per bushel on plentiful domestic supply and signals that South America will harvest strong crops this year.

 

Energies: 

 

Signs of production declines sent natural gas futures contracts into rally mode this week with the front month March contract seeing a ±20-cent increase off its life-of-contract lows – a ±$2,000 move.  U.S. exploration and production company Chesapeake Energy signaled it plans to reduce its natural gas production this year by roughly 30% given extremely low prices.

 

 

Daily Levels for February 23rd, 2024

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Natural Gas lows, Market Sell off Post CPI + Futures Trading Levels for 02.14.24

February 13th, 2024 Filed under Charts & Indicators, Commodity Brokers, Commodity Trading, Day Trading, E-Mini Futures, Future Trading News, Futures Broker, Futures Exchange, Futures Trading, Index Futures, Indices, Nasdaq | Comment (0)

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  • Take a look at Natural Gas new lows…..
  • What about Cocoa new highs….
  • Today’s CPI was as good as advertised…take a look at NQ 1 minute chart below from today
  • May Coffee, Cotton, Cocoa are now front months due to higher volume in the May contract
  • Busy week ahead with many reports. See image below.

 

NQ 1 min chart from today’s CPI , market moving report.

 

 

 

Daily Levels for February 14th, 2024

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Earnings, Heavy Fed speaker week, light data week, Thursday WASDE for the Ag traders among us.

February 5th, 2024 Filed under Commodity Brokers, Commodity Trading, Future Trading News, Futures Broker, Futures Trading, Index Futures | Comment (0)

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The Week Ahead: Earnings, Heavy Fed speaker week, light data week, Thursday WASDE for the Ag traders among us.

By John Thorpe, Senior Broker

 

McDonalds is a featured Dow stock on the earnings front this week, after todays close,

Other stocks of note this week. Eli Lilly before the open Tuesday, expectations are for a boost of 2.36 EPS per analysts on rev of 9 Billion. After Wednesday’s close Walt Disney will report , with expectations of 1.04 EPS on revenue of 23.8 billion.

 

In case you missed the 60 Minutes interview with Fed Chair Powell Sunday night. Here is a brief synopsis:

Noting that US growth is “solid” and the labor market “strong”, Jerome Powell said in a 60 Minutes TV interview on Sunday that the Federal Reserve “can approach the question of when to begin to reduce interest rates carefully.” Powell repeated comments from last week’s FOMC press conference that the Fed wants to see more progress on inflation before cutting rates. Powell downplayed chances that the Fed would begin cutting rates at its next meeting in March, saying policymakers want to be as confident as they can that inflation is on the path to the Fed’s two percent target. Yet he said “almost every single person” on the FOMC believes it would be appropriate to begin cutting rates sometime this year.

Tuesday we have 4 Fed Speakers , Mester, Kashkari, Collins, and Harker, Wednesday we have 4 again,

Kugler, Collins for a second time in the week, Barkin and Brown. On Thursday two speeches by the same governor Barkin, 3 hours apart and a lone speaker rounds out the week on Friday, Logan.

 

And on Thursday the USDA Supply and Demand numbers will be released for the country and the world.

 

Make it a solid week and always, “plan the trade and trade the plan”

Daily Levels for February 5th, 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

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Weekly Newsletter: Hedging Guide, Copper Outlook, CME Fees, 1099s and more….

February 2nd, 2024 Filed under Commodity Brokers, Commodity Trading, Day Trading, Economic Trading, Future Trading News, Futures Exchange, Futures Trading, Index Futures, Indices, S&P 500, Weekly Newsletter | Comment (0)

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Cannon Futures Weekly Letter Issue # 1180

In this issue:
  • Important Notices – 1099 Forms, CME Fees, FN & LT Days
  • Trading Resource of the Week – Futures Hedging Self Study Guide
  • Hot Market of the Week – March Copper
  • Broker’s Trading System of the Week – ES Day 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.
    • CME Fees Increase Update:
    In a Special Executive Report released by the CME Group, it was announced that effective February 1, 2024, a number of transaction fees will see amended (increased) exchange / transaction fees.
    Effective 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
    • 566 earnings reports next week
    • WASDE Report
    • 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.

 

 

 

 

Trading Resource of the Week : Futures Hedging Self Study Guide!

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.

 

 

 

  • Hot Market of the Week – March 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.
March Copper
March copper completed its first upside PriceCount objective and has settled into a range bound trade. IF the chart can resume its rally with new sustained highs, it would project a possible run to the second count in the 4.03 area, consistent with a challenge of the August high.
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 85 / monthly
Recommended Cannon Trading Starting Capital
$15,000
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

#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

Trading Reports for Next Week

Trading Reports for Next Week

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

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Weekly Newsletter: Free Trading Consultation + Futures Trading Levels for Jan. 29th

January 26th, 2024 Filed under Commodity Brokers, Commodity Trading, Day Trading, E-Mini Futures, Future Trading News, Futures Broker, Futures Trading, Index Futures, Indices, Nasdaq, Trading Guide, Weekly Newsletter | Comment (0)

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Cannon Futures Weekly Letter Issue # 1179

In this issue:
  •  Important Notices – 2024 World Cup Trading Championship
  • Trading Resource of the Week – FREE Trader’s Consultation
  • Hot Market of the Week – April Hogs
  • Broker’s Trading System of the Week – NQ Swing Trading System
  • Trading Levels for Next Week
  • Trading Reports for Next Week

 

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Trading Resource of the Week : Book a Trading Consultation ( FREE, no obligation!)with a Cannon Trading Series 3 Broker

Available to both Clients and prospects!

  • Immediately increase your software and computer competence
  • Valuable order entry tips
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  • Compare multiple trading software
  • Get to know your Broker
  • Learning Options strategies

In this complimentary call or screen share session, which can last up to 30 minutes, you will have the opportunity to seek guidance and pose questions to our expert on a wide range of topics. These topics include, but are not limited to:

  • – Gaining insight into day trading margins.
  • – Assessing and reviewing various trading platforms and technologies.
  • – A comprehensive breakdown of fees.
  • – Exploring different trading methods.
  • – Understanding options on futures.
  • – Delving into Order Flow.
  • – Learning about Proprietary Trading.
  • – Insights into CME membership.
  • – Exploring Trading Psychology.
  • – The impact of economic reports on trading.
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  • Hot Market of the Week – April Hogs
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.
April hogs stabilized their slide after completing the first downside PriceCount objective. Now, on the correction higher, the chart has activated upside counts and is taking aim at the first target in the 84.98 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.
NEO SPECTRUM NQ E-mini Nasdaq
PRODUCT
SYSTEM TYPE
Swing
COST
USD 395 / monthly
Recommended Cannon Trading Starting Capital
$100,000
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 January 29th 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

 

Trading Reports for Next Week

 

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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