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.


Rollover Notice + Futures Trading Levels for 6.10.2022

June 9th, 2022 Filed under Future Trading News, Index Futures | Comment (0)

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Large sell off today in stock index futures.

Tomorrow we have CPI which is a market moving event.
Also read below regarding rollover notice.

Rollover Notice for U.S. Stock Index and Currency Futures

Heads up traders! We’re approaching important dates on the trading calendar.
Rollover is here for stock indices. i.e., the E-mini and Micro S&P, Nasdaq, Dow Jones and Russell 2000.
I personally start trading SEPTEMBER this Monday when the volume on September is higher than the June.
  Volume in the June contracts will begin to drop off until their expiration next Friday, June 17th (8:30 A.M., Central Time). At that point, trading in these contracts halts. Stock index futures are CASH SETTLED contracts. If you hold any June futures contracts through 8:30 A.M., Central Time on Friday, June 17th, they will be offset with the cash settlement price, as set by the exchange.
 Monday, June 13th is Last Trading Day for June currency futures. It is of the utmost importance for currency traders to exit all June futures contracts by Friday, June 10 and to start trading the September futures. Currency futures are DELIVERABLE contracts. By holding any June futures contracts through the close of Last Trading Day, you will be subject to delivering (short positions) or taking delivery of (long positions) the full notional value of the futures contract. So, unless you’re sitting on 12,500,000 Japanese Yen to give to the exchange, exit that short position.
The month code for September is ‘U.’  Please consider carefully how you place orders when changing over.

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

06-10-2022

 

 

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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.


Weekly Newsletter 1099: Introduction to Equity Index Products – FREE Online Trading Course + Trading Levels for the Week Ahead

May 27th, 2022 Filed under Index Futures, Indices, Weekly Newsletter | Comment (0)

Cannon Futures Weekly Newsletter Issue # 1099

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Course Overview If you were asked to picture trading the U.S. stock market, what comes to mind? You may think of trading shares of companies like Apple, ExxonMobil or Disney. But what if there was another way to express your views and gain broad-based exposure to U.S. equities – without trading each individual stock? One alternative is equity index futures and options. With a single transaction, investors can use these index-based contracts to manage risk or seek profits based on whether they think the stock market will rise or fall. Learn the basics of these contracts, including what they are, how they’re built and how many ways you can use them.
This comprehensive course will cover the following topics:
  • What’s an Index Future?
  • The Importance of Depth (Volume)
  • Hedging and Risk Management
  • Trading Opportunities in Equity Index Futures
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  • And More…..
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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

05-31-2022

Futures Support & Resistance Levels 5.27.2022

Weekly Levels

Weekly Support & Resistance Levels

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

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Date Reports/Expiration Notice Dates
MRCI Reports 5.26 - 6.03.2022

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 herein 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 judgment in trading


Next Support for NASDAQ? + Futures Trading Levels 4.27.2022

April 26th, 2022 Filed under Future Trading News, Index Futures | Comment (0)

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China, Ukraine/Russia, earnings, Inflation, rates and overall market sentiment sent stock futures much lower today.
NASDAQ been the leader so far and closed right on the first major support level below. Possible extended target as well as levels above for possible bounces, in the daily chart below for your review.

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

04-27-2022

 

 

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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.


NQ Chart + Futures Trading Levels & Reports 4.22.2022

April 21st, 2022 Filed under Future Trading News, Index Futures, Indices | Comment (0)

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Interesting intraday action on indices, led by the NASDAQ 100 futures, the NQ or MNQ for the Micros.

Market is sitting on a short term support level as can be seen in the daily chart below.

If you are a day trader, you may want to explore using range bar or volume charts rather than minutes chart as they may help reduce noise in quiet markets and help you make decisions faster when the markets are moving faster. WATCH VIDEO HERE.

NQ chart April

NQ, mini nasdaq futures daily chart on April 21st 2022

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

04-22-2022

Trading levels for futures

 

 

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Economic Reports, Source: 

Forexfactory.com

 

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.


SP500 “Buy Program” & Support and Resistance Levels 4.08.2022

April 7th, 2022 Filed under Future Trading News, Index Futures, Indices | Comment (0)

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Stock Index futures were significantly lower today but bounced sharply off support levels, news sources cited “buy program” – I mentioned this to a client who asked me what the hell does it mean….
My speculation is that large institution had a “resting order” to buy at that levels, perhaps GTC order , perhaps new order but that was able to absorb all selling pressure and then price went higher, triggered more short covering, fueled intraday buying and helped an impressive intraday reversal.
Two big questions I have:
Am I correct?
What’s next?
My daily chart with some possible levels for what’s next below.
My speculation is as long as we can hold today’s lows, higher prices are path of least resistance.
Break below and it is a different ball game…..
I asked my colleague, John Thorpe for his feedback:
Why the buy programs? an over simplification is where we have been.. take a look at that low we got the bounce from.. and April 6th back in collegiate statistics 101 one of the first things we learn are the differences and applications of the Mean, the median and the mode… using the 4450 area this number satisfies the definition of the median and the mode if we begin taking our data points from the beginning of Q1 2021 for at least the last 6 months 4450 is the midpoint. it’s not that hard see why that is a critical area for the current market and potentially why, when the market got down to that level, Buy programs engaged. this is not to say this is a Fed put. what it does align with are the similarities between where the market was back on august , 31st 2021 and on the open 2 11 22. remember when the ES tested 4200 six times and successfully rallied? a close greater than 4500.00 is the goal and could be the springboard to a significantly higher move and, it may be possible there is a seasonal component too. all markets like to test and retest areas where they have been before. this is no different.
Emini ES daily Chart
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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

04-08-2022

Futures Support and Resistance Levels 4.08.2022

 

 

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Economic Reports, Source: 

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Forex Factory 4.08.2022

 

 

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