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Index Futures

Category Archives: Index Futures

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.


Big Volatility in Stock Index Futures Last Two Days – Levels for 09.13.16

September 12th, 2016 Filed under Future Trading News, Futures Trading, Index Futures | Comment (0)

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1. Market Commentary
2. Futures Support and Resistance Levels – S&P, Nasdaq, Dow Jones, Russell 2000, Dollar Index
3. Commodities Support and Resistance Levels – Gold, Euro, Crude Oil, T-Bonds
4. Commodities Support and Resistance Levels – Corn, Wheat, Beans, Silver
5. Futures Economic Reports for Friday September 9, 2016

Greetings!

Front month for stock indices is December!!

I looked for some news that may explain the large sell off Friday and almost the same level of bounce today….I saw a few things but must admit none made sense to me, so my clients who are “conspiracy theory believers” may have won this one…..

I saw something about Fed officials speaking today “infused confidence back”, saw another thing that Friday was due to North Korea nuclear tests…yet another explanation spoke about rollover. Another news flash spoke about possibly removing some of the stocks from the financial segment of the SP500, specifically “good performing real estate stocks from the financial/ banking sector…..not to mention the “9/11” effect….and more and more etc. etc…..

My guess is the FED once again too concerned with keeping stock market prices higher than the paying attention to the rest of the economy…..I feel that QE in general and other FED action created artificially higher stock market prices which will one day explode in a violent way. But that is a topic for a whole new discussion.

Bottom line is I have no explanation but here is what the hourly and daily charts look like:

DAILY

S&P 500 Futures Daily Chart
Hourly
S&P 500 Futures Hourly Chart

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Rollover Notice for Stock Index Futures 9.09.2016

September 8th, 2016 Filed under Future Trading News, Index Futures | Comment (0)

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1. Market Commentary
2. Futures Support and Resistance Levels – S&P, Nasdaq, Dow Jones, Russell 2000, Dollar Index
3. Commodities Support and Resistance Levels – Gold, Euro, Crude Oil, T-Bonds
4. Commodities Support and Resistance Levels – Corn, Wheat, Beans, Silver
5. Futures Economic Reports for Friday September 9, 2016

Greetings!

Rollover is here again….The quarterly event is upon us once more, so read below and adjust!

Rollover Notice for Stock Index Futures

Important notice: For those of you trading any stock index futures contracts, i.e., the E-mini S&P, E-mini NASDAQ, E-mini Dow Jones, the “Big” pit-traded S&P 500, etc., it is extremely important to remember that tomorrow, Thursday, Sept.8th, is rollover day.

Starting Sept. 8th, the December 2016 futures contracts will be the front month contracts. It is recommended that all new positions be placed in the December 2016 contract as of Sept. 8th. Volume in the Sept. contracts will begin to drop off until its expiration on Friday September 16th.

The month code for December is Z6.

Traders with electronic trading software should make sure that defaults reflect the proper contract as of Thursday morning.

Please close any open September Currency positions by the close on Friday the 16th.

Should you have any further question please contact your broker.

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Russell 2000 Futures Chart & Economic Reports 9.18.2015

September 17th, 2015 Filed under Commodity Trading, Future Trading News, Index Futures, Indices | Comment (0)

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1. Market Commentary
2. Futures Support and Resistance Levels – S&P, Nasdaq, Dow Jones, Russell 2000, Dollar Index
3. Commodities Support and Resistance Levels – Gold, Euro, Crude Oil, T-Bonds
4. Commodities Support and Resistance Levels – Corn, Wheat, Beans, Silver
5. Futures Economic Reports for Friday September 18, 2015

 

Hello Traders,

For 2015 I would like to wish all of you discipline and patience in your trading!

This much anticipated FOMC lived up to expectations….tremendous volatility for sure. I hope some of you read my tips YESTERDAY about lowering trading quantities and widening stops etc.

That’s history but one thing I recommend, is write down notes from today. market behavior, your behavior etc. Keep it as part of your trading journal. Might help you the next FOMC…..What’s next? To be honest I am not sure at this point.

Here is my daily chart for the mini Russell 2000. Confused market in my opinion.

PS:
1. Many times the big move happens the DAY AFTER FOMC
2. Tomorrow is quadruple witching….

TFE - Russell 2000 Index Mini, Equalized Active Daily Continuation : Heikin-Ashi

TFE – Russell 2000 Index Mini, Equalized Active Daily Continuation : Heikin-Ashi


Mini Russell 2000 Heikin-Ashi & Economic Reports 7.11.2015

July 9th, 2015 Filed under Commodity Trading, Future Trading News, Futures Trading, Grain Futures, Index Futures, Indices | Comment (0)

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1. Market Commentary
2. Futures Support and Resistance Levels – S&P, Nasdaq, Dow Jones, Russell 2000, Dollar Index
3. Commodities Support and Resistance Levels – Gold, Euro, Crude Oil, T-Bonds
4. Commodities Support and Resistance Levels – Corn, Wheat, Beans, Silver
5. Futures Economic Reports for Friday July 10, 2015

Hello Traders,

For 2015 I would like to wish all of you discipline and patience in your trading!

Hello Traders,

Trying to predict movement on stock indices from one day to another has not been easy to say the least….

One thing that i personally like is that the intraday ranges are wider, volatility is higher and I personally prefer this type of day-trading environment. Main thing to remember if you are a day-trader, as volatility increases, you need to adjust your stops and targets accordingly, perhaps consider LOWERING your trading size so you can afford more room on stops and hold on for larger targets. Read the rest of this entry »


Post FOMC – Cash Dow Jones Index 6.19.2015

June 18th, 2015 Filed under Commodity Trading, Future Trading News, Futures Trading, Index Futures, Indices | Comment (0)

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1. Market Commentary
2. Futures Support and Resistance Levels – S&P, Nasdaq, Dow Jones, Russell 2000, Dollar Index
3. Commodities Support and Resistance Levels – Gold, Euro, Crude Oil, T-Bonds
4. Commodities Support and Resistance Levels – Corn, Wheat, Beans, Silver
5. Futures Economic Reports for Friday June 19, 2015

Hello Traders,

For 2015 I would like to wish all of you discipline and patience in your trading!

Hello Traders,

Here is what we look like post FOMC.

Weekly and daily charts of the CASH Dow Jones Index for your viewing pleasure….

DON’T forget: Tomorrow morning right when the cash opens, all the mini products (mini SP, mini Nasdaq etc.) expire, settle for cash and wont trade…. You should be trading the September contract.

Weekly:

DJI - DJ Industrial Average, Weekly:Heikin-Ashi

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