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.


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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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….
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Futures Trading Levels

January 5th 2021

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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.

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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.

 

Futures Trading Levels

06-06-2019

 


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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.


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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Volatile Markets – Be Careful!! Grains Weather Updates…. 2.09.2018

February 8th, 2018 Filed under Future Trading News, Index Futures | Comment (0)

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Dryness Extensive Across Southern Plains Wheat Belt

Moisture levels have remained very low across the majority of the hard red wheat belt in the central Plains throughout the winter, with moderate drought now widespread across eastern Colorado into central Oklahoma, and severe to extreme drought located in southern Kansas, Oklahoma, and much of central and northwestern Texas (see map below).

The outlook for the next few weeks shows an upturn in moisture across the northern Plains, with Colorado and Nebraska likely to see some notable improvements in moisture in the form of snowfall. Meanwhile, moisture receipts will likely remain below normal across south central Kansas into west central Oklahoma and northwestern Texas. While moisture needs this time of year are very low for wheat as it remains in dormancy, an upturn in moisture will be critical for these areas once it emerges from dormancy.

However, a drier pattern is expected to continue across the majority of the region in March, which will likely result in some significant stress as spring crop growth resumes. An upturn in rains is possible across the heart of the hard red wheat belt in April, though, which should begin to improve moisture supplies and crop conditions. The rains will be critical to prevent substantial yield reductions for the wheat crop.

By: Don Keeney
Senior Ag Meteorologist
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