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A plural of indexes, indices is a term often used in the markets. There are different indexes or indices in the markets and these don’t always move up or down in coordination. Indexed moving in tandem would create redundancy meaning that we don’t need more than one of them.

The Dow and the S&P500 are two extremely noteworthy as well as popular indices. While a change in the Dow indicated that the expectations of the investors have changed with regard to the risks and earnings of large companies, the S&P500 features 500 of the most highly traded stocks in the U.S.

Each index is different from another and each one behaves differently. You won’t find any one index that has continued to look the same over the years. Moreover, every index depicts a different thing. You can gain a deeper understanding into the world of indices.

We at Cannon Trading help you by providing the latest information on indices and their market performance. You can read it all here under one archive tagged as Indices. Read and be informed.


Triple Witching Tomorrow + Futures trading Levels for March 15th

March 14th, 2024 Filed under Commodity Brokers, Commodity Trading, Day Trading, Future Trading News, Futures Broker, Futures Trading, Index Futures, Indices, Trading Guide | Comment (0)

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TriPPPle witching tomorrow!

Stock Index March contracts (i.e., the E-mini and Micro S&P, Nasdaq, Dow Jones and Russell 2000.) expire Friday, March15th (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 December futures contracts through 8:30 A.M., Central Time on Friday, Mar. 15th, they will be offset with the cash settlement price, as set by the exchange.

FRONT MONTH IS NOW JUNE , the symbol is M24, example for mini SP is ESM24

 Monday, March 18th is Last Trading Day for December currency futures. It is of the utmost importance for currency traders to exit all March futures contracts by Friday, March 15th and to start trading the June futures. Currency futures are DELIVERABLE contracts.

The month code for June is ‘M.’  Please consider carefully how you place orders when changing over.

 

 

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Watch video below on how to rollover from March to June contracts if you are a stock index trader on our E-Futures Platform!

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Levels for March 15th, 2024

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The Best $5 and 5 Daily Minutes You Can Invest in Your Trading!

March 12th, 2024 Filed under Day Trading, Future Trading News, Future Trading Platform, Futures Trading, futures trading education, Index Futures, Indices, Trading Guide | Comment (0)

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Today’s CPI report, market action and looking back at my notes from previous CPI trading days encouraged me to share the below:

Maintaining a trading journal is a critical practice for any trader who aims to achieve long-term success in the markets. This meticulous record-keeping serves several vital functions that contribute to a trader’s development and strategy refinement.

Self-Reflection and Accountability: A trading journal fosters a habit of self-reflection. By documenting the details of each trade, including the rationale behind entry and exit points, traders can review their decisions objectively. This process encourages accountability and helps traders to recognize patterns in their trading behavior, both successful and detrimental.

Strategy Optimization: Over time, a trading journal becomes a valuable data repository that traders can analyze to fine-tune their strategies. By identifying what works and what doesn’t, traders can make informed adjustments to their approach, discard ineffective methods, and capitalize on strategies that yield positive outcomes.

Emotional Regulation: Trading can be an emotional endeavor, and a journal can act as a stabilizing force. By committing to a disciplined recording of trades, traders can distance themselves from the emotional highs and lows of market volatility. This emotional detachment is crucial for making rational, data-driven decisions.

Performance Tracking: A trading journal enables traders to track their performance over time. It provides a clear picture of profit and loss, helping traders to assess their financial progress and set realistic goals for future trades.

Learning Tool: For novice traders, a journal is an invaluable learning tool. It allows them to learn from their mistakes and successes, accelerating their journey towards becoming proficient traders.

In essence, a trading journal is more than just a record of transactions; it is a trader’s roadmap to continuous improvement and strategic mastery. It is an indispensable tool for anyone serious about excelling in the dynamic world of trading.

 

 

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Watch video below on how to rollover from March to June contracts if you are a stock index trader on our E-Futures Platform!

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Levels for March 13th, 2024

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Rollover, CPI & Futures Trading Levels for 03.12.24

March 11th, 2024 Filed under Charts & Indicators, Commodity Brokers, Commodity Trading, Day Trading, E-Mini Futures, Future Trading News, Futures Broker, Futures Trading, Index Futures, Indices, Nasdaq, S&P 500 | Comment (0)

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CPI Tomorrow – Trade June ES/NQ/YM and MICROS

by John Thorpe, Senior Broker

 

For all of you index traders, you may have noticed the shrinking Open Interest and Volume in the March contracts. It’s that time when volume shifts to the next quarterly expiration contract. June! the symbol is M.

March volume will be drying up quickly, don’t get stuck Friday morning with a March contract at the crack of dawn when the carousel stops. Start trading the June contract today!

According to Bloomberg, the S&P 500 has averaged an 0.8% move on CPI days over the past six months

Today, stocks are sideways, the dollar and gold are both up marginally as investors nervously await tomorrows 7:30 a.m. CDT Consumer Price Index release.

Last Month, on Feb 13th stocks slid sharply following the release and Treasury yields surged higher when a surprise CPI number, an Increase of 0.3% in January, crossed the newswires. Housing costs accounted for much of the price rise.

Overall prices are expected to rise 0.4% percent after increasing 0.3% percent in January. Annual rates, which in January were 3.1% percent overall and 3.9% percent for the core, are expected at 3.1% and 3.7% percent respectively. Per econoday.

 

 

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Daily Levels for March 12th, 2024

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Analysis of gold as we hit all time highs!

March 5th, 2024 Filed under Commodity Brokers, Commodity Trading, Day Trading, E-Mini Futures, Future Trading News, Futures Broker, Futures Trading, Gold Futures, Index Futures, Indices, S&P 500, Trading Guide | Comment (0)

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Gold’s Performance Against U.S., Asian Equities the Past Century

By Erik Norland of CMEGroup.com

Is gold a more profitable investment than equities over the long term? Our finding is that the value of gold has mostly held its own against the U.S. equity market since the S&P 500 time series began over 94 years ago (Figure 1). A well-defined picture of their performance through peaks and troughs is evident when the S&P 500 dollar value is repriced in gold, which is done by dividing the S&P 500 by the U.S. dollar price of one troy ounce of bullion (Figure 2).

Figure 1: Overall, gold has nearly held its own versus equities over the past 100 years.

 

 

 

The S&P 500/gold ratio has been subject to extremely strong trends and occasional periods of consolidation which correspond with different economic and geopolitical situations, some of which benefitted equities relative to gold and vice versa. Generally, equities have done better than gold during periods of geopolitical stability, disinflation and steady economic growth, while gold tends to outperform during periods of instability. Switching from one circumstance to another can set off powerful trends in the S&P 500/gold ratio that can last for years, even decades. The same goes for Asian equity markets when compared to gold, although the price history isn’t as long and the patterns differ both in equity market performance and trends in the currency market.

Since the equity market’s peak on September 3, 1929, the S&P 500/gold ratio has been through six distinct eras:

  • 1929-1942: The Great Depression and the Rise of the Axis Powers: Between 1929 and 1933 S&P 500 fell by 86% in U.S. dollar terms. In 1933, the incoming Roosevelt Administration’s first action was to devalue the dollar versus gold from $23 to $35 per ounce, a 52% gain for anyone who was still able to hold on to gold. Between 1933 and 1942, equities stagnated as the U.S. struggled to recover from the Depression and as the Axis Powers of Germany, Italy and Japan reached their peak of expansion in 1942.
  • 1942-1968: Allied Victory, Bretton Woods and Superpower Parity: as the Allies turned the tide in the war, equity markets began to rally. Stocks continued upward with only brief pauses around the time of the Korean War and the Cuban missile crisis. Under the post-war Bretton Woods system of fixed exchange rates, the dollar remained fixed at $35 per ounce and foreign currencies were pegged to the dollar. The S&P 500 soared 1,165% versus the dollar and gold.
  • 1968-1980: Overheating and Stagflation: The combination of the Great Society program and Vietnam War overheated the U.S. economy, leading to successive waves of inflation. Amid rising prices, the U.S. dollar peg to gold was no longer tenable. In 1971, the Nixon Administration pulled the plug on Bretton Woods, setting off a rally in gold prices that took the yellow metal from $35 to $800 per ounce by the end of the decade. Equity prices traded sideways in a wide range during this period of uncertainty which also featured the U.S. withdrawal from Vietnam, the 1973 Arab Embargo, the Iranian Revolution and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. Relative to gold, the S&P 500 fell by 95%.
  • 1980-2000: Disinflation and Pax Americana: Over the course of two decades the S&P 500 rose by 4,137% versus gold as stock prices soared and precious metals retreated amid tight money, falling inflation and improved economic growth.
  • 2000-2011: The Tech Wreck, War on Terror and the Global Financial Crisis: during this period, the S&P 500 lost 89% in gold terms.
  • 2011-2021: Pax Americana Part 2: From 2011-2019 equities soared amid a slow, low-inflation recovery in the U.S. that sent the price of gold substantially lower. While equities fell in the early stages of the Covid-19 pandemic, fiscal stimulus and $4.9 trillion of Federal Reserve quantitative easing (QE) purchases initially benefitted equities more than gold. Overall, the S&P 500 outperformed gold by 337% during this time.

What’s next? The S&P fell 28% versus gold from late 2021 through 2022, and despite its 2023 rebound led by mega-cap companies dubbed the Magnificent Seven, it remains 5% lower versus gold as of late February 2024 despite being about 6% above its 2021 highs when expressed in dollar terms. A few points are clear:

  • The S&P has lost its upside momentum versus gold.
  • The world may have entered a lasting period of geopolitical instability with Russia and other powers challenging the U.S.-led order.
  • It’s not clear if the U.S. and its peers will return to lastingly low levels of inflation or not.
  • Central banks have conducted the biggest tightening cycle in over 40 years, which may increase the risk of a global economic downturn and subsequent monetary easing.

These points have the potential to turn the tide against U.S. equities, which are highly valued (see our related article here), in favor of hard assets like gold. But what about much less expensive equity markets like those in China, Japan and Korea? South Korea’s KOSPI Index, Japan’s Nikkei 225 and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index have their own strong trends versus gold.

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Daily Levels for March 6th, 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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