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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.


Rollover Notice + Futures Trading Levels for 6.09.2022

June 8th, 2022 Filed under Future Trading News, Indices | Comment (0)

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

By Mark O’Brien
Heads up traders! We’re approaching important dates on the trading calendar.
Tomorrow, Thursday, June 9, is roll-over day for stock index futures contracts, i.e., the E-mini and Micro S&P, Nasdaq, Dow Jones and Russell 2000.  Starting tomorrow, the September futures contracts will be the front month contracts.  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

06-09-2022

 

Support and Resistance levels 6.09.2022

 

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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.
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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

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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

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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.

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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: 

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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.


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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Forex Factory 4.08.2022

 

 

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 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.


Key Points for Real Time Dow-Jones Futures Trading

March 18th, 2022 Filed under Currency Futures, Future Trading News, Index Futures, Indices | Comment (0)

Dow-Jones In Real Time

Providing exposure to 30 of the largest companies in the U.S., the Dow-Jones futures market is directly correlated to the value of the Dow-Jones Industrial Average. Among the most liquid contracts on the exchange, the Dow futures are a favorite for all types of traders. Whether you are a scalper live streaming online, or you’re a position trader placing phone orders, the Dow futures are a diverse landscape with traders participating from all over the world.

Real time quotes are widely available across media outlets, trading platforms, and brokerages. The E-Mini Dow futures(YM) trade on the CBOT as part of the CME Group. Minimum tick size is one point with a value of $5.00 per point, per contract. The notional value of the E-Mini Dow contract can be calculated using the value of the Dow Jones Industrial Average times $5. A smaller alternative, the E-Micro Dow(MYM) contract trades at one-tenth the format of the former, or $0.50 per tick.

The Dow-Jones Advantage

Dow-Jones futures offer competitive margin requirements and leverage, allowing responsible investors and traders the opportunity to hedge larger positions with less capital. For U.S. Traders, the IRS classifies broad based index futures such as the Dow Futures under the 60/40 rule which allows trading profits to be taxed at 60% the more favorable capital gains rate, and only 40% as ordinary income (Check with a CPA before trading.)

As an investment device, the Dow-Jones futures provide real time leveraged exposure to the index value, which promotes capital efficiency for investors and traders.  This means that skilled risk managers, like yourself, will no doubt find competitive and creative solutions to manage risk.

The Dow Jones Futures market is a competitive market for tools and platforms to trade with.  Hence, a plethora of options are available to both retail and professional traders. The Dow-Jones Futures are traded on by many brokerages, software, and platforms, with access to real time data quotes being provided from the exchange through several different data providers.

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The Dow-Jones futures market shares a strong correlation to the other U.S. Index futures such as the Nasdaq 100, S&P500, and Russell 2000 contracts. This means that the U.S. markets tend to reflect the movement of one another with additional correlations to the bond markets, currencies, and many other commodities such as gold, silver, etc. Notably, the futures trade nearly 24 hours a day through the week, from Sunday evening until Friday. It’s arguable that if you consider the ease of shorting, capital efficiency, etc. it makes futures a much more valuable tool than ETF’s. Additionally, also  available are the Dow Futures Options contracts which expire monthly. Be sure to understand your risks, and consult with your broker before trading.

Key Points of the Dow-Jones Futures Market

  • Dow-Jones Futures provide leveraged exposure to the DJIA for traders and investors. Take caution when you are approaching a leveraged environment, as the risks can be substantial.
  • Multiple Contract Sizes for different sized investors, traders, and strategies
    • E-Mini(YM) – $5 per point
    • E-Micro(MYM) – $10 per point
  • Profits are taxed more favorably at the 60/40 rate.
  • Trade nearly 24 hours a day, 6 days a week.

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Author: Josh Meyers, Broker at Cannon Trading Company

Important: Trading commodity futures and options involves a substantial risk of loss. Therefore, recommendations contained in this letter are of opinion only and do not guarantee any profits. There is not an actual account trading these recommendations and past performances are not necessarily indicative of future results.

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