Posted By: Ilan Levy-Mayer Vice President, Cannon Trading Futures Blog
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Gold is making a move and Rollover day!
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 etc., it is extremely important to remember that we are now rolling over and trading the December contract.
Starting Sept. 8th, the December 2017 futures contracts will be the front month contracts. It is recommended that all new positions be placed in the December 2017 contract as of September 8th. Volume in the Sept. 2017 contracts will begin to drop off until its expiration on Friday Sept. 15th.
The month code for December is Z7.
Traders with electronic trading software should make sure that defaults reflect the proper contract as of Friday morning.
Please close any open June Currency positions by the close on Friday the 15th.
Gold chart and commentary:
Many analysts see a major shift happening in the gold market with gold advancing and holding rather comfortably above a key psychological level of $1,300.00 an ounce
This political backdrop may also be influencing one of the key drivers in the price of gold, namely the US Dollar index and its recent move to the downside.
From April of this year, the US Dollar index has fallen from $1.01 levels down to below .92Cents and appears to continue to be under pressure.
Could this indeed mean a significant inflection point for gold and herald a continuing move to the upside? Only time will tell us for sure.
However, some interesting technical markers and short to intermediate term trends may be derived from the gold chart below; begging the question “Is this breakout creating significant inertia to break out of its range bound state signaling a long term trend?.”
Cannon Trading Company’s experienced commodity futures brokers in Beverly Hills are available to work with current clients and with new interested individuals and institutions to explore the possibilities in utilizing the futures markets to potentially capture some of the upcoming gold price action. In addition to exploring outright futures contract positions in gold and explaining the potential market risks involved, Cannon Trading’s brokers may also suggest and explore gold options plays and configurations including option spreads with gold and other commodities. Despite the excitement that the recent gold “surge” may invoke, one must keep in mind that these are risky markets and only risk capital ca n be used. In addition, regardless of the market, past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results.
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
|Contract December 2017||SP500||Nasdaq100||Dow Jones||Mini Russell||Dollar Index|
|Contract||December Gold||Dec. Silver||Oct. Crude Oil||Dec. Bonds||Sept. Euro|
|Resistance 3||1378.2||18.66||50.14||159 15/32||1.2232|
|Resistance 2||1366.9||18.44||49.73||158 23/32||1.2148|
|Resistance 1||1359.9||18.31||49.44||158 5/32||1.2086|
|Support 1||1341.6||17.96||48.74||156 27/32||1.1941|
|Support 2||1330.3||17.74||48.33||156 3/32||1.1857|
|Support 3||1323.3||17.61||48.04||155 17/32||1.1795|
|Contract||Dec. Corn||Dec. Wheat||November Beans||Dec. SoyMeal||Oct. Nat Gas|
Economic Reports, source:
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