Posted By: Ilan Levy-Mayer Vice President, Cannon Trading Futures Blog
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Heads up: Front month for energies is now April. Front month for bonds/ten years is June as of tomorrow. Front month for grains is May.
Another good read from our friend Peter Davies at JigSawtrading.com:
Ilan: Tell us a little bit about your trading background and how you got started trading.
Peter: In the mid 90’s I was a self employed IT Consultant and ended up living in Knoxville, TN, then I moved to Netherlands, then Denmark, then Japan and finally Thailand, where I ended up starting up an IT firm servicing the client I worked for in Japan. During this time, I managed to save a lot of money which was just sitting there. I ended up having my portfolio managed by a firm of financial advisors. After 3 years, they had lost 30% of the funds. Basically they got into everything that was hot the year before, a terrible strategy in hindsight. At one point, in a meeting with them, they told me they would get back the losses by leveraging my money. They said that all they needed was a 10% gain and the leverage would mean I recouped my losses. I asked them exactly how they would make that 10% gain and they said to me “Well, anyone can make a 10% gain given enough flexibility”. I politely re-determined them that if ‘anyone’ could make 10%, then they wouldn’t have lost 30%. I withdrew all my funds and figured if I was going to lose money, I might as well do it myself rather than paying them to do it for me.
I started out longer term investing but found that hit and miss and while I do still trade on mostly oversold stocks, it was day trading where I found techniques I was really comfortable with.
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Levels for Trade Date of 03.02.2017
|Contract March 2017||SP500||Nasdaq100||Dow Jones||Mini Russell||Dollar Index|
|Contract||Apr. Gold||May Silver||April Crude Oil||June Bonds||March Euro|
|Resistance 3||1269.3||18.79||54.97||152 26/32||1.0667|
|Resistance 1||1255.1||18.55||54.19||150 27/32||1.0591|
|Support 1||1240.9||18.31||53.41||148 28/32||1.0514|
|Support 2||1231.9||18.17||53.14||148 2/32||1.0478|
|Support 3||1226.7||18.07||52.63||146 29/32||1.0438|
|Contract||May Corn||May Wheat||May Beans||May SoyMeal||April Nat Gas|
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