Cannon Futures Weekly Newsletter Issue # 1176
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In this issue:
- Important Notices – Holiday Trading Schedules
- Trading Blessing for the 2024
- Make 2024 Your Best Trading Year Yet!
- Hot Market Outlook – March Dollar Index
- Broker’s Trading System of the Week – EuroStoxx Swing Trading System
- Trading Levels for Next Week
- Trading Reports for Next Week
- Another four day trading week
- A smattering of earnings. Mostly Microcap to Midcap with a handful of Large caps sprinkled in ( >$10B Mkt Cap)
- Tuesday and Thursday Manufacturing and Services PMI respectively 9:00 a.m. CST
- No consequential Fed or Congressional items on the calendar
- Friday BIG Non-Farm Payrolls report, 7:30 a.m. CST.
- New Year’s Trading Schedule HERE
Trader’s Blessing for the 2024
Wishing ALL of you a happy, healthy and successful New Year!
The Trader’s Prayer
May I never be facing north when the markets headed south, and may locked limit always be on my side. 🤜🏼
May the money left on the table be someone else’s and may my pockets be deeper than the correction.
✋ May I always be 5 minutes ahead of the market, And may my order have a clear path to the pit (electronic exchange now days….).
✋ And if this one is a winner, I swear I quit!
Make 2024 Your Best Trading Year Yet – Walk before you run
By Cannon Trading staff
The image of a successful futures trader is that of a lone wolf surveying the landscape looking for an opportunity to attack and seize quick and substantial profits. We all know about the potential for making a fortune in the futures markets. Yet, few do so. Why is that? What are some of the common pitfalls that prevent this dream from becoming a reality for most futures traders?
One of the most prevalent misconceptions for inexperienced futures traders is that they believe themselves to be smarter than the rest of the commodities market participants. They underestimate the qualifications and abilities of the rest of the futures markets professionals. This business of commodities trading is dominated by very dedicated, resourceful professionals who have invested lots of time and assets into their pursuit of trading futures profits. Competing against these seasoned professionals is not impossible but going at it alone, especially initially, is usually not the most prudent course of action for new futures traders.
When we were children, we learned to walk before we learned to run. This is true for most of our life experiences. We played t-ball before we played baseball. We took lessons from Arthur Murray before we entered dance competitions. We watched cooking shows or read cookbooks before we attempted to deep fry our first turkey. So, why do so many novice futures traders think that they should enter into the world of futures trading without the support of an experienced futures broker? Why, armed with their computers and quote systems do they think that they are equipped to go it alone and be successful? It isn’t logical. It goes counter to our collective life experiences.
If your goal is to trade futures/commodities independently, why not do so after acquiring valuable experience and insight by working with a seasoned professional futures broker? Someone who is already fully engaged in the futures markets. Why not begin by using a mentor, a teacher, an advisor who can supply ideas, guidelines, disciplines, and insights that the novice trader could not otherwise be exposed to? We all learned to drive with the help of an instructor, why not approach the commodities markets in a similar fashion? Your hard-earned capital is at stake. Getting an education can be a very expensive process, especially in the futures trading business. Why not take advantage of the help offered by an experienced professional? Help like this can shorten a new futures trader’s learning curve and reduce the cost of his or her tuition for this education.
It is true that not all commodities brokers are quality teachers or mentors. The futures trader must choose his or her mentor carefully….just as one does when choosing a lawyer, doctor, or accountant. The futures brokers at Cannon Trading as a group are among the finest professionals that you will find anywhere in the futures trading world. The management at Cannon Trading has chosen these brokers prudently and after much scrutiny. This is evidenced by the impressive record of professional business conduct for the past 30 years by Cannon’s brokers. This record can be reviewed by going to www.nfa.futures.org
( the National Futures Association) website and comparing Cannon Trading versus other futures brokerage firms. You will be impressed.
Professional athletes use sports psychologists. Boxers use corner men. Graduate students study under the guidance of their professors. Professional singers utilize vocal coaches. Shouldn’t you as a futures trader avail yourself of the same sort of support that successful people in all of these endeavors use?
Hot market of the week is provided by QT Market Center, A swiss army knife charting package that’s not just for Hedgers, Cooperatives and Farmers alike but also for Spread traders, Swing traders and shorter time frame application for intraday traders with a unique proprietary indicator that can be applied to your specific trading needs.
March Dollar Index
March resumed its slide into new lows. At this point, a third PriceCount objective of 98.93 would coincide with summer lows.
PriceCounts – Not about where we’ve been , but where we might be going next!
The PriceCount study is a tool that can help to project the distance of a move in price. The counts are not intended to be an ‘exact’ science but rather offer a target area for the four objectives which are based off the first leg of a move with each subsequent count having a smaller percentage of being achieved. It is normal for the chart to react by correcting or consolidating at an objective and then either resuming its move or reversing trend. Best utilized in conjunction with other technical tools, PriceCounts offer one more way to analyze charts and help to manage your positions and risk. Learn more at www.qtchartoftheday.com
Trading in futures, options, securities, derivatives or OTC products entails significant risks which must be understood prior to trading and may not be appropriate for all investors. Past performance of actual trades or strategies is not necessarily indicative of future results.
Broker’s Trading System of the Week
With algorithmic trading systems becoming more prevalent in portfolio diversification, the following system has been selected as the broker’s choice for this month.
EuroStoxx future (EUR)
Recommended Cannon Trading Starting Capital
USD 50 / monthly
The performance shown above is hypothetical in that the chart represents returns in a model account. The model account rises or falls by the average single contract profit and loss achieved by clients trading actual money pursuant to the listed system’s trading signals on the appropriate dates (client fills), or if no actual client profit or loss available – by the hypothetical single contract profit and loss of trades generated by the system’s trading signals on that day in real time (real‐time) less slippage, or if no real time profit or loss available – by the hypothetical single contract profit and loss of trades generated by running the system logic backwards on back adjusted data. Please read full disclaimer HERE.
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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 herein 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 judgment in 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.
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