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Stories involving drones have been a mix of science fiction, military strategy and future commerce. Think of the 1960’s cartoon, The Jetsons.
We surveyed active traders to give opinions on the top futures brokers. Great insights for futures trading and active traders.
There have been rumors of recent financial distress at some proprietary trading firms that trade Eurodollar Short Term Interest Rates on the CME Group exchange. The latest block trades posted today confirm that one of these firms might have capitulated or sold the position to deeper-pocket hedge funds or trading firms.
In January 2015 at a Managed Funds Association conference I presented findings on the apparent relationship between commodity trading advisor (CTA) drawdowns and the Federal Reserve balance sheet, specifically the outright held securities part of it). The theme of the panel, and a subsequent research paper was: “Managed Futures and CTAs — Where are We and What's Next?”
Crypto is higher overnight with BTC touching on its highest levels since April 2018. Volumes are up on the move with activity on Bitfinex, for example, ~115% of the 30-day average.
With powerful modern trading tools, volume analysis is more accessible than it has ever been before. In this article, we’ll explore ways to put that analysis to use.
Futures magazine relaunches with a more institutional futures and commodity feel. Expect more financial market analysis, research and trade ideas along with entertaining lifestyle commentary.
Futures Magazine polled trading industry experts for insights on future FOMC interest rate cuts.
While they are among the simplest technical conditions, price gaps — when successive price bars fail to overlap — generate a lot of questions among traders. Why do gaps happen? How can we foresee
CTA Trend Followers on right side of equities indicies, metals and G10 fixed income.
What you should be watching this week in interest rate futures. FOMC statement Wednesday and Federal Reserve bank stress tests.
Standing buy and sell orders can provide an inside look into market bias. Here’s how market depth can provide clues to future price direction.
Traders are looking forward to next Monday (June 4) corn planting progress numbers. The latest planting progress reading on May 28 for corn was 49%, well below the ten-year-average of 80%.
Many of us know the “January Effect," also referred to as the “January Barometer,” refers to the belief that equity market performance in the month of January will predict how the market will perform throughout the year. It appears to no longer work.
A massive move higher in interest rates futures (lower in yield) and abnormal call skews has created a trading opportunity. It's a risk-off trade, but it's also a view that the political drama and Trump battle with Fed Chairman Jerome Powell is ultimately going to fade.
Megaphone patterns were first described in Richard Schabacker’s 1932 book: “Technical Analysis and Stock Market Profits,” as rare and intricate patterns. Megaphone patterns are considered both reversal and continuous patterns and usually appear at major market tops and bottoms. This pattern may be also called an “Inverted Symmetric Triangle” pattern or “Broadening” pattern and usually develops after a strong up or down trend in the stock price.
In the loud, type A personality world of futures trading, Bill Eckhardt stands out from the crowd. If he were a football coach, he would be Bill Walsh, the quiet genius amid the screaming masses
To help us sort through the Fed's remarks in anticipating its next moves, we asked traders, Will the Fed tighten rates at the upcoming September meeting in your opinion? Why or why not?