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What is Futures Trading?

What is Futures Trading?

What is Futures Trading? For the U.S. futures markets, it all started in Chicago in 1849. Chicago was a major commercial center for agricultural products. Farmers (sellers) and agricultural dealers (buyers) began creating ‘contracts’ between each other to set prices...

Getting Stopped Out of Your Futures Trades?

Getting Stopped Out of Your Futures Trades?

Stopped out of your futures trade again? We’ve all experienced it – you think you’ve found the perfect trade. The trend is up; the technicals are bullish and the fundamentals are screaming, “Buy, Buy, Buy”. You pull the trigger and go long and set a protective stop....

Micro Emini Stock Index Options Launching Aug. 31

Micro Emini Stock Index Options Launching Aug. 31

The CME futures exchange will be offering futures options on their Micro Emini Stock Index futures contracts. Beginning August 31, 2020, the CME futures exchange will introduce two new futures options contracts for the popular Micro Emini S&P 500 and Micro Emini...

Silver Futures Option Trade Opportunity

Silver Futures Option Trade Opportunity

Market: Silver Futures Options (SO) Opportunity: Buy September ’20 Silver 1500 Put (SO) / Sell November ’20 Silver 1500 Put (SO) at a the current market price before July 9, 2020. Specifics…  Gross profit target is 11 points per spread. Risk 5 points per spread. Max...

Crude Oil futures prices could go negative, again.

Crude Oil futures prices could go negative, again.

Crude Oil futures prices could go negative again in a repeat of the May 2020 futures contract expiration. The CFTC (Commodity Futures Trading Commission) is warning that the New York Mercantile Exchange's Crude Oil futures contact could drop into negative territory as...

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