Heating Oil Breaking Lower + Trading levels for 12.06.2022

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PriceCounts – Not about where we’ve been , but where we might be going next!

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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.

 

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 when it comes to Futures Trading.

Futures Trading Levels

12-07-2022

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Trading Tips to Make December Jolly + Trading Levels 12.01.2022

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Make December Jolly – Improve Your Trading

By Ilan Levy-Mayer, VP

Trading is inherently risky but by following some rules you can keep your capital safer while building your trading experience.

  • AVOID the extremely low margins. Utilizing the lowest day trading margins turns trading into a gamble rather than trading.
  • Limit the hours you trade
  • Limit the number of trades you make per day the Overtrading racks up commission fees and increases the risk of revenge trading.
  • On any one day stop trading when losses hit 5-10% of capital, which is recoverable, and indicates you are reading the market wrong, so stop, evaluate your errors and record them in your Trading Journal.
  • Base your stop loss and target strategically from the charts, not an arbitrary number of points. Keep your focus on the chart, trading what you see not what you want to see, think or feel.

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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 when it comes to Futures Trading.

Futures Trading Levels

11-30-2022

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If We Only Knew the Type of trading Day Ahead + Futures Trading Levels 11.15.2022

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Different Ways to “Attack the Trading Day Ahead”

By Ilan Levy-Mayer, VP

Many different ways to make and lose money trading futures, even more so when day trading.

Today’s action in stock index futures led me to write about the three main approaches out there, in my opinion, for day-traders to approach the trading day ahead:

The first is what I call the “trend is your friend”

A trader looks at few different time frames, looking to see if there is an established trend on longer time frame ( example 60 minutes chart) and then trying to look for pull back on lower time frames and “join the trend”. Only works for certain markets and only works few times of the month as most days markets do not have an intraday trend.

Second method is what we call break out. Traders will look for markets that have been in a lower volatility situation using indicators such as ADX, Volatility indicators, RSI for example. Then they will look at the chart to find what they feel are levels that if broken can fuel a stronger move in the same direction. These levels can be extracted visually looking at the chart or using highs/ lows of X periods. At times traders will scan for markets that have been in LOWER volatility with the expectation of a volatility breakout. This method works better on some markets than others. I noticed that crude oil and gold futures tend to have better chances of a continued breakout move than the mini SP 500 AS AN example.

The third one many traders use and believe in is “mean reversion”. Stock index futures in my opinion will fall into this category many trading days. Market will test previous day’s highs, then maybe test lows and will trade in between as the markets tries to establish new “value zones”. Traders will sometimes use RSI or Williams %R to get a feel for when the market gets away from the mean and will use counter trend methods in this case. Many will use volume profile, market profile in order to visualize levels of support and resistance. Use of stops, when counter trend trading is even more important as you do NOT want to get caught on the few days a month when these markets do incur a break out situation…..

Obviously, all methods have good days, bad days and I guarantee you, none of these methods work all the time on all markets. Knowing the above and trying to understand what method should be the primary method for the market YOU trade and which can be used as secondary can help you while trading.

 Plan your trade and trade your plan.
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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 when it comes to Futures Trading.

Futures Trading Levels

11-16-2022

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SP500 #ES_FNasdaq100  #NQ_FDow Jones  #YM_FMini Russell #RTY_FBitCoin Index #BRTI SP500 Dec. Gold #GC_F Dec. Silver #SI_F Oct. Crude Oil #CL-F Dec. Bonds  #ZB_F Dec. 10 yr  #ZN_F Dec. Corn #ZC_F Dec.  Wheat #ZW_F Nov. Beans #ZS_F Dec. SoyMeal #ZM_F Oct. Nat Gas #NG_F Dec. Coffee #KC_F Dec. Cocoa #CC_F October Sugar #SB_F Dec. Cotton #CT_F Sept.  Euro Currency

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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 here in 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 judgement in trading.

CFD Vs. Futures…+ Trading levels for 10.25.2022

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CFD (Contract For Difference) OR Futures?

By John Thorpe, Senior Broker

Futures Market structure provides a more level playing field for the retail trader than do the Forex and CFD markets. Last week I focused on the differences between Forex and Futures and left a little on the table as it relates to CFD’s, what they are and more importantly what they are not. But again, the focus of last weeks article was not to discuss the differences as much as driving home the point that the futures market gives you, the retail trader, a better shake. It’s a fairer market and offers better opportunities for success, day in and day out.

First, the need to stress to you that futures markets, no matter what hemisphere they are traded in are regulated, CFD’s are not. In Fact, CFD’s are banned in the U.S. and Brazil..

Similarities between CFD’s and Futures:

1.      Leveraged products- you simply need to place a good faith deposit or Margin to speculate on a position.

2.      Multiple markets to trade, from Grains, to Softs, Equity indices to Debt instruments and Metals to Energies.

3.      Both used as hedges.

4.      Derivative’s Both derive their value from underlying instruments.

Differences between CFD’s and Futures

1.      Futures are regulated in the U.S. by both the CFTC and the NFA while CFD’S are not. This lack of oversight of the CFD industry creates transparency issues.  Regulated markets are far more transparent giving the trader of Futures an edge over CFD’s.

2.      Although futures contracts have expiration dates and CFD’s do not, the CFD broker will charge you a carrying charge to hold the position overnight, much like Forex operates.

3.      Futures contracts are more liquid than CFD’s. The Futures contract is a publicly traded entity where all market participants, Hedger’s Institutions, Banks, retail investors are involved in the price discovery process. CFD’s markets are literally bookmakers. You trade against the broker and the broker throws of his/her risk in the regulated futures markets. This results in very wide spreads between the bid and the offer and really penalizes the trader.

4.      Futures offer standardized contract sizes, and often times offering mini sized and micro sized contracts, much like the CFD market does, but again with a transparent market.

if you are looking for transparency and a more level playing field and scratched your head or pounded your fist on the desk because of the problems you may have experienced trading Forex or CFD’s you have nothing to lose, give us a call or send us an email and will work with you to get your account open and trading in a much fairer environment.

As always, plan your trade and trade your plan. Please contact your broker or Cannon Trading with any questions.

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 when it comes to Futures Trading.

Futures Trading Levels

10-25-2022

#goldfutures #sp500futures #crudeoilfutures # nasdaqfutures #dowfutures #futurestrading #futuresbrokers
SP500 #ES_FNasdaq100  #NQ_FDow Jones  #YM_FMini Russell #RTY_FBitCoin Index #BRTI SP500 Dec. Gold #GC_F Dec. Silver #SI_F Oct. Crude Oil #CL-F Dec. Bonds  #ZB_F Dec. 10 yr  #ZN_F Dec. Corn #ZC_F Dec.  Wheat #ZW_F Nov. Beans #ZS_F Dec. SoyMeal #ZM_F Oct. Nat Gas #NG_F Dec. Coffee #KC_F Dec. Cocoa #CC_F October Sugar #SB_F Dec. Cotton #CT_F Sept.  Euro Currency

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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 here in 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 judgement in trading.

Stop Getting Stopped? + Trading levels for 10.20.2022

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Stop Getting Stopped??

By Mark O’Brien, Senior Broker

In our continued interest in assisting traders with strategy recommendations, here’s another look at one that can give short-term futures traders staying power in volatile markets. Any sound futures trading plan includes establishing the risk the trade will be taking – either in the form of a straight dollar amount, or a price point in the futures market you’re trading. The implementation of that plan typically involves the placing of a stop order to exit your futures position. One challenge to this plan is that it can lead to continuous exits and reentries in the market and an ongoing recalculation of your risk. This can be a repeated effort with mixed results, especially in volatile markets.

What if you could set up a trade with a risk toleration similar to an amount you would take with any straight futures trade, but with a greater price toleration and the “cost” to this would be a slightly reduced profitability that becomes less impactful to your trade as its profit increases?

I’m describing the straightforward purchase of an option that opposes the direction of your futures position. Let’s look at a timely example to paint a clearer picture.

At this blog’s writing the Dec. E-mini S&P 500 is trading at ±3705.00. If a trader decided to take a short position in the market and further decided – based on whatever technical indicators they used for guidance or a simple dollar amount – a risk of $1250 was appropriate for the trade, that would call for a placement of a 25-point BUY STOP order at 3730.00. Note the volatility in the market today. The Dec. E-mini S&P 500 has traded inside a nearly 100-point range (low = 3676.75 – high = 3774.25) and 3730.00 traded within the last few hours.

Setting aside an exit price for the moment, let’s look at an alternative strategy that involves entering the same short position at 3705.00 and at the same time incorporating the purchase of a 3705.00 call expiring tomorrow at 3:00 P.M., Central Time with a premium of ±25 points (±$1250). With this option in place your risk tolerance has been set to $1250 for the duration of the option’s lifespan, but your position’s tolerance to an adverse price has no limit. As far as an adverse move in the market your futures position might suffer, so too will the price of your option pay off. No matter how adverse the move, the risk on the trade will remain $1250 – the cost of the option.

The trade-off: by tomorrow at 3:00 P.M., Central Time, the market would have to move in favor of the position by at least the equivalent to the cost of the option (25 points), in order for the trade to begin profiting at the rate of a straight futures position. The market needs to move favorably enough to cover the cost of the option before the trade can turn profitable. Any favorable move by less than 25 points results in a commensurate reduction in the risk of the trade. For example, if at 3:00 P.M., Central Time the market is trading at 3695.00, the 10-point profit in your futures position partially offsets the 25-point cost of the option, resulting in a loss of $750.00.

The example above makes one important assumption, which is if the short futures position is below the option’s strike price at 3:00 P.M., Central Time, it is liquidated.

Also, you can adjust your risk depending on the opposing option you select, up or down the strike price ladder and the option’s expiration date. Of course, you would consider the risk parameters of any futures / futures option combination that will give you the needed perspective a trade like this has.

More on options here and specifically weekly options here.

As always, plan your trade and trade your plan. Please contact your broker or Cannon Trading with any questions.

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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 when it comes to Futures Trading.

Futures Trading Levels

10-20-2022

#goldfutures #sp500futures #crudeoilfutures # nasdaqfutures #dowfutures #futurestrading #futuresbrokers
SP500 #ES_FNasdaq100  #NQ_FDow Jones  #YM_FMini Russell #RTY_FBitCoin Index #BRTI SP500 Dec. Gold #GC_F Dec. Silver #SI_F Oct. Crude Oil #CL-F Dec. Bonds  #ZB_F Dec. 10 yr  #ZN_F Dec. Corn #ZC_F Dec.  Wheat #ZW_F Nov. Beans #ZS_F Dec. SoyMeal #ZM_F Oct. Nat Gas #NG_F Dec. Coffee #KC_F Dec. Cocoa #CC_F October Sugar #SB_F Dec. Cotton #CT_F Sept.  Euro Currency

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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 here in 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 judgement in trading.