Futures

  • Tick Charts
    In the financial markets a tick is not a small parasitic arachnid that likes to drink your blood. A tick is simply a price movement in a trading instrument. There are "up ticks" and "down ticks" but n....
  • Futures Trading Systems
    Before we delve into the various futures trading systems that traders use, first I want to discuss the basics of the futures markets. Without going into too much detail about the history of futures ma....
  • Trading Treasury Bonds
    The "long bond," or Treasury bond, has the longest maturity date of all Treasury debt certificates. The 30 year maturity is how the T-bond became known as the long bond. The long bond earns an annual ....
  • Trade Like A Pro
    Institutional investors are the driving force behind the market. Mutual funds, pension funds, banks, and insurance companies have a large influence over the market's direction. Their deep pocketbooks ....
  • Beat The Markets
    Every investor's goal is to beat the market. But what is "the market"? The market is the collective conscience of millions of investors. Everyday, investors around the world make decisions that shape ....
  • New Investment Strategies
    Experienced traders use disciplined trading strategies to navigate the markets. These strategies help traders reduce the affects their emotions may have on their trades. Following a strategy will help....
  • Trading For Beginners
    The futures market is not the easiest market to understand. Different contracts have different specifications and are all quoted differently. A contract may trade only on one exchange, while two excha....
  • Commodities Investing
    Commodities trading and investing has been around for over a thousand years. Futures, the tool for commodities investing, have been traced as far back as ancient Greece and Rome. In the 15th century, ....
  • Learn About Commodities Trading
    A commodity can be broadly defined as anything that can be bought or sold. Traditional commodities include: corn, soybeans, oil, gasoline, sugar, and orange juice. Yet, bonds can be considered a commo....
  • Trading Systems
    An NFL head football coach would not lead his team into the Superbowl without a game plan. Coaches spend countless hours developing a plan to attack the other team's offense and defense. Traders shoul....