Futures

  • Successful Trading
    To become a successful futures trader, you must look at what traits other successful traders have. The futures market has a history of creating losing traders. Studies have shown that roughly 80 perce....
  • 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....
  • Futures Investing Strategies
    The term spread carries two different meanings in the market. Spread can mean the difference between the bid and the asking price. For example, if the bid is $10 and the ask is $11, the spread would b....
  • 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....
  • 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 ....
  • 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 ....
  • 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, ....
  • 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....