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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.
Stories involving drones have been a mix of science fiction, military strategy and future commerce. Think of the 1960’s cartoon, The Jetsons.
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.
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 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?”
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.
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
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
The world's most liquid market typically is an in and out trade. But what if you want to hold on longer?
Richard Sandor, the CEO of the American Financial Exchange (AFX) sees a more diverse outcome for the interest rate benchmark used to set trillions in global interest rates on everything from mortgages to credit cards. The “father of financial futures” sees a world in which a variety of interest rate benchmarks operate. AFX exchange created a LIBOR alternative, AMERIBOR, which he says better represents US interest rates for regional and community banks and will trade on the CBOE Futures Exchange (CFE).
Weekly options are one of the fastest growing products and can be used to create lower risk strategies; but for long-term profitability, you need to approach it as a business.
While both volatility and implied volatility are commonly understood concepts, the idea of “volatility term structure” is new to many and can be helpful in trading.
In the world of futures trading, the commodity trading firms who focus on the physical world is the plane on which derivatives stand. But who are they?
Trader technique using volatility and CBOE VIX futures to pinpoint trade execution in long butterfly S&P 500 options spread.
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.
Crypto Has Sold Off This Week With Week With Bitcoin (BTC) Falling -15% Since Saturday - We Provide Insights And Analysis
Livermore witnessed a sharp rise in gold (GLD) and gold miners and makes up 20% percent of the total portfolio. The Tesla (TSLA) short position remained the most significant short position in the hedge fund.