As a trader, I’ve learned a lot over the years and if there’s 1 piece of advice I can offer, it’s this: always be prepared for the unexpected.
A market profile poor high indicates that a market has been forcibly prevented from moving higher and that the auctioning process hasn’t been completed. This has recently happened in WTI Crude Oil futures, specifically within the price range of $43.22-$43.28.
In their quest to make money from the futures markets, few traders stop to think and ask themselves a fundamental question, “Why do futures and commodity prices move?”
Over the past decade, trading execution algorithms (aka “trade algos”) have become increasingly essential for traders of all shapes and sizes. And now, the key is not just the use of algorithms in trading but choosing the best ones to use.
Stop order runs have certain trade setups and clues. In this article, we explore how traders react and trader psychology around stop orders.
Is day trading without charts an amazing feat that can only be achieved by the elite traders? Or is it possible that it’s something quite straightforward? We introduce how traders use Volume Profile for specific key support and resistance trading levels
CME Group, a diverse derivatives marketplace, announced 2017 average daily volume (ADV) reached a record 16.3 million contracts, up 4% from 2016. During 2017, there were 34 trading days above 20 million contracts, up from 32 days in 2016, despite significantly lower volatility.
Open interest records: VIX futures hit a new record for open interest with more than 673,000 contracts on August 7, and VIX options reached a new record for open interest with 14,783,380 contracts open on Aug. 15. Volume records: Aug.10 was an all-time record volume day for both VIX futures (volume of 942,109 contacts) and for VIX options (volume of 2,538,121 contracts).
The jobs report came in with a good headline number at 255,000. Wall Street went ballistic and even noticed a twinge of euphoria Friday morning. Hold the phone, I’m concerned it isn’t what it seems. You’ve seen me flat out say from time to time I think some fundamental number is a complete fabrication. I think this number is on the level. But I also think they got there by the most creative levels of accounting gimmickry.

CME Group announced that first-quarter 2016 volume averaged a record 16.9 million contracts per day, up 13% from first-quarter 2015.