Futures brokers are still dealing with Dodd-Frank, residual interest rules, data fees and zero interest rates, but with Fed tapering complete and new leadership at the CFTC, there are also positive signs as we enter 2015.
Even if you do everything right in your first few trades and make money, you still have to pay the bills. Just like every business, trading has costs. Here are some to be aware of before you make your first trade.
We have a difficult enough time analyzing markets using the normal elements of supply/demand, economic data and corporate reports without having to try to determine what effect geopolitical events play. Now markets are waiting on Syria.
The ongoing rhetoric from Washington along with the "spin doctors" in the media are "painting a picture" of economic recovery. Unfortunately that picture is reminiscent of "Dorian Gray" where the "portrait" is the actual "recovery."