Trading Luck?

By being open and embracing the opportunity, she created her own good fortune.

The Best Books for Active Day Trading

Trading From Your Gut by Curtis Faith A really great book on building your instinct and intuition – a skill that is important in active day trading. Amazon link One Good Trade by Mike Bellafiore Probably the best book written on trading in recent years. It is an insight into the world of non-algorithmic proprietary trading. A very good read. …

The Basic Fundamentals, Strategy and Vocabulary of our Options Markets

This introductory guide will walk you through the basic fundamentals, strategy and vocabulary of our options markets, providing a solid base of knowledge that will make you well-prepared to tackle these opportunities. The Basic Fundamentals, Strategy and Vocabulary of our Options Markets from CME Group

Spreading and Legging: What on Earth?

A common area of confusion for a new or even intermediate level futures trader is the idea of a spread, particularly how to transact in one. This write-up will look at the two ways in which to enter a spread.

Yes, We Speak in Code

When new to futures or new to specific futures markets, it can be tricky finding the right codes. This guide explains a few things.

Trading The Obvious

In a recent update we looked at a spread trade in Corn, citing the upside move was overdone and the spread had the potential to narrow dramatically. See here. Over the last few weeks, the spread has done exactly that. This illustrates a very interesting point – unexplainable or extreme moves are often followed by very obvious moves. As traders …

Who Says Technicals Do Not Work?

An interesting move in Soybeans last night. The market finished limit down with heavy offers. It looked nothing but bearish. The reopen saw the market trade down 15pts pretty quickly. Then a retrace to cover the gap, resistance at spot on 1669 held and the market fell always again. Classic textbook technicals. Sometimes trading is that simple.

DV01 Pricing Tools

Here are a couple of tools we use in the analysis of note and bond markets.