Dirty rotten phone calls: The anatomy of a scam

GB’s note: This is a great story from ABC that boils down to that old saying: if it sounds too good to be true, it is. It’s true that sometimes trading can be easy but what precedes that is a stack of groundwork that includes lots of reading, research and structured screen time. Having a long […]

Trump Trading Tactics

Those that have trained with me know I like asking that question: what is the market trying to do? I cannot remember where I picked it up. I think I overheard another trader saying it one day a long time ago. The idea, well my idea at least, is to stop you from getting too […]

I Want to Trade!

Question: I would like to apply for a trainee position at a prop firm but have never traded. What should I do?

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.

Size Isn’t Everything

I can’t help it. I keep seeing similarities between riding a motor bike and trading. They are everywhere.

DV01 Pricing Tools

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