Analyzing the Gold Industry

The gold futures market offers plenty of opportunities for day traders and swing traders alike. Gold prices can often be volatile, an attractive quality for traders seeking to exploit large moves within a short period of time. Gold also happens

February Newsletter

  View Upcoming Government Reports & Holidays for the month. The Global Update blog features various blogs from throughout the month. Key Events That Moved the Market in the previous month are detailed. 

CME Exchange Fees Increase – Effective 2/1/2023

CME Group has increased Exchange Fees for select markets, as of Feb 1, 2023. This year’s increases are widespread; please review the linked Special Executive Report from CME for fees and pricing details: CLICK HERE Please be aware that the

Analyzing the Oil Industry

Crude oil was hovering near $65 a barrel toward the end of 2021. If you can remember, consumer and producer price inflation had already begun creeping up. But then, in February of 2022, Russia invaded Ukraine. Soon enough, all energy

MACD Strategies for Day Traders and Scalpers

The MACD wasn’t originally designed for day trading or scalping. It was intended for longer-term traders and investors. Still, this makes the MACD indicator a tempting tool for developing ultra-short term strategies if only because it may be an indicator

MACD Strategies for Swing Traders

The MACD (Moving Average Convergence-Divergence) indicator is one of the most well-known and used oscillators in technical analysis, especially for swing traders who take short-term and medium term positions which can span several days to a few weeks. While there

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday

In observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday, there are revised trading hours.  Please refer to the links below for detailed trading hours: CME Group Holiday Calendar 2023 ICE Exchange Holiday Schedule 2023 EUREX Holiday Regulations 2023 Please

1099 Information

Notice for Futures Trading Accounts: 1099 forms will be generated for all futures trading accounts held by US clients that placed any trades during the 2022 calendar year.  Traders should expect to receive their 1099 forms via mail, email or