Can Social Unrest and Protests Affect the Market?

The recent protests, coming on the heels of a months-long COVID-19 lockdown, appear to threaten not only the already-frayed social fabric that makes up American society, but also the ideals of American democracy as we’ve imagined it for over two

Newsletter – July 2020

Upcoming Government Reports & Holidays   Jul 01 CONSTRUCTION SPENDING REPORT Jul 02 US INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN GOODS & SERVICES REPORT Jul 02 MANUFACTURERS’ SHIPMENTS, INVENTORIES & ORDERS REPORT Jul 02 EMPLOYMENT SITUATION REPORT Jul 09 MONTHLY WHOLESALE TRADE: SALES

What’s a Long-Term Approach to Trading the COVID-19 Bear?

Timing the market is always a tricky thing. Since no person can predict the future, there is no guaranteed way to get it right. Ultimately, successful trading or investing is not about perfect timing. It’s about strategic risk taking and

Trading the Russia/Saudi Oil Price War

This year has been a wild one for the crude oil market.  On January 8, 2020, crude oil futures reached a high of $65.65 a barrel. By March 30, the price of crude settled was down near $20 a barrel.

NEW MARGIN REQUIREMENTS FOR GFF BROKERS CLIENTS

Due to the extreme volatility of the markets, all Index Futures margins have increased.  Margins will be re-evaluated tomorrow morning. Please call our office at 866-249-4579 Toll Free (USA/Canada only) or 1-818-510-3393 Local/International.

Using Futures to try to Weather an Economic Storm

As COVID-19 wreaks havoc across every aspect of human existence, the global economy appears to be careening toward total chaos. And although the global economy seems to be slowing to a halt, the possibility remains that COVID-19’s economic ramifications haven’t

Day Trading during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Coronavirus has the US and most of the world on a near-lockdown. Many businesses are reducing capacity or temporarily closing, and people are self-isolating.  The US markets appear to be in freefall despite the Federal Reserve’s emergency measure to cut

Should You Trade in the ‘Overnight Session’?

If you’re a short-term trader, you’ve likely woken up early in the morning ready to trade the markets only to realize that the big move had already happened overnight. This may leave you with very little to do, save waiting

A Letter from our CEO

Like you, we are staying up to date on all of the COVID-19 news and adjusting to these unprecedented times. For the safety of our employees and our community, we are following the recommended guidelines of the CDC and California

Diversifying Your Stock Portfolio with Futures

Dow Jones Industrial Average Index – January 2 to March 12, 2020 US markets have been on an accelerated decline due to Coronavirus fears since February 21, 2020. Now, with the COVID-19 virus situation being considered a global pandemic, the