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.


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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

Newsletter – Mar 2020

As we enter into the 2020 New Year, GFF Brokers would like to take a moment to thank you for allowing us the opportunity to earn your business. We wish you a successful New Year!!!   Upcoming Government Reports &

Trading the Jobs Report

Every first Friday of the month, there is an expectation of possible market volatility as the US Employment Situation report (more popularly referred to as the Jobs Report) gets released at 8:30 am ET. As a trader, even if you

How Coronavirus Changes the Trading Environment

There are several reasons why a trader might have expected volatility to have ramped up in January: the big December jobs report, beginning of Q4 corporate earnings season, the presidential impeachment trial, potential winding down of the US-China trade war,