Newsletter – August 2020

Upcoming Government Reports & Holidays   Aug 03 CONSTRUCTION SPENDING REPORT Aug 04 MANUFACTURERS’ SHIPMENTS, INVENTORIES & ORDERS REPORT Aug 05 US INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN GOODS & SERVICES REPORT Aug 07 MONTHLY WHOLESALE TRADE: SALES & INVENTORIES REPORT Aug 07

6 Economic Indicators That Can Move the Markets – Part Two

Don’t get sideswiped by scheduled economic reports that you can see coming weeks ahead. Although some traders (and investors) don’t pay much attention to these reports, in the end, it can cost them in terms of opportunity or loss. Pay

6 Economic Indicators That Can Move the Markets – Part One

Don’t get sideswiped by scheduled economic reports that you can see coming weeks ahead. Although some traders (and investors) don’t pay much attention to these reports, in the end, it can cost them in terms of opportunity or loss. Pay

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