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,

Scalping the 5-Day RSI (Relative Strength Index)

On its most basic level, the Relative Strength Index (RSI) is a momentum indicator that can be  used to forecast potential “overbought” and “oversold” levels. But like most indicators forecasting price levels that are either too high or too low,

Trading the US-Iran Drone and Missile Strikes

In the first two weeks of 2020, hostilities between the US and Iran quickly escalated to what many feared would result in an all-out war: On January 3, President Trump ordered a drone strike that killed Iran’s top general, Qasem

Five Sectors That Might Help You Better Trade Index Futures

Many futures index traders make most of their trades based on technical analysis. If the trader is not reacting to price action, he or she is anticipating price action based on technical patterns. What technical traders may be missing is

Futures Trading Basics: All About Trailing Stop Orders

Many traders freely place a basic stop loss with every trade they enter, but trailing stops can seem more complicated and may be used less often, if at all.  The purpose of a stop loss is simple to understand –

Newsletter – Jan 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 &

Using Fibonacci Retracements to Sharpen Your Trading Scope

Fibonacci Retracements – What are they and more importantly how are they used in trading? They are a set of ratios derived from the Fibonacci sequence, which is a mathematical series that’s derived from the golden ratio (1.618033). It’s made

Exploring What Triggered the Market Crash of 2008

The market crash of 2008 was just over a decade ago, so it is still in the recent memory of many investors.  It is generally undisputed that the underlying cause of the 2008-2009 bear market is the housing crisis stemming

Anticipating a Breakout – Case Study: S&P 500 on October 28, 2019

There are certain major market movements that can be anticipated simply because all eyes are on the outcome. When approaching such a critical juncture, the outcome can sometimes be explosive, either moving the markets upward or downward. Rather than focusing