Holiday Schedule – Independence Day

In observance of the Independence Day Holiday, there are revised trading hours.  Monday, July 3rd: There will be an early close at 12:15 PM CST on 7/3 for the Equity markets. Tuesday: July 4th: There will be a trading halt

A Closer Look at Gold – Technical & Fundamental Analysis

Strong GDP Growth Dampens Gold’s Shine While Housing Market Woes Persist The price of gold has been on the downtrend and is threatening to fall below the $1,900 support line. The US economy showed stronger than expected growth in the

Juneteenth Holiday

In observance of the Juneteenth Holiday, there are revised trading hours.  There will be a trading halt at 12:00 PM CST on Monday, June 19th for: Equity & Interest Rate Products. There will also be a trading halt that day at

Ten Volatility Indicators Every Trader Should Know

Volatility trading isn’t for everybody. But for those who want to ride the rollercoaster, it’s certainly a way to potentially take advantage of markets that are moving quickly. By keeping an eye on those big price swings using volatility indicators

June Monthly 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. 

Memorial Day Holiday

In observance of the Memorial Day Holiday, there are revised trading hours.  There will be a trading halt at 12:00 PM CST on Monday, May 29th for: Equity & Interest Rate Products. There will also be a trading halt that day

Using the Detrended Price Oscillator to Time Peaks and Troughs

OVERVIEW: The Detrended Price Oscillator (DPO) helps identify market cycles by focusing on cyclical patterns that dictate price peaks and troughs, excluding ongoing trends. DPO can be a useful tool in determining entry and exit points, identifying overbought/oversold conditions, and

Trading the Three Rising Valleys Pattern

OVERVIEW: The Three Rising Valleys pattern is a bullish chart formation, suggesting a potential price increase for an asset such as a stock, commodity, or currency. Trading the pattern involves either standard or early entry methods, with a stop loss