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Commodity Futures Market Weekly Analysis – December 11th, 2017

 

The following Commodity Futures Market Analysis is the opinion of Optimus Futures.

S&P 500 Index

Emini S&P 500 index futures market started the week reacting to some possible spillover effects from the prior week’s political news event that had produced a major spike of sharp trading late on Friday.

S&P Emini Commodity Futures Market December

Past performance is not indicative of future results.

We had the market open with a gap to the upside, and it spent the earlier sessions of the week filling that gap and testing the 2620 price level where fresh buy orders once again lifted price back up, in line with the long term up trend, which finally

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Moving Averages and Price Action – The Constriction Perspective

 

This article on Moving Averages is the opinion of Optimus Futures LLC.

Moving averages are commonly used technical indicators often used in trend trading strategies. We specifically say ‘trend trading’ strategies because they lose some of their utility in a sideways market when prices closing within tight ranges causes it to be in close proximity of price itself, leading to an increased number of fake signals due to the price repeatedly touching the moving average.

It is also fairly common for traders to be using more than one moving average, often a combination of slow and fast moving averages. In this article, we take that approach and spin it in a slightly different way to give you a fresh perspective relating to the use of moving averages in your trading.

Moving Averages

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Commodity Futures Market Weekly Analysis -December 4th, 2017

 

The following Commodity Futures Market Analysis is the opinion of Optimus Futures.

S&P 500 Index

Emini S&P 500 index futures market experienced volatility on Friday on the rising uncertainty in American politics as reports emerged about former national security advisor Michael Flynn’s new testimony regarding the Russian affair.

The news spelled havoc for the country’s equity index representing 500 key stocks that initially fell sharply on Friday, but erased the bulk of the losses before the bell. The panic driven market presented a later entry for bulls just ahead of crucial support levels around the 2600 round number.

Notably though, the week up until Friday did not decidedly belong to the

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Using Multi-time Frame Analysis To Improve your Futures Trading Results

 

This article on Multi-time frame analysis is the opinion of Optimus Futures, LLC.

Being able to comprehend how price information printed on different time frames connects to yield a complete picture of the market is a very useful skill for traders.

Most trading strategies – built on popular trading mechanisms like common technical indicators and chart patterns – only emphasize the time frame being watched and analyzed per se, with no regards to higher or lower time frames.

This can be a grave mistake to make. As much as it extends your analysis and requires studying the same price action from different perspectives (which some new traders find daunting), it is a much needed aspect of becoming a long-term futures trader.

Regardless of whether you trade on the higher time frames as a swing

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Commodity Futures Market Weekly Analysis – November 27, 2017

 

The following Commodity Futures Market Analysis is the opinion of Optimus Futures.

S&P 500 Index

Emini S&P 500 index futures market was up strongly this prior week after a string of sideways weekly sessions.

Over the past few weeks, it had been transitioning from a strongly up trending market to a more sideways and choppy one. We saw that trend reverse last week as price bounced sharply off of the 2570 area at the start of the week, setting a bullish tone for the entire five-day session. Price pushed past the 2580 and the 2590 areas with relative ease and eventually hit the 2600 round number that we have been citing as a strong target for this market over the last few weeks.

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