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Nano Bitcoin Futures | Everything You Need to Know


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Nano Bitcoin Futures

Here’s a breakdown of Coinbase Derivatives’ Nano Bitcoin futures contract and everything you need to know to start trading.

What are Nano Bitcoin Futures

Nano Bitcoin futures allow traders to easily express a long or short view on the price of Bitcoin while locking in a predetermined price for a future date.

Nano Bitcoin futures allow traders to speculate on the price of Bitcoin or hedge their crypto exposure in an easy to use format allowing for both long and short positions without physical settlement/delivery.

The contract will be listed under the symbol

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Can Slippage Affect Your Futures Trading Performance?


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Futures Trading Slippage

Sometimes the difference between making and losing money in the futures market has nothing to do with the strategy or the market you’re trading.

In fact, you can be in the right trade at the right time and still lose money if you get this one thing wrong.

If you haven’t guessed by now, we’re referring to trade execution. And one of the biggest culprits of losing money is slippage. 

What is Futures Trading Slippage

Futures trading slippage is a term used to

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Backtesting Trading Strategies in Futures Markets | An In-Depth Guide


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Backtesting Trading Strategies in Futures Markets

There comes a time in every trader’s development when one accumulates too many trading strategy ideas to test “manually” in a real-time sim environment. That’s just the beginning.

Every strategy can spawn multiple variations. Once you get a handle on your strategy, even the slightest tweak can yield extremely different results. Hence, one strategy becomes two related but separate strategies.

So, if you had five strategies with three tweaks per strategy then you essentially have 25 different strategies whose results can vary considerably.

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How To Avoid Bull Traps in Futures Trading


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How To Avoid A Bull Trap

Have you ever bought a futures contract in hopes of a breakout that never materialized? And instead, prices soon start to drop right in front of your face.

But it looked so good. Why did it just all of a sudden break down?

There are many possible reasons, which we’ll explore later on. But we just described something called a bull trap, which is the complete oppositive of the bear trap. 

Bull traps happen in bull and

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How to Avoid Bear Traps When Day Trading Futures


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How to Avoid Bear Traps When Trading Futures

There are several strategies that traders can apply to make money trading futures.

One of the most common is momentum trading.

These strategies rely on following a trend with the expectation it continues.

You’ll also hear these called ‘trend following strategies. However, breakout trading also relies on momentum as well.

The difficulty with any of these is knowing what’s a real continuation of a trend and what’s not.

Quite often, what you think will happen never materializes.


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