Trading Futures Education Basics

Futures is an amazing and flexible tool used to capitalize on the markets. Where else do you have the opportunity to make money when the market goes down, or up? Yes, options give you that flexibility, but they are based on the underlying futures. It is important to understand futures first.

-Stephanie Radkay, RDS Trader

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Euro Likely to Run Into Upper Resistance
By Rob Hoffman   

Let's take a look at a variety of markets from the Euro and US Dollar to the Gold market. In the Euro, we have seen this market start to find some support over the past few days, but resistance is looming above and we do not feel this market is likely to continue upwards.

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Dealing with Uncertainty
By Mark Soberman   

As humans we like certainty. When something doesn't happen that we've decided should (that dangerous word again), it's a little annoying. If something else (usually an outcome we don't want) keeps happening instead, it tends to drive us up the wall. So it really stems from control. Look around you - the human race has devised an infinite numbers of devices and contraptions with the idea of controlling the previously uncontrollable.

What Brad Pitt Taught Me About Trading
By Erich Senft   

Moneyball (2011) is a bio-sports-movie about Billy Beane, played by Brad Pitt, the manager of the Oakland A's baseball team and his struggles to put together a competent team while working with a severely limited budget. The movie is well done and worth watching (even if you're not a baseball fan), but it's the subject of the movie that I think is relevant to traders.

Anticipating the Stock Market
By Stephen Bigalow   

Stock traders commonly make their living anticipating the stock market and individual stocks. Stock prices fell in the tech sector after Apple reported worse than expected earnings. The US Federal Reserve beige report came out comments on the state of the US economy that only served to make market sentiment more depressed. Indices were down across the board. Many engaged solely in long term investing are waiting for the market to establish a clear bottom in order to profit from buying at the bottom of the curve.

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