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Futures For You by Dan O'Neil

  • Futures For You by Dan O'Neil

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Futures For You by Dan O'Neil WORKING THE SYSTEM Do you believe the claim that some system marketers use that their system works across all time frames and all types of futures (emini indexes, grains, softs, energies, and so forth)? Have you ever seen or heard anything that indicates that this could be true?--Randy Glick Before we jump into the verity of published trading results, let's start by taking a look at just what a trading system is. Trading systems -- also known as "black boxes" -- use a set of rules or computer algorithms to decide when and what to buy or sell, with exit and entry c...

  • Futures For You by Dan O'Neil

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Futures For You by Dan O'Neil GOING SOFT What are "soft" commodities and where do they trade? Also known as the "food and fiber" category or the "tropical softs," this market sector is composed of five products traded primarily at the New York Board of Trade (NYBOT) -- coffee, sugar, cocoa, cotton, and orange juice. These products trade both in the physical open outcry pits at NYBOT and electronically on the state-of-the-art Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) platform. In fact, much of the volume in the softs these days has migrated to the electronic arena, where traders can enjoy faster and mo...

  • Futurs For You by Dan O'Neil

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Futurs For You by Dan O'Neil MARGIN FOR ERROR After years of trading stocks exclusively, I've recently started trading futures. Unfortunately, I also just received my first margin call. While I was able to get through it without too much difficulty this time, it made me realize I probably didn't do enough homework on how margin works on the futures side. Can you break down some of the differences between margin in the stock market and margin in futures? A margin call is indeed a harsh welcome to the world of futures trading. But after surviving one, the important thing is to learn more abou...

  • Futures For You by Dan O'Neil

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Futures For You by Dan O'Neil DON'T BE A SORE LOSER I've been trading futures for a while now, and I've followed all of the standard advice about doing my research and setting up a trading plan. However, I've found it difficult to sit by when the market starts to turn against my position. My instinct tells me to take emergency action and do whatever it takes to get right again, but most of the "experts" seem to agree that's a recipe for disaster. In general, what is the best way to handle a losing streak when you're right in the middle of it? Welcome to the club. Every successful veteran tr...

  • Futures For You by Dan O'Neil

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 25:5 (57): Futures For You by Dan O'Neil INSIDE THE FUTURES WORLD Want to learn how the futures markets really work? Dan O'Neil, a principal at online futures and forex broker XPRESSTRADE (www.xpresstrade.com), responds to your questions about today's futures markets. To submit a question, post your question to our website at http://Message-Boards.Traders.com. Answers will be posted there, and selected questions will appear in a future issue of S&C. MAY I TAKE YOUR ORDER? I'm just getting started trading futures and I'm confused about all of the different orders ava...

  • Futures For You by Dan O'Neil

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 25:3 (43): Futures For You by Dan O'Neil INSIDE THE FUTURES WORLD Want to learn how the futures markets really work? Dan O'Neil, a principal at online futures and forex broker XPRESSTRADE (www.xpresstrade.com), responds to your questions about today's futures markets. To submit a question, post your question to our website at http://Message-Boards.Traders.com. Answers will be posted there, and selected questions will appear in a future issue of S&C. DON'T FAIL TO PLAN I'm thinking about getting into the futures markets because it seems so much more fast-paced and ex...

  • Futures For You by Dan O'Neil

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 25:6 (57): Futures For You by Dan O'Neil INSIDE THE FUTURES WORLD Want to learn how the futures markets really work? Dan O'Neil, a principal at online futures and forex broker XPRESSTRADE (www.xpresstrade.com), responds to your questions about today's futures markets. To submit a question, post your question to our website at http://Message-Boards.Traders.com. Answers will be posted there, and selected questions will appear in a future issue of S&C. MONEY TALKS I'd like to start trading foreign currencies, but I'm not sure whether the futures market or the spot fore...

  • Futures For You by Dan O'Neil

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Futures For You by Dan O'Neil Rookie mistakes: This month, we'll look at a pair of common questions that many new traders come across when they first wade into the commodity markets. HOW MANY MARKETS AT ONCE? I'm ready to start trading futures, and while I'm interested in a number of different markets, I'm not sure how many it makes sense to get into right away. Is there any kind of "magic number" of how many markets a trader can reasonably follow? The number of markets we should follow is certainly not set in stone, as individual traders tend to have different comfort and commitment levels...

  • Futures For You by Dan O'Neil

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 25:1 (74): Futures For You by Dan O'Neil INSIDE THE FUTURES WORLD Want to learn how the futures markets really work? Dan O'Neil, a principal at online futures and forex broker XPRESSTRADE (www.xpresstrade.com), responds to your questions about today's futures markets. To submit a question, post your question to our website at http://Message-Boards.Traders.com. Answers will be posted there, and selected questions will appear in a future issue of S&C. STOP BEFORE THE RED Q: How important are stop orders in futures trading? A: Most successful traders agree that good r...

Futures For You

  • Futures For You by Dan O'Neil

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Futures For You by Dan O'Neil BE A MANAGER I'm just getting started in the commodity futures markets. In your opinion, what is the most important thing focus on as I begin trading? Like holiday shoppers looking for that perfect gift, most beginning investors long for the one-size-fits-all answer to this question. After all, from searching for a good trading opportunity to navigating the intricacies of technical analysis to trying to find the right broker, new futures traders have a lot on their minds. It would certainly be helpful to have one overriding aspect of the process on which to focu...

  • Futures For You by Dan O'Neil

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Futures For You by Dan O'Neil TECHNICALITIES It doesn't seem like you can trade commodities without at least some knowledge of technical analysis. What are some of the more popular technical indicators to incorporate into my research? There's no question charting and technical analysis play significant roles in the futures markets. Even traders who focus on the fundamentals tend to incorporate some technical analysis into their decision- making. Trading based at least in part on the established statistical movement of some markets can spare a trader not only from the emotional swings of tra...

  • Futures For You by Dan O'Neil

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 25:4 (62-93): Futures For You by Dan O'Neil INSIDE THE FUTURES WORLD Want to learn how the futures markets really work? Dan O'Neil, a principal at online futures and forex broker XPRESSTRADE (www.xpresstrade.com), responds to your questions about today's futures markets. To submit a question, post your question to our website at http://Message-Boards.Traders.com. Answers will be posted there, and selected questions will appear in a future issue of S&C. ANALYSIS PARALYSIS I know some traders prefer the charts and graphs of technical analysis while others focus on fun...

  • Futures For You by Dan O'Neil

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:9 (61): Futures For You by Dan O'Neil INSIDE THE FUTURES WORLD Want to learn how the futures markets really work? Dan O'Neil, a principal at online futures and forex broker XPRESSTRADE (www.xpresstrade.com), responds to your questions about today's futures markets. To submit a question, post your question to our website at http://Message-Boards.Traders.com. Answers will be posted there, and selected questions will appear in a future issue of S&C. ABANDON SHIP? Many commodity markets have enjoyed fabulous bull runs. More recently, though, the rallies have sputtere...

Futures For You by Dan O'Neil

  • Futures For You by Dan O'Neil

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:3 (98): Futures For You by Dan O'Neil INSIDE THE FUTURES WORLD Want to learn how the futures markets really work? Dan O'Neil, a principal at online futures and forex broker XPRESSTRADE (www.xpresstrade.com), responds to your questions about today's futures markets. To submit a question, post your question to our website at http://Message-Boards.Traders.com. Answers will be posted there, and selected questions will appear in a future issue of S&C. BECOMING A FUTURES BROKER Is this a good time to become a futures/ forex broker? This is for a person who making a car...

  • Stocks & Commodities V. 24:6 (77) : Futures For You by Dan O'Neil

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:6 (77) : Futures For You by Dan O'Neil INSIDE THE FUTURES WORLD Want to learn how the futures markets really work? Dan O'Neil, a principal at online futures and forex broker XPRESSTRADE (www.xpresstrade.com), responds to your questions about today's futures markets. To submit a question, post your question to our website at http://Message-Boards.Traders.com. Answers will be posted there, and selected questions will appear in a future issue of S&C. FUTURES ON BASE METALS I've been trading gold and silver for years, but lately my attention's been drawn to the nonfe...

  • Futures For You by Dan O'Neil

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:1 (54): Futures For You by Dan O'Neil INSIDE THE FUTURES WORLD Want to learn how the futures markets really work? Dan O'Neil, a principal at online futures and forex broker XPRESSTRADE (www.xpresstrade.com), responds to your questions about today's futures markets. To submit a question, post your question to our website at http://Message-Boards.Traders.com. Answers will be posted there, and selected questions will appear in a future issue of S&C. Jeffrey Owen Katz is a professional trader and consultant specializing in predictive modeling and forecasting. He is pr...

  • Futures For You by Dan O'Neil

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:2 (81): Futures For You by Dan O'Neil INSIDE THE FUTURES WORLD Want to learn how the futures markets really work? Dan O'Neil, a principal at online futures and forex broker XPRESSTRADE (www.xpresstrade.com), responds to your questions about today's futures markets. To submit a question, post your question to our website at http://Message-Boards.Traders.com. Answers will be posted there, and selected questions will appear in a future issue of S&C. NYMEX STUCK ON OPEN OUTCRY Gold is trading around 25-year highs. Crude oil continues to hover over $60 per barrel. Nat...

  • Futures For You by Dan O'Neil

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:12 (69): Futures For You by Dan O'Neil INSIDE THE FUTURES WORLD Want to learn how the futures markets really work? Dan O'Neil, a principal at online futures and forex broker XPRESSTRADE (www.xpresstrade.com), responds to your questions about today's futures markets. To submit a question, post your question to our website at http://Message-Boards.Traders.com. Answers will be posted there, and selected questions will appear in a future issue of S&C. ETFs vs. FUTURES I've been reading about commoditiesbased exchange traded funds and am wondering about the difference...

Futures For You by Dan O'Neil

  • Futures For You by Dan O'Neil

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:4 (71): Futures For You by Dan O'Neil INSIDE THE FUTURES WORLD Want to learn how the futures markets really work? Dan O'Neil, a principal at online futures and forex broker XPRESSTRADE (www.xpresstrade.com), responds to your questions about today's futures markets. To submit a question, post your question to our website at http://Message-Boards.Traders.com. Answers will be posted there, and selected questions will appear in a future issue of S&C. EXECUTION VS. CONFIRMATION Though the futures industry continues to move toward more electronic trading, many importan...

  • Futures For You by Dan O'Neil

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:10 (202-23): Futures For You by Dan O'Neil INSIDE THE FUTURES WORLD Want to learn how the futures markets really work? Dan O'Neil, a principal at online futures and forex broker XPRESSTRADE (www.xpresstrade.com), responds to your questions about today's futures markets. To submit a question, post your question to our website at http://Message-Boards.Traders.com. Answers will be posted there, and selected questions will appear in a future issue of S&C. WELCOME TO FUTURES FOR YOU When I was invited to author a new column for STOCKS & COMMODITIES devoted to the futu...

  • Futures For You by Dan O'Neil

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:11 (54-55): Futures For You by Dan O'Neil INSIDE THE FUTURES WORLD Want to learn how the futures markets really work? Dan O'Neil, a principal at online futures and forex broker XPRESSTRADE (www.xpresstrade.com), responds to your questions about today's futures markets. To submit a question, post your question to our website at http://Message-Boards.Traders.com. Answers will be posted there, and selected questions will appear in a future issue of S&C. MARKED-TO-MARKET The Chicago Mercantile Exchange's popular e-mini stock index futures have triggered an influx of ...

  • Futures For You by Dan O'Neil

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:12 (72-73): Futures For You by Dan O'Neil INSIDE THE FUTURES WORLD Want to learn how the futures markets really work? Dan O'Neil, a principal at online futures and forex broker XPRESSTRADE (www.xpresstrade.com), responds to your questions about today's futures markets. To submit a question, post your question to our website at http://Message-Boards.Traders.com. Answers will be posted there, and selected questions will appear in a future issue of S&C. YOU'RE ON MARGIN CALL The market's moving in the wrong direction, losses are accumulating, and the value of your a...







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