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    What to Watch for Trading Light Sweet Crude Oil

What to Watch for Trading Light Sweet Crude Oil

Crude oil is one of the most popular financial instruments among speculative futures traders. It boasts high volatility in the price movement and soaring levels of volume. To successfully trade this instrument it requires traders to have an understanding of the market conditions and expectations that influence the price of [...]

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Derivatives Trading Saw Record Levels in 2011

In 2011, the trading of derivative contracts on regulated exchanges around the world saw their highest levels to date against the back drop of high volatility, declining markets and the European debt crisis. According to statistics from World Federation of Exchanges, more than 24 billion derivatives contracts traded last year on [...]

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    February Equity Option Volumes See Slight Declines

February Equity Option Volumes See Slight Declines

On March 1, the Options Industry Council (OIC) released February volume figures. For the month, 349,463,168 total options contracts changed hands, representing a 1.34 percent decline from February 2011’s 354,214,236 contracts. Average daily trading volume for February was 17,473,158 contracts, a 6.27 percent decline from the 18,642,854 contracts traded from the [...]

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February Equity Option Volumes See Slight Declines

  February Equity Option Volumes See Slight Declines

On March 1, the Options Industry Council (OIC) released February volume figures. For the month, 349,463,168 total options contracts changed hands, representing a 1.34 percent decline from February 2011’s 354,214,236 [...]

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CFTC Votes on New Derivatives Regulations

  CFTC Votes on New Derivatives Regulations

On Thursday, Feb. 22 the Commodity Futures Trading Commission voted to adopt new rules for players in the $600 trillion derivatives arena. In a 3-2 vote by the agency, the new [...]

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CBOE Holdings Inc.’s New Volatility Index Products

  CBOE Holdings Inc.’s New Volatility Index Products

In this two-month old year, CBOE Holdings, Inc. has already launched new CBOE and CFE volatility index products. In January, the CBOE Futures Exchange (CFE) began trading CBOE Emerging Markets ETF [...]

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Does Reading the News Help You or Hurt You in Day Trading

  Does Reading the News Help You or Hurt You in Day Trading

Trading the news can be very exciting! From the surge of the candles to watching your P&L go green instantly, it can be a very profitable ride. However, in the [...]

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Secret to Reading the News

  Secret to Reading the News

Trading the news can be very exciting! From the surge of the candles to watching your P&L go green instantly, it can be a very profitable ride. However, in the [...]

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Trading Using Fundamental Analysis

  Trading Using Fundamental Analysis

Using fundamental analysis for trading, generally involves watching the economic data affecting the financial instruments, commodities or currencies that are being traded. Depending on the type of trading vehicle, different [...]

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Strategies for Day Trading the News

  Strategies for Day Trading the News

One especially popular day trading strategy, which is sometimes known as news trading, involves trading around the time of the release of key fundamental data. The following sections cover some possible [...]

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