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    Trading Tip #16 : Buyers or Sellers

    A question I often receive is, "How can there be more buyers or sellers at one price? Isn't there a buyer for every seller and a seller for every buyer?" The answer is yes, but people are forgetting one important thing. There is a bid and an ask (or offer), and only one of them can be traded...
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    The Learn About Futures Insider : Continuous Commodity Index

    Though it has gone through many revisions since the inaugural use, the Continuous Commodity Index (CCI) has aimed to provide an accurate representation of commodity price trends. Contract specifications refer to the CCI futures on ICE Futures US. Contract Size: $500 x Index Price Quote &...
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    Trading Tip #3: A Little Lesson in Lingo

    The world of trading has many parts that seem a little foreign to new traders. There are plenty of catch phrases, symbols, and other banter that can be intimidating or even confusing at first. One of the biggest sources of confusion includes the shorthand that you see for many markets...
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    The Learn About Futures Insider for June 23, 2011: Treasury Notes

    The Learn About Futures Insider: Dow Jones Industrial Average The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) is a widely recognized name in finance. Following his nineteenth-century roots in publishing, Charles Dows first stock averages creation included nine railroads and two industrials. Today, the...
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    The Learn About Futures Insider for June 23, 2011: Treasury Notes

    Treasury notes are debt obligations issued by the US Treasury. They are often viewed as a way to speculate in or hedge against future interest rate changes and are globally valued markets to use when trying to manage risk of the same. 2-year Treasury Notes Contract Size: One U.S. Treasury...
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    Trading Tip #3: A Little Lesson in Lingo

    Weekend Commodities Review Energies Crude oil prices declined as anticipated, but supported out last week right on critical trend line technical support. Look for crude oil to trade through last weeks low to indicate continued near term downside momentum. Gasoline inventories continue to...
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    Trading Tip #3: A Little Lesson in Lingo

    Trading Tip #11 : Healthy respect for the markets Markets are powerful things. When you first start trading, you are likely to hear a lot about the risk that comes with the potential opportunities in trading. Don't just pay it a lip-service. It is important that before you risk one dollar, you...
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    Trading Tip #3: A Little Lesson in Lingo

    Trading Tip #5 : Knowing your way around a chart For most traders, charts are like their road maps to potential trades. Technicians see potential patterns, key clues that they interpret for trading opportunities. Fundamentalists see confirmation of news stories or supply and demand dynamics...
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    The Learn About Futures Insider for June 23, 2011: Treasury Notes

    The Learn About Futures Insider: Swiss Franc This official currency of Switzerland and Liechtenstein is the only remaining European currency bearing the name franc or frank. It is often represented by the abbreviation or currency symbol CHF. The Swiss Franc has its roots in the Helvetic...
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    Trading Tip #3: A Little Lesson in Lingo

    Secret Trading Tip #20 : Understanding Candlestick Patterns - Harami I've already covered some of the better known patterns like doji (Tip #18) and engulfing (Tip#19) now it's time to add harami to your candlestick chart pattern arsenal. Let's take a look at what this technical signal looks...
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    The Learn About Futures Insider for June 23, 2011: Treasury Notes

    The Learn About Futures Insider: British Pound According to the Triennial survey, the British Pound is likely the fourth most-traded currency after the U.S. dollar, the Euro, and the Yen. Official currency of the United Kingdom - as well as a few Crown dependencies - the Pound can trace its...
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    Trading Tip #3: A Little Lesson in Lingo

    TradingTip #10 : How to Determine Where the Real Support and Resistance are Everyday Understanding support and resistance levels is an extremely important technical skill in any market, and I think it's absolutely critical if you plan on trading the S&P E-Mini market. Professional Floor Traders...
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    The Learn About Futures Insider for June 23, 2011: Treasury Notes

    The Learn About Futures Insider : Japanese Yen This Eastern Asian currency is one of the most widely traded currencies in the foreign exchange market, second only to the US Dollar and Euro, according to trading surveys. The official national currency of Japan, the name yen means "round object"...
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    Trading Tip #3: A Little Lesson in Lingo

    The Weekend Commodities Review Energies Crude oil has become so closely tied to the global economic outlook that the demand side pressure is seemingly outweighing the supply side premium. That means a strong dollar and weak global demand outlook should push oil prices below $90. Gasoline...
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    The Learn About Futures Insider for June 23, 2011: Treasury Notes

    The Learn About Futures Insider for May 19, 2011: Euro Currency Named in 1995, and introduced in 1999, the euro is the official currency of more than half of the member countries of the European Union. According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the euro zone may represent the second...