Category Archives for "Markets"

Mar 17

Verticals for Futures Traders

Markets , System Trading

If you are restricting yourself to day trading futures, you are limited as a trader, and you might not be using the best tool for the job in all cases. At least until the Micro’s are introduced in May, most of the futures products are very large contracts which can make it difficult to hold […]

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Mar 14

Opportunity in Stocks & Options

Markets

While historically, I have preferred futures and plan to continue to focus on futures trading. Recently, I have been exploring opportunity in stock and options trades. While the S&P 500 closed down less than 1/10th of a percentage point today and most of the other equity index futures were mostly unchanged, DELL closed up 4%, […]

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Mar 14

CME Micro E-Mini Futures

Markets

Futures have many advantages but one of the primary disadvantages has been the large notional values. Higher value contracts do decrease trading costs relative to the spread but they can also make it more risky to hold for bigger moves. Leverage, even very high leverage, can be essential for trading for optimal gain but fidelity […]

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May 21

Investing vs Trading Bitcoin?

Markets , Trader's Mindset

Bitcoin, and some of the other cryptos, are assets which could gain or lose a tremendous amount. In fact, it would not be surprise me if the price does both, perhaps even multiple times in the future. Most professional traders are focused on finding patterns and edge. In order to realize outsize gains, typically leverage […]

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May 17

Bitcoin outlook update

Markets

It looks like Bitcoin faces serious headwinds. It looks like regulation and in particular taxation treatment might be a hurdle factor, although I am not an expert on that. Combine that with possible new and better coins on the wings equating to increased competition, MT GOX liquidation, and declining overall interest from the general public […]

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May 16

Monitoring Tom Lee’s Consensus Bullish Outlook

Markets

In addition to reading the tape, quantitative price analysis, and technical analysis, are there any tools we can use to monitor whether or not Tom Lee’s bullish outlook on Bitcoin based on Consensus is playing out or fizzling out? One possibility might be to use the Google trends to monitor searches for both Bitcoin  and […]

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May 16

Deflationary spiral possible for Bitcoin?

Markets

Reuters reported that Gemini has won approval to offer privacy focused ZCash. While recently, CME group announced the creation of an Etherium index. Recently, I shared analysis that might suggest that Bitcoin could be weighed down by MT GOX liquidator needing to sell over 100k+ coins. This is certainly another wrinkle. If we imagine deflation […]

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May 15

Additional Bitcoin Resources

Markets

In this post, I will be highlighting Bitcoin and other crypto resources. Please check back as I will be updating it over time: Crescent Crypto’s Newsletter https://www.crescentcrypto.com/newsletter/ Arthur Haye’s/Bitmex’s Blog https://blog.bitmex.com/ FundStrat https://www.fundstrat.com/  

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