"Trading in Commodity Futures and Options Markets"
I. Futures Markets
2. Commodity Trading & Related Contracts
3. Economics of Futures Trading-Price Relationships
Commodity Future Exchanges
II. Trading Futures Contracts
1. Trading in Futures Markets
2. Orders and Order Processing
3. Clearing Houses
On-line Futures Trading
III. Hedging, Speculation and Multiple Contract Strategy
1. Hedging Definition and Types
2. Long and Short The Basis
3. Merchant Hedgers
IV. Technical and Fundamental Analysis
1. Technical Analysis: Indicators and Trading Patterns
2. Fundamental Analysis: Supply & Demand Factors
Economic and Fiscal Analysis
V. Financial Instruments Price Relationship
1. Yield Curve
2. Treasury Bond
3. Treasury Bills
VI. Options on Futures
1. Basic Options and Options Strategies
2. Multiple Option Strategies
3. Options on Financial Futures
4. Option Hedging
VII. Regulation of Futures Trading and Trading Accounts
1. Trading Operations and Legislation
2. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)
3. The National Futures Association (NFA)
I. Informational Flow and Data Vendors
Real Time vs. End-of-Day Data
II. Trading Software
How to choose Trading Software
III. Trading Systems
System Development, Testing, Optimization, and Performance
IV. Risk Management
Trading Psychology - Emotions & Probabilities
V. Practical Trading
Commodities & Futures Trading- Contract Specifications.
VI. Proprietary Computational Procedures
1. Intra-day Time Patterns - Timing system for assisting the short-term traders in determining key points during the trading session when it is most advantageous to be active in the marketplace.
2. FOM Operations - The module takes into account Federal Open Market Interventions which occur during the trading day. These operations significantly influence the financial market, and create trading opportunities.
3. Federal Reserve Bank CD releases - Like FOM Operations these monetary tools are analyzed quantitatively. The outputs are used for entering trading positions.
4. T-Bill/T-Notes Treasury Auctions - The impact on the market is measured through calculations for Bid/Cover Ratio, Cycles, and Average Yield of Treasury Securities.
5. COT - The information from Commitments of Trades Reports is quantitatively utilized for entering long or short positions.
6. Bond Wrap - Analyses the key moving market events to identify morning and afternoon trade, pinpoint execution signals, using time price action and giving projection for close.
7. Volatility, Volume and Open Interest Filters- An unique set of filters screen each trade to insure validity of each signal and for risk management purposes.
VII. Proprietary Trading Modules
1. Financial Arbitrage Module - The module utilizes complex financial data and advanced mathematical calculations to generate Buy and Sell signals which come 30 seconds before the actual arbitrage computers enter the market. Each arbitrage computer operates funds in excess of 20 million dollars, which can significantly influence the S&P 500 and Nasdaq-100 futures markets.
2. Dynamic Yield Curve Calculations - This analyzing technique calculates the curve shifts and chooses "rally" and "sell-off" periods. This strategy is one of the most sophisticated interest rate anticipation strategies which takes into account the "term structure" of interest rates.
3. Dividend Yield Calculations - A powerful calculation module to help S&P500, T-Bond and Dow traders. It is used to see where the turning points arise and to indicate in "real-time" reversals and reverse trends.
4. Industrial Commodities
Microeconomics Factors Module - Includes
commodity / industry analysis and supply and demand calculations.
THERE IS RISK OF LOSS IN FUTURES AND OPTIONS TRADING.
PAST PERFORMANCE IS NOT NECESSARILY
INDICATIVE OF FUTURE RESULTS.
Commodity Futures Trading, Inc. is a branch office of Cytrade Futures.
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