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"Trading in Commodity Futures and Options Markets"


Theory

I. Futures Markets

1. Introduction

2. Commodity Trading & Related Contracts

3. Economics of Futures Trading-Price Relationships

4. Commodity Future Exchanges
  

II. Trading Futures Contracts

1. Trading in Futures Markets

2. Orders and Order Processing

3. Clearing Houses

4. 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

4. Speculation
   

IV. Technical and Fundamental Analysis

1. Technical Analysis: Indicators and Trading Patterns

2. Fundamental Analysis: Supply & Demand Factors

3. Economic and Fiscal Analysis
  

V. Financial Instruments Price Relationship

1. Yield Curve

2. Treasury Bond

3. Treasury Bills

4. Spreads
  

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)

 


Computer Lab - Trading and Applications

I. Informational Flow and Data Vendors

1. Real Time vs. End-of-Day Data
2. Key Market News & Reports
3. Economic Releases
4. Market Analysis Information
5. Advisory Services and Educational Resources.

   

II. Trading Software

1. How to choose Trading Software
2. Installation, Symbol Listing and Portfolio set-up
3. Commodities & Futures Charts Setup and Time Frames
4. Classical & Computerized Technical Analysis
5. Price Relationship and Fundamental Analysis

   

III. Trading Systems

1. System Development, Testing, Optimization, and Performance
2. Trading Systems Applications:

* The Ultimate S&P500 Daily Trading Machine
* S&P500 future Positioning Trading
* T-Bond Trading Systems

IV. Risk Management

1. Trading Psychology - Emotions & Probabilities
2. Money Management - Targets & Stops
3. Trading Rules and Trading Plan
4. Contract Margins and Portfolio Management
5. Commodity & Futures Brokers, CTAs, CPOs

  

V. Practical Trading

1. Commodities & Futures Trading- Contract Specifications.
2. Financial Futures: Interest Rates, Stock Indexes and FX Currencies.
3. Agricultural, Industrial, Exotic Commodities and Energy Complex.
4. Options on Commodities & Futures - Strategies and options used in conjunction with futures for risk abatement and profit enhancement.
5. Spread Trading - Recommended spreads that are currently active and viable for day trading.
6. Hedging Strategies - Hedging strategies for individuals and organizations to protect their positions from adverse price movement.

 

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.
 


 

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  PAST PERFORMANCE IS NOT NECESSARILY INDICATIVE OF FUTURE RESULTS.
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