History of futures

While the trading of futures contracts is a seemingly modern one, where there is a great deal of speculative investing, in reality the commodity future contract is one of the oldest financial instruments, and arose from far more mundane concerns.

Tim Racette – Getting Started in the Futures Market

Thinking about trading futures but don’t know where to begin? Are you looking for help making the transition? In this session Tim Racette of EminiMind.com goes over the most important aspects of futures trading and help you build a foundation for your trading in the futures markets.

Testing Simple Strategies: MACD Works and Futures are Rewarding

Traders are fascinated by indicators. But just because something is interesting, logical or mystical does not mean it works in the market. Testing is needed to be sure the indicator adds value, and we will define value as improving profits. If an indicator beats a simple trend following strategy, it adds value.

My Best Idea for Small Investors

Stocks are a wonderful investment but they will not be the right choice for small investors looking at trading for a living. A widely cited figure is that stocks return about 10 percent a year in the long run.

Key Tools and Strategies for the Electronic Futures Trader

The first step to becoming a successful trader is developing a sound foundation of tools and knowledge in which to trade. Whether you’re new to trading or been at it for years, the tools and strategies outlined here provide a solid foundation for a successful trading career.