Kaufman Interview

Jim Wyckoff Many traders attempt to find the single-most “robust” trading strategy possible by looking for one set of rules which works for all markets. Such systems don’t take into account the fact that markets can change quickly and dramatically due to a news event, according to Perry Kaufman. “There are times when a market … Read more

Introduction to Technical Analysis of the Forex Market

Technical analysis is a method of forecasting price movements by looking at purely market-generated data. Price data from a particular market is most commonly the type of information analyzed by a technician, though most will also keep a close watch on volume and open interest in futures contracts. The bottom line when utilizing any type … Read more

Introduction to Futures Trading

Futures markets have been described as continuous auction markets and as clearing houses for the latest information about supply and demand. They are worldwide meeting places of buyers and sellers of an ever-expanding list of products that includes financial instruments such as U.S. Treasury bonds, stock indexes, and foreign currencies as well as traditional agricultural … Read more

Introduction to Forex Trading

The 1971 abandonment of the Bretton Woods Accord and the subsequent unwinding of the system of fixed exchange rates gave rise to the foreign exchange market as we know it today. Forex refers to the foreign exchange market, where brokerage firms and banks are connected over an electronic network that allows them to convert the … Read more

Introduction To Testing Trading Ideas

Henry Carstens VerticalSolutions.com Article in PDF Format Introduction If someone says, “I’m making money buying the SP futures on Friday’s close and selling on Monday’s close, you’ve got to get in on this!” How would you know whether that idea was a good or bad? What about a new trading idea you have – is … Read more

Incorporation May Make Sense in the Long Run

Jim Forrester, CPA When it comes to securing your business status in the eyes of the Internal Revenue Service, nothing carries more weight than the initials “Inc.” Incorporation elevates you as an enterprise with a vision, one that plans to grow, flourish and pay your fair share of taxes for years to come. Not all … Read more

In Closing

Hopefully, the preceding pages have helped to provide a better understanding of the opportunities and the risks alike, as well as an understanding of what futures markets are, how they work, who uses them, alternative methods of participation and the vital economic function that futures markets perform. In no way, it should be emphasized, should … Read more