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. If a successful trader can triple that, a 30 percent annual return will not amount to … Read more

Dr. Richard Sandor

Dr Richard Sandor was chief economist at the Chicago Board of Trade during the 1970’s where he spearheaded the introduction of the futures contracts on Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae) certificates and 30-year Treasury bonds.

The Intercontinental Exchange

The Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) is a global, electronic marketplace for trading both futures and OTC energy contracts and soft commodities. ICE’s markets offer access to a range of contracts based on crude oil and refined products, natural gas, power and emissions, as well as soft commodities including cocoa, coffee, cotton, ethanol, orange juice, wood pulp … Read more

The Chicago Board of Trade

Above: The LaSalle Street entrance of the Chicago Board of Trade The Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) is a leading futures and options on futures exchange. Established in 1848, it is the world’s oldest derivatives exchange. The CBOT initially traded only agricultural commodities such as corn, wheat, oats and soybeans. Futures contracts at the exchange … Read more

Momentum Reversals in E-Mini Futures Contracts

By Toni Hansen ©2007, Reprinted with permission of The Trader’s Journal magazine ( For many traders, the decision to trade the E-Mini futures market is viewed as a highly lucrative decision. The tax benefits and the ability to trade with relatively small starting capital thanks to the leverage makes it very appealing to many. In … Read more