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Forum: Commodities Yesterday, 11:25 AM
Replies: 262
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Posted By SMCJB
Third increase in about 10 days! NG Margin...

Third increase in about 10 days!

NG Margin changes effective COB January 20th, 2022

Maintenance margin's changing as follows (Note: Non-member initial margin rates will be 110% of these)
...
Forum: Commodities Yesterday, 11:18 AM
Replies: 2,546
Views: 434,098
Posted By SMCJB
CRUDE OIL MARGINS EFFECTIVE 20TH JANUARY ...

CRUDE OIL MARGINS EFFECTIVE 20TH JANUARY

Maintenance margin as follows (Initial Margins, ie non-member rates will be 110% of these)
Tier 1 / Feb22 increasing from $5850 to $6150, +$300
Tier 2 /...
Forum: Commodities January 18th, 2022, 02:54 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 20,183
Posted By SMCJB
Reuters: Europe's power crunch sparks aluminium...

Reuters: Europe's power crunch sparks aluminium smelter meltdown: Andy Home

https://www.reuters.com/markets/commodities/europes-power-crunch-sparks-aluminium-smelter-meltdown-andy-home-2022-01-06/...
Forum: Crypto Futures January 18th, 2022, 01:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 97
Posted By SMCJB
Glassnode have a "The Week On-Chain" newsletter...

Glassnode have a "The Week On-Chain" newsletter that does an interesting dive into a lot of chain metrics. You can access these metrics real time for a fee. Don't think they've done any deep learning...
Forum: Treasury Notes and Bonds January 18th, 2022, 01:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,436
Posted By SMCJB
Interesting email from the CME. While LIBOR...

Interesting email from the CME. While LIBOR (which Eurodollars references) doesn't actually go away until 2023 I believe, I believe guidance (US regulations even?) restricted new transactions...
Forum: Commodities January 14th, 2022, 05:05 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 45,621
Posted By SMCJB
Second this week, small changes though. NG...

Second this week, small changes though.

NG Margin changes effective COB January 18th, 2022

Maintenance margin's changing as follows (Note: Non-member initial margin rates will be 110% of these)...
Forum: Traders Hideout January 14th, 2022, 10:47 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,454
Posted By SMCJB
I know this doesn't answer the exact question you...

I know this doesn't answer the exact question you asked, but interesting statistic on winning percentage none the less ....

Topstep Trader funded Traders had a winning trade percentage of 62% in...
Forum: Commodities January 12th, 2022, 06:01 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 45,621
Posted By SMCJB
NG Margin changes effective COB January 13th,...

NG Margin changes effective COB January 13th, 2022

Maintenance margin's changing as follows (Note: Non-member initial margin rates will be 110% of these)

Tier 1 / Feb22 from $4500 to $5000 up...
Forum: Off-Topic January 11th, 2022, 02:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,384
Posted By SMCJB
That was pretty good. Two more that are very...

That was pretty good.

Two more that are very different.

El Condor Pasa - Paul Simon & Garfunkel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqJvqMeaDtU

DJ Sammy- El Condor Pasa
Forum: Traders Hideout January 7th, 2022, 05:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 375
Posted By SMCJB
I think the $10k limit would definitely be a...

I think the $10k limit would definitely be a limiting factor in that situation, but also the 1 year lock up.

The way I see it, even if you only keep this for the year minimum, AND lose the last 3...
Forum: Traders Hideout January 7th, 2022, 02:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 375
Posted By SMCJB
It compounds monthly so it is being reinvested. ...

It compounds monthly so it is being reinvested.
Interest, if any, is added to the bond monthly
Really? It's not only better than putting it under the mattress but it's also better than almost any...
Forum: Trading Journals January 5th, 2022, 02:07 PM
Replies: 428
Views: 53,923
Posted By SMCJB
It does. Thank You. Orderd.

It does. Thank You. Orderd.
Forum: Trading Journals January 5th, 2022, 01:11 PM
Replies: 428
Views: 53,923
Posted By SMCJB
Happy New Year vmodus. Thanks for the interesting...

Happy New Year vmodus. Thanks for the interesting posts.

Not a cheap book. That normally doesn't bother me but since its about Python (unfortunately I'm a R guy) I was wondering how relevant it...
Forum: Traders Hideout January 5th, 2022, 12:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 375
Posted By SMCJB
Treasury Direct, 7.12% Inflation Adjusted Bonds

Not trading related, but good investment idea.

Current rate on US Treasury iBonds is 7.12%. WSJ has done several pieces about these over last few months. Biggest downside is you can only invest...
Forum: Commodities January 4th, 2022, 04:33 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 45,621
Posted By SMCJB
Kind of strange, looks like they didn't change...

Kind of strange, looks like they didn't change the tiers at expiry. So if you rolled Jan to Feb it dropped $300 and now it dropping another $500

NG Margin changes effective COB January 5th, 2021
...
Forum: Commodities January 4th, 2022, 03:25 PM
Replies: 2,546
Views: 434,098
Posted By SMCJB
ICE Midland WTI American Gulf Coast Crude Oil...

ICE Midland WTI American Gulf Coast Crude Oil Futures Contract
The ICE Permian WTI crude futures contract (ICE: HOU) is being restructured and renamed the ICE Midland WTI American Gulf Coast...
Forum: Options December 31st, 2021, 05:30 PM
Replies: 7,335
Views: 1,357,996
Posted By SMCJB
But aren't C-Corp dividends taxed, meaning you'll...

But aren't C-Corp dividends taxed, meaning you'll pay tax at the C-Corp level and then again at the individual level?
Forum: Options December 31st, 2021, 02:55 PM
Replies: 7,335
Views: 1,357,996
Posted By SMCJB
Many/most brokers will require you to post a...

Many/most brokers will require you to post a personal guarantee if trading in a LLC hence negating the legal/bankruptcy protection the LLC provides you.

I'm not sure about your question on taxes....
Forum: Platforms and Indicators December 30th, 2021, 10:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,722
Posted By SMCJB
You can't/shouldn't use percentage or ratio's...

You can't/shouldn't use percentage or ratio's with continuous contracts, where the continuous contract is constructed by splicing together absolute price series. Every time there is a rollover all...
Forum: Trading Journals December 27th, 2021, 11:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 202
Posted By SMCJB
See this conversation ...

See this conversation

https://futures.io/traders-hideout/57989-win-rate-2.html#post857838
Forum: Traders Hideout December 27th, 2021, 11:09 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,454
Posted By SMCJB
If your returns are normally (or even evenly)...

If your returns are normally (or even evenly) distributed then win percentage is important, BUT they rarely are. As kevinkdog explained the distribution of your returns dictates your success. The...
Forum: Treasury Notes and Bonds December 27th, 2021, 10:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,436
Posted By SMCJB
Yes the mean of a bi-modal distribution can be...

Yes the mean of a bi-modal distribution can be the same as a uni-modal distribution but the distributions can be completely different.

You can actually plot the implied distribution by looking at...
Forum: Jokes December 27th, 2021, 10:56 AM
Replies: 3,331
Views: 207,991
Posted By SMCJB
https://futures.io/attachment.php?attachmentid=320...

https://futures.io/attachment.php?attachmentid=320896
Forum: Commodities December 22nd, 2021, 01:32 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 45,621
Posted By SMCJB
https://twitter.com/biancoresearch/status/14736528...

https://twitter.com/biancoresearch/status/1473652839222329345
https://twitter.com/biancoresearch/status/1473652849062166530
Forum: Commodities December 20th, 2021, 05:20 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 45,621
Posted By SMCJB
ICE just announced some margin changes that I was...

ICE just announced some margin changes that I was looking at. The margin on the JKM contract is increasing to $93,300! (10,000 MMbtu contract)
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