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Forum: Commodities Futures Trading March 17th, 2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By SMCJB
Most platforms I am aware of will not let you...

Most platforms I am aware of will not let you trade without live data.
Forum: Traders Hideout March 16th, 2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 315
Posted By SMCJB
At least with regards to 1) I think you are being...

At least with regards to 1) I think you are being far to black and white. Yes there are lots of quants employed in HFT/market making but there's also a lot of quants employed in other roles. Not all...
Forum: Options on Futures March 15th, 2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 7,057
Views: 912,873
Posted By SMCJB
S&P500 at 5.5 month highs about 500 points above...

S&P500 at 5.5 month highs about 500 points above it's Xmas lows
VIX at 5.5 month lows almost 25 points below the Xmas highs!
Amazing what 65 days can do!
Forum: Off-Topic March 14th, 2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 5,369
Posted By SMCJB
Interesting article on 15 Steps you can take to...

Interesting article on 15 Steps you can take to digitally disappear. It's not easy and it's expensive.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/12/technology/how-to-disappear-surveillance-state.html
Forum: Traders Hideout March 14th, 2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 695
Views: 175,043
Posted By SMCJB
I thought they also passed a bill ruling out #2...

I thought they also passed a bill ruling out #2 as well only leaves leaving with a deal. Not sure what happens though if the EU refuses an extension. What a mess!
Forum: Traders Hideout March 14th, 2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 315
Posted By SMCJB
if you replaced "panicked, adversarial...

if you replaced "panicked, adversarial atmosphere" with "high paced and competitive atmosphere" I would probably agree with you - at least on the desks I worked on. That is not mutually exclusive to...
Forum: Traders Hideout March 14th, 2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 315
Posted By SMCJB
Lots of good points by SidewalkAerobics shodson...

Lots of good points by SidewalkAerobics shodson iantg and artemiso so I won't repeat them. Something that hasn't been mentioned though is that in many (but not all) firms quants, developers, trading...
Forum: Emini Index Futures Trading March 14th, 2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 30,015
Posted By SMCJB
I've been thinking about this some more. I...

I've been thinking about this some more. I suspect the profile of a person trading the micro's is somebody who has a small account size and is probably paying higher clearing fees. While the exchange...
Forum: Traders Hideout March 13th, 2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 695
Views: 175,043
Posted By SMCJB
Hasn't much of the damage already happened and...

Hasn't much of the damage already happened and also irreversible at this point?

Protecting that Great British car industry!
Forum: Options on Futures March 13th, 2019, 01:23 AM
Replies: 7,057
Views: 912,873
Posted By SMCJB
Interesting announcement from CME with regards to...

Interesting announcement from CME with regards to finally launching Micro S&P500 futures. For those of you in the "Selling Options cause it never going there" camp maybe uninteresting. But if your in...
Forum: Commodities Futures Trading March 12th, 2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 56
Posted By SMCJB
There's surprisingly little information on listed...

There's surprisingly little information on listed inter-commodity spreads. If you go to the Globex Product Reference Sheet, select Agriculture, and then look for Strategy Type IS you'll see...
Forum: Commodities Futures Trading March 12th, 2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 56
Posted By SMCJB
And intercommodity spreads that also generate...

And intercommodity spreads that also generate implieds (Eg ZS-ZC)
Forum: Emini Index Futures Trading March 11th, 2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 30,015
Posted By SMCJB
I have this problem with ICE's Natural Gas...

I have this problem with ICE's Natural Gas Contracts. The NYMEX NG contract is 10,000 MMBtu and exchange fees are $1.50 for non-members. The ICE Henry Hub contract is only 2,500 MMBtu and clearing...
Forum: Emini Index Futures Trading March 11th, 2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 30,015
Posted By SMCJB
I wouldn't agree with the 'blind' comment but yes...

I wouldn't agree with the 'blind' comment but yes I would agree with watch the CL (or ES) both in terms of Order flow, Charts, T&S, whatever your tools are but place your orders in the QM (or ES...
Forum: Emini Index Futures Trading March 11th, 2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 30,015
Posted By SMCJB
I suspect HFT will ensure the liquidity is there....

I suspect HFT will ensure the liquidity is there. The order flow, and tick to tick pricing, will be completely different though. You will need to watch the eMini chart but actually trade the Micro...
Forum: Emini Index Futures Trading March 11th, 2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 30,015
Posted By SMCJB
And here we are, SIX YEARS LATER, and they are...

And here we are, SIX YEARS LATER, and they are finally coming. Launch date May 2019
https://www.cmegroup.com/cme-group-futures-exchange/micro-futures.html
Forum: Bonds and Interest Rates Trading March 10th, 2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 177
Posted By SMCJB
Equities (ES, NQ, RTY, EMD), Currencies (6A, 6B,...

Equities (ES, NQ, RTY, EMD), Currencies (6A, 6B, 6C, 6E, 6J) & Treasuries (ZB, ZN, TN, UB) have all their volume in the prompt month.
Energies (CL, NG, HO, RB), Metals (GC, HG, PA, PL, SI), Meats...
Forum: Beginners and Introductions March 10th, 2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 86
Posted By SMCJB
(A/C)/(B/C) = (A/C)*(C/B) = A/B So dividing...

(A/C)/(B/C) = (A/C)*(C/B) = A/B
So
dividing Stop/Price by ATR/Price = Stop/ATR

So your calculating what your stop is as a percentage of the ATR.
Forum: Bonds and Interest Rates Trading March 9th, 2019, 06:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 177
Posted By SMCJB
Eurodollar matching engine is basically* pro-rata...

Eurodollar matching engine is basically* pro-rata not FIFO. So everybody is incented to show more size than they need so they get bigger fills in the pro-ration!

* It's actually allocation which I...
Forum: Options on Futures March 8th, 2019, 12:00 AM
Replies: 1,425
Views: 106,831
Posted By SMCJB
Know nothing about Gold currently but think that...

Know nothing about Gold currently but think that this answer contains excellent advice to everybody.
Forum: Commodities Futures Trading March 7th, 2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 2,269
Views: 246,983
Posted By SMCJB
Something else you can do, is trade deferred...

Something else you can do, is trade deferred months. Sure the prompt month contract might be locked limit up, but the 2nd, 3rd, 4th etc might not be. Hence if you need to buy, you could always buy...
Forum: Commodities Futures Trading March 7th, 2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 2,269
Views: 246,983
Posted By SMCJB
I can't think of any CL examples, but this has...

I can't think of any CL examples, but this has happened many times in NG most recently in the last few months. I tried googling to see if there is a list of historical dates when this occurred but...
Forum: Commodities Futures Trading March 7th, 2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 2,269
Views: 246,983
Posted By SMCJB
I think this was a bigger issue years ago when it...

I think this was a bigger issue years ago when it wasn't just 2 minutes, but either 30 mins or 60 minutes. You still have the issue would you rather a) do nothing and wait for the market to unlock or...
Forum: Commodities Futures Trading March 7th, 2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 2,269
Views: 246,983
Posted By SMCJB
Actually I believe the real way to get around it...

Actually I believe the real way to get around it is to trade options. I believe they don't have the same circuit breakers that futures do so even if futures are locked on a limit move the options...
Forum: Commodities Futures Trading March 7th, 2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 2,269
Views: 246,983
Posted By SMCJB
Crude Oil Margins dropping (slightly) effective...

Crude Oil Margins dropping (slightly) effective today.
Member Margin for Tier 1, Apr'19, dropping $200 from $3900 to $3700.
Non-member rates will be 110% of that.
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