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Title: Basics of Futures Trading and Trading Platforms to Choose From


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Basics of Futures Trading and Trading Platforms
to Choose From
Cannon Trading Company https//www.cannontrading.c
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Futures Trading
  • Futures trading is a form of investment which
    involves speculating on the price of a commodity
    going up or down in the future.

Disclaimer There is a substantial risk of loss
in trading commodity futures, options and
off-exchange foreign currency products. Past
performance is not indicative of future results.
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Most Commodities you see and use every day of
your life
  • Commodities are traded between hundreds-of-thousan
    ds of investors, every day, all over the world.
  • Speculators are all trying to profit by buying a
    commodity at a low price and selling at a higher
    price.
  • Futures trading is mainly speculative "paper"
    investing, i.e. It is rare for the investors to
    actually take physical delivery of the commodity.

Disclaimer There is a substantial risk of loss
in trading commodity futures, options and
off-exchange foreign currency products. Past
performance is not indicative of future results.
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  • The corn in your breakfast cereal
  • The lumber used to make your breakfast table
    chairs
  • The gold displayed in your watch and jewelry
  • The cotton used to manufacture your clothes
  • The wheat in your sandwich at lunch
  • The steel used to manufacture your automobile and
    the crude oil that is refined into gasoline to
    power it
  • The beef and potatoes in your dinner

Disclaimer There is a substantial risk of loss
in trading commodity futures, options and
off-exchange foreign currency products. Past
performance is not indicative of future results.
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Basics of Futures Trading
  • A commodity futures contract is an agreement to
    buy or sell a particular commodity at a future
    date.
  • The amount of the commodity itself is
    standardized and specified in the futures
    contract to be traded.
  • Most contracts state that the agreement will be
    fulfilled by actual delivery of the commodity.

Disclaimer There is a substantial risk of loss
in trading commodity futures, options and
off-exchange foreign currency products. Past
performance is not indicative of future results.
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  • Some contracts allow cash settlement in lieu of
    delivery at a future date at a particular price.
  • A commodity futures option gives the purchaser
    the right to buy or sell a particular futures
    contract at a future date for a particular price.
  • With limited exceptions, commodity futures and
    options must be traded through an exchange by
    persons and firms who are registered with the
    CFTC.

Disclaimer There is a substantial risk of loss
in trading commodity futures, options and
off-exchange foreign currency products. Past
performance is not indicative of future results.
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Futures Trading Advice for Beginners
  • Futures trading is risky but can also be a very
    lucrative investment, yet how can new investors
    know where to begin?
  • Maneuvering through the investment markets can be
    a challenging and daunting task.
  • Since there is a considerable amount of risk
    associated with any investment, it is important
    to gather the right information before investing.

Disclaimer There is a substantial risk of loss
in trading commodity futures, options and
off-exchange foreign currency products. Past
performance is not indicative of future results.
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Some of the challenges a new trader may face
include
  • Seeking a qualified professional broker
  • Understanding which direction is the trend and
    the type of environment the market is in
  • Not over trading, and understanding the
    market/contract you are trading
  • Spreading out risk capital

Disclaimer There is a substantial risk of loss
in trading commodity futures, options and
off-exchange foreign currency products. Past
performance is not indicative of future results.
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BEST FUTURES TRADING PLATFORMS
The following slides list some of the online
futures trading software/platforms that Cannon
Trading has to offer.
Disclaimer There is a substantial risk of loss
in trading commodity futures, options and
off-exchange foreign currency products. Past
performance is not indicative of future results.
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Transact AT
  • Recommended for electronic day traders who need
    charts, trailing stops, automated strategies and
    more. Good for beginning and advanced users.

Disclaimer There is a substantial risk of loss
in trading commodity futures, options and
off-exchange foreign currency products. Past
performance is not indicative of future results.
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OEC Trader
  • Recommended for day traders who need contingent
    orders. Simple, powerful software. Electronic and
    open out-cry markets.

Disclaimer There is a substantial risk of loss
in trading commodity futures, options and
off-exchange foreign currency products. Past
performance is not indicative of future results.
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Ensign
  • ENSIGN is a powerful charting software used by
    traders, investors, and brokers around the world.
    Whether you are a new trader or a professional,
    ENSIGN has the features that can help you achieve
    your trading goals.

Disclaimer There is a substantial risk of loss
in trading commodity futures, options and
off-exchange foreign currency products. Past
performance is not indicative of future results.
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Shogun Trade Executer
  • Recommended for electronic day traders who need
    charts, trailing stops, automated strategies and
    more. Good for beginning and advanced users.
    Includes a new money management tool... Risk
    reassessment - profit protector.

Disclaimer There is a substantial risk of loss
in trading commodity futures, options and
off-exchange foreign currency products. Past
performance is not indicative of future results.
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Sierra Chart
  • A professional trading platform with complete
    real-time and historical charting. A technical
    analysis platform for the financial markets.

Disclaimer There is a substantial risk of loss
in trading commodity futures, options and
off-exchange foreign currency products. Past
performance is not indicative of future results.
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CQG QTrader
  • A powerful futures trading platform with tools
    and technical analysis features to trade and
    monitor the markets. Full charting and studies of
    all major futures markets. Full range of orders
    supported including trailing stops and OCO's
  • Supported instruments futures, options on
    futures.

Disclaimer There is a substantial risk of loss
in trading commodity futures, options and
off-exchange foreign currency products. Past
performance is not indicative of future results.
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Barchart Trader
  • Recommended for an all around trader.

Disclaimer There is a substantial risk of loss
in trading commodity futures, options and
off-exchange foreign currency products. Past
performance is not indicative of future results.
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FireTip
  • The firetip online trading platform is simple,
    powerful software recommended for day traders and
    position traders working mostly with futures and
    options. Compatible with both windows and
    macintosh operating

Disclaimer There is a substantial risk of loss
in trading commodity futures, options and
off-exchange foreign currency products. Past
performance is not indicative of future results.
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E-Futures
  • Recommended for day traders who need contingent
    orders. Simple, powerful software. Electronic and
    open out-cry markets.

Disclaimer There is a substantial risk of loss
in trading commodity futures, options and
off-exchange foreign currency products. Past
performance is not indicative of future results.
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eSignal
  • Recommended for individual and professional
    traders in need of advanced data analytics.

Disclaimer There is a substantial risk of loss
in trading commodity futures, options and
off-exchange foreign currency products. Past
performance is not indicative of future results.
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MultiCharts
  • Recommended for individual and professional
    traders that need multiple data feeds, dynamic
    portfolio-level strategy back testing, and easy
    language support.

Disclaimer There is a substantial risk of loss
in trading commodity futures, options and
off-exchange foreign currency products. Past
performance is not indicative of future results.
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CQG Trader
  • Running on the same infrastructure as CQG
    integrated client, CQG Trader Enjoys the same
    speed and reliability in a more affordable,
    streamlined interface. You can trade from a depth
    of market window and view real-time electronic
    quotes. You can also monitor order status and
    account equity in real-time.
  • Supported instruments futures, options on
    futures.

Disclaimer There is a substantial risk of loss
in trading commodity futures, options and
off-exchange foreign currency products. Past
performance is not indicative of future results.
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RTrader Pro
  • R Trader pro is well suited for the trader who
    wants quick execution on the electronic markets.
    Traders have the ability to trade futures and
    options from a price ladder or an order ticket. R
    trader pro also offers option chains, pre-built
    strategies for futures and options plus streaming
    real-time quotes.
  • Supported instruments futures, options on
    futures, stocks.

Disclaimer There is a substantial risk of loss
in trading commodity futures, options and
off-exchange foreign currency products. Past
performance is not indicative of future results.
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MotiveWave
  • Motivewave is a professional suite of tools that
    makes trading and market analysis simple.

Disclaimer There is a substantial risk of loss
in trading commodity futures, options and
off-exchange foreign currency products. Past
performance is not indicative of future results.
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Trade Navigator
  • Recommended for electronic day traders who need
    charts, trailing stops, automated strategies.

Disclaimer There is a substantial risk of loss
in trading commodity futures, options and
off-exchange foreign currency products. Past
performance is not indicative of future results.
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QST
  • QST offers a powerful trading platform for both
    individual investors and brokers. QST gives you
    the ability to trade from almost all windows
    including charts.
  • Supported instruments futures, options on
    futures. Has mobile and brower base demo.

Disclaimer There is a substantial risk of loss
in trading commodity futures, options and
off-exchange foreign currency products. Past
performance is not indicative of future results.
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RealTick
  • Realtick, by townsend analytics, gives active
    traders the analysis tools they need to make
    critical decisions with confidence. Realtick was
    conceived and built to match the unique speed and
    style of any kind of trader. Has mobile and web
    base versions.
  • Supported instruments futures, stocks, options
    on stocks.

Disclaimer There is a substantial risk of loss
in trading commodity futures, options and
off-exchange foreign currency products. Past
performance is not indicative of future results.
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CTS-T4 - Available from Cunningham Trading Systems
  • T4 available from cunningham trading systems
    offers real-time quotes, one-click trading,
    multiple order types, a built in charting
    package, real-time news and economic indicator
    feeds, and much more to traders. Has mobile and
    web base versions.
  • Supported instruments futures, options on
    futures.

Disclaimer There is a substantial risk of loss
in trading commodity futures, options and
off-exchange foreign currency products. Past
performance is not indicative of future results.
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X_Trader
  • One of the industry leaders in speed and
    reliability, x_trader, from trading technologies,
    enables users to trade via the web or any remote
    connection. Simultaneously trade multiple markets
    from one fully-customizable screen with
    innovative features. Single-click order execution
    and the patented MD trader ladder coupled with
    tools for automated trading, charting and more
    give traders the edge for optimal trading
    performance.
  • Supported instruments futures, options on
    futures.

Disclaimer There is a substantial risk of loss
in trading commodity futures, options and
off-exchange foreign currency products. Past
performance is not indicative of future results.
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  • Find a detailed futures trading guide for
    beginners here https//www.cannontrading.com/tool
    s/beginners-guide-to-trading-futures
  • If you need help choosing a futures trading
    platform, visit https//www.cannontrading.com/sof
    tware/help-me-choose-the-best-futures-trading-plat
    form

https//www.cannontrading.com
Call us at (800) 454-9572
Disclaimer There is a substantial risk of loss
in trading commodity futures, options and
off-exchange foreign currency products. Past
performance is not indicative of future results.
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