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Closing the Gap - Futures Edition

The gap between the self-directed and institutional trader in the world of Futures gets closer as Tom and Tony go head-to-head with one of the Futures market industry's best institutional traders. We bring professional strategies to individual investors.

Handling Expiration
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Feb 21, 2020
Anton joins Tom and Tony in the studio to walk through the ins and outs of futures expiration.
Conditional Probabilities and Indices
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Feb 14, 2020
Tom, Tony, and Beef examine correlation and conditional probability to set up a pairs trade in /YM and /ES.
Untangling Stocks, Bonds and Yields
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Feb 7, 2020
Pete explains how stock and bond behavior present potential trade opportunities. Tune in as he walks through how to pick a side, product, and strategy!
Pairs Trading Indices
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Jan 31, 2020
Pairs trades allow traders to reduce risk, increase trade duration, and stay engaged in periods of low volatility. tastytrade explains how to set up pairs in the equity markets.
Finding Premium in Oil
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Jan 24, 2020
tastytrade looks at a bullish play in Crude that incorporates futures options, ultimately boosting the probability of profit of the trade.
A New Way of Pairs Trading
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Jan 17, 2020
In this segment, we'll take a look at a very popular pair that is both highly correlated and also mean reverting!
Futures and Low Volatility
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Jan 10, 2020
tastytrade looks to alternative futures products that are exhibiting more volatility than equity indices.
Contango and Backwardation
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Jan 3, 2020
Tune in as Tony, Pete and Mike Hart walk through how to identify contango and backwardation and show off a few examples in current futures products.
This Year's Gold & Silver Ratio
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Dec 27, 2019
Tony and Mike examine the past year's relationship between Gold (/GC) and Silver (/SI).
Yield Curve Composition: /ZF Setups
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Dec 20, 2019
Pete checks in on the yield curve and presents a trade idea that capitalizes on the most opportune piece of the curve, Five-Year Notes.
The State of Low Volatility
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Dec 13, 2019
Mike Hart explains some low volatility setups that incorporate directional movement and that also can benefit from an increase in implied volatility.
Short Premium Currency Cross
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Dec 6, 2019
Pete walks through a series of visuals and correlations to explain how to set up a "currency cross" in Euro / Pound.
The Year In Currencies
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Nov 22, 2019
Pete is in the studio to give us a summary of all major currencies and how they compare to the US Dollar.
Notes or Bonds?
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Nov 15, 2019
Pete analyzes the various maturity treasury products, paying close attention to their current price, implied volatility, and IV rank.
Sneaking Into Natural Gas
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Nov 8, 2019
Natural gas just hit a 6-month high, up 15% over the lasts two weeks. But is this rich?
Spread Ideas Across the Curve
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Nov 1, 2019
In this segment, Pete examines the yield curve and identifies potential opportunities in two common maturity spreads, the TUT spread and the NOB spread.
Opportunities in Low Volatility
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Oct 25, 2019
When volatility is low we don't want to sit on our hands. One way to find opportunity is with futures and another is with pairs trades. Pete explains.
Delta Hedging a Portfolio
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Oct 18, 2019
tastytrade explains how to use beta-weighted delta and futures to neutralize a portfolio's directional sway.
Opportunity in Equity Pairs
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Oct 11, 2019
Find out how to identify pairs trades using price, volatility, and correlation. Then, discover the most attractive pairs trades using equity indices.
Extreme Dollar Trades
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Oct 4, 2019
How do we create a diversified short dollar trade that takes advantage of the disparity between different volatilities in its components?
Pounds and Brexit
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Sep 27, 2019
Pete presents a trade idea based on the next "deadline" surrounding Brexit. Tune in for the setup and management expectations in the coming weeks!
Canada-Aussie Cross
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Sep 20, 2019
With /CL's recent price action, and the positive correlation between CAD and /CL, is there a pairs trade opportunity with AUD sitting relatively flat?
Equity Index Futures Expiration
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Sep 13, 2019
Pete walks through some best practices for rolling equity index futures. Tune in for a better understanding around the timing of rolling, volume's impact, and what to make of the price differential between contracts
Volatility Extremes in FX
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Sep 6, 2019
In this segment, Pete explains how the differences in volatility impact option prices in /6B and /6E.
Pairs Trading Equity Markets
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Aug 30, 2019
Based on recent price behavior and implied volatility, Pete identifies an opportunity in equities and determines whether to use futures or options.

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