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Futures For Rookies

Pete and Katie walk through everything you need to know to start trading futures in this short series!

Nov 17, 2017
Pete Mulmat and Michael Rechenthin (Dr. Data) give us a preview of Sunday's Cherry Picks -- "What's Pairs Trading". They also look at an awesome spreadsheet.
Nov 11, 2017
Pete and James take a look at the crude oil market compared to stocks in the crude oil industry.
Nov 3, 2017
Pete and James discuss the nuances of adding ETF premium to large futures trades.
Nov 2, 2017
Pete Mulmat and Mike Rechenthin discuss futures correlations -- and also describe using ETFs as a proxy for implied volatility rank.
Oct 27, 2017
Pete and James take a look at trading US small cap equities against the rallying Japanese Nikkei.
Oct 19, 2017
With earnings season here, how will that affect the Dow Jones? Pete Mulmat and Michael Rechenthin first explore the makeup of the Dow and then explore upcoming earnings and their effects on the index.
Oct 12, 2017
Pete & Dr. Data talk about managing a portfolio using the correlation matrix. Additionally, they discussed diversification and hedging -- how they are different, yet similar.
Oct 5, 2017
TP & Pete look at options skew in different futures markets and look at trade strategy in terms of skew and delta equivalency.
Sep 28, 2017
Pete & Dr. Data discuss how correlation analysis can be used for both reducing volatility in an account and also used to hedge losing positions.
Sep 21, 2017
Pete & Dr. Data talk about what they look at when they examine correlation matrices. They explain that not only are they used for high correlations, but also for weak correlations.
Sep 15, 2017
James and Pete look at ways to hedge contango in crude oil markets using related ETFs.
Sep 8, 2017
James & Pete present IRA-eligible ways to "scalp" trades similar to futures scalping. Tune in to hear the main differences and how to manage these fast-moving positions.
Sep 7, 2017
How many ETFs equal 1 futures contract? Dr. Data & Pete explain how this knowledge can be used to better understand the size of the contracts and how it can also be used to mitigate risks. Be sure to download the PDF!
Aug 31, 2017
Today Pete Mulmat and Michael Rechenthin compare the capital efficiency of futures and ETFs.
Aug 25, 2017
Pete and James look at a "pairs" trade in Gold with both an Aussie and Yen component. The guys work through the notional weightings and use ETF's to create a short gold long aussie/yen position.
Aug 18, 2017
James and Pete look at a yield curve trade that is IRA compatible. IEF and TLT give us the ability to create a smaller trade and add a theta component.
Aug 17, 2017
What is moving in the market? Pete and Mike Rechenthin discuss some graphics for calculating annualized return on investment along with ideas around IV and IVR.
Aug 11, 2017
James and Pete look to Long Mexico and Short Brazil. Both Brazilian and Mexican markets saw downturns after the 2016, U.S. Presidential election.
Aug 10, 2017
Dr. Data and Pete take a look at a spread sheet of IV and IVR opportunities. The cherry picks research paper allows us to see stocks in order of deciding IVR with their accompanying IV and earnings date.
Aug 4, 2017
Pete & James cover the 4 major equity indices and discuss the weighting of stocks within each for better trade entry and portfolio management.

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