I believe in currency futures contracts. I am proud to say I was present on the trading floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange back in when the very first currency futures contracts were ever traded. But the standardized contract size — one of the hallmarks of all futures contracts — has sometimes been a drawback for the smaller, retail trader. Since March 23, , the world of currency futures trading has added a new dimension aimed at the self-directed individual trader.
This new dimension is known as Forex E-micro Futures. Click here to order your copy of The VXX Trend Following Strategy today and be one of the very first traders to utilize these unique strategies. This guidebook will make you a better, more powerful trader. The same 10 pip 10 point price movement from 1. Trading in a regulated market. Futures trading is governed by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the brokers that offer accounts must be members of the National Futures Association.
Fully transparent markets and a fair and level playing field. Trading futures offers the safety of segregated customer funds and counterparty credit risk. The counterparty to all cleared trades is the clearinghouse of the Exchange. Micro currency futures are all cash-settled, just like stock index futures. There is no risk or possibility of having to make or take physical delivery, as there can be with the regular-sized CME currency futures.
To appeal to retail traders already active in currency futures trading, CME Group has kept the contracts consistent with each other and maintains identical settlement prices. But to appeal to traders accustomed to the nomenclature of over-the-counter OTC trading, the exchange quotes the micro-contracts in Interbank terms. This means that the euro, Pound and Australian dollar are quoted in American direct terms but the Yen, Swiss franc and Canadian dollar are quoted and traded in European indirect terms.
Transactions in futures and forex carries a substantial risk of loss. The information and data in this report was obtained from sources which we believe reliable but we do not guarantee its accuracy. Neither the information nor any opinion expressed constitutes a solicitation by us for the purchase or sale of any futures or forex contracts. Larry Schneider is director of business development for the Zaner Group www.
Zaner provides futures and forex brokerage services to self-directed traders, broker-assisted accounts as well as traditional full-service account management. At Connors Research, we are using it as an overlay to many of our best strategies to make them even better -- now you can, too. The Connors Group, Inc.More...