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Aoril 21st, 2017 Newsletter

US Dollar Index Chart Outlook Along with 25 Proven Strategies for Trading Options Futures


April 21, 2017 - Issue #872

In This Issue

1. 25 Proven Strategies for Trading Options
2. Hot Market report: Greenbuck Bulls Are fading Away?
3. Economic Calendar

1. 25 Proven Strategies for Trading Options


by CME Group

25 Proven Options Trading StrategiesIf you are currently trading options on futures or are interested in exploring them further, check out our newly updated trading guide, featuring 25 commonly used options strategies, including butterflies, straddles, strangles, backspreads and conversions. Each strategy includes an illustration demonstrating the effect of time decay on the total option premium involved in the position.

Options on futures rank among our most versatile risk management tools, and are offered on most of our products. Whether you trade options for purposes of hedging or speculating, you can limit your risk to the amount you paid up-front for the option while maintaining your exposure to beneficial price movements. To learn more about CME Group options, you can also visit our Options page

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2. Greenback Bulls Are Fading?

From our friend Jim Wyckoff at JimWyckoff.com

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US dollar futures; The U.S. dollar index is a basket of six major world currencies stacked up against the greenback. See on the daily bar chart for the USDX that prices have been trending lower from the January high. The U.S. dollar bulls are fading, which is good news for most of the raw commodity sector.--Jim

3. Economic Calendar

Source: Moore Research Center, Inc.

Date Reports Expiration & Notice Dates
04/21
Fri
9:00 AM CDT - Existing Home Sales(Mar)
2:00 PM CDT - Cattle On Feed

LT: Apr Nikkei Options(CME)
Apr Russell Options(CME)
May 2,5,10 Year Notes Options(CBT)
May Notes Options(CBT)
May Bonds Options(CBT)
May Canola Options(CBT)
May Wheat Options(CBT)
May Corn Options(CBT)
May Oats Options(CBT)
May Rough Rice Options(CBT)
May Soybeans,Soymeal,Soyoil Options(CBT)

04/24
Mon
2:00 PM CDT - Cold Storage


FN: May Crude Lt(NYM)
May Cotton(NYM)

04/25
Tue
8:00 AM CDT - FHFA Housing Price Index(Feb)
8:00 AM CDT - Case-Shiller Home Price Index(Feb)
9:00 AM CDT - Consumer Confidence(Apr)
9:00 AM CDT - New Home Sales(Mar)
3:30 PM CDT - API Energy Stocks
LT: May Copper Options(CMX)
May Silver Options(CMX)
May Gold Options(CMX)
May Natural Gas Options(NYM)
May RBOB & ULSD Options(NYM)
04/26
Wed
6:00 AM CDT - MBA Mortgage Applications Index
9:30 AM CDT - EIA Petroleum Status Report
2:00 PM CDT - Dairy Products Sales
LT: Apr Copper(CMX)
Apr Gold Silver(CMX)
Apr Platinum & Palladium(NYM)
May Natural Gas(NYM)
04/27
Thu
7:30 AM CDT - USDA Weekly Export Sales
7:30 AM CDT - Initial Claims-Weekly
7:30 AM CDT - Durable Goods-Ex Transportation(Mar)
7:30 AM CDT - Durable Orders(Mar)
7:30 AM CDT - Adv International Trade In Goods(Mar)
9:00 AM CDT - Pending Home Sales(Mar)
9:30 AM CDT - EIA Natural Gas Report
3:30 PM CDT - Money Supply
FN: May Natural Gas(NYM)
LT: Apr Feeder Cattle(NYM)
Apr Feeder Cattle Options(NYM)
04/28
Fri
7:30 AM CDT - Chain Deflator-Adv(Q1)
7:30 AM CDT - Employment Cost Index(Q1)
7:30 AM CDT - GDP-Adv(Q1)
8:45 AM CDT - Chicago PMI(Apr)
9:00 AM CDT - Michigan Sentiment-Final(Apr)
FN: May Gold & Silver(CMX)
May Copper(CMX)
May Platinum & Palladium(NYM)
May Canola(CBT)
May Wheat(CBT)
May Oats(CBT)
May Rough Rice(CBT)
May Soybeans,Soymeal,Soyoil(CBT)
LT: Apr Fed Funds(CME)
Apr Live Cattle(CME)
May RBOB & ULSD(NYM)
May Sugar-11(ICE)
Apr Fed Funds Options(CME)
May Lumber Options(CME)
05/01
Mon
7:30 AM CDT - PCE Prices(Mar)
7:30 AM CDT - Personal Income & Spending(Mar)
7:30 AM CDT - PCE Prices-Core(Mar)
9:00 AM CDT - Construction Spending(Mar)
9:00 AM CDT - ISM Index(Apr)
2:00 PM CDT - Cotton System
2:00 PM CDT - Grain Crushings
2:00 PM CDT - Fats & Oils
FN: May Orange Juice(ICE)
May Sugar-11(ICE)

05/02
Tue
1:00 PM CDT - Auto & Truck Sales
2:00 PM CDT - API Energy Stocks

FN: May RBOB & ULSD(NYM)
LT: Apr Butter(CME)
Apr Milk(CME)
Apr Butter Options(CME)
Apr Milk Options(CME)
05/03
Wed
6:00 AM CDT - MBA Mortgage Applications Index
7:15 AM CDT - ADP Employment Change(Apr)
9:00 AM CDT - ISM Services(Apr)
9:30 AM CDT - EIA Petroleum Status Report
1:00 PM CDT - FOMC Rate Decision
2:00 PM CDT - Dairy Product Sales



05/04
Thu
6:30 AM CDT - Challenger Job Cuts(Apr)
7:30 AM CDT - USDA Weekly Export Sales
7:30 AM CDT - Initial Claims-Weekly
7:30 AM CDT - Trade Balance(Mar)
7:30 AM CDT - Productivity-Prel(Q1)
7:30 AM CDT - Unit Labor Costs(Q1)
9:00 AM CDT - Factory Orders(Mar)
9:30 AM CDT - EIA Natural Gas Report
3:30 PM CDT - Money Supply



FN=First Notice, OE=Option Expiration, LT=Last Trade

Disclaimer: This calendar is compiled from sources believed to be reliable. Moore Research Center, Inc. assumes no responsibility for any errors or omissions. It is meant as an alert to events that may affect trading strategies and is not necessarily complete. The release dates for certain economic reports may have been rescheduled.

* Please note that the information contained in this letter is intended for clients, prospective clients, and audiences who have a basic understanding, familiarity, and interest in the futures markets.

** The material contained in this letter is of opinion only and does not guarantee any profits. These are risky markets and only risk capital should be used. Past performances are not necessarily indicative of future results.

*** This is not a solicitation of any order to buy or sell, but a current market view provided by Cannon Trading Inc. Any statement of facts herein contained are derived from sources believed to be reliable, but are not guaranteed as to accuracy, nor they purport to be complete. No responsibility is assumed with respect to any such statement or with respect to any expression of opinion herein contained. Readers are urged to exercise their own judgment in trading!

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