Trading Articles

The following articles are for your "reading pleasure" and trading education!

  • Managed Futures: Portfolio Diversification- This is a publication by the CME about different aspects of managed futures. Please note the article discusses the benefits of adding managed futures. One should also note that the addition of managed futures to a portfolio does not mean that a portfolio will automatically be profitable, that it will not experience substantial losses or volatility and that the results of studies conducted in the past may not be indicative of current time periods or the performance of any individual CTA.
  • Trading for your blood type - This is an article written by Ilan Levy-Mayer for SFO magazine, published July 2004, discussing how different traders should be using different trading styles.
  • Survivor day trading - This is an article written by Ilan Levy-Mayer for SFO magazine, published September 2007, discussing the importance of day trading money management along with ideas on how to improve on your risk control. This specific article addresses the use of stop loss orders. Please note that placement of stop loss or stop-limit orders will not necessarily limit your losses to the intended amounts, since market conditions may make it impossible to execute such orders.
  • Cannon Futures Daily Blog - Ilan shares support and resistance numbers, economic reports to come out, trading tidbits and different trading updates daily on the Cannon Futures daily blog.
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