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Index futures

This section of analytics provides an outlook based on technical analysis on the most popular futures indexes.

Index Futures and their advantages

You can buy and sell specific shares, build a portfolio, create a selection of the most attractive securities, and track any specific sectors of the economy. On the other hand, you might want to do something different altogether and choose index futures as your trading instrument.

Working with futures contracts, you speculate on the rise or fall of a certain group of stocks. However, there are a few specific moments. For example, index futures are quoted in index points instead of the actual price. But the rise or fall of a purchased contract cost still affects the trader. Additionally, you will need to analyze the entire market instead of any specific shares.

Stock traders often use futures are to hedge stock positions. When traders buy securities, they can also invest some money in index futures. Thus, it is possible to regulate the total risk of an order or gain additional profit from the price movement of the market. This strategy is popular among private traders and large investment funds.

An important advantage of futures is their high liquidity. For instance, several million contracts for Standard & Poor's 500 (ES) are sold and bought during the American day session alone. This futures contract is the absolute record holder in liquidity. However, other indices in the markets of USA, Asia, and Europe are in demand too. You will always be able to find a counterparty for your order as well as buy and sell contracts of almost any size at the current price.

Futures on stock indexes

In order for futures to generate profit, traders need to be aware of all events occurring on stock exchange and in due time to trace and react to all significant changes. Likewise, it is important to analyze the progress of completed transactions, adopting the successful experience and avoiding the mistakes of other traders.

If Index Futures concern you and you plan to start working this field of investment, we recommend to take an advantage of analytical articles that FXFINPRO Capital specialists have selected for you.

Attention! Any information provided herein does not guarantee a positive trading result. Therefore, by using any of the contents in your trading activities, you take full responsibility for any result that may come from it. Please bear in mind, that forecasts are just that – forecasts, implying a possible significant error margin. Use the information provided at your own risk!

23 November

23.11.2016 - Technical view on stock indexes

The price of the futures on the American stock index S&P500 continued upward movement within the local rising channel. Currently quotes are consolidated around the historic highs. In case of fixation above the psychologically important level of 2200 quotes will continue to grow to 2250. On the other hand, fixing the price beyond the local rising channel, will become the basis for the continuation

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22 November

22.11.2016 - Technical view on stock indexes

The price of the futures on the American stock index S&P500 continued its growth and was able to overcome the historical maximum around 2195. At the moment, quotes are around the level of 2200 and its overcoming will be the basis for the continuing rising dynamics until 2250. The signal of the change of the trend will be breaking through the level of 2180 and consolidation below local ascending

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21 November

21.11.2016 - Technical view on stock indexes

The price of the futures on the American stock index S&P500 continues to consolidate near historic highs, and the overcoming of 2195-2200 levels, will be the basis for further price increase until 2250. On the other hand, in the near future, quotations may go back to the important support level at 2150, a break through which would be a stimulus for the continuation of negative dynamics

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18 November

18.11.2016 - Technical view on stock indexes

The price of the futures on the American stock index S&P500 continued gradual growth along the inclined support line. It is worth noting that the quotes are near historic highs and overcoming the levels 2195-2200 will be the basis for the continuation of the upward price movement up to 2250. On the other hand, at the moment there is a high probability of price correction with the first targets

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17 November

17.11.2016 - Technical view on stock indexes

The price of the futures on the American stock index S&P500 is consolidated around the level of 2170. Further growth of quotations is limited by a historical maximum near 2195, fixation above which will be the basis for further increase to 2250. At this point we see the weakness of the bulls and we can see a correction of quotations in the near future. Our medium-term outlook remains negative

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