Partial Trade Deal, Partial Optimism

By: Spencer Israel Last week saw the biggest bit of progress in the U.S.-China trade war since it began 18 months ago. The two sides agreed to a partial trade deal on Friday, an optimistic end to a week in which conflicting reports seemed to indicate that progress was no guarantee. As part of the.. Read more

Trade Takes Center Stage, And The Futures Markets Look Nervous

By: Spencer Israel  The final week before the start of the Q3 earnings season is a busy one. The Fed calendar is jammed, as Chair Jerome Powell will be making three public addresses in the first half of the week, capped off by the release of the September FOMC minutes on Wednesday. We’re also not.. Read more

Futures Rollover Explained

By: Wayne Duggan Last week was a big week for futures traders. Thursday and Friday were rollover days in the futures market, the time of the month where futures traders move their positions from current month contracts to contracts further into the future. Here’s a look at what futures rollover is and what it means.. Read more

How To Get Started Trading Futures

By: Wayne Duggan For newer traders, futures contracts may seem like a complicated market reserved only for experienced traders. But futures are just like any trading instrument. Once you learn the terminology and characteristics of the market, there’s really nothing to be intimidated of. Here’s an overview of what every trader should know about trading.. Read more

The Basics of Stocks, ETFs, Options, and Futures

Even the best at online stock trading admit that learning all the ins and outs of the industry makes for a daunting task. Entry into the field involves mastery over its often opaque jargon and complex concepts. At Lightspeed, we strive to design trading tools that assist everyone from the most experienced traders to those.. Read more

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