S&P 500

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1) Trend Qualification Procedure

1.1) Chart to initially qualify the trend using an EMA9, if price action is above the red line (EMA9) you’re in an up-trend, below the red line (EMA9) a down-trend.

1.2) Confirm the EMA9 defined trend using these indicators. If the chart in 1.1 and the trend confirmation in 1.2 do not agree stand aside.

1.3)   Support resistance for setting profit objectives and risk levels contact me and I’ll explain how we use these

1.4)   Futures Quotes
1.5)   Options Quotes
1.6)   Contract Specifications
1.7)
 
Margin Requirement

1.8)   Trading methodology video
1.9)   Premium neutral collars to objectively define risk
1.10) S&P Gold Ratio

1983 – 2018 chart

2) S&P 500 Symbol (ES)

2.1) 1983 – 2018 chart
2.2) 10 Year, Monthly Data
2.3) 3 Year, Weekly Data
2.4) 6 Month Daily Data (ESZ18)
2.5) 10 Day Using 60 Minute (ESZ18)
2.6) Today using 10 minute bars (ESZ18)
2.7)
Today using 5 minute data (ESZ18)

2.8) Today’s Technical Opinion (ESZ18)
2.9) Ranges & Price Performance (ESZ18)
2.10) Support & Resistance (ESZ18)
2.11) Barchart Quotes, All Deliveries
2.12) Barchart Options Quotes
2.13) CME Futures Quotes, All Deliveries
2.14) CME Option Quotes

2.15) Exchange = CME
2.16)
Contract Specifications each 1.00 = $50.00

2.17) Exchange Margin Requirement
2.18) S&P 500 Collar Spreadsheet

3) The Importance of Trading Long and Short (3:23)

3.1) Full Disclosure of trading Methodology
3.2) All Bull & Bear Markets 1983 to 2018
3.3) Excel Spreadsheet 1927-2018 historical data and inflation adjusted
3.4) U.S. Stock Index futures we trade
3.5) European Stock Index futures we trade
3.6) Asian Stock Index Futures
3.7) Why Trade Futures Instead of ETFs?
3.8) A Cost Comparison – Futures versus ETFs
3.9) Top 100 Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)

4)_Major/Minor Bull, Bear markets 1983 to 2018

4.1) 1983-2018 chart
4.
2) January 1983 – August 1987 Bull 139.72 – 337.89 =+141.83%
4.3) August 1987 – October 1987 Bear 337.89 – 216.47 =-35.93%
4.4) August 1987 – August 1989 Bear to recovery (2 years)
4.5) August 1987 – July 1990 Bull 216.47 – 369.78 = +70.82%
4.6) July 1990 October 1990 Correction 369.78 – 294.51 =-20.36%
4.7) July 1990 – February 1991 Correction to recovery (7 months)
4.8) October 1990 – July 1998 Bull 294.51 – 1,190.58 =+304.26%
4.9) July 1998 – October 1998 Correction 1,190.58 – 923.52 =-22.43%
4.10) July 1998 – November 1998 Correction to recovery (4 months)
4.11) October 1998 – March 2000 Bull 923.52 – 1,552.87 =+68.15%
4.12) March 2000 October 2002 Bear 1,52.87 – 768.63 =-50.50%
4.13) March 2000 December 2007 Bear to recovery (7 years 9 months)
4.14) October 2002 – October 2007 Bull 768.63 – 1,576.09 =+105.05%
4.15) October 2007 – March 2009 Bear 1,576.09 – 666.79 =-57.68%
4.16) October 2007- April 2013 Bear to recovery (5 years 6 months)
4.17) March 2009 – October 2018 Bull 666.79 – 2,872.87 = +330.87%

Educational Resources

5) General Information on Futures and Futures Options

5.1) Futures Educational Videos (60)
5.2) Futures Options Educational Videos (34)

6) Stock Index Educational Videos

6.1) What is a Futures contract?
6.2) What is an Equity Index Futures
6.3) About S&P Futures and Contract Specifications
6.4) Definition of Margin
6.5)
The Benefits of Futures Margins
6.6) Fundamentals and Equity Index Futures
6.7)
Who Uses Equity Index Products?

6.8) Why Trade Futures instead of ETFs?
6.9)
Hedging and Risk Management for Equity Index Futures

6.10 Trading Opportunities in Equity Index Futures
6.11) Other Opportunities in Equity Index Futures

6.12) How to Trade Select Sectors
6.13)
Explaining Call Options (Short and Long)
6.14) Explaining Put Options (Short and Long)
6.15) Trading Options During Economic Events
6.16 Option Collars what they are and the basics of how they work
6.17) Working Example of Collaring a Position
6.18) Equity Index Daily & Final Settlement
6.19) Rolling an Equity Position Using Spreads
6.20) What is Equity Index Basis?
6.21) Equity Index Notional Value and Price
6.22) The Importance of Depth (Volume)
6.23) Equity Intermarket Spreads
6.24) Implied Liquidity in Select Sector Futures
6.25
) Influence of Pricing on the Option for Equity Traders
6.26) Why Options on Futures Gives Added Benefit of Diversifying Risk
6.27) Alpha/Beta and Portable Alpha
6.28) Cash Equitization – Cash Drag in the Cross Hairs
6.29) Transition Management using Stock Index Futures
6.31) Beta Replication and Smart Beta
6.31) Additional Educational Information on Stock Indices

If you have questions send a message or contact me.

Regards,
Peter Knight Advisor

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