Stocks & Commodities V. 25:4 (62-93): Futures For You by Dan O誰eil
INSIDE THE FUTURES WORLD
Want to learn how the futures markets really work? Dan O誰eil, a principal at online futures and forex broker XPRESSTRADE (www.xpresstrade.com), responds to
your questions about today痴 futures markets. To submit a question, post your question to our website at http://Message-Boards.Traders.com. Answers will be posted there, and selected questions will appear in a future issue of S&C.
I know some traders prefer the charts and graphs of technical analysis while others focus on fundamental factors. Which method is a better means of
figuring out the futures markets?
This is an age-old debate in the futures markets, mainly because there is no one right answer. While some traders swear by the fundamental factors affecting the markets they follow, others pay little or no attention to the news and rely more heavily upon various statistical models to make their trading decisions. It痴 possible to succeed with either approach; it depends on the style and preferences of the individual trader. Let痴 look at both methods...