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What is the Difference?

There is a question that I am often asked in both classes and online: “What is the difference between supply and demand as you call it and the old support and resistance levels we have always heard about elsewhere?” This is a common question for those novice traders who have not been exposed to the institutional style of trading. I proceeded to show the students the classic definition of resistance and support from a popular financial website. Paraphrasing the definitions, the site described

Single Stock Futures Explained

As if a standard futures contract — those that control an underlying commodity, stock index, currency, or interest rate instrument — weren’t esoteric enough for most, there are also contracts that control individual stocks. These are called single stock futures, or in their abbreviation (SSFs). In this article I’ll give readers a broad overview on this lesser known trading vehicle so that you are better informed as to whether it is the right asset class for you. Although futures on individual