Jim Iuorio


Bio

Jim Iuorio is managing director of TJM Institutional Services and a veteran futures and options trader. Jim has spent his career brokering futures and options trades for large institutional clients in equity indexes, interest rate products, commodities and foreign exchange. His recommendations to clients blend macro-economic themes with technical analysis.

Four Ways Active Traders Can Use Micro E-Mini Futures

On Sunday May 5, micro contracts in the four major U.S. stock indices began trading. The S&P 500, Nasdaq-100, Dow…

More Than A Headline: A Case for Using Dow Futures

CME Group lists four main equity contracts. Each contract offers different exposure to the U.S market. The S & P…

Another Way to Hedge Tech Stock Volatility

When bitcoin hit its high in December 2017, its total market cap was approximately $420 billion. By contrast when the…

Delayed Economic Data Had An Effect on Stocks

As we put the government shutdown further and further into the rearview mirror, it’s probably a good time to recap…

Will an economic slowdown be good for gold?

Gold has lacked volatility for a long time. Since the summer of 2013 gold has largely remained in a tight…

Is The Super Bowl Indicator Real?

The Super Bowl indicator is a theory wherein we can predict the stock market’s year end closing price based on…

Is There A Gold/Bitcoin Correlation?

On November 14, 2018, CME bitcoin futures broke through the important $6,000 support level and lost more than 40 percent…

What Makes A Bear Market?

The most commonly held definition of a “bear market” in stocks is a 20 percent price decline from peak to…

What Volatility Spikes Mean for Traders Now

There are two methods of measuring equity volatility that I most often use. The CME equity volatility tools on QuikStrike…

Three Events That Could Shape Stock Markets Before 2018 Ends

It’s been a decent year for U.S. stocks. At current levels, the S & P 500 is up almost 8…

This Is The Key Recession Indicator to Watch

This fact will surprise no one, but the “yield curve” is supposed to be, ideally, curved. As it stands now,…

Has Gold Lost Its Safe Haven Status?

Before we pull back the layers on this topic, I would like to make a solemn promise to avoid the…