Futures trading requires a different set of analytical tools such as fundamental ratios to analyze anything from short-term trading opportunities to long-term trends. Three popular ratios are the crack spread, the corn and soybean spread, and the yield curve ratios.
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Volatility skew has to do with the difference between put and call volatility. Sudden changes in volatility skew levels can indicate what the market may be anticipating.
Standard deviation channels can help simplify identifying potential trends in futures by providing a bird's eye view.
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