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Travis McGhee

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Travis is a financial industry veteran more than 10 years' experience navigating the markets. He started his career as a clerk for a proprietary trading firm on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, eventually earning his badge and trading in both the S&P 500 options pit and S&P 500 Futures pit. He went on to spend time managing the firm's Euro Currency options operations and later their Euribor/Short Sterling operations. After 6 years on the floor Travis took a position with the Chicago-based investment bank Howe Barnes Hoefer & Arnett (now Raymond James), managing high net worth and institutional portfolios. It was here that Travis was reconnected with the Najarians (Jon and Pete) and accepted a position with their newly-launched company, tradeMONSTER. Travis spent 3 years as director of business development, helping grow the young brokerage firm from a startup to the industry leader it is today. In the summer of 2012 Travis launched the firm FuturesANIMAL, seeking to provide retail traders with the same access to the futures market that institutional traders have. Travis has a B.A. from Lake Forest College and an M.S. in Management from New York University. He is series 3, 7 and 63 registered.

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Metals Are Looking More Precious By The Day

By Travis McGhee

It is our belief that there are a number of factors at work here.

03:21PM 10/22/13

The Bulls Welcome the Timeout in DC

By Travis McGhee

In light of this exuberance, our desk continues to believe that it will be short lived.

02:35PM 10/17/13

Be Careful Where You Tread With This Market

By Travis McGhee

Even the futures trader needs to understand when a particular market is susceptible to violent knee jerk reactions that can quickly get them upside down on a trade.

03:41PM 10/10/13

Fear is Front and Center

By Travis McGhee

One aspect of the VIX that we want to bring to light is the backwardation that we are seeing in the VIX futures, and this is what it means to the markets.

03:47PM 10/09/13

Flight to Gold

By Travis McGhee

While I still believe that a taper is in the works, I also believe that the bickering on Capitol Hill has delayed the timeframe until early 2014 at the absolute earliest.

05:34PM 10/07/13

3 Focal Points for the Trading Week Ahead

By Travis McGhee

As it pertains to the broader market, and more specifically to the E-mini S&P 500 futures, we are using the following three areas of interest to guide our posturing ahead of next week's trade.

12:02PM 10/05/13

Word of the Month: Nimble

By Travis McGhee

For futures traders, as well as options on futures traders, if positioned correctly and in tune with the pulse of the market, such swings can present a very stimulating trading environment.

02:47PM 10/03/13

Day "2" of the Shutdown and the Market Shrugs...Again

By Travis McGhee

I tend to believe that the equity index markets will begin to lose the patience that they are displaying at the current moment if the shutdown begins to meld into debt ceiling talks, which would put the US at more economic risk than we have seen in a long time.

06:00PM 10/02/13

Bulls are Applauding Congress

By Travis McGhee

The broader market still has plenty of room to run to the upside and these are the levels to watch in the S&P 500.

12:56PM 10/01/13

Corn Trades Lower...Stocks Trade Lower...Everything Trades Lower!

By Travis McGhee

I continue to watch this 1670 level in the S&P as "my line in the sand", as a break below this level could have us quickly trading back to that 1650 level seen earlier in the month.

05:33PM 09/30/13

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