Jim Iuorio for CME Group

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 indices, interest-rate products, commodities and foreign exchange. His recommendations to clients blend macroeconomic themes with technical analysis.

Recent Articles By The Author

Bitcoin Is Not Yet a Safe Haven

Bitcoin Is Not Yet a Safe Haven

Despite talk of bitcoin graduating to safe-haven status, the cryptocurrency still has routine 10 percent intraday moves.

Tracing Bitcoin's Potential as a Store of Wealth

Tracing Bitcoin's Potential as a Store of Wealth

Bitcoin's move higher against easy money central bank policies showed its potential as a hedge against inflation.

More Than a Headline: A Case for Using Dow Futures

More Than a Headline: A Case for Using Dow Futures

Sometimes overshadowed in futures markets, the Dow may be the best equity index for trading dollar sensitivity.

Another Way to Hedge Tech Stock Volatility

Another Way to Hedge Tech Stock Volatility

Nasdaq-100 futures offer multiple ways to protect against sudden swings when tech earnings are reported.

Delayed Economic Data Had an Effect on Stocks

Delayed Economic Data Had an Effect on Stocks

Stocks rallied during the government shutdown, bucking the historical trend. But there was a critical difference this time around.

Will an Economic Slowdown Be Good for Gold?

Will an Economic Slowdown Be Good for Gold?

The wait for gold volatility could be ending thanks to a shift in attitude towards economic expansion.

Is the Super Bowl Indicator Real?

Is the Super Bowl Indicator Real?

The big game has revealed some stunning market trends, but for market analysis, you would be wise to look elsewhere.

Is There a Gold/Bitcoin Correlation?

Is There a Gold/Bitcoin Correlation?

Among the two major alternative currencies, gold has emerged on the upside, at least temporarily.

What Makes a Bear Market?

What Makes a Bear Market?

A review of historical bear markets reveals that the stock retreat in 2018 doesn't qualify yet.

Why Did Markets Respond This Way to China Trade News?

Why Did Markets Respond This Way to China Trade News?

The news of a trade truce wasn't good enough for markets to sustain a rally. A veteran trader explains why.