Published: Sun, 21 Aug 2016 11:19:13 +0000
2016-08-21T11:19:13ZWheat crops are planted and harvested at different times around the world. Wheat is an important political commodity.
2016-08-21T11:19:13ZCorn crops are planted and harvested at different times around the world and many factors contribute to the price each year.
2016-08-21T11:19:13ZCommodities have become more of a mainstream investment and it makes sense to allocate more of an investment portfolio into commodities.
2016-08-21T11:19:13ZSoybean crops are planted and harvested at different times around the world. The U.S. crop is the biggest and most important.
2016-08-21T11:19:13ZThese are the top reasons why commodity trading can lose money. If you can overcome these mistakes, you have much better chances of being successful.
2016-08-21T11:19:13ZTrading commodities online is a fairly simple process to get started, but it requires a great deal of homework and preparation.
2016-08-21T11:19:13ZOpening a commodities trade account is probably easier than you think, but it is a major financial transaction and you can expect a long process.
2016-08-21T11:19:13ZFutures and options are both derivatives that reflect movement in the underlying commodity. Understand futures and options before using them.
2016-08-21T11:19:13ZHistorically, there is an inverse relationship between the value of the U.S. dollar and commodities prices.
2016-08-21T11:19:13ZSilver mining stocks are a good way to invest in the silver market. They can be more conservative than silver futures and silver etfs. A list of the largest publicly traded silver mining stocks is included.
2016-08-21T11:19:13ZThe USDA releases the Prospective Plantings report at the end of March each year. They also issue monthly and weekly updates throughout the year.
2016-08-21T11:19:13ZDue diligence is necessary before deciding on a commodity broker once you decide to start trading commodities.
2016-08-21T11:19:13ZBecoming a commodity broker requires a series of regulatory steps. Commodities are a highly cyclical business not just limited to the futures markets.
2016-08-21T11:19:13ZCrude oil futures trading is an active and volatile market. Learn about the fundamentals and opportunities for day trading and longer-term investing.
2016-08-21T11:19:13ZMany investors don't use commodities as an investment because of misconceptions they have of commodities. Here's how to trade commodities from home.
2016-08-21T11:19:13ZWhat is a daily commodity? Commodities are the raw ingredients of almost everything we consume or use in our everyday life: corn, wheat, oil, etc.
2016-08-21T11:19:13ZA hedger is a party with an offsetting interest in a commodity by virtue of their underlying business. Hedgers are important market participants.
2016-08-21T11:19:13ZOne of the first steps in trading commodities is finding out which commodities you should be trading. Learn about the best commodities to trade.
2016-08-21T11:19:13ZCommodity brokers are usually paid on a commission basis, but the business has changed dramatically since the advent of electronic trading.
2016-08-21T11:19:13ZThere is a strong inverse correlation between the value of the U.S. dollar as measured against other currencies and commodity prices.
2016-08-21T11:19:13ZLong put options can be used to bet a market is going lower or as price insurance on an existing long position in futures markets.
2016-08-21T11:19:13ZA derivative is a financial instrument or security that replicates the performance of another asset.
2016-08-21T11:19:13ZTrading corn futures can be fairly subdued during the winter months, while the summer months are huge for corn. Watch for exports and demand.
2016-08-21T11:19:13ZA Trading Plan is an essential component that must be in place before you begin trading commodities. We will go over the main features of a trading plan and how to create a commodity trading plan.
2016-08-21T11:19:13ZThe definition and uses of a put option and an example for the buyer and selling in commodities markets.
2016-08-21T11:19:13ZCommodity prices tend to move higher during periods of inflation, but buying cheap may be better. Here's how to buy commodities and when.
2016-08-21T11:19:13ZCommodity traders often employ technical analysis which requires the use of a price chart.
2016-08-21T11:19:13ZCommodity trading strategies are simply the basis for why and when you will buy and sell commodities. You should have some well thought out strategies before you begin trading commodities.
2016-08-21T11:19:13ZMomentum and RSI indicators are widely used by commodity traders to measure when a market is overbought or oversold.
2016-08-21T11:19:13ZFutures Margin has many different meanings in futures trading and includes initial margin, maintenance levels, margin call and why margin changes.
2016-08-21T11:19:13ZThe corn-soybean ratio is a tool that farmers use to determine relative value. Often farmers use this metric when deciding which crop to plant.
2016-08-21T11:19:13ZIf you want to start your own brokerage firm, this how-to will lead the way. The first thing is to pass the Series 3 Exam if you are not a broker.
2016-08-21T11:19:13ZUnderstanding futures contracts will involve learning ticker symbols, futures contracts, contract sizes, delivery months and price quotes.
2016-08-21T11:19:13ZThis article explains the strategy of buying a call option in the futures and commodity markets, when to use this option, and the risks and benefits.
2016-08-21T11:19:13ZA recap on corn, soybean and wheat crops as the harvest of 2015 approaches.
2016-08-21T11:19:13ZMarket conditions tend to dictate the best approach when it comes to long or short-term trading strategies.
2016-08-21T11:19:13ZAn Introducing Broker (IB) is a commodity or futures broker. The IB has a relationship with the client and all business is passed to an FCM.
2016-08-21T11:19:13ZUsing fundamental analysis to research and trade commodities and futures. Supply and demand are the main factors to determine the price of commodities.
2016-08-21T11:19:13ZCommodity exchanges are still important. It is unlikely we would have had as much economic growth in the last 100 years without them.
2016-08-21T11:19:13ZLearn the basics of futures options including calls, puts, premium and strike price and other important information.
2016-08-21T11:19:13ZLiquidity is a function of volume and open interest. Liquidity is highly important to consider when trading or investing in a commodity market.
2016-08-21T11:19:13ZThere are many books available for traders and investors. The experiences and knowledge of others is an important way to expand our horizons.
2016-08-21T11:19:13ZCommodity brokerage charges depend on trading commissions. How much should you pay a commodity broker in commissions? Here's how to negotiate.
2016-08-21T11:19:13ZHow to calculate and file taxes on futures trading using IRS Form 6781 & Gains and Losses From Section 1256 Contracts and Straddles.
2016-08-21T11:19:13ZLearning the meaning of commodities and futures markets and how to make money trading commodities. What are commodities and futures in trading?
2016-08-21T11:19:13ZThere are many reasons why commodities move higher or lower. This piece lists some reasons why and suggests some resources to enhance knowledge.
2016-08-21T11:19:13ZMany professional commodity traders focus on trading spreads. There are many different types of spreads.
2016-08-21T11:19:13ZA penny is currently worth more than one cent because of the meltdown value of copper, and could go higher, presenting possible future profits.
2016-08-21T11:19:13ZIt takes a lifetime of hard work to master the ins and outs of commodity markets.
2016-08-21T11:19:13ZA margin call occurs when a client with a commodity trading account lacks sufficient fund to cover the required margin to hold an existing position.
2016-08-21T11:19:13ZHedging is a tool that commodity producers and consumers use to control price risk. A hedge is a substitute purchase or sale that can protect against financial loss.
2016-08-21T11:19:13ZWheat is one of the most political commodities in the world. Given that the price of wheat is currently less than half the level it was in 2008 there are opportunities.
2016-08-21T11:19:13ZGeneric Trade is an online futures broker that offers very low rates with no contingencies, no account minimums and a commission of 59 cents per side.
2016-08-21T11:19:13ZBook review offering highlights and suggestions -- How I Made One Million Dollars Trading Commodities Last Year by Larry Williams
2016-08-21T11:19:13ZTrading commodities for a living is a dream for most new traders, but a dream is a far thing from reality. Are you prepared for such a venture?
2016-08-21T11:19:13ZA commodity broker typically refers to the person who places commodity trades on behalf of his clients.
2016-08-21T11:19:13ZSelling a commodity is just as simple as buying a commodity. Short positions doubles the chances of success.
2016-08-21T11:19:13ZThere was a big soybean crop in the past two years. The price has dropped but this year's crop is not certain therefore soybeans now offer upside opportunity.
2016-08-21T11:19:13ZThe Series 3 Exam for commodity futures broker is an exam that tests for knowledge on the futures markets and industry regulations.
2016-08-21T11:19:13ZWhat commodities can you trade on U.S. exchanges? There are roughly 30 different commodities that are available for trading on U.S. exchanges.
2016-08-21T11:19:13ZFundamental research of live cattle futures, including contract specs, reports and tips on how to trade cattle futures in the commodity markets.
2016-08-21T11:19:13ZBrazil is an important producer of commodities and their economy depends on raw material revenues.
2016-08-21T11:19:13ZOne of the best ways to actually get your hands on silver is to buy silver coins or bullion. There are better and more efficient ways to invest in silver, but many people like to have the physical asset in their possession. Actually, many people purchase silver for financial protection against runaway inflation or an economic catastrophe.
2016-08-21T11:19:13ZCoffee is one of the most interesting yet volatile commodities to trade. Coffee futures can make wide swings within a trading day. Have a trade plan.
2016-08-21T11:19:13ZThis article examines the world market in nickel a highly volatile metal that has a multitude of uses. If you carry any change in your pocket or purse chances are you are holding some right now!
2016-08-21T11:19:13ZThere are good books on day trading the commodities futures markets but there are also some that can mislead. Discipline is the key to success.
2016-08-21T11:19:13ZA commodity index chart is useful in monitoring trends in commodity prices but also watch the dollar, interest rates, and commodity currencies.
2016-08-21T11:19:13Z2016 has started out as a bullish year for gold which tends to appreciate during periods of fear and uncertainty.
2016-08-21T11:19:13ZTrend Following is a very effective trading strategy in the commodity and futures markets and there are some tools to assess the strength of a trend.
2016-08-21T11:19:13ZDayTradeToWin.com offers an e-course or trading methodology for trading the e-mini S&P 500 futures contract.
2016-08-21T11:19:13ZLooking for information to research commodities to make trading decisions is not always an easy task. Commodities are not as mainstream an investment as stocks, so you have to look a little deeper to find the latest news and research. The good news is that there is plenty of research on commodities, but you just have to know where to find it.
2016-08-21T11:19:13ZCommodity production can be primary or secondary. Secondary production is when one commodity is produced as a result of another.
2016-08-21T11:19:13ZFundamentals on lean hog futures, contract specs, USDA reports current status and tips on how to trade lean hogs in the commodity markets.
2016-08-21T11:19:13ZThe main reason why commodities are considered risky is that they are highly leveraged instruments with a high degree of volatility.
2016-08-21T11:19:13ZThis article and update describes the copper market and how the price of copper can be viewed as an indicator of global economic growth or contraction.
2016-08-21T11:19:13ZResearch is of paramount importance for traders and investors as they approach the volatile commodity markets.
2016-08-21T11:19:13ZBrazil is a major commodity producing nation. The Brazilian currency, the real, is highly correlated with raw material prices.
2016-08-21T11:19:13ZThe series 3 exam is the first step for many professions entering the world of futures trading and brokering.
2016-08-21T11:19:13ZEthanol, a biofuel, is always a topic of heated debate in trhe United States. It is also an important fuel in other nations of the world.
2016-08-21T11:19:13ZWhen it comes to commodity trading, there are a myriad of risks. This article deals with foreign exchange and geographical risk.
2016-08-21T11:19:13ZPaper trading futures is one of the best ways to learn how to trade without putting any money at risk. Learn how to trade commodities and futures.
2016-08-21T11:19:13ZCommodities trade on regulated futures exchanges including the Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, New York Mercantile Exchange and ICE Futures US.
2016-08-21T11:19:13ZMost commodity brokers and traders who have reached success often think about opening their own brokerage firm at some point in their career.
2016-08-21T11:19:13ZSome traders make a good living from focusing on trading one commodity. Though there's about 30, here's the case for specializing in one commodity.
2016-08-21T11:19:13ZThis article looks at coffee, where it trades and two types of coffee Arabica and Robusta.
2016-08-21T11:19:13ZIn the world of commodities, derivative products reflect the price of the underlying commodity it purports to represent.
2016-08-21T11:19:13ZThe Chicago Mercantile Exchange is the largest commodity futures and options exchange in the world. This article examines the growth of the exchange between 1848 and 2015.
2016-08-21T11:19:13ZThe USDA releases weekly crop progress reports during the growing season and monthly WASDE reports throughout the year.
2016-08-21T11:19:13ZRising U.S. interest rates is bearish for commodities. The first interest rate hike in nine years is yet another bearish sign for raw material prices.
2016-08-21T11:19:13ZZinc is a non-ferrous metal that trades on the LME. Zinc has many uses as a metal and as a medicinal agent. The closure of older mines is creating a shortage that is expected to affect price in 2015.
2016-08-21T11:19:13ZThe U.S. dollar is the benchmark pricing mechanism for the price of gold around the world. Strength or weakness in the dollar often affects the price of gold.
2016-08-21T11:19:13ZReview of TradeStation Securities, an online futures broker. These days there are many choices, chose a platform like you would chose a car.
2016-08-21T11:19:13ZLiquidity is defined as the relative ease for market participants to buy and sell specific assets. Liquid markets attract speculators and tend to be less volatile.
2016-08-21T11:19:13ZAfter three straight years of bumper corn crops, the price dropped dramatically. The fourth year of a bumper crop is not a guaranty.
2016-08-21T11:19:13ZOil is a political commodity in that the majority of reserves are in one of the most turbulent regions in the world.
2016-08-21T11:19:13ZGold has a dual role as a commodity and a currency. Even though the gold price has been dropping since 2011 it still may be expensive.
2016-08-21T11:19:13ZProcessing spreads like the soybean crush spread yield important clues as to the supply and demand for a commodity.
2016-08-21T11:19:13ZPlatinum and gold are both precious metals. Due to its rare nature, platinum is historcially more expensive than gold. However, there are times when the opposite is true.
2016-08-21T11:19:13ZSugar #11 is the world sugar price while #16 is the subsidized price and both trade on the futures exchange in the U.S.
2016-08-21T11:19:13ZTechnical analysis is both an art and a science. Technicans use price charts to analyze history and predict the future.