Futures, Commodities, & Options

The derivatives markets have exploded in popularity, trading volume, and complexity over the years, providing more investing and trading choices than ever before. Whether making a directional bet, volatility play, or hedging risk, derivatives allow you to calibrate every position to maximize profit and minimize risk. Learn powerful analysis methods, diverse trade set-ups, and execution techniques from top professional investors and traders.

Articles on Futures, Commodities, & Options

Bear markets do not occur frequently, which makes it easy to get lulled into a trance-like state of bull market trading, notes Bob Lang of ExplosiveOptions.net.
There were important developments in the market that have prompted an additional step to the most defensive allocation in our Model Fund Portfolio since the 2000 Tech Bubble, observes Jim Stack, money manager, market strategist and editor of InvesTech Research.
There is probably a certain segment of the investing population that would look askance at me if I mentioned we’re seeing “strength in China,” states Sean McLaughlin of AllStarCharts.com.
This morning I received an inquiry from a subscriber who asked me what I thought would be the market bottom on the Dow Jones Industrial Average, explains Jim Woods, editor of Bullseye Stock Trader.
There is a rebound for risk assets today after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said in a Congressional testimony that he will NOT compare himself to former Fed Chair Paul Volcker, states Bill Baruch, president of BlueLineFutures.com.
There’s a reason we write about income stocks so frequently: Investors love dividends, asserts Richard Moroney, editor of Dow Theory Forecasts, an advisory service that has been continuously published since 1946.
The market officially entered bear market territory; the commonly accepted trigger for the "bear market" designation is a 20% drop from a recent high, notes Neil Macneale, editor of 2-for-1 Stock Split Newsletter.
You know that I am bearish right now, states Steve Reitmeister of Reitmeister Total Return.
Mike Larson, editor of Safe Money Report, asks: you remember March 2020, right?
The S&P 500 (SPX) jumped sharply Monday at the open, following its worst week since 2020, says Jon Markman, editor of Strategic Advantage.

Experts on Futures, Commodities, & Options



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Learn how to navigate volatile markets safely and successfully by trading options.
In this session, Ken Mahoney will speak about positioning, when you should add shares, and when you should exit. You will also learn about proper money management techniques, like placing stop orders, how to approach earnings/earnings season, and how to use the volatility index as telltale sign of when to increase/decrease your exposure.

Gold stocks have the highest Beta in the stock market. This provides above-average spreads in the options market. Learn to earn strong cash flow with just a few top-tier mining companies.
What's the first chart you look at every trading day? David has a morning coffee routine that begins with a weekly chart of the S&P 500 along with a proprietary technical analysis model based on trend following and price momentum. In this session, he'll share why this chart is so important to his daily routine, what it's telling him about the current market environment, and how to avoid the key mistake many novice investors make with technical analysis!

Cash is a position and patience is in order as we navigate the worst months of the year and the weak spot of the four-year cycle. But 2022 is setting up for a prototypical midterm bottom hitting its low point in late Q3 or early Q4 in the August-October period, just ahead of the midterm elections. Jeff will show you how to navigate this volatility and be ready for the next bull market rally. Inflation is stubbornly remaining at multi-decade highs, the Fed is tightening, sentiment is bearish, support levels are not holding, supply chain disruptions persist, there is conflict in Europe and energy prices are at record highs for consumers. Continue to be patient as the weak spot of the four-year-cycle will eventually give way to the sweet spot, likely sometime later in Q3 or in early Q4. Even with inflation at multi-decade highs, cash is likely the least risky place to wait.

This market has performed extremely well for hundreds of years and has only been available to the masses for about 150 years. Done correctly, it has historically outperformed stocks, bonds, housing, and bullion by a significant margin! Most MoneyShow clients have been missing this exploding market in a big way. In this webinar, Eric Harmon with Preferred Coin Exchange will discuss how to strategically get in while you still can. While many have been caught up in NFTs and cryptocurrencies as the latest fad, this tried-and-true market is in its golden age, surpassing expectations.

With the volatility and market drops we have seen in 2022, it has been a rough year for lots of investors. If you are invested in stocks, bonds, or even cash, you have probably seen a drop in purchasing power. Learn how we think you should be helping to protect yourself from market drops and volatile times like this.

Join trading legend and serial entrepreneur, Tom Sosnoff, for a 30-minute real-time earnings strategy session utilizing the tastyworks platform.
40-year investment veteran Steve Reitmeister reviews the first half of the year to help us appreciate what lies ahead. That includes a discussion of how to not only survive...but thrive in this bear market, along with a trading plan and top picks to stay one step ahead of the pack.



In this webinar, Sean McLaughlin will discuss how implied volatility helps options traders determine the right strategy to employ when expressing a bullish, bearish, or neutral trade thesis.

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The growth of financial futures has been one of the most remarkable success stories in the markets. Their age is relatively green at just a little over 50 years old. Originally created to help farmers hedge against price changes between crop planting and harvesting, futures have grown since then to include interest rates, foreign exchange, metals, energy, weather, and even Bitcoin.

Whether trading agricultural commodities, energy futures, metals, stock indexes, or even the softs; futures provide the best bang for your buck. But leverage is a two-sided blade. In this section, MoneyShow.com trading experts provide a deep dive into the current futures market activity and price action to help you find ways to strengthen your portfolio, while mitigating risk and exploiting opportunities in these diverse markets.

Discover unique and critical futures trading strategies to help you generate more consistent profits and better manage your portfolio risk. From in-depth futures market economics to spread trading, you will take away new knowledge to help you better identify trading opportunities. Our contributors will share with you their time-tested commodities investing strategies and futures trading strategies. The insights you will learn will help you in your investing or trading with market intelligence that you cannot find elsewhere.

At the same time, the opportunities now available to individual traders in the option arena are astounding, having exploded in volume and complexity in recent years, offering option traders the ability to trade, hedge, or speculate in just about any stock, ETF, or commodity.

Our goal in these pages is to start you down the path of options trading and help you avoid many of the pitfalls that beginning options traders experience. Some of the top names in trading will familiarize you with options—what they are, how they work, and what opportunities they present. You’ll learn practical knowledge about when it is appropriate to buy/sell puts or calls, covered-call writing strategies, and advice on when to use each of these strategies. More experienced traders will learn profitable options trading strategies to help you make more money and better manage your portfolio risk.