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

One of the great things about options is that there are so many ways they can be used. There are endless iterations when it comes to implementing options trades, says Jay Soloff of Investors Alley.
I want to give you an inside playbook on the markets and levels we are watching, states Phillip Streible of Blue Line Futures.
As you know, I love trading The Wheel Options Trading Strategy, and this past week was a rollercoaster for this strategy, states Markus Heitkoetter of Rockwell Trading.
In today’s episode I want to talk to you about Chegg (CHGG). It’s been a while since I’ve mentioned this stock, but I figured it was time to revisit it, explains Danielle Shay of Simpler Trading.
A few clients noted I have not commented on international markets of late, preferring to concentrate on the US, states Ian Murphy of MurphyTrading.com.
Commodities have largely been in a bear market over the last decade and the pandemic led energy firms and miners to cut budgets, observes Carl Delfeld, editor of Cabot Global Stocks Explorer.
Stocks and commodities had a bubble talk sell-off. China is raising concerns about a bubble not only in their country but in the EU and the US says Phil Flynn of the PRICE Futures Group.
US benchmarks are pointing higher. During Monday’s opening bell, they had regained the peak of Friday’s final minute month-end-whipsaw, states Bill Baruch of Blue Line Futures.
Covered-call writing is associated with two legs: we are long the stock and short the call option, explains Alan Ellman of The Blue Collar Investor.
You may have previously heard someone say, “Vertical spreads are the same as getting weekly paychecks!” Is that even true, asks Markus Heitkoetter of Rockwell Trading.

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Anyone who follows the markets knows that volatility is talked about a lot, whether it's trending higher or lower. But why does volatility matter, and specifically, how does it affect options pricing? Join Edward J. Modla of OCC for a free webinar, Volatility Analysis for Options Investors, so that you can better understand what changes in volatility may mean for options. You'll learn about historical volatility, implied volatility, the concept of historical implied volatility, examples, calculations, and more!

The recent GameStop squeeze play was fast, furious, and super aggressive. A grand slam for sure. But the problem is, this kind of setup doesn't come along often enough to provide a steady stream of trading income. While waiting for the next GameStop, we need slower and more manageable income strategies to keep us going. We need singles and doubles every week.

In his presentation, Matt Choi, CMT, will demo an options strategy that will get you on base all the time. Singles and doubles if you will. After this 45-minute class, you'll be able to take a big swing and start trading his strategy right away. This is a must-have for serious options traders.



Natural Resource markets are both cyclical and volatile. The cycles are fairly predictable. When broadly used commodities sell for less than the total cost of production, either the commodity price rises, or the products become unavailable. The best opportunities are often the least popular! This discussion with Rick Rule will include current examples and opportunities.
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Bonterra is currently focused on a fully funded exploration campaign involving seven diamond drill rigs across three main projects. The company is in the midst of a +50,000 m drill campaign that is designed to expand the known resource that is currently sitting at 2.1 million ounces of gold in all categories. Drilling will be used to publish an updated resource in the summer of 2021 and an economic study in the fall of 2021. Importantly, the company has a permitted mill that can be used to anchor the potential restart. Strategically, several other significant gold discoveries in the region become captive to the company's central processing facility.
The options universe has its own special terms that are critical for investors to understand before they commit capital. Please join Edward J. Modla of OCC who will present Options Pricing and Core Concepts. In this presentation, he will discuss options pricing, volatility, time decay, and credit spreads.
Gold, silver, and mining stocks had a spectacular performance in 2020, and it seems like they'll do even better in 2021, with a tidal wave of new stimulus spending flooding the economy. But is the story really that simple? Our panel of experts will pinpoint some potential pitfalls—and profit centers—that most will miss this year.
Galleon Gold's current drill program at the West Cache Gold Project is focused on expansion and definition drilling of the recently discovered high-grade gold Zone #9 and infill drilling of known mineralized areas. The company has initiated baseline and permitting initiatives and is aiming to publish an updated Resource and Preliminary Economic Assessment in Q2 2021.

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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.