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

Despite the universally negative macroeconomic evidence, the stock market has seen surprisingly positive technical developments recently that are worth careful consideration, observes Jim Stack, money manager and editor of InvesTech Research.
S&P 1500 Index stocks with high Quadrix Overall scores — our proprietary quantitive process — tend to outperform the rest of the index. Stocks with consistently high scores tend to do even better, observes Rich Moroney, editor of Dow Theory Forecasts. 
Bullish sentiment has come on strong this month—never mind that we are still in a bear market, notes Bob Lang of ExplosiveOptions.net.
The bull vs. bear tug of war is at another critical juncture as they battle over 4,000. The two previous skirmishes were won by the bears, states Steve Reitmeister of Reitmeister Total Return.
For today’s Trade of the Day we will be looking at a daily price chart for Mastercard Incorporated (MA), states Chuck Hughes of TradeWinsDaily.
The first two weeks of January were up and away for all 11 market sectors fueled by the grand reopening of China, a rally in bonds, a selloff in the dollar, and crude oil catching a fresh bid, explains Bryan Perry, editor of Cash Machine.
The largest gold ETF in the world and a holding in our Special Opportunities portfolio, the SPDR Gold Trust (GLD) went nowhere in 2022, down 1% for the year, notes Todd Shaver, editor of Bull Market Report.
Oil prices are on the rise on China reopening optimism, states Phil Flynn of PRICE Futures Group.
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Bulls retreated Thursday, surrendering all of the gains won during the previous five sessions, states Jon Markman, editor of Strategic Advantage.

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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.