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

Price action is the easier of the two to analyze. Timing is much harder, which is why traders so often get it wrong. However, a few technical tools are very useful in finding that sweet spot where good timing and price levels come together. They are price action and stochastics, states Bob Lang of Explosive Options.
Almost a year ago, I published a post proclaiming, “Dr. Copper Delivers a Diagnosis of Inflation,” in which I argued that copper’s breakout of its long-term consolidation range suggested inflation was poised to breakout, as well, contradicting the Fed’s “transitory” narrative, recalls Jesse Felder of The Felder Report.
Sponsored Content – Inflation has been building for the past year. It has not reached its peak. It will not be going away anytime soon, says Rich Checkan, president & COO, Asset Strategies International.
Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. (AEM) has long been regarded as one of the better quality of the major miners, with consistently solid management, strong balance sheet, and low political risk profile, observes Adrian Day, money manager and editor of Global Analyst.
The worldwide transition from internal combustion engine powered to electrically powered vehicles is well underway, suggests Neil Macneale, editor of 2-for-1 Stock Split Newsletter.
US equity benchmarks find themselves on a slippery slope ahead of next week’s Federal Reserve policy meeting, states Bill Baruch, President of BlueLineFutures.com.
Today, let’s look at the cycle low reversal chart pattern, says Larry Gaines of PowerCycleTrading.com.
The market is falling, and the CBOE SPX Volatility Index (VIX) (fear index) is rising, states Steve Reitmeister, editor of Reitmeister Total Return.
Two of the eleven sectors rose, with nine sectors performing worse than the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY) up +0.04%. Energy (XLE) and Communication Services (XLC) were the leading sectors, while Consumer Discretionary (XLY) and Real Estate (XLRE) were the weakest, states Bonnie Gortler of bonniegortler.com.
It all started back on September 13, 2021, with a potentially bullish technical signal in our work on SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration ETF (XOP), says Mike Paulenoff of MPTrader.

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Asbury Research's Chief Market Strategist, John Kosar, CMT uses his 40 years of experience and Asbury's in-house models to identify the specific parts of the market that still have some upside potential following an extremely strong 2021. And, in a year that is likely to be heavily influenced by increasing inflationary pressures, John will also share Asbury's tools and models that identify emerging market declines quickly-before they can do serious damage to your portfolio. Mr. Kosar's presentation will cover US and global stock markets, US market sectors and industry groups, US interest rates, key commodity markets, and the latest signals from Asbury Research's quantitative models.

The digitization of the developing world has now reached an inflection point. The unique innovation born in Silicon Valley has spread, been adapted, and matured to a point where unicorns from all corners of the developing world are now going public. With billions of digital natives as a tailwind, these companies will be the drivers of transformation that lead their respective countries into the Digital Age. Kevin Carter will delve into these new names, the fundamental changes taking place in developing economies, preference for online shopping via the smartphone, and how Gen-Z will drive the next leg of this growing digital revolution spreading the globe.


What's covered:


  • How to capitalize on the next five billion connected consumers in the developing world.

  • Explain how McKinsey's "biggest growth opportunity in the history of capitalism" is now on discount.

  • The coming great leap forward for a rapidly digitizing India.

  • How traditional broad Emerging Market ETFs are fundamentally flawed.



The year ahead will be challenging for traders and to succeed, we will need a strategy which can adapt to changing market conditions while remaining profitable. In this presentation, Ian Murphy will introduce his favorite daily swing trading strategy and show how it can be used in any equity market with any trading platform. This reliable and consistent strategy is not complicated, and recent trades will be demonstrated on Mr. Murphy's charts.

The market is in sync with the market cycles and timing is key to trading success. By having a roadmap and simple timing tools, a trader has a structure to navigate the markets for consistent profits. In this session, learn to anticipate market direction and have a sense of where the market is going before placing a trade by reading the Market Map. Ms. Samuels will provide live market examples to show you how you can find better trade entries and profit targets using simple tools.
Pilots are taught to use a checklist for every process performed in the cockpit, allowing them to minimize emotional reactions and focus on the evidence. Investors should use the same approach to improve consistency and inject more discipline into the investment process! In this session, Mr. Keller will share his own technical analysis checklist and use current market examples to demonstrate how investors can maximize returns, minimize behavioural biases, and better manage downside risk.

Trading can be a great way to make money, but is it really possible to do so in 2022? Or would it be better to put all of your money in an index fund, as many people want you to? And what happens if there's a crash next year? In this session, you can ask a REAL trader if it's really possible to make money through trading, you can ask about his strategies, and what tips they have for trading these crazy markets.

During this session you can interact directly with Markus Heitkoetter and your fellow audience members! This session is hosted via Zoom, and for the best experience for all we ask that you have video and audio enabled when you enter the Zoom meeting. Limited attendees will be admitted to the room at one time. Those who would only like to watch the discussion, can do so right in the presentation room on the Virtual Platform without joining the Zoom meeting-as you would with any other workshop in this event.

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Most people believe top options traders have crazy high IQ. But not according to Warren Buffet. In fact, he said: Investing is not a game where the guy with the 160 IQ beats the guy with a 130 IQ...Give away 30 points to somebody else...you don't need a lot of brains to be in this business.
A lot of people with crazy high IQs are terrible at this game because they have too many things going on in their heads. What you need is the emotional stability to hone in on a few proven strategies and trade them well.

Options trading has become immensely popular in recent years. The influx of new traders has changed the way that many options are priced, especially in individual stocks. This recent evolution of options pricing has opened up a new set of opportunities to profit from trading. It's important to understand what has changed over time in the options industry, so we can then discuss what strategies can be used to take advantage of the new paradigm.
The Federal Reserve has finally talked tough about inflation; but will do little. The year ahead will be treacherous: President Biden's agenda is stalled and much of the rest of the world is already slipping back into recession. In this webinar, expert Chris Temple explains the market dynamics of the New Year and how to manage your portfolio for The Great Stagflation.

Selling stock options is a proven way to lower our cost-basis and beat the market on a consistent basis. Two such low-risk strategies are covered call writing and selling cash-secured puts. This presentation will detail how to incorporate both strategies into one multi-tiered option-selling strategy, where we either generate cash-flow or buy a stock at a discount. I refer to this as the Put-Call-Put (PCP) Strategy, also referred to as the wheel strategy.

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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.