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

A query came in from a client about scaling out, and he has given me permission to share my reply, states Ian Murphy of MurphyTrading.com.
There is a compelling case to be made for favoring value stocks today, states Jesse Felder of The Felder Report.
Jeffrey Hirsch is a leading expert on seasonal trading and market timing. In his Stock Trader's Almanac, he looks at October's historic trading patterns and what this portends for the month ahead.
The stock market opened higher to pare its week-to-date losses today, explains Marvin Appel of Signalert Asset Management.
In the latest edition of market review, Larry Gaines of PowerCycleTrading.com discusses trading the market top using a long put condor strategy.
After months of record highs, red flags in the stock market have appeared, states Bob Lang of Explosive Options.
Oil prices were hit hard on stormy seas as macroeconomic fears have overcome concerns about a supply shortage, at least for yesterday, says Phil Flynn of the PRICE Futures Group.
Starbucks (SBUX) showed up on the unusual options volume page last week for the first time in quite a while, says Jay Soloff of Investors Alley.
Stock options have a myriad of applications. With our covered-call writing and put-selling strategies, we seek to generate cash-flow in a low-risk manner, explains Alan Ellman of The Blue Collar Investor.
Inflation rates recently hit their highest levels since the 1990s, cautions Ian Wyatt, a leading growth stock expert and editor of Million Dollar Portfolio.

Experts on Futures, Commodities, & Options



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Entrepreneur Som Seif, founder and CEO of Purpose Investments, explains how investors can strategically incorporate ETFs as mechanisms and tools in their portfolios to amplify profit and preserve capital. Mr. Seif will be in discussion with Mark Bunting, publisher and host of <em>Uncommon Sense Investor</em>, and John O'Connell, chairman and CEO of Davis Rea Investment Counsel.
John De Goey will be talking about a challenge to advisors and investors alike - Optimism Bias. It is just one of many behavioral quirks that we all fall prey to, but one that might do the most harm in the current high-valuation environment. The term he uses to describe the industry's mindset is Bullshift - a cheeky portmanteau that combines the unbridled optimism of bullishness with the industry's unwavering ability to shift attention toward good news - no matter what the circumstances tell us.
Can the economy function alongside the virus? Should we lose sleep over inflation? Where are interest rates headed? Can the job market operate normally alongside government support? What should we expect when governments stop spending? Who will pay down that debt? What's reasonable to expect from the housing market? Among other topics, the session will discuss the nature and sustainability of economic recovery and identify winners and losers.
The pandemic has had a significant impact on the global economic outlook for 2021 and beyond. Michael Cooke will discuss what it means for investors and how they should approach portfolio construction as the economy re-opens.
Sustainable investing is gaining momentum as more investors realize that they can earn good financial returns while aligning their investments with their values. Join Tim Nash, founder of Good Investing, as he discusses how retail investors can implement sustainable investment strategies including socially responsible investing (SRI); environmental, social, and governance (ESG) integration; impact investing; and fossil fuel divestment.
Jim Garofalo, president and CEO of Professional Coin Galleries, says the US Mint is experiencing historic shortages of precious metals including gold, silver, platinum, and palladium. PCG helps its investors grow and protect their nest egg by offering only the finest and rarest numismatic coins. With the worldwide shortage of precious metals combined with the US Mint being severely compromised like never before, the opportunity for protection and profit with numismatic coins has never been greater. From the novice to the savviest collector, PCG has the experience and knowledge to help its clients achieve immense success.
Giga Metals is a TSX-listed junior exploration company with 100% ownership of the Turnagain nickel-cobalt deposit in British Columbia, Canada. Turnagain is one of the few global nickel resources that could meet future demands of sustainable and ethically sourced battery-grade nickel. Giga Metals' goal is to be the world's first carbon-neutral nickel mine. The company has recently reported an updated Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) that models production of an average of 33,000 tonnes of nickel per year over a 37-year mine life.
Silver is a cross between monetary and industrial metals. Historically low-interest rates, record stimulus, and infrastructure spending demand silver as an inflation hedge. The fourth industrial revolution of decarbonization is being coordinated on a global basis. Green tech and easy money are leading to a massive silver shock. Profit by investing in the best silver plays available.
Recently, the cascading reports of surging inflation has confirmed many of our inflation forecasts. When bad inflation data emerges, gold doesn't rally. What gives? Most investors don't seem to have much interest in hard asset protection against the dollar weakness that increasing inflation should create. Investors believe that the Fed is hawkish on inflation and will soon deliver aggressive rate hikes that will hurt gold. Shockingly they don't seem to realize just how tightly the Fed's monetary straight jacket is tied. Since any move to meaningfully tighten monetary policy will crash the markets, all the Fed will do is talk. For now, the market listens. But their story is growing thinner by the moment. Peter Schiff will explain what the end game may look like.
Traditional wisdom has been to use precious metals to hedge inflation. But can you not also use them as a true sound money alternative? Why not get a return on your gold or silver assets while still hedging inflation? Join Mark Hilton, president and CEO of Alpine Gold Exchange, in a discussion on the merits and pitfalls of leveraging the world's most durable currency.

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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.

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