Futures, Commodities, & Options

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Articles on Futures, Commodities, & Options

For today’s Trade of the Day we will be looking at an On Balance Volume chart for Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN), states Chuck Hughes of TradeWinsDaily.
Stock markets will remain on edge today as traders react to the slightest indication the FOMC might waiver from the well-flagged (and highly anticipated) 0.5% rate increase next Wednesday, writes Ian Murphy of MurphyTrading.com.
Dan Gramza from dangramza.com explores and recaps the current daily market activity in six market sectors and up to 21 futures markets.
A Manhattan court heard a case in 1994 to rule whether three card monte was a game of skill or a game of chance; the judge ruled that three card monte was a game of skill, and the defendant was not guilty of illegal gambling, explains Kelley Wright, value investor and editor of Investment Quality Trends.
Bulls came out of the gate early Wednesday with purpose, states Jon Markman, editor of Strategic Advantage.
Indeed, it looks like Mike Wilson of Morgan Stanley called it right when he previously predicted stocks would rally to a range of 4,000 to 4,150 before the bear market resumes in earnest, states Steve Reitmeister of Reitmeister Total Return.
US equity benchmarks have so far staved off additional waves of selling and are consolidating at the low end of the week’s range, states Bill Baruch of BlueLineFutures.com.
Bill Gates is the 4th richest person in the world; his net worth of ~$129 billion is a massive amount of money, notes Bob Ciura, editor of Sure Dividend.
The fast money is on the move, and that’s true of many stocks throughout the market, which jumped after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell made statements that were interpreted as “less hawkish than feared,” notes Mark Skousen, editor of Fast Money Alert.
Recent remarks from Fed Chair Powell essentially confirmed that the FOMC will be slowing the pace of rate rises — the conventional wisdom being that December will feature a 50-basis-point hike rather than another consecutive 75-basis-point hike, observes Monty Guild in Guild Investment Management's Market Commentary.

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Precious metals prices are on the rise again, taking mining stocks along for the ride. Meanwhile, concerns about energy security, scarcity, and production sustainability remain as severe as ever. That backdrop creates enticing profit opportunities for investors in the commodities and metals sector. In this panel, three companies will tell you THEIR stories—and how they can help you capitalize.

Exploits Discovery has built one of the most strategic land positions in Central Newfoundland. The Company is preparing for an aggressive exploration campaign on its recently acquired Bullseye gold claims, which are located in the bullseye of gold discoveries by New Found Gold and LAB Gold.
Dana Samuelson will explain why the US economy is on the edge of a true recession, and potentially a severe one. Leading economic indicators have been weakening for several months and the future looks worse. Equity values may be especially vulnerable when you consider todays value metrics against every previous major economic turning point. Meanwhile gold has already rallied from cyclical lows but remains undervalued relative to the value of the US dollar, our debt, the global economy, and global inflation.
Analysis of the government's large projected deficits, exacerbated by the rise in interest rates, and how this situation may impact the gold market in the years ahead.
In our talk we will explain all the bullish and positive factors gold has in its favor, like strong central bank buying, inflation, and so much more. All things considered, gold is going to be a top market in 2023 and silver will be even better. We'll provide specific recommendations on how best to profit on this exciting opportunity.

The key question Mike McGlone asks is: What stops the trajectory of the world heading toward a deflationary recession? Not the Fed, yet. The greatest global macroeconomic reset of most of our lifetimes may be in early days.

The mining sector is down right now, with the indexes trading at pennies on the dollar. When will this change? When the world figures out the next shipment of metals aren't coming this time...

Getchell Gold Corp. has just finished its third successful season of exploration at Fondaway Canyon, Nevada, where the company has discovered new gold zones and expanded the known mineralized zones. The Company's first mineral Resources report is expected to be released before the end of 2022 - Learn more about this Nevada story from President Mike Sieb.

Entrusting money to the state is grave error, reads the preface to Murray Rothbard's classic treatise 'What Has Government Done to Our Money?' Decades later, with US inflation at a 40-year high, it's clear why. Inflation is everywhere, and not leaving anytime soon. The economic consequences will be severe, particularly for those who fail to prepare. Fortunately, theres still time. In this session, Albert Lu discusses investment strategies designed to avoid the catastrophic consequences of inflation and to come out ahead.

Electric Vehicles and green power are shifting battery metals into overdrive. Weiss Ratings editor Sean Brodrick looks at the big trends, which metals should come out on top, and how investors can make a mountain of profits.



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.