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

With options trading, brokers quantify different levels of risk exposure for different types of option plays and traders must be approved for each level, says Steve Burns of New Trader U.
There is too much talk about the day to day movement of the market. I want to take a step back from that and discuss what really matters at this moment — inflation, asserts Steve Reitmeister, editor of Reitmeister Total Return.
The Federal Reserve hiked rates by the expected 75bps, yesterday afternoon. If it was already discounted, why did risk assets crumble into the close, asks Bill Baruch of BlueLineFutures.com.
Closed-end funds (CEFs) are similar to ETFs, except that instead of issuing and redeeming shares as needed, CEFs issue a fixed number of shares at the IPO, explains Harry Domash, editor of Dividend Detective.
Long before weekly options were a thing when ticks were still in 16ths, and we downloaded batches of chart data over a dial-up modem…I “discovered” the world of options, states Chris Vermeulen of TheTechTraders.
There was no place to hide, an ugly week, with the Dow, S&P 500 (SPX), Nasdaq, and all eleven S&P SPDR sectors down, notes Bonnie Gortler of bonniegortler.com.
Investors have been struggling for the last year (8/31/21 through 8/31/22), with the market, measured by the S&P 500 Total Return Index, off by over 11%, asserts Neil Macneale, editor of 2-for-1 Stock Split Newsletter.
Just as it seemed active managers would struggle to ever beat the S&P 500 (SPX) after getting trounced in 2021 as stock indexes soared, 2022 is clearly a year where active sector management is at a super-sized premium, explains Bryan Perry, editor of Cash Machine.
In this video, Alan Ellman of The Blue Collar Investor answers a viewer’s question on when to sell a stock after a pullback.
One might say the Federal Reserve is in the worst imaginable position – with resiliently high inflation and having to tighten into an impending slowdown, cautions Jim Stack, a "safety first" money manager and editor of InvesTech Research.

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Most investors in the US are not aware that bailouts, where the US taxpayer "bails out" financial missteps by the too-big-to-fail crowd—is now against the law. Now, bail-ins will take place. What will this mean for you? And most importantly, what immediate action can you take to minimize this threat to your financial wellbeing?

Gold investors have been frustrated at its lack of response, especially in the midst of spiking inflation. This research shows why, and what historically occurs next. And the strongest mining stocks will offer high leverage to a rising gold price.
Discover practical tips for managing your active investment portfolio for fast returns. Using a combination of specific technical analysis signals and chart patterns, you'll see how to quickly choose stocks and ETFs that can achieve high returns. You'll learn strategies for locating strong sectors that are worthwhile (e.g. healthcare, value vs growth, cyclicals), how to use position sizing to scale into successful entries by scaling in progressively, correct risk-management strategies for minimizing drawdowns and low-yield positions, and a step-by-step process for building and growing your portfolio for maximum profits. Join popular active trading coach Ken Calhoun for this fast-paced, dynamic session featuring live market charts.



Big market moves create sizable risks and potential rewards. Hear what Elliott Wave International thinks about the current trends and coming opportunities.
Join this session to watch an exclusive interview with Frederick Hubler Jr., CEO of Creative Capital Wealth Management Group, hosted by Mike Larson. Mr. Hubler will be answering questions such as what inspired him to focus on the accredited investor space, what the hardest thing about working in accredited investments has been, why he has the nickname of "millionaire whisperer," what encouraged him to go out on his own 18 years ago, and how large Creative Capital Wealth Management Group has grown.

These are unprecedented times. Are we in a recession? Is the job-market strong enough to hold up this economy? Has inflation peaked? Will the Federal Reserve pivot this year and become more accommodative? There are so many variables that impact today's stock market. What even is rational or irrational anymore? Good news seems to be bad news and bad news seems to be good news. The biggest question of all, and the key to today's stock market, is understanding when good news will become good news again and bad news will become bad news again. Throughout this presentation, Luke tries to shed light on that fundamental question and how to control risk in your portfolio.

After experiencing the largest government-financed consumption boost in history, household demand for goods and services is poised to fall off a cliff. The US economy simply cannot handle the Fed's continued monetary tightening. This is the onset of a vicious stagflationary environment.
Tune in for a fresh look at the wealth of wisdom contained in the upcoming 2023 Stock Trader's Almanac. Get a sneak peek at the new edition before it comes off the press and what Jeff's outlook is for yearend 2022 and 2023. We will discuss some of the most salient words of wisdom contained in the Almanac quotations personally curated by Jeff, from billionaire investors to ancient polymaths. Plus, a look at the latest seasonal sector ETF Trades, top stock picks, and the prospects for his famous Best Six Months Seasonal Switching Strategy.

Inflation appears to be with us for many months to come—here and abroad. This changes the investment calculations. Where did inflation come from? How long will it be here? How do you make money in an inflationary environment.
Big market moves create sizable risks and potential rewards. Hear what Elliott Wave International thinks about the current trends and coming opportunities.

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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.