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

Bulls came under immediate pressure on Monday, and the late afternoon was all about the retreat. The Nasdaq 100 closed at 11,912, a loss of 2.1%, states Jon Markman, editor of Strategic Advantage.
We’re at a fascinating juncture here in the markets. Stocks have sold off hard for a little over a year now but have rallied once again in the short run, exclaims Jesse Felder of TheFelderReport.com.
Oil prices got a nice pop on Sunday night on reports that Israel sent drones to attack an Iranian military factory, states Phil Flynn of PRICE Futures Group.
Barrick Gold (GOLD), based in Toronto, is one of the world’s largest and highest-quality gold mining companies; about 50% of its production comes from North America, with the balance from Africa/Middle East and Latin America/Asia Pacific, notes Bruce Kaser, editor of Cabot Undervalued Stocks Advisor.
A new type of "pay dirt" is emerging that might be even more profitable than oil; concentrated deposits of rare earth minerals are needed for high-tech applications like electro-magnets and EV batteries, explains Adam Johnson, growth stock expert and editor of Bullseye Brief.
For today’s trade of the day, we will be looking at a Moving Average Convergence/ Divergence (MACD) chart for Amgen, Inc. (AMGN), states Chuck Hughes of TradeWinsDaily.
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.

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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.

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