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

One of the most interesting developments in the financial markets in 2021 is the rise of the meme stock, says Jay Soloff of Investors Alley.
For the first time in a while, First Solar (FSLR) showed up on the unusual options volume radar, says Jay Soloff of Investors Alley. 
When using the PMCC strategy, a covered call writing-like strategy, our goal is to generate cash flow with a lower cash investment than traditional covered call writing, explains Alan Ellman of The Blue Collar Investor.
In the latest edition of market review, Larry Gaines of PowerCycleTrading.com discusses trading the market top with the PowerShares QQQ Trust (QQQ).
Why invest in gold now? The yellow metal has struggled in the past year, with gold attempting to climb over $1,900 several times. However, it fell back each time, observes Mark Skousen in his premium trading advisory service, Home Run Trader.
Trading the long side in stocks could prove to be painful in the short to intermediate term as several crucial indicators turned sour simultaneously just as the Fed seems to have leaked that it will start tapering in November, says Joe Duarte of In the Money Options.
Selling cash-secured puts is a low-risk option-selling strategy geared to generating cash flow and beating the market on a consistent basis, explains Alan Ellman of The Blue Collar Investor.
There isn’t much to be excited about in the world these days, but for at least for now the case for stocks remains more bullish than bearish, says Joe Duarte of In the Money Options.
The world is a complex place, and we certainly recognize the degree of unknowns that are embedded in our daily lives, states Bill Baruch of Blue Line Futures.
The banking sector can be challenging to trade when interest rates are near zero, says Jay Soloff of Investors Alley.

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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.
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.
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.
Nickel Creek Platinum (TSX: NCP; OTCQB: NCPCF) is developing the Nickel Shaw Project which hosts the Wellgreen deposit in Yukon, Canada, one of the world's largest undeveloped nickel-copper sulphide and platinum-group metals deposits. Join us to hear from CEO Stuart Harshaw about the company's efforts that are currently focused on a large 146 km2 land package with multiple exploration targets along a highly prospective 18-km trend.
Fiore Gold's Nevada-based Pan Mine is continuing to generate strong gold production. With on-going cash flow and no corporate debt, Fiore Gold is progressing the neighboring Gold Rock property to Feasibility Study and construction decision by in 2022. Building Gold Rock would more than double the company's gold production organically. Having also recently acquired the past-producing Illipah project, the company is planning extensive exploration across its 222 square kilometer Nevada land holdings. Fiore Gold's aim is to be the only multi-asset, 100% US-domestic gold producer. Still undervalued relative to their peer group, the company provides an excellent investment opportunity for open market buying. Fiore Gold would welcome an opportunity to discuss their future plans and company story during the event.
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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When you've spent most of your career immersed in a particular fieldin this case, the mining sectoryou develop a spidey sense about which under-the-radar gems have the potential to become home runs. This panel of veteran mining experts with decades of experience will discuss the critical things they look at when making an investment decision and some of the fatal flaws. Each of them will pick one company that meets their criteria and explain why. The insights you will gain from this session will help you develop a skill set that enables you to make maximum profits while minimizing losses when investing in this high-reward, but sometimes, high-risk sector.
We are in uncharted waters, and Mary Anne Aden, Pamela Aden, and Omar Ayales are joining the MoneyShow Virtual Expo to explain why! Is inflation here to stay? Will bitcoin replace gold? Is gold headed much higher? How will the stock market bubble end? And, most importantly, what in the world should you invest in now? Tune in to this panel to learn and discuss how all of this affects you and your investments.



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.