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What is a Commodity Broker and Types of Commodity Brokers

October 30th, 2017 Filed under Future Trading News | Comment (0)

“If you buy at the right time, you can make a mountain of money in commodities,” says financial magazine Forbes. ( and here at Cannon we would also like to remind you of the same possible large risk when you buy or sell at the wrong time….) Commodities don’t usually move at the same pace as the stock market, continues Forbes, so they can diversify your investment portfolio and lower the risk factor.

You need a commodity futures & options broker to facilitate your commodities trading. Commodities brokers buy or sell commodity contracts for a commission, and commission rates are usually paid per contract. A completed buy-and-sell transaction in the commodities market is called a round-turn.

Commodities futures brokers’ clients can be hedgers (people who use derivatives contracts to manage risk) or speculators (those who take a risk in hopes of greater profit). If you handle your own account, you are known as a self directed trader. Read the rest of this entry »

Roll-Over Notice for Stock Index Futures

June 12th, 2013 Filed under Future Trading News | Comments Off on Roll-Over Notice for Stock Index Futures

Hello Traders,

Please remember tomorrow is roll-over day for Stock Index Futures.   Please read below for details.

Important notice:


For those of you trading any stock index futures contracts, i.e., the E-mini S&P, E-mini NASDAQ, E-mini Dow Jones, as well as any of the “Big” pit-traded stock index futures, it is extremely important to remember that tomorrow, Thursday, June 13th, is rollover day.


Starting tomorrow, Thursday June 13th, the September ‘13 futures contracts will be the front month contracts.  It is recommended that all new positions be placed in the September ‘13 contracts as of tomorrow.  Volume in the June ‘13 contracts will begin to drop off until their expiration next Friday, June 21st.

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