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How Commodity Trading Works

September 28th, 2017 Filed under Future Trading News | Comment (0)

In July 2017, Forbes1 predicted an “explosion” of activity in commodities trading, and that prediction may have been right on the money; a bullish U.S. commodities market recently danced from summer to fall. As of September 5 2017, energy and non-energy commodities saw a respectable gain, but metals, minerals, and precious metals jumped as high as 8.2 percent. All that glitters is not gold; maybe it’s iridium! And maybe it’s time you learned about commodities trading as an investment strategy.

What are Commodities and Commodities Trading?

In the U.S., futures and option markets are regulated by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. A commodity is a product that can vary in quality or grade. However, a futures contract of a commodity product is standardized, regardless who is the producer/seller. In addition to energy (oil and fuel, gasoline and natural gas), other commodities trading items include:

  • Agro-based (cotton, corn, lumber, oilseeds, wheat, etc.)
  • Livestock (cattle, chicken, pigs and pork bellies, etc.)
  • Metals (aluminum, copper, nickel, zinc, etc.)
  • Precious metals (gold, iridium, platinum, rhodium, silver, etc.)
  • Soft – These products are grown and harvested rather than mined (Cocoa, Coffee, Fruit, Soybeans, Sugar, etc.)
  • U.S. Equities

The commodities market is driven by supply and demand. You can try to predict, based on previous years, what this year’s cotton crop will yield. But if disease damages much of U.S. cotton crops, supply is lowered and demand prices rise. Read the rest of this entry »


Free Futures Trading Resources 4-08-2016

April 7th, 2016 Filed under Commodity Trading, Future Trading News, Futures Trading, futures trading education, Trading Guide | Comment (0)

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1. Market Commentary
2. Futures Support and Resistance Levels – S&P, Nasdaq, Dow Jones, Russell 2000, Dollar Index
3. Commodities Support and Resistance Levels – Gold, Euro, Crude Oil, T-Bonds
4. Commodities Support and Resistance Levels – Corn, Wheat, Beans, Silver
5. Futures Economic Reports for Friday April 8, 2016

Hello Traders,

For 2016 I would like to wish all of you discipline and patience in your trading!

Greetings!

Browse and use our FREE Trading Resources for Futures and Commodities

Featured System of the Month ( including real-time performance): Axiom Index II WFO NQ Trading System

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Futures Gold Breaks Recent Lows 11.18.2015

November 17th, 2015 Filed under Commodity Trading, Future Trading News, Indices | Comment (0)

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1. Market Commentary
2. Futures Support and Resistance Levels – S&P, Nasdaq, Dow Jones, Russell 2000, Dollar Index
3. Commodities Support and Resistance Levels – Gold, Euro, Crude Oil, T-Bonds
4. Commodities Support and Resistance Levels – Corn, Wheat, Beans, Silver
5. Futures Economic Reports for Wednesday November 18, 2015

Hello Traders,

For 2015 I would like to wish all of you discipline and patience in your trading!

As I was about to write today’s blog, it hit me that i would like to know more from you, the reader what kind of topics you like to see in this blog?Take a minute or two and reply back with which of the following you like to see more of:

  • More about trading techniques?
  • Perhaps more charts/ analyzing the markets?
  • 3rd party resources?
  • Trading psychology?
  • Any other topic?
  • You like the blog mix as is….

On a different note, gold just broke recent lows, weekly chart for your review below with some possible levels to watch:

GCE - Gold (Globex), Weekly Continuation

GCE – Gold (Globex), Weekly Continuation

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Good vs Bad Trading Futures 11-12-2015

November 11th, 2015 Filed under Future Trading News | Comment (0)

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1. Market Commentary
2. Futures Support and Resistance Levels – S&P, Nasdaq, Dow Jones, Russell 2000, Dollar Index
3. Commodities Support and Resistance Levels – Gold, Euro, Crude Oil, T-Bonds
4. Commodities Support and Resistance Levels – Corn, Wheat, Beans, Silver
5. Futures Economic Reports for Thursday November 12, 2015

Hello Traders,

For 2015 I would like to wish all of you discipline and patience in your trading!

The Good Voice versus The Bad Voice

How many times has this happened to you?
You have a client who knows how to make money. It’s apparent in the daily statements; they have a good winning percentage, consistent profits, etc. Everything’s moving along nicely until in seeps the Bad Voice.
The Bad Voice can motivate people to go down a slippery slope. Like a client -who is normally a day trader- decides to carry his/her losing position and make it into a swing trade. Or you are down and refuse to accept the fact it may be a losing day; so you double down and become aggressive with the intention, “if this trade is a winner, I’ll have another winning day.”
The Bad Voice: It’s in all of us all the time. It’s like when you are unbuckling your belt at a Las Vegas buffet but still decide to go back for another round of cake; or you decide to run the yellow light even though you’re running early to your next appointment. But when it comes to trading, there’s bigger risks involved than a traffic ticket or a tear in your pants. These bad choices can have a snow ball effect and turn a mediocre day into a bad day or a bad day into needing a stiff drink.

Weekly Continuation Futures Gold Chart 11.06.2015

November 5th, 2015 Filed under Commodity Trading, Futures Trading, Metal Futures | Comment (0)

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1. Market Commentary
2. Futures Support and Resistance Levels – S&P, Nasdaq, Dow Jones, Russell 2000, Dollar Index
3. Commodities Support and Resistance Levels – Gold, Euro, Crude Oil, T-Bonds
4. Commodities Support and Resistance Levels – Corn, Wheat, Beans, Silver
5. Futures Economic Reports for Friday November 06, 2015

Hello Traders,

For 2015 I would like to wish all of you discipline and patience in your trading!

Monthly unemployment numbers tomorrow. Many markets will have volatile reaction so be aware of the report and others that will come in later.
The main market I am curious about is gold. Currently oversold but in a nice down trend so the big question is which way will it play? test previous lows or snap? Perhaps both….Weekly chart for your review with circles marking mostly lower highs and lower lows….:

GCE - Gold(Globex), Weekly Continuation

GCE – Gold(Globex), Weekly Continuation

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