Commodity Futures

  1. What Determines Oil Prices?

    Changes in the price of oil aren't arbitrary. Read on to find out what moves them ...
  2. Copper Price Hits 11-day Low on China Worries

    Copper prices at the London Metal Exchange tumbled Thursday as the U.S. dollar appreciated ...
  3. The Industry Handbook: The Agriculture Industry ...

    Learn about the major lines of businesses involved in the agriculture industry and ...
  4. Investing in Gold: Direct Vs. Professional Management ...

    Find out how you can access the gold market through common stock, futures contracts, ...
  5. 4 Factors You Didn't Know About RBOB

    Learn the basics of how RBOB is traded, including the specifications for the RBOB ...
  6. Top 4 Broad-Based Energy ETFs (XLE, XOP)

    These four broad-based ETFs offer highly liquid long and short exposure to the energy ...
  1. Copper Testing First Quarter Lows (JJC)

    Copper is likely to bounce, then break down when it tests first quarter support at ...
  2. Natural Gas Fund Headed Higher Into Summer (UNG)

    U.S. Natural Gas Fund cleared resistance at the 50-day EMA last week and should continue ...
  3. Gold Pulling Back After Powerful First Quarter ...

    A gold fund pullback to 115 could shake out weak hands and set up a low-risk buying ...
  4. Play Multiple Markets With Commodity Tracking ...

    PowerShares DB Commodity Index Tracking Fund offers broad-based commodity exposure, ...
  5. Corn's Bullish Base Could Yield 2016 Breakout ...

    Corn is building an inverse head and shoulders base that could support a rally above ...
  6. Now Is Not the Time to Trade a Bounce in Coal ...

    These coal-related exchange traded products are trading near the resistance of their ...
  1. Top ETFs And What They Track: A Tutorial

    This Investopedia tutorial provides an introduction to the leading exchange-traded ...
  1. Can mutual funds invest in commodities?

    Learn how investors can use commodity mutual funds to diversify their portfolios, and discover why mutual funds may be less ...
  2. How do futures contracts roll over?

    Learn about why futures contracts are often rolled over into forward month contracts prior to expiration, and understand ...
  3. What does a futures contract cost?

    Learn about values of futures contracts and the initial margin a trader must place in an account to open a futures position, ...
  4. How can electricity be traded as a commodity by an individual investor?

    Learn the characteristics unique to electricity trading as a commodity and how investors can trade electricity futures on ...
Hot Definitions
  1. Dove

    An economic policy advisor who promotes monetary policies that involve the maintenance of low interest rates, believing that ...
  2. Cyclical Stock

    An equity security whose price is affected by ups and downs in the overall economy. Cyclical stocks typically relate to companies ...
  3. Front Running

    The unethical practice of a broker trading an equity based on information from the analyst department before his or her clients ...
  4. After-Hours Trading - AHT

    Trading after regular trading hours on the major exchanges. The increasing popularity of electronic communication networks ...
  5. Omnibus Account

    An account between two futures merchants (brokers). It involves the transaction of individual accounts which are combined ...
  6. Weighted Average Life - WAL

    The average number of years for which each dollar of unpaid principal on a loan or mortgage remains outstanding. Once calculated, ...
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