Futures & Commodities Trading Strategy & Education

Futures and commodities trading refers to speculative bets on the future price of a product like oil, corn, wheat and cattle. Since these are bets on the future prices of these products, commodity futures are highly risky.

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Hedging vs. Speculation: What's the Difference?
What Is an Omnibus Account? How It's Managed
Cash Settlement: Definition, Benefits and Examples
Futures Contract Definition: Types, Mechanics, and Uses in Trading
Commodities Trading: An Overview
Futures Market
Zero-Sum Game
Zero-Sum Game Definition in Finance, With Example
Business Team Deal on a Stock Exchange
What Is a Floor Trader? Definition, Role in Markets, Requirements
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How Are Futures Used to Hedge a Position?
Contract for Differences (CFD)
Contract for Differences (CFD) Definition: Uses and Examples
Financial Data Analyzing
Intro to Open Interest in the Futures Market
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Natural Gas Liquids (NGL): Definition, Types, Examples
Use Inverse Sector ETFs for Market Bears
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Pay/Collect Definition
Nonrenewable Resource
Nonrenewable Resource: Definition, Features, and Examples
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Proven Reserves
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The Correlation of Commodities to Inflation
A smartphone displays the Bitcoin Cash market value on the stock exchange (Dec. 2018)
Cash Market: Definition Vs. Futures, How It Works, and Example
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Cheapest to Deliver (CTD): Definition and Calculation Formula
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Commodity Price Risk: Definition, Calculation, and Main Risks
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Trading the Gold-Silver Ratio
Agricultural Credit
Agricultural Credit: Definition and Types of Credit Vehicles
Global Finance Concept. Europe
Intercontinental Exchange (ICE): What It Is and What It Does
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Stacks of gold bars
Hoarding: Definition, How It Works with Commodities, and Examples
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Timber Investment Management Organization (TIMO)
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U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA): Definition and Purpose
Commodity Research Bureau Index (CRBI): Definition and Weightings
Futures Industry Association (FIA) Definition
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Gross Processing Margin (GPM)
How to Trade Currency and Commodity Correlations
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Fool's Gold
Wheat field
Commodities That Move the Markets
Commodity Funds 101
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Timberland Investment
Commodity Pool Operator (CPO)
Why the Price of Crude Oil Dropped in 2015
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Exchange of Futures for Physical (EFP): Definition and Example
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S&P GSCI Definition, Commodity Types Listed, Potential Drawbacks
Introducing Broker (IB): Definition, Role, Registration, Examples
Posted Price Definition
Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC)
Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC)
Dow Jones Commodity Index (DJCI)
Mineral Rights
Commodity Paper
Commodity Pairs: Currency Correlations Explained
Five Advantages of Futures Over Options
Tokyo Commodity Exchange (TOCOM)
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Gemology: Identifying and Valuing Gemstones for Investors
Contango Meaning, Why It Happens, and Backwardation
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Pre-Market and After-Hours Trading Activities
Point Balance
What Is CWT (Hundredweight) and How Do You Calculate It?
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The Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT): What Trades on This Exchange
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Series 3 License: A Career With No Limits
Divergence vs. Convergence What's the Difference?