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.
Forward Rate vs. Spot Rate: What's the Difference?
Contango vs. Normal Backwardation: What's the Difference?
Buying on Margin: How It's Done, Risks and Rewards
Renewable Resource: Definition, Considerations, and Types
Initial Margin: Definition, Minimum Requirements, Example
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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
Zero-Sum Game Definition in Finance, With Example
What Is a Floor Trader? Definition, Role in Markets, Requirements
How Are Futures Used to Hedge a Position?
Contract for Differences (CFD) Definition: Uses and Examples
Intro to Open Interest in the Futures Market
Natural Gas Liquids (NGL): Definition, Types, Examples
Use Inverse Sector ETFs for Market Bears
Nonrenewable Resource: Definition, Features, and Examples
The Correlation of Commodities to Inflation
Cash Market: Definition Vs. Futures, How It Works, and Example
Cheapest to Deliver (CTD): Definition and Calculation Formula
Commodity Price Risk: Definition, Calculation, and Main Risks
Trading the Gold-Silver Ratio
Agricultural Credit: Definition and Types of Credit Vehicles
Intercontinental Exchange (ICE): What It Is and What It Does
Hoarding: Definition, How It Works with Commodities, and Examples
Timber Investment Management Organization (TIMO)
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA): Definition and Purpose
Commodity Research Bureau Index (CRBI): Definition and Weightings
Futures Industry Association (FIA) Definition
Gross Processing Margin (GPM)
How to Trade Currency and Commodity Correlations
Commodities That Move the Markets
Commodity Funds 101
Commodity Pool Operator (CPO)
Why the Price of Crude Oil Dropped in 2015
Exchange of Futures for Physical (EFP): Definition and Example
S&P GSCI Definition, Commodity Types Listed, Potential Drawbacks
Introducing Broker (IB): Definition, Role, Registration, Examples
Posted Price Definition
Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC)
Dow Jones Commodity Index (DJCI)
Commodity Pairs: Currency Correlations Explained
Five Advantages of Futures Over Options
Tokyo Commodity Exchange (TOCOM)
Gemology: Identifying and Valuing Gemstones for Investors
Contango Meaning, Why It Happens, and Backwardation
Pre-Market and After-Hours Trading Activities
What Is CWT (Hundredweight) and How Do You Calculate It?
The Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT): What Trades on This Exchange
Series 3 License: A Career With No Limits
Divergence vs. Convergence What's the Difference?