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How Leverage Works in Futures Trading

How Leverage Works in Futures Trading

Discover the power of leverage in futures trading. One of the biggest advantages to trading commodity futures & options is Leverage. Leverage allows a futures trader to control a high value commodity futures contract with usually less than 10% capital of that...
The advantages of trading futures over ETFs

The advantages of trading futures over ETFs

With the recent launch of a Bitcoin ETF, I wanted to remind investors of the benefits of trading futures over ETFs. Since its launch, Bitcoin futures trading volume has been increasing, with the total number of contracts currently held approaching 18,000. Based upon...
Why You Need to Be Trading Futures

Why You Need to Be Trading Futures

Investing in commodity futures & options gives active traders several benefits over typical equities trading. Let’s explore the top 7 advantages… 1) Leverage – Position Trading:When trading futures, a trader can typically control a particular commodity with...
Futures Options Spreads – Lesson #3

Futures Options Spreads – Lesson #3

Futures options spread lesson #3, the Calendar Spread. This is another option spread I utilize quite often. The Calendar Spread is a credit spread. A credit spread simply means you are collecting a net premium when placing this type of futures option spread. With a...
Futures Options Spreads – Lesson #3

Futures Options Spreads – Lesson #2

This lesson on futures options spreads will be about the ‘Strangle’ spread. This was the first futures options spread I utilized and it has served me well over the last several years. The Strangle spread is best implemented when a market is in a sideways trend. As the...
How to Trade Silver Futures & Options

How to Trade Silver Futures & Options

Getting Started Trading Silver Futures & Options The Basics: What is a commodity futures contract? A commodity futures contract is an agreement to buy or sell a particular commodity at a future date. The price and the amount of the commodity are fixed at the time...
What is Futures Trading?

What is Futures Trading?

Many investors ask, how did futures trading get started? For the U.S. futures markets, it all started in Chicago in 1849. Chicago was a major commercial center for agricultural products. Farmers (sellers) and agricultural dealers (buyers) began creating ‘contracts’...
Getting Stopped Out of Your Futures Trades?

Getting Stopped Out of Your Futures Trades?

Stopped out of your futures trade again? We’ve all experienced it – you think you’ve found the perfect trade. The trend is up; the technicals are bullish and the fundamentals are screaming, “Buy, Buy, Buy”. You pull the trigger and go long and set a protective stop....