In its simplest form, a “market” is the bid and ask quote for any futures contract or option. If there is no bid/ask, then there is no market. The market is the bid/ask. Some people think the market is the exchange. However, the exchange only provides the infrastructure to make a market, but it does… Read more.
I was at a party the other night when someone asked me what I do for a living. I responded that I was a commodities broker. This spurred them to ask, “What is exactly is that? I understand stocks but what are commodities?” This is a question that I have faced several times and I… Read more.
Almost every new futures trader who I speak with understands basic market fundamentals but gets tripped up when learning about the different months in the futures markets. While this can seem confusing, it is actually relatively straightforward. Below I will tell you what commodity futures are, why they are traded in different months, and how… Read more.
You have an opinion on the futures market, you want to get involved, but you don’t know how or where to start. Sound familiar? If so, I have some good news for you. We are going to take the goal of placing your first futures trade, a challenge that may seem to be a mountain, and make it into a molehill.
You already recognize the potential benefits of being invested in alternative assets but you need some guidance before you feel comfortable enough to put your money on the line. Follow these five steps to get on the right track.