When it comes to Futures Spreads, many traders ask us what is the benefit of spreading futures contracts. They want to know why we often choose to spread futures contracts instead of either being long or short a single futures contract or option, or use option spreads instead.
This post originally appeared in FutureSource’s Fast Break Newsletter on March 10, 2010, where Craig Turner is a regular contributor on various futures trading topics. Systematic risk is always a threat to even a well-diversified portfolio. When it comes to trading, we are always aware of systematic risk, and look for ways to hedge it… Read more.
Why do I trade? It’s a simple question, yet the vast majority of traders have not outlined why they trade. How much time have you spent thinking about it? Have you ever written down why you trade? If you haven’t, how do you know what your true motivations are? Have you sorted out what your… Read more.
Different circumstances call for different trading strategies. Part of becoming a complete trader is a balanced, disciplined approach with an eye geared towards managing risk. You can accomplish this by trading futures, options, or a combination of the two. The difficult part is determining which approach will be the best for you, and this formula… Read more.
This post originally appeared in FutureSource’s Fast Break Newsletter, where Drew Wilkins is a regular contributor on various futures trading topics. One of the most common questions a futures broker gets is, “How do options on futures work?” The truth is, options can be as simple or complex as you want them to be. This… Read more.
Many traders are constantly looking for a way to manage risk. Employing a delta neutral trading strategy can help to manage exposure to the markets. This type of strategy will allow speculative traders to hedge their positions against adverse price movements.
For many traders, the Psychology of Trading can be the greatest hurdle they need to overcome in order to be successful. At Daniels Trading, one of our primary goals is to help self-directed online and broker assisted traders overcome this common issue, and get them on their way to achieving the results they are looking… Read more.
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.
Rio Tinto, the world’s biggest producer of iron ore after Brazil’s Vale SA, saw its earnings increase 125 percent to $5.77 billion in the first half of 2010. The company earned just $2.56 billion during the same period in 2009. The British-Australian mining company was aided by rising iron ore prices, which provided 70 percent… Read more.