This is a sample entry from Craig Turner’s weekly market analysis newsletter, Turner’s Take. MACRO MARKETS The latest round of economic news and reports out of the United States, Europe and China has all been bearish for the markets. The European Monetary Union (EMU) has been the bear market leader as money flees the continent.… Read more.
Depending on who you are talking to, the term “commodity futures” always seems to generate a range of strong opinions. Sometimes it is met with fear: “I have an interest but I’m not comfortable with the risk and reward aspects”. At other times the term triggers optimism: “My buddy made a fortune trading commodities and… Read more.
E-mini futures contracts are one of the lesser known ways to participate in the futures markets. These contracts offer smaller contract sizes giving a trader/investor the ability to directly participate in the commodity markets with less risk capital and/or leverage. E-mini futures contracts have grown in popularity over the past several years and now offer… Read more.
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.