Talk with any hedger and they’re sure to tell you about an experience with trading on margin. Margin is a good faith deposit that a hedger must have in their account in order to initiate a long or short futures position. For example, the margin on a corn contract is currently $2,362.00. This means that… Read more.
This post originally appeared in FutureSource’s Fast Break Newsletter on April 23, 2010, where Craig Turner is a regular contributor on various futures trading topics. Common Questions Asked by New Traders As a Commodity Futures & Options broker for both self-directed online and broker-assisted trading, the top two questions I am asked by new traders… Read more.
The goal of hedging is to transfer price risk from one party to another. Hedging has been used for hundreds of years to help producers and buyers protect themselves from price risk.
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.
3 Straightforward Solutions for Investors Who Are Long on Interest & Short on Time With the ever changing economic conditions, considering new investment opportunities has never been more important. Diversification using the commodity futures markets has been a very popular avenue investors have turned to with goals of reducing portfolio risk and realizing positive gains… Read more.
This post is part of Craig Turner’s Innovative Trading Concepts series and originally appeared in FutureSources Fast Break Newsletter, where Craig Turner is a regular contributor on various futures trading topics. Many investors and traders have too much exposure to the US Dollar. Owning stocks, bonds, real estate and commodities priced in USD creates massive… Read more.
This post is part of Craig Turner’s Innovative Trading Concepts series. Jim Cramer vs. Dennis Gartman Two of my favorite financial commentators are Dennis Gartman and Jim Cramer. Say what you will about them (and I’ve read criticism about both), but they are well respected, successful traders that everyone can learn from. One issue I… Read more.
In this article, I’ll discuss six risk management methods investors may not normally consider but should be actively practicing while trading in the futures market. Properly managing one’s risk may not reap bountiful profits in and of itself, but in my experience, it ensures that your short-term trading doesn’t result in short-term involvement in the markets.