The sayings go, “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks” and “if it isn’t broken don’t fix it”. We get it â€“ we will leave the old dogs alone. Then again, how come no one ever talks about teaching new dogs old tricks? There is a trading style, as old as the exchanges themselves,… Read more.
Readers of this blog should be very familiar with option spreads. We have written in the past (Option Spreads Examined Further: Measured Ways to Play Your Market Hunch, Bear Put Spreads: An Alternative to Purchasing Puts, and Bull Call Spreads: An Alternative to Purchasing Calls) about the different ways traders can participate in leveraged markets… Read more.
New option traders tend to overlook the strategy of combining two options to form spreads, which allow different degrees of market optimism or pessimism. Option spreading is different than futures because a straight futures play only portrays one degree of bullishness/bearishness. If one is long the futures, he better be very sure the market is… Read more.
Options are a great way to get involved with the futures markets. One of the most popular ways to trade with options is to buy puts.
Options are a great way to get involved with the futures markets. One of the most popular ways to trade with options is to buy calls.
Futures Spread Trading has traditionally been known as a professional’s trading strategy. However, we feel it is a trading method that should be in everyone’s arsenal. Learn more about this essential trading strategy.
This post originally appeared in FutureSource’s Fast Break Newsletter on February 15, 2011, where Craig Turner is a regular contributor on various futures trading topics. Every position you’ve had in the past, currently hold, or hold in the future can be viewed as a spread trade. You might be saying to yourself, “I only trade… 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.
Seasonal futures spread trading is one of the best futures trading strategies that most futures traders have never heard of or just don’t know much about.
Why do some traders prefer to spread trade versus trading outright futures contracts? The contracts often selected by the trader may be typically trading parallel to one another giving the trader only the “differential” moves between the two contracts. One may take any two markets that they observe have differentials between the price movement and… Read more.