Futures, Commodities, & Options

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Articles on Futures, Commodities, & Options

By market cap, Newmont Corporation (NEM) is the largest gold miner; the stock held its own in 2020 despite Covid-related challenges during the year, notes Scott Chan, resource sector expert and editor of The Complete Investor.
Sponsored Content - The doubters will doubt. The haters will hate. Despite them, gold has done its job for over 5,000 years now, says Rich Checkan, president & COO, Asset Strategies International.
From early March through mid-April, S&P 500 (SPX) was on a tear. Since then, it went mostly moved sideways, while establishing a support area near 4120. Now it's broken out to the upside again, states Larry McMillan of Option Strategist.
As it reminded investors in a recent update, EMX Royalty (EMX) has a global portfolio that includes a sizable footprint in Australia, asserts commodity sector expert Gwen Preston, editor of Resource Maven.
Covered-call writers and sellers of cash-secured puts know the importance of portfolio diversification. If one security under-performs, the others can compensate, states Alan Ellman of The Blue Collar Investor.
I want you to think of these cycle phases as Advancing and Declining cycle trends; they act as a “build-up of a trend,” then an “unwinding of a trend,” suggests Chris Vermeulen, editor of The Technical Traders.
Crude oil opened higher last night on news of a ransomware attack on the largest fuel pipeline in the US. The attack took place late Friday and Colonial, the operator, has been working to restore activity, states Bill Baruch of Blue Line Futures.
The cyberattack on the Colonial pipeline is an act of terrorism and is a major threat to the US economy, as well as the health and well-being of average Americans, observes Phil Flynn of the PRICE Futures Group.
Market breadth (NYAD) and at least one major index, S&P 500 (SPX), made new highs to close last week as investors breathed a sigh of relief when the payroll numbers were weaker than expected, states Joe Duarte of In the Money Options.
U.S. President Joe Biden's sweeping $2.3 trillion infrastructure bill received 58% approval from Americans in a new CBS news poll, reports Bernie Schaeffer, founder and CEO of Schaeffer's Investment Research.

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Join Bahman Yamini, president and CEO of Canasil Resources, Inc., for a company and management overview, key drivers for creating shareholder value, Mexico operations and project portfolio, details of active drill programs on La Esperanza and Nora Silver-Gold projects, Durango and Zacatecas States, Mexico, the BC project portfolio, and details of Copper-Gold exploration projects in BC.
Blue Sky Uranium's objective is to deliver exceptional returns to shareholders by rapidly advancing a portfolio of uranium-vanadium projects into low-cost producers, while respecting the environment, the communities, and the cultures in all the areas in which we work. The company's flagship Amarillo Grande Project was an in-house discovery of a new district that hosts the largest NI 43-101 uranium resource in the country with an initial Preliminary Economic Assessment.
After a knock-out 2020, the outlook for silver and silver mining stocks could hardly be more compelling. Fiscal and monetary stimulus are larger than at any time before, and the approaching end of the coronavirus pandemic will unleash a massive wave of pent-up demand. With silver demand set to soar and supply remaining challenged, high-profile investors are already taking positions. In this session, Peter Krauth will explore the best options to profit from the enormous silver bull market.

Adrian Day, chairman and CEO of Adrian Day Asset Management, will discuss the Federal Reserve's monetary policies and how that affects gold. He will also look at some of the reasons that gold has been soft recently and provide an outlook. Lastly, Mr. Day will discuss whether the mining stocks are undervalued in the current environment.

Rick Rule has dedicated his entire adult life to many aspects of natural resources securities investing. In addition to the knowledge and experience gained in a long and focused career, he has a global network of contacts in the natural resources and finance sectors. In this session, he will discuss investing and speculating in the non-precious metals and materials markets, such as energy, uranium, base metals, agriculture, and battery metals.
Join Greg McCoach to discover seven compelling reasons why the Fed can't stop a rise in the gold price.

Avi Gilburt, the #1 read metals contributor on Seeking Alpha, discusses his forecasts for gold, silver, and the gold miners ETF (GDX). Mr. Gilburt, founder of ElliottWaveTrader.net, will illustrate how his wave counts lead him to his conclusions about where the metals market is headed. He has been among the most widely followed metals analysts in the world due to his accuracy. In 2011, those that heeded Mr. Gilburt's warning of a top to the metals market exited the market within $6 of the all-time high struck in gold. And in October 2015, he suggested those that followed his analysis begin to move back into metals and mining stocks again.

When you've spent most of your career immersed in a particular field-in this case, the mining sector-you develop a spidey sense about which under-the-radar gems have the potential to become home runs. This panel of veteran mining experts with decades of experience will discuss the critical things they look at when making an investment decision and some of the fatal flaws. Each of them will pick one company that meets their criteria and explain why. The insights you will gain from this session will help you develop a skill set that enables you to make maximum profits while minimizing losses when investing in this high-reward, but sometimes, high-risk sector.

Join us for a look at the base, industrial, and energy metals needed to meet clean technology goals. Nick Hodge, of Daily Profit Cycle, and Gerardo Del Real, of Resource Stock Digest, will discuss why the supply chains for these metals matter, why their prices are inflating, and how to invest.
Economic stag-flation like the late 1970's is on the way. Add to this, profligate government spending, historically low interest rates, a Covid-distorted economy, looming shortages in most metals—including uranium—and a Bitcoin price explosion. Savvy investors are now being presented with some of the most asymmetric investment themes of a generation. Don't miss out!



The growth of financial futures has been one of the most remarkable success stories in the markets. Their age is relatively green at just a little over 50 years old. Originally created to help farmers hedge against price changes between crop planting and harvesting, futures have grown since then to include interest rates, foreign exchange, metals, energy, weather, and even Bitcoin.

Whether trading agricultural commodities, energy futures, metals, stock indexes, or even the softs; futures provide the best bang for your buck. But leverage is a two-sided blade. In this section, MoneyShow.com trading experts provide a deep dive into the current futures market activity and price action to help you find ways to strengthen your portfolio, while mitigating risk and exploiting opportunities in these diverse markets.

Discover unique and critical futures trading strategies to help you generate more consistent profits and better manage your portfolio risk. From in-depth futures market economics to spread trading, you will take away new knowledge to help you better identify trading opportunities. Our contributors will share with you their time-tested commodities investing strategies and futures trading strategies. The insights you will learn will help you in your investing or trading with market intelligence that you cannot find elsewhere.

At the same time, the opportunities now available to individual traders in the option arena are astounding, having exploded in volume and complexity in recent years, offering option traders the ability to trade, hedge, or speculate in just about any stock, ETF, or commodity.

Our goal in these pages is to start you down the path of options trading and help you avoid many of the pitfalls that beginning options traders experience. Some of the top names in trading will familiarize you with options—what they are, how they work, and what opportunities they present. You’ll learn practical knowledge about when it is appropriate to buy/sell puts or calls, covered-call writing strategies, and advice on when to use each of these strategies. More experienced traders will learn profitable options trading strategies to help you make more money and better manage your portfolio risk.

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