Futures, Commodities, & Options

The derivatives markets have exploded in popularity, trading volume, and complexity over the years, providing more investing and trading choices than ever before. Whether making a directional bet, volatility play, or hedging risk, derivatives allow you to calibrate every position to maximize profit and minimize risk. Learn powerful analysis methods, diverse trade set-ups, and execution techniques from top professional investors and traders.

Articles on Futures, Commodities, & Options

Sponsored Content - The option Greeks are often portrayed as a rather esoteric concept, but here I intend to bring the Greeks down to earth and demonstrate their utility for the retail option trader, says Kerry Given of Parkwood Capital, LLC.
The third quarter earnings for Apple (AAPL) are on deck for Thursday, October 28, after market close, states Garrett DeSimone of OptionMetrics.
The market is in constant search of balance, which means a price where both the bulls and bears feel there is value in placing a trade. They need to believe that they will make money, states Al Brooks of BrooksTradingCourse.com.
You can be "partially right" and still make money using non-directional option trades, says Kerry Given, founder and managing director, Parkwood Capital, LLC.
Our list of The Timely Ten stocks represents our top ten recommendations from the Undervalued category of blue chips as of each issue of our newsletter, explains Kelley Wright, editor of Investment Quality Trends.
While the poker craze has died down quite a bit, there is still much to learn from this game of skill and luck that can apply to improve your trading, writes Price Headley of BigTrends.com.
When we add a protective put to a covered-call trade, we now have a collar trade, explains Alan Ellman of The Blue Collar Investor.
Bears are in deep trouble. The S&P 500 opened broadly lower to start the week and many equity pessimists must have thought it was the beginning of a nasty October surprise. It didn’t work out that way, says Jon Markman, growth-stock specialist and editor of Strategic Advantage.
In the latest edition of Market Review, Larry Gaines of PowerCycleTrading.com discusses how and why to use the long call calendar spread.
One of our key covered call writing exit strategies is rolling an option when the strike is in-the-money at expiration and we want to retain our shares, explains Alan Ellman of The Blue Collar Investor.

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<p>The futures markets were created to enable commodity end-users and producers to shift their price risk to speculators. However, investors in traditional assets such as stocks and bonds can efficiently shift portfolio risk to speculators via hedging strategies.</p><p>The futures markets also provide an efficient opportunity for diversifying a portfolio via asset classes such as gold and silver without the hassle of handling the physical metal or incurring storage and shipping costs. Further, those looking for an aggressive form of diversification might consider a managed futures program.</p><p>Come learn about the various hedging and diversifying tools offered by futures and options.</p>
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<p>Knowing when to own stocks, commodities, currency, or bonds at any time, in any market trend, is a powerful edge. We discuss strategies that allow profiting in rising and falling markets no matter the volatility with only a few trades a year. Big trends don't happen often, but they give huge profits. Moreover, in the coming years, we will see massive rotations in the markets. Get ready to profit when others panic!</p>
<p>Avi Gilburt will take you through his analysis to outline what he expects the S&P 500 and metals to do for the rest of 2021 and provide parameters to help you stay on the profitable side of the market. He will also give you his longer&#8211;term prognostication, which may not sit well with many long-term investors.</p>
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<p>Sophisticated investors understand no asset or approach is guaranteed. But there are a few fundamental principles that can put odds of success on your side, no matter what the market does. Jonathan Hoenig has been a professional investor since 1999 and boasts a 20-year track record that beats the S&P 500. A Fox News contributor, his latest book is <em>Price Is Primary: How to Profit with Any Asset in Any Market at Any Time</em></p>.
<p>Lead by Scott Minerd of Guggenheim in January 2020, silver was the "go to" investment choice. The EFT purchases were over 320 million ounces&#8212;over twice the amount Buffett bought in the late 90's.</p>
What psychological manipulations are used to persuade you to invest your capital into an unknown opportunity? Will those techniques be effective on you? Do you think you're too smart to fall prey to these manipulations? Join Bryan Ellis, publisher of <em>Accredited IQ </em>Magazine, as he reveals the shocking truth about how investors&#8212;including very smart ones like you&#8212;are routinely the victims of very sophisticated persuasion and psychological manipulation techniques that are designed to separate you from your money. You'll see these techniques demonstrated in a safe environment so you can know what to watch for, and how to protect yourself against one of the greatest risks to your portfolio: Psychological misinformation.
Barry Ritholtz is the creator and host of the groundbreaking <em>Masters in Business</em> podcast, the most popular podcast/show on Bloomberg Radio. For over a decade, he has had in-depth conversations with many of the most accomplished, fascinating people in business and finance. In this behavioral discussion, Mr. Ritholtz will share some insights as to some of the biggest mistakes made by the high-net-worth and ultra-high-net-worth investors, and the lessons we can learn from them.
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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.