30 Minutes on Futures

This 30-minute video provides a basic introduction to futures in easy-to-understand language. It is presented by Dan Gramza, a world-renowned futures industry expert known for his teaching and trading expertise.

What is seasonal trading?

Question: What is seasonal data? Answer: The ProTrader Digest uses seasonal data in every trade selection. Seasonality refers to a pattern that depends on, or is controlled by, the time of the year. Seasonality appears in many places. For example, sales of Christmas cards logically peak before Christmas. Accounting business peaks around end of the financial year. Sales of red …

Risks in Futures Trading

I recently saw the following post on an investment forum. I thought it would be an interesting topic for my newsletter. So here is my long answer: Question: Is the risk factor of investing in commodity futures greater or lesser than that in funds? Answer: Generally speaking the risk of trading futures is greater than investing in funds. I stress …

Q&A: Trading Account Size

Question: Hi Guy I have read the book Three Little Spreads Went to Market. Very informative thanks. I have been looking for an alternative to shares that doesn’t have the extreme risk of some other derivative products. Just a quick question: do you see a specific amount in an account to make this type of trade viable? Is it $5,000 …