With a host of physical commodity markets showing impressive upside action in the early days of 2010, it certainly seems like the world needs commodities.
This article takes a look at both seasonal and technical viewpoints in cattle futures.
One offshoot from the extreme volatility that came with the GFC is that many private traders are now looking beyond the simple strategies such as buying shares. This article takes a look at a risk friendly approach to trading Soybean futures.
The combination of late planting and slow maturation in the US corn crop resulted in a full-fledged October weather market in corn last week. In this case the “weather market” came on a freeze warning in the Northwest Corn Belt that is expected to trim 100-150 million bushels off the most optimistic private forecasts of a just a week or …
Here is an interesting article on how Coffee is trading relative to the US Dollar right now. It also stands to illustrate a benefit of trading spreads versus outright long or short positions. Full article here -GB
Question: I understand the concept of a futures spread, but I get confused when they talk about ‘going long a spread’ or ‘going short a spread’. Given a spread has both a long position and a short position. How then can you go long or short a spread? Answer: The concept of being long or short a spread relates to …
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