There are times when the market is in such a strong trend that even Stevie Wonder could see which direction to trade. Currently, however, the markets area is acting like a conundrum wrapped in a riddle.
For those busy watching equities, health care debates or the latest unemployment data, you may not have noticed that crude oil has been in an aggressive bull market since February.
Here are nine important concepts you must take into account when practicing options trading in a virtual account
A while back, I received several emails from readers wanting to know if they should short the crude oil market because of its lofty price levels. I responded that I don’t give specific trading recommendations, but I certainly do want to help my readers succeed at the difficult task of trading futures markets.
There are old sayings in the futures industry that go something like this: “Eighty percent of all options on futures expire worthless.” And, “The only way to make money trading options on futures is to sell them–not buy them.” Neither one of these statements is accurate. This educational feature will focus on the advantages and …
Futures trading covers a vast array of trading instruments, from stock indices and U.S. Treasury bonds to precious metals, energy sources such as oil and gas, and everyday foodstuffs including meats, grains and coffee.