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The Essentials of Commodities Trading

If you want to invest in commodities, you should be aware of the range of different commodities that are available for trading, as well as the risks associated with each investment option. You also need to find a good brokerage firm to trade through.

What Are Commodities?

Put simply, commodities are the raw materials humans use to create a livable world. Humans use energy to sustain themselves, metals to build weapons and tools, and agricultural products to feed themselves [more…]

Risks with Investing in Commodities

Investing is all about managing the risk involved in generating returns. Here are some common risks you face when investing in commodities and some small steps you can take to minimize these risks. [more…]

What Are Commodities Exchange Traded Funds All About?

Many financial institutions are now offering commodities Exchange Traded Funds, or ETFs. This new breed of ETF enables you to buy into a fund that offers the diversification inherent in a mutual fund, [more…]

Questions to Ask before Investing in Any Commodity

Whether you decide to invest through futures contracts, managed funds, or commodity companies, you need to gather as much information as possible before you start trading. [more…]

Questions to Ask before Investing in Commodity Mutual Funds

Before you invest in a mutual fund, you should gather as much information as possible about the fund itself, as well as about the mechanics of investing in the fund. You can get answers to these questions [more…]

Opening an Account with a Commodity Broker

To start trading exchange-traded products, you have to open a trading account with a commodity broker who’s licensed to conduct business on behalf of clients at the exchange. [more…]

Selecting a Commodity Trading Advisor

If you are trading commodities through a managed account, you need to select a commodity trading advisor (CTA). A CTA is a securities professional who is licensed by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority [more…]

Placing Orders at the Commodities Exchange

Your trading account is your link to the commodity exchange. The broker’s trading platform gives you access to the exchange’s main products, such as futures contracts, options on futures, and other derivative [more…]

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