Many futures traders, especially those starting out, aren't aware of mini commodity contracts. They're a great way to learn and hone your futures trading skills while radically reducing your exposure for trading loss...allowing you to stay in the commodities game while you learn sound, fundamental trading practices and gain experience. In this article we'll discuss mini … [Read more...]
You Have Heard of the Futures Market – But What Is It?
There’s more than one way to invest in gold and silver. One of those is through the futures market. This is actually becoming a very fluid and attractive market for speculators all over the world. Most investors do want the opportunity to trade gold and silver, but they may not want to carry them first hand. Gold and silver futures give them the ability to trade the assets … [Read more...]
You’re Trading Gold and you don’t Even Know How It’s Valued??
As the dollar continues its descent into uncharted territories, the calling towards gold couldn’t be any louder. Many people are abandoning their paper currency in trade for something more worthy. However, why is it that gold is valuable anyway, and why is this metal the place that everyone turns to when the dollar does become unpredictable? Why So Valuable? To … [Read more...]
Trading Dow Jones Futures, Risks and Working Examples
Dow futures are great way of speculation and hedging the Dow Jones. The Dow Jones Industrial average is an index made up of the "big players" across nine industries. As the Dow Jones chart shows, the performance has been very good in recent years. The index has in fact increased around 50% in two years. The size of a standard futures contract is valued at $10 X Dow. For … [Read more...]
FTSE Futures and Trading Example
FTSE futures are a way of speculating on the FTSE 100 index. This index is made up of the 100 most capitalized company's on the London Stock Exchange. The FTSE 100 companies make up approximately 80% of all the market capitalization on the London Stock Exchange. Historically the index has been volatile reaching a high of 6950 in 1999. This high has not been touched … [Read more...]