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Beneficial Educational Resources on Futures Trading

The futures market is volatile, and it cuts both ways. Leverage that makes it profitable can also ruin reckless, undisciplined traders overnight. Most brokers have paper trading available on their platforms, so those who are new to futures should take advantage and learn with these tools before going live with real money. Mitigate risk with stop loss orders at all times, and cut losses quickly instead of adding contracts and attempting to flip your way out of a losing position. Also, use mini instruments when available, with lower margin requirements, until you have sufficient capital to buy and sell more expensive contracts.

Even though the potential is there, don't try to make too many profits at once. If things aren't going well, often times quitting for the day and collecting one's thoughts is the best decision. New opportunities come along daily. Markets are open nearly 24 hours, so set a schedule and stick to it. Avoid trading while tired or distracted, and please don't listen to the advice of others. Do research on fundamentals affecting markets as well as paying attention to TA. Watch key indices, and listen to accurate, real-time news during the session to stay aware of shifting trends.

Trade smart, trade safely, and have fun.




Commodity Futures Trading for Beginners

From Futures Quotes - All in One 


The Complete Guide to Futures Trading:
What You Need to Know about the Risks and Rewards*

by REFCO Private Client Group

*Click Here for Outlet to Purchase (about $3)

Commodity Futures Charts
& Futures Quotes Menu


  Trading Commodities and Financial Futures:
A Step by Step Guide to Mastering the Markets

by George Kleinman

Commodities Futures Trading Commission*

*This is where one gets
Commitment of Traders and Bank Participation Data


A Complete Guide to the Futures Markets:
Fundamental Alalysis, Technical Analysis,
Trading, Spreads and Options

by Jack D Schwager 

Comprehensive Site For Metals Info


The Definitive Guide to Futures Trading, Volume 1

by Larry Williams

Commodity Trading School


The Definitive Guide to Trading Futures, Volume 2

by Larry Williams


Futures Trading Course

Introducing commodities & futures markets

For those learning about commodities or options trading, this is a valuable educational resource. From a short description of the origins of commodities trading .. to an in depth discussion of commodity market trading and description of the inner workings of a modern commodity exchange, this twelve-part course provides a wealth of information.

A twelve part short course to get you started:

  1. A Brief History of Futures Trading
    What Is Traded in Futures Markets?
    Futures Exchanges - A look inside
    The Futures Contract
    Market Pressures - Why futures prices change
    Who Trades Futures and Why
    The Clearing House
    Market News and Analysis
    Taking A Position
    Taking Delivery
    Options on Futures
    A Safety Net (of sorts)

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Videos on Futures


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#4575  Sticky Note The Greatest Lie Ever Told Pro-Life 07/19/16 05:47:41 AM
#4381  Sticky Note Theodore Butler/Butler Research: Price Takers and Price Makers Pro-Life 08/03/15 06:20:06 PM
#4621   Hogs have bounced off the support created in 2012/13: Pro-Life 10/24/16 11:06:54 AM
#4620   All the foods are leading the markets... inflation Pro-Life 10/24/16 08:46:26 AM
#4619   Metals, meats and bonds are clearly struggling. Pro-Life 10/18/16 11:22:09 AM
#4618   Sugar basing, coffe on the move, oils (canola, Pro-Life 10/18/16 11:20:58 AM
#4617   10 Signs That An All-Out Attempt Is Being Pro-Life 10/12/16 09:27:31 PM
#4616   Iceland has found nine top bankers guilty and NYBob 10/12/16 07:55:58 PM
#4615   Rice and Oats leading the grains upward... Pro-Life 10/11/16 08:44:04 AM
#4614   $CRB on a steady rise... no surprise!!! Link back... Pro-Life 10/11/16 08:43:30 AM
#4613   BTW... bonds going down signals a market drop coming... Pro-Life 10/10/16 10:36:25 AM
#4612   Interest rates are rising... bonds are a mess... Pro-Life 10/10/16 09:33:45 AM
#4611   I think a bottom is in for hogs... Pro-Life 10/08/16 12:01:20 AM
#4610   Hogs teasing... lookin' for confirmation of a reversal Pro-Life 10/06/16 11:36:51 PM
#4609   Amen... Florida Faces "Biggest Evacuation Ever" As Hurricane Pro-Life 10/05/16 10:34:55 PM
#4608   The $CRB is above all major daily/weekly moving averages. Pro-Life 10/05/16 09:29:58 AM
#4607   The move this week on the $CRB carried Pro-Life 09/23/16 09:13:01 AM
#4606   Hogs, that first step is always light. Good Pro-Life 09/14/16 01:43:44 PM
#4605   Underway... bond bloodbath... Link back... Pro-Life 09/13/16 09:01:37 PM
#4604   That was tooooooooo easy... ECB... What a farce. Pro-Life 09/09/16 04:27:02 PM
#4602   Bond market is cracked... what a downtrend... and Pro-Life 09/05/16 10:44:29 PM
#4601   Yesterday I sold on the pop and turned Pro-Life 09/02/16 01:20:07 PM
#4600   Is the bond market starting to crack??? The Pro-Life 09/02/16 12:35:18 PM
#4599   Another bizarre day... Nothing makes sense... Pro-Life 09/01/16 06:19:51 PM
#4598   Another of those "no where to turn" days Pro-Life 08/26/16 04:20:35 PM
#4597   Stepping into hogs on today's reversal... Pro-Life 08/26/16 11:27:35 AM
#4596   The VIX is the most beaten of the Pro-Life 08/24/16 07:38:38 PM
#4595   Rice, Sugar & Coffee... big gainers along w/Natgas. Pro-Life 08/22/16 10:52:43 AM
#4594   Predictably, the $CRB bounces hard off the MA200... Pro-Life 08/18/16 09:30:27 PM
#4593   $USD getting wasted overnight... what a beatdown... sheeeeesh. Pro-Life 08/16/16 08:42:24 AM
#4592   Is the bond market starting to crack??? Pro-Life 08/15/16 09:29:31 AM
#4591   The grain complex seems to have bottomed... Pro-Life 08/15/16 12:39:34 AM
#4590   Corn is my most bullish focus next week... Pro-Life 08/12/16 02:33:40 PM
#4589   Well, Rough Rice drops to fresh multi-decade low: Pro-Life 08/11/16 11:20:44 PM
#4588   All the grains are looking tempting here... Pro-Life 08/10/16 10:37:20 PM
#4587   Cattle rising, hogs stuck in hard times: Pro-Life 08/09/16 12:26:18 PM
#4586   OJ... strong... like bull... Pro-Life 08/05/16 09:59:02 AM
#4585   I like cotton... bustin' a move upward... Pro-Life 08/05/16 05:04:42 AM
#4584   Rough Rice... a rough ride... down a steep, Pro-Life 08/05/16 05:02:05 AM
#4583   MA200 acting as support for the $CRB Pro-Life 08/04/16 02:51:15 AM
#4582   Cocoa with a massive week already. Pro-Life 08/04/16 02:50:49 AM
#4581   World/domestic markets look very weak. Pro-Life 08/03/16 09:50:51 AM
#4580   A major reversal for the worse in Euro-markets... Pro-Life 08/01/16 11:07:58 AM
#4579   I think the bottom is in for wheat Pro-Life 07/25/16 08:20:20 AM
#4578   $PALL is on a tremendous run... still undervalued... Pro-Life 07/21/16 03:28:36 PM
#4577   Algos and high-performance systems build the free market Pro-Life 07/20/16 09:55:12 PM
#4576   Major markets are running wild... sheeesh! Pro-Life 07/20/16 01:39:50 PM
#4575   The Greatest Lie Ever Told Pro-Life 07/19/16 05:47:41 AM
#4574   Livestock stressing in the heat... crazy summer continues... Pro-Life 07/14/16 03:52:11 PM
#4573   Double ditto... this is not good... CRB is rolling. Pro-Life 07/14/16 10:35:20 AM
#4572   Everything needed to sustain ourselves jumped today... inflation rolling... Pro-Life 07/13/16 06:03:23 PM
#4571   $SILVER... screaming ahead by 3% this evening... Pro-Life 07/10/16 11:36:45 PM