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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)

For more free learning materials, visit the Learning Center

Videos on Futures


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Commodity Futures Trading


#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
#4690   Weird... $GOLD/$USD gap down??? Together??? Pro-Life 04/24/17 10:52:00 AM
#4689   I disagree with that assessment... food shortages everywhere, Pro-Life 04/17/17 09:41:06 AM
#4688   Oats (CBOT) - Monthly Trend DiscoverGold 04/17/17 09:31:52 AM
#4687   Have $OATS reached a major bottom: Pro-Life 04/17/17 07:43:15 AM
#4686   Thx... same to you. Pro-Life 04/17/17 07:42:07 AM
#4685   Happy Easter to All and their Families!!! DiscoverGold 04/16/17 10:51:46 AM
#4684   And this in Russia today... Pro-Life 04/11/17 10:55:16 AM
#4683   And then a military strike in Syria changes everything... Pro-Life 04/07/17 09:03:29 AM
#4682   Bonds seem to have another failure in the Pro-Life 04/06/17 04:06:50 PM
#4681   Lumber and Eurodollars: A Curious Intermarket Relationship[/colo DiscoverGold 04/01/17 10:14:21 AM
#4680   Cocoa (NYCSCE) - Monthly Trend DiscoverGold 03/31/17 09:37:19 AM
#4679   $UWT The number of incomplete wells could complicate JettLoneStar 03/25/17 03:47:46 PM
#4678   Orange Juice is in a heck of bull run: Pro-Life 03/21/17 01:32:27 PM
#4677   Sugar Falls as Bullish News Becomes Scarce Pro-Life 03/21/17 11:37:40 AM
#4676   When and When NOT to Listen to Others DiscoverGold 03/20/17 09:35:56 PM
#4675   In the past, whenever I read similar, the Pro-Life 03/20/17 06:44:08 PM
#4674   Still adding rice under $10 Pro-Life 03/20/17 06:41:27 PM
#4673   The metals complex reacts strongly... stupid FED... +25/100... Pro-Life 03/16/17 08:52:31 AM
#4672   Rate hike guaranteed... like the day follows the night. Pro-Life 03/13/17 08:01:50 PM
#4671   Corn (CBOT) - Monthly Trend DiscoverGold 03/13/17 09:44:48 AM
#4670   === Soybean Oil CBT (BO) - Monthly Trend DiscoverGold 03/10/17 11:02:56 AM
#4669   Cocoa’s slide likely to continue until late May DiscoverGold 03/08/17 09:35:32 AM
#4668   Has the 30YTB triple topped??? If so, a Pro-Life 03/07/17 08:48:00 PM
#4667   CRB looking week under the MA200/MA40 daily/weekly. Pro-Life 03/07/17 08:46:29 PM
#4666   • • • Rough Rice CBTF - Monthly DiscoverGold 03/06/17 09:19:11 AM
#4665   Feeder Cattle (CME) - Monthly Trend DiscoverGold 03/03/17 09:27:48 AM
#4664   Orange Juice (NYCE) - Monthly Trend DiscoverGold 03/02/17 09:27:12 AM
#4663   Ag complex jumping today!!! Pro-Life 02/28/17 12:11:54 PM
#4662   Cotton #2 (NYCE) - Monthly Trend DiscoverGold 02/28/17 09:15:53 AM
#4661   ==== Corn (CBOT) - Monthly Trend ==== DiscoverGold 02/27/17 09:23:29 AM
#4660   Cocoa (NYCSCE) DiscoverGold 02/24/17 09:30:38 AM
#4659   Live Cattle Futures (CME), Soybean Oil CBT (BO)=Monthly DiscoverGold 02/22/17 09:11:08 AM
#4658   Commodities Watch Monthly Trend=Live Hogs (CME): [/ DiscoverGold 02/20/17 09:31:35 AM
#4657   ••• Coffee (NYCSCE), Cocoa (NYCSCE): Monthly Trend[ DiscoverGold 02/17/17 08:13:13 AM
#4656   => Global Market Watch Monthly Trend=Orange Juice ( DiscoverGold 02/16/17 08:56:55 AM
#4655   The HOG chart is crazy good... glad I Pro-Life 02/15/17 09:25:28 AM
#4654   ••• Global Market Watch Monthly Trend=Cotton #2 (NYCE), DiscoverGold 02/15/17 09:03:56 AM
#4653   ••• Global Market Watch - Agriculture: DiscoverGold 02/14/17 11:40:08 AM
#4652   Lumber was running but today brings the dreaded Pro-Life 02/09/17 10:24:52 PM
#4651   Cotton trending like Oats... both UP, UP and AWAY!!! Pro-Life 02/05/17 04:09:15 PM
#4650   PSSSTTTT... WANT TO SEE THE BEST LOOKING CHART Pro-Life 02/04/17 07:52:03 AM
#4649   U.S. Bacon Supplies Fall to Record Low for December Pro-Life 02/02/17 10:30:32 PM
#4648   Oats are really on the move... and they Pro-Life 02/01/17 10:49:08 PM
#4646   Rare Earths on the move myopinion 01/30/17 09:07:29 AM
#4645   Markets seem to be teetering on the edge... Pro-Life 01/23/17 06:53:52 PM
#4643   And sugar... sweet (need it for my coffee)!!! Pro-Life 01/18/17 08:09:33 AM
#4642   Buying aggressively... Coffee, Oats, Rice: Pro-Life 01/17/17 11:23:43 PM
#4641   Weather Patterns Shrinking Coffee Production Pro-Life 01/09/17 07:13:30 PM
#4640   Sugar Soars Amid Scarce Production Pro-Life 01/03/17 12:37:28 PM
#4639   Just as suddenly, a big move across the Pro-Life 12/27/16 04:25:22 PM