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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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#4743   All markets in a bloody azz panic mode... Pro-Life 02/08/18 03:45:06 PM
#4742   Indeed. Uncharted territory here with the vol etn's wingtrade 02/05/18 11:27:25 PM
#4741   Peeps in a world of margin call hurt Pro-Life 02/05/18 11:21:45 PM
#4740   Hmmm.... wingtrade 02/05/18 08:21:39 PM
#4739   No arguments there!!! Pro-Life 02/05/18 01:09:01 PM
#4738   One of these days BTFD'ers are gonna get wingtrade 02/05/18 11:43:07 AM
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#4736   Time to short equities futures? wingtrade 02/03/18 10:51:45 AM
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#4728   The back of the bond market is broken... Pro-Life 12/12/17 01:18:52 PM
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#4716   $GOLD pushing through $1300/Bonds continue higher... Pro-Life 08/18/17 09:14:12 AM
#4715   short /YM was working today. much more downside xZx 08/17/17 07:22:30 PM
#4714   The entire metals complex is on the rise... Pro-Life 08/11/17 09:05:09 AM
#4713   $DJI daily... xZx 08/10/17 02:01:24 PM
#4712   /RTY 5 min chart xZx 08/10/17 02:00:18 PM
#4711   1382 to 1377... $$$$ xZx 08/10/17 01:57:48 PM
#4710   shorting /RTY during the market peak and drop. xZx 08/10/17 01:56:58 PM
#4709   Cocoa 84 years cycle DiscoverGold 07/30/17 06:07:50 PM
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