Author Futures Knowledge

Many of our educational tutorials are authored by "Futures Knowledge" - mainly because it is the combined effort of everyone in the office.  These are non-opinion pieces that touch several authors and editors before being published.

Coal Futures FK1

What is Coal? Coal is perhaps the most essential rock on earth owing to the fact that it generates almost half of the world’s electricity. Coal is f ...

Gold Futures FK1

How is Gold Used? In 2013, worldwide gold jewelry consumption was 3863 tons, with consumption being 1120 tons in China, 974 tons in India, and 190 t ...

Gold Futures FK1

What is Gold? Gold, also known as the “yellow metal” has been one of the most important, famous, and sought-after metals in history. It is considere ...

Silver Futures FK1

How is Silver Used? As per the World Silver Survey 2014, total physical demand for silver increased by 13% in 2013 to 1081 million ounces. Most of th ...

Silver Futures FK1

What is Silver? Silver is a precious metal that is actually rarer than gold. It is a chemical element with the symbol “Ag” that is soft and white. I ...

Rough Rice Futures FK1

How is Rough Rice Used? Rice is the primary staple for more than half the world's population. Asia and Africa are the largest consuming regions. Ri ...

Rough Rice Futures FK1

What is Rough Rice? Rough rice, also known as paddy rice, is the whole rice grain, along with its hulls (which constitute around 20% of the rice). I ...

Cocoa Futures FK1

Who Invests and Trades in Cocoa Futures?Cocoa futures offer market participants a way to hedge their risk and regain control over their cocoa investme ...

FAQ FK1

A CTA is a Commodity Trading Advisor.  This is an individual or a firm that gets paid to give trading advise.  In order to become a CTA, you must firs ...

FAQ FK1

When trading futures, the roll over is the period (8 days) prior to when traders switch over to trading the new contract month.  The futures rollover ...

FAQ FK1

There are a lot of individual success stories such as people like Larry Williams who go on to hype themselves to no tomorrow after making millions.  T ...

FAQ FK1

The E-micro Gold contract is a smaller sized gold contract that trades on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) and represents an agreement to either ...

Knowledge Center FK1

Within investing or trading the major criteria is the balance between risk and return. For every decision which is made it is important to know if the ...