Futures Trading Market Analysis for May 17, 2013
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Each day you can find real-world analysis of currency futures, energy futures, financial futures, grain futures, stock futures, cattle, pork & meat futures, metal futures and softs (cocoa, coffee, cotton, frozen concentrated orange juice and sugar).
The energy markets rallied on the close, with crude oil finishing up $.95 in the June contract at 89.20 a barrel - climbing higher for... - Read More
The energy markets were lower across the board this week in sympathy with a sharply lower commodity market, with crude oil down nearly $5.00 a barrel at 93.10 in the April... - Read More
Metals – Gold, Silver and Copper! They may wear different hats in 2012? Gold has been the safe-haven vehicle used over centuries to barter and as the most sought after currency! Silver has been called “the poor man’s gold.” Copper has been the industrial metal used for cable, pipes, roofing and industrial machinery over the [...] - Read More
Have you noticed recently that every Futures Trading Firm seems to be marketing their Managed Futures services? Claims of unique and alternative investment opportunities, diversification, CTA rankings. You name it, and there is marketing material around it. So what are Managed Futures Accounts?
The idea of managed futures is very much what it sounds like… You’re allowing someone else to manage your trading account. That someone is referred to as a Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA), and that trading account is made up of futures and futures options – much like a mutual fund would be. The difference in the managed futures fund would be that it’s made up of commodities, interest rate contracts, equity contracts and currencies. - Read More