Oil, copper, gold, corn and other commodities have significantly increased in volatility in recent years—creating an
opportunity for sector traders as well as a hedge for investors who want to offset the effect of unfavorable events in
the global economy. This commodity trading course will teach you the ins-and-outs of the commodities futures marketplace—and how to make
your futures trading vastly more powerful and convenient through the use of electronically traded commodities indexes.
Suggested prerequisites: Understanding of basic trading principles or experience in trading other asset classes.
Professional Trader is highly recommended but is not required.
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What You Will Learn
Learn about futures contracts, volume and open interest and other factors unique to the futures markets; find out why high leverage and tax advantages make commodities an attractive asset class today.
How Commodities Markets Work
Understand the unique rules and market practices for commodity trades and why electronic trading is superior to the traditional “open outcry” method.
Learn how to read market reports, fundamental statistics, seasonal patterns and more in order to find the right commodity and the right market condition.
Planning Your Trades
Put it all together with a commodities brokerage account and execute a rule-based strategy for low-risk, high-potential trades in the futures markets.