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What Is Seasonality ? Grain Market Will Be Affected
What Is Seasonality ? Grain Market Will Be Affected

What do traders mean when they talk about seasonality and its effects on commodity prices? The definition of seasonality states that a characteristic of a certain time when the data experiences regular and predictable changes which occur every calendar year and in a time series that reoccurs or repeats over one year can be said to be seasonal. An example…

What Does An Inverted Market Mean? Look At Cattle
What Does An Inverted Market Mean? Look At Cattle

What Does An Inverted Market Mean? Its when a futures market where the nearer month contracts are more expensive than the distant months contracts as an inverted market occurs during periods of shortages. Typically, the further months are more expensive because the goods have the additional costs of insurance, storage, and interest costs incurred in borrowing funds to hold the…

Never Add To A Losing Trade
Never Add To A Losing Trade

TRADING THEORY—This rule is extremely important and I witness it being abused constantly creating tremendous loses that are sometimes difficult to come back from. Never add to a losing position because if the position continues to go against you and now you have added even more contracts which are all losing money your account will suffer loses much more than…

Are Moving Averages Important ?
Are Moving Averages Important ?

How Can You Use Moving Averages To Your Advantage? A simple moving average is calculated by adding the closing price of a commodity such as crude oil for a number of time periods and then dividing this total by the number of time periods. Short-term averages respond quickly to changes in the price of the underlying commodity, while long-term averages…

Never Over Trade—Volatility Is High
Never Over Trade—Volatility Is High

TRADING THEORY–– If you follow this rule you will have a chance of being successful over the course of time, if you don’t follow this rule you will be sure to lose your money quickly. This rule is simple Do Not OVERTRADE EVER for this is an easy way to lose all your capital quickly. My definition of over trading…

Trading Theory—When To Exit
Trading Theory—When To Exit

    WHEN IS IT TIME TO SELL ? In my opinion if you are long a futures contract and you have lost 2% of your account balance on that trade exit and move on and look at other trends that are beginning as the theory states. Generally speaking if you long a futures contract I would place the stop…

With Huge Volatility This Rule In Important
With Huge Volatility This Rule In Important

What Does Risk Management Mean To You? I generally tell people that the reason people lose money in commodities is not due to the fact that they are bad at predicting where prices are headed, however they are bad when it comes to losing trades and refusing to take a loss which results for heavy monetary losses that are difficult…

My Limit Up/Limit Down Rule—Look At Cattle
My Limit Up/Limit Down Rule—Look At Cattle

TRADING THEORY—This is an outstanding rule to understand as when a market trades limit down such as what cotton did in today’s trading session that tells you there is a high probability that prices will open lower on the open in tomorrow’s trading session as buying limit down is a fool’s game. Remember when a market closes limit down there…

Do You Understand Old/New Crop ?
Do You Understand Old/New Crop ?

What’s the difference between old crop & new crop in the agricultural commodities? When analysts and traders talk about agricultural commodities such as soybeans & corn the one thing they generally mention is old crop versus new crop and that might confuse some beginners on what exactly is the difference. I will keep it simple because the only difference between…

Time To Exit The 10 Year Note
Time To Exit The 10 Year Note

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