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    Is Oil Risky?

Is Oil Risky?

Financial analysts typically use the mathematical calculation of an asset’s volatility to represent the “risk” inherent in that asset’s market. And it’s no different for oil. The oil market has attracted more investment in its futures markets in 2011 than ever before, but that development itself represents more risk. It’s [...]

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    Intermarket Spread Trading in Grains

Intermarket Spread Trading in Grains

Your grain futures and options trading positions are at risk of loss if the whole market suddenly and unexpectedly moves in the wrong direction. Let’s say you’re short grains and suddenly it’s revealed that a natural disaster has wiped out Russia’s supply of exportable grain … you could face significant [...]

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Intermarket Spread Trading in Wheat

So you’ve started trading grain futures and like holding wheat positions because of the market’s global supply and demand points and constantly changing outlook. However, those wheat futures and options trading positions are at risk of loss if the whole market suddenly and unexpectedly moves in the wrong direction. Let’s [...]

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Intermarket Spread Trading in Wheat

So you’ve started trading grain futures and like holding wheat positions because of the market’s global supply and demand points and constantly changing outlook. However, those wheat futures and options [...]

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Intermarket Spread Trading in Feed Grains

By now you’ve noticed corn’s position as the granddaddy of the grain futures sector, if by no other metric than by how frequently it’s mentioned in newspaper headlines and CNBC [...]

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Wheat Arbitrage Using International Exchange Prices

  Wheat Arbitrage Using International Exchange Prices

Wheat is one of the most globally consistent futures markets available for trade. Like other commodities – oil, copper, cotton – it is used for similar purposes all over the [...]

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“New Crop” Versus “Old Crop” Grain Trading

Is there some magical difference between the “new crop” and “old crop” grain we see being written about in futures market analysis? The answer is both no and yes. First [...]

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Corn Arbitrage Using International Prices

  Corn Arbitrage Using International Prices

As populations in developing countries continue to improve their diet with sophisticated meat proteins, the world will continue to grow its market for feed grains, like corn, which are used [...]

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Edible Oil Spread Trading

The soybean futures complex is one of the most multifaceted markets a grain futures trader can analyze. Its supply depends on farmers’ soybean planting decisions, which are made in the [...]

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Bull-Versus Bear-Spread Trading in Grains

  Bull-Versus Bear-Spread Trading in Grains

Spread trading is a good way to take advantage of your analysis in the grain futures markets and execute a trading strategy without placing yourself at risk of widespread, unexpected [...]

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