Commodities

Commodities are the objects of trade in commerce around the world. Gold, silver, oil: Commodities are the goods exchanged raw, rather than in a manufactured state. Commodities can be traded in physical states, as in gold bars, using futures and spot prices. Many traders, however, use electronic trading, as in EFTs, in lieu of physical shares, focusing instead on the spread of the buy and sell price. Dive deeper into commodity markets.

  • Gold’s November Head-Fake Puts Pressure on Longer Term Outlook

    Past Performance: Past Performance is not an indicator of future results. The blue vertical is the beginning of November. The precious metal started the month poorly. By the 3rd of November, gold was down about 1.3% (month open to low). However, it charted a reference trough, and almost 48 hours later, it charted the required reference peak. With these two points as an anchor, the precious metal charted a series…

  • USOIL Soft on SPR Talk

    USOIL has entered its 4th straight negative week and loses around 1% today, weighed by persistently high US inflation and OPEC+ recent dismissal of calls to increase production

  • Gold EMAs Surprisingly Look To Form Bullishly

    Past performance is not an indicator of future results Further to our previous analysis, gold's EMAs are pushing for a more bullish formation. EMAs are trend-following indicators and work under trend conditions. Consolidations tend to lead to whipsaw signals. The shorter-term green EMA has moved into a bullish position, and we are now looking for the mid-term orange EMA to cross above the longer-term red EMA (aqua ellipse). If this…

  • UKOil Stabilises on Weekly Scale

    Past performance is not an indicator of future results Further to our previous article, we consider UKOil's weekly scale (FXCM's proxy for Bent). After a pullback, UKOil has stabilised with the three EMAs (left chart) showing angle and separation. The right chart is also weekly, but we have zoomed in on the price action. A close above last week's high (aqua horizontal) is bullish, charting a reference low. This is…

  • How To Trade Lumber Futures

    The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) is the world's largest derivatives marketplace, offering the public a vast array of options and futures contracts. Several of the CME's featured products face the equity, debt, agricultural, energy and metal asset classes. Among these listings is a softwood industry staple known as random length lumber futures. What Are Lumber Futures? Lumber futures are financial derivatives that furnish participants with leveraged softwood market exposure. Hedgers…

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