Commodities trading has rapidly grow in popularity among traders in recent years. Not only are they prone to predictable, tradable seasonal patterns (as comprehensively outlined in our “Secret Calendar” Report), traders can also make money from prices as they go up and down without owning the physical commodity.
Just as currencies and stocks, you will be trading the underlying price of the commodity in question and making money if your view of the market’s direction is proven right by the market. You can profit from rising pork belly or falling cattle prices without even considering having one of these warm-blooded mammals in your in your living room.
The “traditional” route of making money from investing in stocks is no longer the mainstay for the active investor or trader as they seek to capitalise off an increased offering of asset classes to enhance their portfolio. Advances in technology and an increasingly competitive proliferation of brokers has meant that the number of asset classes on offer to trade has never been greater.
The range of tradable commodities offered by most brokers includes (but is not necessarily limited to): energies, metals, and soft commodities (agricultural produce).
Many traders and investors alike capitalise from commodities by simply extending them in their portfolio of traded asset classes and apply the same strategy as they would in stocks.
6 Reasons Why You Should Consider Commodity Trading
- Likely you can apply your existing strategy to commodities
- Can trade a strategy to suit your personality
- Trade both rising and falling markets
- Hedging abilities
- High leverage available
- Competitive spreads
While being on the right side of the commodity you trade can be extremely lucrative, a lack of knowledge may cause traders to lose all of their funds in a short period of time. It’s no secret that over 90% of traders simply fail after blowing up their account and walking away. Do not let this happen to you.
Did you what separates the loss making amateur to the seasoned profit-pulling professional? The answer will shock you.