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Paper and PenThe dt Futures Blog is a great place to learn about commodity futures trading and investing. Insightful educationally-focused articles on topics ranging from choosing a futures broker to commodities trading strategies and risk management are published frequently.

The Do's and Don'ts of Using Your Smartphone for Futures Trading

September 22, 2017 by Daniels Trading

Although the history of the smartphone only dates to 2007, it has had an immeasurable impact on all of our lives, from the way we communicate to the way we conduct business. Simple...

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Using Pivot Points in Futures Trading

September 21, 2017 by Daniels Trading

The futures markets are fast-paced environments that require discipline and insight to successfully navigate. In order to achieve a winning perspective, traders commonly incorporate aspects of...

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Elements of a Futures Contract

September 20, 2017 by Daniels Trading

Before entering the world of futures trading, investors must take the time to understand how contracts in the sector work and how they differ from trading in other, more mainstream asset classes,...

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Using Moving Averages

August 01, 2017 by Daniels Trading

One the most popular and versatile tools of technical analysis is the moving average (MA). MAs are classified as “lagging” indicators, meaning that they trail the prevailing price and are studies...

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Types of Futures Trades: Basis, Spread, Hedging

July 26, 2017 by Daniels Trading

One of the greatest advantages afforded to traders who actively engage the futures markets is the ability to satisfy a wide range of objectives or goals. From actively managing the degree of risk...

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U.S. Beef In China

July 26, 2017 by Daniels Trading

Politics and commerce often collide, leaving the business community mulling uncertainty while preparing for fallout. With the election of pro-business candidate Donald J. Trump to the U.S....

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Determining Whether Investing in Futures Is Right for You

July 25, 2017 by Daniels Trading

The current futures marketplace offers many advantages to investors interested in preserving or increasing their wealth via capital investment in the financial system. Diverse asset-classes, high...

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Global Corn: Argentina, Mexico and the U.S. Farmer

July 25, 2017 by Daniels Trading

The introduction of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in the mid 1990s marked the beginning of current U.S.–Mexico economic relations. With a legislative backdrop conducive to the...

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The Differences Between Hedgers and Speculators in Futures Markets

July 24, 2017 by Daniels Trading

When you look at futures trading, it may appear that there is a never-ending tug of war between the profit-seeking speculators and the ever-so-careful hedgers. Actually, the two factions are the...

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Fibonacci Expansions

July 24, 2017 by Daniels Trading

Fibonacci numbers, or the Fibonacci sequence, is a numeric device credited to Italian mathematician Leonardo of Pisa dating to the late 12th and early 13th century. In simplest terms, the...

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