Trade futures, or trade stocks?



For those looking for speculative opportunities, as opposed to traditional buy and hold investing strategies, there are generally two arenas competing for attention; the equity markets and the futures markets. Both venues offer speculators the ability to reap abnormal profits, or suffer painful losses, but there are deciphering characteristics that should be taken into consideration when choosing where, and how, to allocate speculative dollars in a traditional portfolio.  Learn from commodity broker, Carley Garner, about the advantages and disadvantages of trading stocks, ETFs, and commodities.

• Liquid trading hours
• Tax implications for stock and futures traders
• Ease of access to leverage
• Option market liquidity
• Expiration of futures contracts
• Cash flow implications (dividends, etc).

Futures and Options Trading Booksby Carley Garner

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Choosing a Futures Broker and Brokerage Service

Full-Service or Online Trading?

The decision to trade online or through a full-service commodity broker will undoubtedly make a large impact on your bottom line.

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A Fair Commission Rate vs. Low Commission

To look at commission rates objectively, we must understand the background of the futures industry and how brokerages accept risk for fees.

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Choosing a Commodity Brokerage Firm

Deciding on a commodity brokerage firm is a significant decision and shouldn’t be taken lightly. Not all traders and brokers are compatible.

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Choosing a Futures and Options Broker

Most traders in search of a futures broker are concerned primarily with trading platforms, commission, and quality guidance.

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The Truth about Futures Commission

The goal of futures trading should be to MAKE money, not SAVE it! Discount commodity brokers cut corners that cost their clients time & money.

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Commodities via Futures or ETFs?

A key difference to trading commodity futures over ETFs is leverage, but there is more to discuss, such as taxes, market hours, and efficiency.

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