A Beginner's Guide to Commodity Trading

By: Hillel Fuld

The financial markets of the world have been through quite a roller coaster over the last year or two. Millions of people around the world suffered from the recent recession, and therefore turned the CFD trading arena to make their money back. One such market is the commodities market. While stocks of all the major global corporations took a skydive, the Forex and commodity markets only flourished. Companies can go bankrupt, oil, gold, and silver will never lose their value. It is for this reason; the commodity market has become such an attractive trading option for millions of people around the world.

The following is a complete beginner’s guide to the commodities market, what it is, and how to begin trading and profiting from this amazing opportunity:

The Fundamentals of Commodity Trading

Commodities, much like Forex, and other markets, tend to seem like a complicated and highly technical field to the inexperienced trader. It is true that the depths of commodity trading are endless, and there is always more to learn. However, what most people do not realize is that they know more about commodities then they think.

Let Your Commodity Profits Run

The fundamental principles of trading are actually very similar across all markets. The name of the game in the Forex market as well as the commodities arena is not to never lose. If you think you are never going to lose, or if you are unable to emotionally cope with painful losses, trading is not for you.

An Overview of Commodities and their Effect on the Globe

The commodities markets have proven to impact the world throughout the generations. Some suggest that rice futures were traded in China as far back as 6,000 years. Critical shortages of basic commodities have sparked world wars and oversupply of certain resources has had a devastating effect on countries economies as well.

Investing in Commodities

If you are looking to invest in one of the global financial markets, commodities should be on the top of the list. This is true for many reasons, but the primary one being that the world will always need commodities. Combine that with the fact that as time goes by, we have fewer commodities to speak for and you got yourself a winning combination.

Four Tips for Successful Commodity Trading

One looking to invest capital in the world’s markets has a few options. There is always the traditional stocks and bonds, the Forex market, and a market that has been around since the beginning of time, the commodities market.

Three Reasons Commodities are A Smart Investment

If one was looking to begin trading their money, they would have a whole group of markets from which to choose. There is the stock market, which is a popular choice, but might not be suitable for complete newbies. The Forex market, which is by far the largest market in the world, trades over 3 trillion dollars daily, but is accompanied by tremendous risks. Then there is the commodity market, which is risky, but not as risky as Forex, and offers some serious advantages over other markets.

Basic Principles in Commodity Trading
For someone who has decided to begin trading commodities, all the different terminology can be a little overwhelming. There are many commodity terms that are adopted from other markets such as capital, leverage, and stop losses, but there is a whole list of terms that apply to this market specifically, so we decided to name and explain some of them to you.

Five Common Commodity Questions Answered
The Commodities market can be quite overwhelming and the beginner trader is faced with tens of questions about the market and how to trade. The following is a list of the most common questions regarding the Commodities market, and our answers.