Category: Futures and Commodities

Preparing for the New Trump Economy

Well, now that that’s over with, where to next? Truthfully, I’m disappointed the Fed raised interest rates last week. I expected as much, though I saw reasons why a rate hike would be ill-advised and should have been avoided. There are simply too many deleterious impacts on massively indebted U.S. consumers, American multinational companies slammed …

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The Big Oil Comeback

Every week brings another spate of headlines about the heavy blows soon to rain down on the energy sector… “The Oil Collapse ‘Death Spiral’” is coming soon… And… “Oil Prices Might Never Recover.” Apparently, very soon, we will all ditch our gasoline-fueled cars and trucks for Tesla knockoffs. The slow-growth U.S. economy and the rising …

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Futures – Advantages and Disadvantages

Before I can tell you the advantages and disadvantages of trading futures, it’s important to understand how it differs from trading stocks. When you buy a stock, you own part of the company. That is, you share ownership with other investors. That’s why we say you buy shares. Trading futures, on the other hand, requires …

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