One of the best ways to actually get your hands on silver is to buy silver coins or bullion. There are better and more efficient ways to invest in silver, but many people like to have the physical asset in their possession. Actually, many people purchase silver for financial protection against runaway inflation or an economic catastrophe.
Coffee and sugar prices appear to be in a never-ending downward spin. Coffee showed some signs of life earlier this month, but quickly resumed the downtrend.
Corn is one of the biggest movers on the day. Corn futures are trading about 15 cents lower after the USDA released their planting progress report on Monday
Farmers across the Midwest, especially the western part, are hoping the rains will subside for a few weeks. Much of the Midwest has been too wet to plant corn
Natural gas has finally gotten the feel of a bull market. This has been in the making for several years as gas prices have drifted lower into the abyss year
Trading has evolved from placing orders through the telephone, to cell phones, to computers and now mobile devices are becoming commonplace.
Corn soybeans and wheat had a rough day today. Farmers weren't too happy about the sharp reversal in the futures prices, as they look to price their grains for
Farmers certainly know agriculture, but does that make them good commodity traders? I thought about this questions many years ago when I started out as a commodity broker. I figured they are experts on corn or soybeans or cattle. Surely, they must know exactly where the prices are going. Well, I was a bit naïve back then, but I would come to know a great deal about farmers and commodities.
Crude oil is one of the better commodities to trade. It is a very active market and it is well known with investors around the world. There is usually no shortage of news to cause the price of oil to move from day to day. This presents many good trading opportunities, whether you focus on day trading futures or you are a longer-term trader or investor.
Investor confidence in the commodity futures markets has taken a serious blow after the fallout of MF Global and PFG Best. In most industries, individuals usually aren’t hurt too much if a company goes bankrupt or even if the CEO embezzles all of the company’s money. However, individual investors were seriously affected in these cases. Most investors at the firms did not have access to their funds and some lost a part or all of their money.