Commodity ProfilesThe first thing you want to do is learn about individual commodities. You want to know where, when and how a particular commodity trades. You also want to know what news, reports and events move the market. You can find a great summary of this information at the commodity profiles page.
Commodity Research ReportsThere are many commodity research firms that publish commodity reports daily or weekly. This can often be a great place to get more in-depth research on commodities and also get market opinions from the commodity analyst or trader who writes the reports. I usually don’t take trade recommendations from the reports, but it is good to know what traders are thinking.
Many futures clearing firms provide proprietary reports for their clients. There are also some good newsletters that you can read daily. I often read the Hightower Report (especially for the grain and livestock commodities) and the Gartman Letter. There are also some good free reports you can find online. FuturesBuzz.com has a good selection of commodity reports from several analysts.