After more than 40 years in the business, we’ve learned that individual traders have many of the same recurring questions about commodity futures trading. Here you’ll gain insight into many of these most-often pondered topics.

What Are Futures?

If you’re absolutely new to futures, think of this as Futures Trading 101.

More Basics About Trading Futures

Check out the online resources that take you from neophyte to educated about commodity trading.

Fast Track to Futures Trading

Learn the essentials of what you need to start trading, including capital requirements, how margin works and how futures differ from stocks.

Ask A Commodity Broker

Answers to common questions about commodity trading are at your fingertips.

Why Futures Now?

Learn what commodity futures bring to your investment approach and portfolio.

All About Commodity Options

Take what you know about equity options and apply it to commodities and futures.

Method Trading

Skip the school of hard knocks when it comes to trading futures. Learn from the advice of market veterans instead.

Commodity ETFs vs. Futures

Explore the differences between commodity-based exchange-traded funds, and commodity futures.

The Ins and Outs of Clearing

Learn how the clearing process works, and how it provides financial safeguards.