The futures markets present the most efficient means of precious metals exposure. While gold and silver are volatile markets they are generally untethered to other assets in the long run making them potential candidates for portfolio diversification. In this video, we discuss relatively current option strategies as well as the use of mini and micro futures to obtain metals exposure. Those looking to outright hedge their stock portfolio could consider selling futures to mitigate or eliminate price risk while maintaining dividend income. Another strategy is a risk reversal in which call options are sold to finance the purchase of protective put options using the E-mini S&P 500 options on futures. 

Futures and Options Trading Booksby Carley Garner

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Choosing a Futures Broker and Brokerage Service

Full-Service or Online Trading?

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A Fair Commission Rate vs. Low Commission

To look at commission rates objectively, we must understand the background of the futures industry and how brokerages accept risk for fees.

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Choosing a Commodity Brokerage Firm

Deciding on a commodity brokerage firm is a significant decision and shouldn’t be taken lightly. Not all traders and brokers are compatible.

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Choosing a Futures and Options Broker

Most traders in search of a futures broker are concerned primarily with trading platforms, commission, and quality guidance.

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The Truth about Futures Commission

The goal of futures trading should be to MAKE money, not SAVE it! Discount commodity brokers cut corners that cost their clients time & money.

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Commodities via Futures or ETFs?

A key difference to trading commodity futures over ETFs is leverage, but there is more to discuss, such as taxes, market hours, and efficiency.

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