"Charts suggest the ‘mother of all buying opportunities’ for oil is coming next month." - Jim Cramer, Mad Money on CNBC

The crude oil market and Thanksgiving have a tumultuous relationship. Unfortunately, we discovered this the hard way. Some of the largest, and most devastating to complacent traders attempting to enjoy their holiday, sell-offs occur on or about Thanksgiving day. Last year we saw oil futures fall $10.00 in the Friday trading session after Thanksgiving. Luckily, this was a half day, or who knows what the damage might have been. In 2018, oil dropped 10% on Thanksgiving week, and in 2014 oil dropped just under 14% on the shortened trading week.

Futures and Options Trading Booksby Carley Garner

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Choosing a Futures Broker and Brokerage Service

Full-Service or Online Trading?

The decision to trade online or through a full-service commodity broker will undoubtedly make a large impact on your bottom line.

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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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