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    Gold's recent decline...

    This week has been a major hit on gold's previous 4-week uptrend. Greece's debt "crisis" had people selling off the Euro, which in turn has given the dollar good strength and lowering gold's appeal...
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    Re: My Educational Blog

    Just a little update, earlier this week I added some new content about getting into an option spread. It will be pretty basic information but could be useful to many people.

    Either later today or...
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    01/19/10 Cocoa

    I was just browsing through my daily charts this morning and found something I liked in cocoa.

    It has been showing a very strong up-trend since the new year and has been in an overall up-trend...
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    Re: Thinking of an intermiate-term position

    Although I believe the dollar is still a key outside market for commodities like crude and gold, I think it's effect is diminishing off of the grains.

    Especially after last Tuesday's USDA report...
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    Re: Why Most DayTraders Fail

    As a broker, I see 9 out of 10 "day-traders" in futures fail. Most of these people come into the commodities market after they have played with stocks for awhile looking to hit home-runs in the...
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    Re: Market Orders vs Limit Orders

    From a futures point of view...

    When it comes to outright futures positions, I always say to use a limit, but some may just be in a hurry to get in, in which case I say go ahead and market order....
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    The Firetip Trading Platform...

    Hey everyone,

    I was browsing this section of the forum and saw there was not too much information on trading platforms specifically for commodities.

    Check out my company's firetip trading...
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    Re: Gold Strategies

    A little update on this thread. Although I always like to sell options in gold I recently(about 2 weeks ago) designed a Bull-Call Spread in gold. I bought 1135 call and sold 1150 call.

    A few...
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    Re: Trader Fred

    Very impressive spread from his losses to profits
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    Re: Gold

    I just need it to get back above 1150.00 and stay there by mid Feb so I can take profits on my debit spread(I got lucky with a 3 to 1 Reward-Risk Ratio).:bigsmile:
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    Re: Gold Strategies

    In my opinion the gold market has too many drastic swings to take outright positions.

    My favorite strategy for gold is identifying a very solid overall up-trend on daily charts and selling...
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    Re: New to ETF Forum

    Thank you for welcoming me. I look forward to getting to know you.:)
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    Re: New to ETF Forum

    This generally changes with whatever my clients are interested in doing. If they want to take on a lot more risk and go for the "homerun" type gains I will look for buying or selling an outright...
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    Gold Strategies

    I was curious to find out how forum member approach the gold markets? Margins tend to be fairly high compared to the other markets, and in recent months price swings can be up to 30 points per day....
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    Re: Managed Futures

    Haha I always here trading futures being compared to gambling, but I think that is because most people only look to trade in the short-term where markets tend to be more volatile.

    For people who...
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    Re: New to ETF Forum

    Thank you for welcoming me. I look forward to getting to know everyone in the community.
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    My Educational Blog

    Hey everyone:)

    I am new to this forum and stumbled across this topic. I have an educational blog, www.beginnerfuturestrading.com, that could be helpful to anyone that may be interested in trading...
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    New to ETF Forum

    Hey everyone:nuts:

    I am brand new to the forums...I am looking to speak with like minded individuals about trading.

    I am a futures and options broker in Chicago, IL and I also raise equity for...
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    Re: Managed Futures

    I am actually an equity raiser for a managed futures fund. We have a minimum of $15,000. We are not able to go too far below that because then there is not too much room to execute all of the...
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