When I trade futures, it is usually for only a day or two at a time, however, I am considering taking a longer-term position in some of the commodities that seem to be improving.
You can make some big money on a couple of futures contracts if you catch a longer-term trend. I know someone who made a couple million catching a few commodities on the way down during the 2008 commodity "crash".
My concern is the dollar. If it is going to remain strong, this play may not be as effective. Gold seems to be rising despite the strength in the dollar. Can the other commodities do the same, or will the dollar need to stop moving higher before things like wheat, soybeans, cocoa, etc., even oil, make a bull move?