Cover Story Top traders of 2009 By Daniel P. Collins The world of managed futures has become much more complex and less predictable, but despite a tough 2009, many traders produced solid returns. Here's a look at our top picks for the year. View Past Issues | Subscribe Software Review Software review: Wave59 By Michael Gutmann Wave59 is a desktop trading environment with some very innovative indicators. Trading Techniques ETF trading methods: A guide By Billy Williams Stocks and futures trading methods also work on ETFs. Softs futures: Know your options By Paul D. Cretien How to use options-based strategies on softs futures markets. Exploiting the home sales/lumber link By Arthur Field Explaining the tradable relationship between home sales and lumber. E-mini day-trading and intermarket divergence By Michael Gutmann How to forecast trading opportunities in S&P 500 E-mini. Trading with leveraged and inverse ETFs By Roxanne Militaru, Dennis Dzekounoff Leveraged and inverse ETFs can amplify returns. Forex Trader Long-term view improves forex profits By Abe Cofnas How to use a long-term outlook to increase forex profit potential. Futures 101 Equity indexes: A guide for beginners By Laura Oatney A history and guide to equity indexes and how they are composed and traded. Industry Trends ETFs roar into new decade By James T. Holter ETFs benefited from market liquidity in 2009. ETFs, ETNs and ETVs explained By James T. Holter A guide to ETFs, ETNs and ETVs. Markets Equities 2010: Which stocks will rock? By Christine Birkner Experts pick top stocks and sectors for 2010. Tech talk: Is the bear market back? By Rich Roscelli The pullback in equities markets became more serious in February. Editor's Note Forex: Leveraging free speech By Ginger Szala CFTC's new forex leverage proposal shocked the industry. Book Reviews Distress Investing: Principles and Techniques By Leslie N. Masonson A review of a textbook on investing in distressed assets. The complete guide to investing in short term trading: How to earn high rates of returns safely By Art Collins A review of a beginner's guide to short-term trading. Market Analysis Crude conundrum By Christine Birkner Crude oil is expected to head slightly down in the short term. Euro's Greek tragedy By Christine Birkner The economic meltdown of Greece sunk the euro in early 2010. Cocoa cold By Christine Birkner Cocoa tumbled in early February and analysts see no end to the slide. Will sugar prices keep soaring? By James Cordier, Michael Gross Is sugar in for another year of soaring prices? Industry News Futures 2010 ETF Guide By James T. Holter Annual ETF guide. Managed Money Investment education gets boost By Daniel P. Collins The Institute for Global Asset and Risk Management launched an online library and continuing education center. Options Strategy Using options to get back to delta neutral By Alex Mendoza You can use options instead of the underlying to get back to delta neutral. New For Traders New for traders: Forex By Press Release Forex products for traders. New for traders: Financials By Press Release New financial products. New for traders: Commodities By Press Release New commodities products. New for Traders: Technology By Press Release New technology products. New for traders: Options By Press Release New options products. People Russo named general counsel at AIG By Christine Birkner Thomas Russo was named general counsel at AIG. News Chartview: Ultra bond arrives By Daniel P. Collins In January CME Group began trading its ultra bond contract. CFTC fights itself on energy limits By Christine Birkner The agency's calls for energy position limits could be on shaky ground. Leverage limits vex forex By Christine Birkner The forex industry in the U.S. could be in trouble if a CFTC leverage proposal goes into effect. CME Group, ELX battle over EFF rule By Daniel P. Collins ELX Futures and CME Group are battling over whether EFF transactions should be allowed. 60-40 tax treatment in jeopardy? By Christine Birkner Washington is trying to eliminate 60-40 tax treatment for traders and limit the size and scope of financial institutions. CME Group buys Dow Jones Indexes By Christine Birkner CME Group signed an agreement to take 90% ownership of Dow Jones Indexes. Trader Profile Covenant: Keeping promises By Daniel P. Collins Covenant Capital Management has now traded their simple diversified long-term trend following program for more than a decade. CTAs Top CTAs December 2009 By Daniel P. Collins Top CTAs December 2009 Hedge Funds Hedge funds January 2010 By Daniel P. Collins Hedge funds January 2010. Public Funds Public funds January 2010 By Daniel P. Collins Public funds January 2010.