Trading 101

New developments in traders’ technology are moving toward greater accessibility. What that means for the trading world is still yet to be seen.
Short option strategies on futures are a different and potentially more profitable approach than using equity options.
While both volatility and implied volatility are commonly understood concepts, the idea of “volatility term structure” is new to many and can be helpful in trading.
References to the VIX have become ubiquitous in equity analysis, but what is it and how do traders use it in their analysis and as a standalone market?
With the plethora of apps available, finding the one you need can be a chore. Here are 10 every trader should check out.
Anyone can use technical indicators, but when it comes to trading the forex markets paying attention to the fundamentals can give you the upper hand.
Spreading historically has been a way to reduce risk in trading, but when it comes to old crop/new crop spreads, you must remember that the fundamentals apply differently and there is more volatility than in your basic calendar spread.
The fundamental drivers of the metals markets are unique depending on whether you’re looking at precious or base metals—descriptions that are also fluid.
Foreign exchange markets may seem daunting but they have their advantages and recent regulatory changes have made it safer.
Managed futures offer an important element of diversification for any portfolio but deciding on a manager requires a lot of homework.