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    Commodity Spreads 10: Bull spreads vs. Bear spreads

    14 Feb 2018

    If you have get to this lesson and all the previous ones are clear to you, please accept my congratulation. Now you are ready to create your own spread without any help.     In the last part of the series, I have revealed that the spot price acts as a magnet on the term […]

    Commodity Spreads 9: Spot Price

    7 Feb 2018

    In the last part of our spread series, I have made a teaser for spread building. However, I have realized, that we haven´t understood yet one very important thing – the convergence of futures contracts to the spot price. This is a key element to understand the direction of the spread movement.   What we […]

    Commodity Spreads 8: How it is possible that the spreads are changing?

    31 Jan 2018

    In the last part of our series, we have explained a very important thing – interdelivery spreads are basically a form of hedging. And thanks to this, we can trade them at a lower risk compared to futures contracts. That’s great. But we still must understand how we can earn from this type of spread? […]

    Commodity spreads 7: Why are the interdelivery spreads traded with lower risk?

    19 Jan 2018

    From previous lessons, we already know everything so we can move on to the most important characteristics of the commodity spreads trading – precisely the interdelivery spreads – that is a lower risk than in the case of trading futures. Also, as an additional benefit, we can count on the lower margin. Today we’ll explain […]

    Commodity spreads 6: How to trade commodity spreads?

    17 Jan 2018

    Welcome to another part of our spread series. We already know quite a lot of things. We know what are commodities and spreads, we have revealed what is behind the existence of the spreads, we have explained what is contango and backwardation. But we still must explain one important thing – how to trade the […]

    Commodity spreads 5: Contango vs. backwardation?

    20 Dec 2017

    In the last part of our series, we have revealed the most important thing to understand commodity spreads – we have learned how they can exist. If you understand it, you are ready to move on.   Contango We have already explained this market situation. It is a so-called normal market – everything goes as […]

    Commodity Spreads 4: Why the interdelivery spreads exist?

    19 Dec 2017

    In the last part of the series about commodity spreads, we have defined what is the spread and what types of spreads we have. Today we will look closer to interdelivery spreads because this type of spreads is perfectly suited to my account size and my risk tolerance. We will get to the benefits of […]

    Commodity spreads 3: What are commodity spreads?

    20 Nov 2017

    In this part of our series, we are finally getting to my favourite commodity spreads. I remember my beginnings very vividly and it is true that this name can discourage someone. Stocks, bonds or currencies are better known, and it is possible to imagine something under their names. Commodity spreads are perhaps a bit more […]

    Commodity Spreads 2: What are Futures Contracts and how they work?

    14 Nov 2017

    I told you why I have chosen commodities in the first part of the series on commodity spreads, and today we can move forward. But before we go straight to the commodity spreads, it will be important to understand what are the futures.     How most commodities are traded? Commodities can be traded on […]

    Commodity spreads 1: What are commodities and what is interesting about them?

    13 Nov 2017

    I have been writing articles for my readers and commodity enthusiasts for two and half years. You will find among them a decent amount of my know-how, my practices, advice, current analyzes, etc. But you have also asked me for the complete basics. I understand that because it is difficult to find those basic ideas […]