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There won’t be fresh COT data anytime soon

31 Jan 2019

Everybody who trades commodities or futures on currencies, indices or volatility knows that there haven’t been published any new Commitments of Traders data from Dec 22nd, 2018 to Jan 25, 2019 due to the US government shutdown. We informed you in time about this on our twitter… You can find the whole article HERE.  

VSR model for KC HRW wheat

14 Sep 2018

I’d like to share with you some recent news from SpreadCharts. We’ve been working on quite a few things, but the most significant change occurred in the way we store data. We finally got rid of the last bit of SQL type databases on our data server. Some of the charts have become even faster… […]

Profit from the state of the market

19 Jun 2018

If you trade an event, you have to be right nearly about everything, not just the market situation. Your timing has to be perfect, which is not always the case. Fortunately, there is an easier way how to trade. Instead of trading the event, you can trade the state of the market! Let’s take a […]

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 structure and […]

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. You can find […]

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 trading 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 […]

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. You can find the whole article HERE.  

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 […]