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Commodity Option Trading

Enter the World of Commodities and Futures There are a variety of motives for buying and selling commodities, and finding the right commodity trading system can make all the difference between success and failure. For example, an investor can choose to be a buyer or seller of call or put options. But which trade program […]

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Court Takes Up Law Used Against Traders

By Alan Sayre – NEW ORLEANS – A law against reporting false information that might affect commodities prices could unfairly penalize people who make innocent mistakes, a federal appeals court was told Monday. A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in the case of Michelle Valencia, a former trader […]

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The Yank Caught In Yukos’ Nightmare

By Jason Bush – CEO Steven Theede has a thankless job: Trying to hold the company together. By a curious twist of fate, the job of rescuing Russian oil giant Yukos has fallen to an American who arrived in Moscow just over a year ago — and who still needs a translator’s help. Steven M. […]

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Nick Leeson: ‘How I Pulled Off $1.3B Fraud’

MIAMI, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ — A trader who was responsible for one of the most notorious crimes in the history of global finance will make his United States speaking debut next month. British national Nick Leeson made international headlines in 1995 after he ran up $1.3 billion in losses from unauthorized trading in Singapore. His […]

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Buffett of the North

By Richard Gibbons – For years, Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.a)(NYSE:BRK.b), has symbolized the peak of investing prowess. So for those looking for the next superinvestor, a nickname such as “Warren Buffett of the North” should be an eye-catching sign. And not just a wimpy street sign, but an immense, flashing Vegas-style […]

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Spooz Launches Innovative Software for Futures, Options Traders

CHICAGO, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Spooz, Inc. (Pink Sheets: SPZI) today announced it has launched its innovative SpoozToolz(TM) software that bundles real-time market data, advanced technical analysis, charting, order execution and numerous other functions designed primarily for futures and options traders. The program is an add-in to Microsoft’s omnipresent Excel(R) software and operates as part […]

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Last Call

By Emily Lambert – At 7:19 A.M at the Chicago Board of Trade Harold Lavender is saying his good mornings. Each day Lavender, 57, wears the same purple jacket with red lapels to help clients pick him out of the crowd as he trades contracts for ten-year Treasury note futures. When the bell rings at […]

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No wrongdoing found in rally

Bloomberg News – The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission found no evidence of trader misconduct in a 48 percent rally in natural gas prices during a three-week period at the end of last year, the agency said in a news release. In January, the commission said it was reviewing trading data after natural gas futures […]

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Analyst Shares Insight On Art Of Technical Commodity Trading

By Colleen Schreiber – FORT WORTH — “Markets are right. Traders are wrong.” That message was repeated numerous times during a presentation by technical commodity analyst Tony Wolfskill. Wolfskill was one of two keynote speakers engaged by TCU’s Institute of Ranch Management for a two-day advanced ranch management course on management and marketing. The purpose […]

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IPE traders fight rearguard action

By Kevin Morrison The colourfully attired oil traders who work on the floor of the International Petroleum Exchange (IPE) do not have to look far to see what the future may hold. Each day as they walk in and out of their offices near the Tower of London, they can see the former trading floor […]

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