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Commodity Trading :)

As you know we already have discussed about commodity trading but missed some of the points. So here we are discussing those points 🙂

What is a Trend in Commodity Trading?

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When prices are steadily moving higher or lower over a period of time it is considered as a trend. If prices are rising over time it is consider an uptrend. If prices are declining over a period of time then it is considered a downtrend.

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Reason behind following the trend is that prices are more likely to continue in that same direction than reverse. We can put the odds in our favor by trading this way.

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Tips on how to follow the Trend

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We can’t predict how high or low a market is going to move. Therefore, if we are following trends, we can catch some very profitable moves in the commodity markets.

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Two common ways to enter the markets when we spot a trend:

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  • Buy on a pullback. When the market is moving higher for ten days in a row, wait for a 2-3 day where prices decline and then buy.

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  • Buy when the market makes new highs. It is the hardest thing for many traders to do.

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Remember we should trade with the trend of the market to increase our chances of success. 🙂

What is Day Trading?

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Day trading is the process of buying and selling a futures contract(s) within the same day. Day trades can last for a couple minutes or sometimes they are held for most of the trading session. Day trading is not recommended for new futures traders since it takes a lot of knowledge, experience and discipline to day trade futures successfully.

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What are Futures Options?

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Buy or sell a futures contract at a designated strike price is the right of an option not an obligation. We buy options to bet on the price of a futures contract to go higher or lower for trading purposes. There are two main types of options – calls and puts.

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Calls –If we believe the underlying futures price will move higher we can buy a call option. For example, if we expect soybean futures to move higher, we will want to buy a corn call option..

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Puts –If we believe the underlying futures price will move lower we can buy a put option. For example, if we expect corn futures to move lower, we will want to buy a soybean put option.

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Benefits of Online Trading

Trading commodities online is almost a one-stop shop. Most online brokers will have real time quotes, charts, futures news, technical analysis programs and research available for their clients. This has opened the door for online traders to make more of their own trading decisions and implement trading strategies that once were not available to the average retail trader.

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If you are going to day trade commodities and futures, you definitely want to trade online, unless you have someone else managing your account.

SMC Comtrade Limited, a key constituent of SMC Group of Companies, came into existence since the very start of Commodity Exchanges in India. With nationwide presence, it is enabling the retail & corporate investors to diversify their portfolio and enjoy the benefits of trading in MCX, NCDEX & NMCE. Its highly appreciated research team guides the investors in making wise investment decisions for agri-commodities as well as international commodities.

SMC Comex International DMCC (part of SMC Group) is one of the initial, leading & experienced, clearing and broking member of Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange (DGCX). It offers trading in Gold, Silver, Crude (WTI & Brent), Forex (INR, Euro, Dollar & sterling) and Steel Rebar Contracts.

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We provide various trading solutions to suit clients’ requirements. Our products are tailored to provide convenience to the clients & keep them satisfied. We offer Commodities Trading in offline mode as well as online mode; client can trade at the comfort of his home / office at any time using our platform.

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Which are the most prominent commodity exchanges across the world?

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  1. Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT )

  2. Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME)

  3. New York Board of Trade (NYBOT)

  4. New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX)

  5. London Metal Exchange (LME)

  6. London International Financial Futures Options Exchange (LIFFE)

  7. The Tokyo Commodity Exchange (TOCOM)

  8. Kuala Lumpur Commodity Exchange (KLCE)

  9. Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Exchange.

Stay Tuned for more and more on this :)

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Additional Directional Movement (ADX) Final Part

Hello Friends here we come up with an extension of our previous blog “Additional Directional Movement (ADX)” Part 1.

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Additional Directional Movement (ADX) Final Part

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In this blog we would read about the features of ADX and the current scenario of the ADX in the market.

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ADX On PRACTICE

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The great feature of ADX is the ability to see buying and selling pressure at the same time.

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Values above 40 indicate very strong trending while values below 20 indicate non-trending or ranging market conditions.

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The indicator does not grade the trend as bullish or bearish, but merely assesses the strength of the current trend.

When ADX begins to strengthen from below 20 and moves above 20, it is a sign that the trading range is ending and a trend is developing.

The current scenario of ADX falling from the levels of 32 & now continuing at 25, tells that the momentum of price is toward a weaker section with a sideways movement.

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It shows that the sellers are stronger than the buyers,this is seen in a downtrend.

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The lesser volumes of trade & the bearish fundamentals also confirm that the overall sentiments are not supportive to the prices.

The factors are as follows:

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· Fresh arrivals are coming to the spot market with harvesting in Idukki.

· Commencement of fresh arrivals with higher moisture content is likely to keep check on the price.

· Indian production is also expected to be higher by 10% to 55,000 tonnes.

· Indian parity in the international market quoting at $3,200-3,225 a tonne (c&f).

· Spot prices have plunged by 9% within a span of 4 weeks, quoting near the levels of 14K.

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The investors are being cautious to enter the trade, which is hence keeping the price in a range between Rs. 13800-14800.

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However, the current tight stock levels in pipeline, & demand from the overseas and domestic market is adding support to prices.

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The DMI lines are good reference for price volatility.

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In a nutshell, values of the ADX can be used to confirm the strength of an upward/down trend & also give the investor the confidence to enter into the trade.

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