Options, Futures & Derivatives

Natural gas is trading near historical lows and could explode upward in the next few months, especially as cooler temperatures begin to remind traders in New York that winter is on the way. Investors can buy futures or exchange-traded funds… Read More

When everyone agrees on something, it’s much more likely that everyone is wrong than everyone is right. Universal consensus about the end of the dollar makes me think it won’t happen. Several things move currencies: Economics, interest rates and politics. I’m going to show… Read More

A good deal of political turmoil has surrounded the exchange-traded fund (ETF) world in recent months. The powers-that-be have been tightening the regulatory noose around certain commodities and leveraged funds. This has created headaches for fund issuers and millions of individual investors that have… Read More

The recession has it on life support, but it won’t last forever. Trillion-dollar deficits, low interest rates and weak growth are all going to spell trouble for the dollar once risk-averse investors get some confidence back in the markets and start moving out of ultra-safe, low-yielding treasuries. But before we… Read More