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How to Start Commodity Options Trading

Commodity Options Trading

Through investing you can get make money and achieve your goal to become rich faster. One financial instrument you can try is commodity options trading. A commodity options trading is a derivative which means its price is based on other assets. In this case, it is a commodity price.

Before I start, I need to remind you that the commodity option is very risky. It is very volatile – even comparing it to stock trading – because you are using leverage. High leverage means you can make and lose a lot of money in a short time. So if you do not like taking much risk, investing in commodity options is not for you.

The commodity option is a right but not the obligation to buy or sell a commodity at a specific price. That price is known as the strike price. You can buy the right by paying a premium. The options will expire eventually at the expiration date and it will worth nothing after it expires. The right to buy the commodity is called the call option and the right to sell the commodity is called the put option. You now know the basics of commodity options which are the first step to trade commodity options.

Once you have the knowledge it’s time to find a brokerage company. You will need to trade the options through these companies. You can search and compare several brokerage companies through the internet. That way you can find the best options broker for you.

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Things you should consider when choosing a broker are their fees and services. As a beginner, you need to search for a broker that provides virtual trading. You will be trading using real prices but with virtual money. So never think about your financial loss.

While you are trading with a demo account, you need to add more knowledge to the commodity. You should learn what affect the commodity price. Basically there are two things that affect the price: supply and demand. If supply is more than demand then the price will go down.

If demand is increased than supply, the price will shoot up. If you think the price will go up, then you should buy the call option. If you think the price will go down, you should buy the put option. If supply and demand is in balance then the price will go nowhere. The currency also can affect the price. For example, when the US dollar declines, gold price tends to go up like the current gold price new record.

There are many options trading platforms and you might need to check which is credible and reliable to invest.  You can check the credibility of an Options trading platform through this amazing source,


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