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FP Markets Expands Commodities: Trade Brent Oil, Sugar and Cotton

FP Markets has bolstered its selection of commodity CFDs with Brent Crude Oil Futures (Brent), US Cotton No.2 Futures (Cotton) and US Sugar No.11 Futures (Sugar). Key Takeaways Alongside Brent Oil, Sugar and Cotton, FP Markets offers trading on Natural Gas, West Texas Intermediate Crude Oil, Cocoa, Coffee, Corn, Soybeans, and Wheat. Commodities can be […]

Contango & Backwardation Convergence Strategies

Contango and backwardation convergence strategies try to profit from the natural tendency of futures prices to converge toward the spot price of the underlying asset as the contract nears expiration.    Key Takeaways – Contango & Backwardation Trading Strategies Contango Convergence Strategy: Involves buying the front-month (or front-period) contract and shorting a later-dated contract. Tries […]

eToro Bolsters Crypto Trading Opportunities With 12 New Tokens

eToro has expanded its range of cryptocurrencies with 12 new tokens: Near Protocol (NEAR), Celestia (TIA), Jito Network (JTO), Ronin (RON), Axelar (AXL), Ondo Finance (ONDO), Sei (SEI), Injective (INJ), Sui (SUI), Ocean Protocol (OCEAN), Orca (ORCA), and Osmosis (OSMO). Key Takeaways The new altcoins provide fresh opportunities in the Solana and Cosmos ecosystems, reflecting […]

Trading Strategy Capacity

Trading strategy capacity refers to the maximum amount of capital that a particular trading strategy can effectively manage before its performance starts to deteriorate. Each trading strategy has a finite capacity determined by various factors, such as the liquidity of the traded instruments, the breadth of the investment universe, and the frequency of trading signals. […]

Hierarchical Risk Parity (A ML Approach to Building Balanced and Well-Diversified Portfolios)

In portfolio optimization, the traditional approach has long been Modern Portfolio Theory (MPT), which focuses on constructing portfolios that maximize returns for a given level of risk. However, recent years have seen the emergence of an alternative method that’s come to be known as Hierarchical Risk Parity (HRP). This approach tries to create well-diversified portfolios […]

Diagonal Spread Strategy

A diagonal spread in options trading is a strategy that involves simultaneously buying and selling options of the same type (either calls or puts) on the same underlying asset, but with different strike prices and expiration dates. It’s a form of spread trading. The option purchased has a longer expiration date than the option sold. […]

Options Strategies for High Volatility

In periods of high market volatility, options strategies can be used to take advantage of or hedge against large price movements. We cover several such strategies in this article.   Key Takeaways – Options Strategies for High Volatility Options Strategies for High Volatility Long Straddle Long Strangle Inverse Iron Condor Modified Butterfly Spread OTM Options […]

Calendar Spread

A calendar spread is an options trading strategy that involves taking simultaneous long and short positions in options of the same underlying asset but with different expiration dates. The primary goal of a calendar spread is to capitalize on the time decay of options premium, also known as theta decay. A calendar spread can also […]

How to Generate Leverage in a Portfolio

The concept of leverage involves using borrowed capital for investment and amplifying the potential returns. While leverage can magnify profits, it also magnifies losses. Below we focus on how you can generate leverage in your portfolio, through options, futures, borrowing, shorting, and more.   Key Takeaways – How to Generate Leverage in a Portfolio Leverage […]

Options Strategies for Beginners

When beginning with options trading, it’s important to understand the fundamentals and start with basic strategies that limit risk while providing an opportunity to learn and gain experience.   Key Takeaways – Options Strategies for Beginners Options Strategies for Beginners Buying Calls and Puts Covered Call Protective Put Sell Cash-Secured Put Call and Put Spreads […]

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