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  • Introduction to spread investing Part 1 by Frank Taucher

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Introduction to spread investing Part 1 by Frank Taucher Most commodity traders are aware of the lower risk and margin requirements that traditional spread trading offers vs. outright long or short positions. Many even have a favorite spread or two that they enjoy trading each year. But are you aware of the fact that many spread traders actually earn higher returns while sleeping sounder than outright speculators? Spread investing allows one to identify attractive spread trades that can be used to construct a diversified portfolio of profitable and reliable spread trades. It is this diversi...

  • Spread Investing Tools of the trade part 2 by Frank Taucher

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Spread Investing Tools of the trade part 2 by Frank Taucher In part one, I discussed some of the pitfalls of traditional studies on the seasonality of spreading and how I attempted to correct them in my spread trading. The objective of the program is to develop a diversified portfolio of many spreads that can be used throughout the year for investment purposes. I concluded by reviewing the details of a long CBT wheat/short soybeans spread trade....

  • Spread investing - Advanced concepts Part 3 by Frank Taucher

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Spread investing - Advanced concepts Part 3 by Frank Taucher In the previous installment of this series, I discussed the two tools I use in my seasonal spread investment program to locate trades that are profitable, reliable and consistent. The objective of the program is to develop a diversified portfolio of many energized spread trades that can be used throughout the year for investment purposes. Now we will discuss some more advanced concepts. We will review money management concepts, the purpose and use of trading filters, ""legging"" techniques and stop payment. Again, it will help if w...

  • Spread investing Part 4 by Frank Taucher

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Spread investing Part 4 by Frank Taucher What if you have no interest in trading spreads, but prefer to trade outright commodity contracts? Could you use the same principles developed in the spread investing program laid out in this series of articles and apply them to trades in individual futures contracts? The answer to the above question is ""yes."" I use the same two tools in analyzing outright seasonals as I do analyzing spread seasonals. These tools are the quarter-month seasonal trade analysis and seasonal history printout. What we are specifically attempting to uncover is the cream-o...






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