All about futures by Russell Wasendorf

By Russell Wasendorf

Given that 1992's first version of this bestselling booklet, the futures industry has replaced incredibly--Internet entry and digital buying and selling dominate the industry, ideas have grown in value, and a better variety of futures markets exist world wide. All approximately Futures, moment variation, covers the entire up to date fundamentals of futures buying and selling for the newbie, and illustrates buying and selling options from the straightforward to the complicated for skilled investors who have to brush up on their abilities.

An imperative point in McGraw-Hill's All approximately sequence, this thoroughly revised and up-to-date e-book discusses: *Detailed web options for potent digital buying and selling *Basic ways to technical research and looking ahead to rate course *Insights on operating with a dealer and constructing a buying and selling technique

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STANDARDIZATION PROMOTES LIQUIDITY Standardized delivery grades mean virtually anyone with sufficient capital can enter the market easily to hedge or speculate. Because the contracts are standardized, there’s no confusion about what’s on the block. 013-034 9/28/01 10:53 AM Page 22 22 CHAPTER 2 portunity can move into the market quickly, without first haggling to determine exactly what to buy or sell or when it will be delivered. Similarly, hedgers know whether or not the product being traded can be used to offset their own risk in the spot market.

One or two contracts could be traded at a time. As an oats trader, what kind of return could you expect? What should your income goal be? Is it worth your while? During a 5-year period the author’s in-house trading system, the Wasendorf Trading System (WTS), generated a simulated profit of $11,425 trading one contract of oats. This doesn’t include a deduction for brokerage commissions and fees, which could vary widely. If you divided this gross simulated profit by 5, you have $2,285 per year. To produce this profit, approximately 7 trades were conducted each year.

The people in South America, who control the flow of grain, are also under a lot of political and financial pressure. They need the sales badly. Therefore, they will be aggressive sellers, but they are not in a financial position to offer credits. This means they will probably discount prices. 013-034 9/28/01 10:53 AM Page 28 28 CHAPTER 2 As an inventory manager, you must analyze the net impact of this tug-of-war. You conclude that the need or the demand is so strong, it will push prices higher.

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