Introductory Futures Trading

Educational resources provided to assist investors learn the fundamentals of commodities trading

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Top 50 Futures Trading

This is a PDF of a commodities trading report that contains the top 50 reasons brokers said futures traders lose money in futures trading. Five hundred brokers were interviewed in the making of this report, and collectively they have experience with over ten thousand futures traders. Many of the futures brokers detailed similar experiences and gave duplicate futures trading advice, which suggests that a large majority of futures traders make the same mistakes in commodities trading year after year. We hope that reading this report may give you insight into the most common mistakes of futures traders, and by doing so you can keep them in mind as you start to do your own commodities trading

Here are some of the most commonly cited futures trading mistakes:

  • Trading without a plan or defining their specific objectives
  • Not realizing how quickly markets react to news
  • Trading on emotions rather than reasoning
  • Not having enough capital for a large position
  • Getting greedy
  • Having a directional bias: i.e. long or short
  • Inability to admit they made a mistake and take a loss
  • Lack of discipline
  • Trading on only one commodity
Cannon Trading Education: Top 50 Futures Trading Rules

This link will open the commodities trading report as a PDF: Top 50 Futures Trading Rules

Trading commodity futures and options involves substantial risk of loss. The recommendations contained are of opinion only and do not guarantee any profits. These are risky markets and only risk capital should be used. Past performances are not necessarily indicative of future results. This is not a solicitation of any order to buy or sell, but a current futures market view. Any statement of facts herein contained are derived from sources believed to be reliable, but are not guaranteed as to accuracy, nor they purport to be complete. No responsibility is assumed with respect to any such statement or with respect to any expression of opinion herein contained. Readers are urged to exercise their own judgment in trading!