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Education: Futures Introduction

Many investors have been watching the secular bull market in the commodities, and have been wondering how they can get involved. This page contains access to informative brochures designed to teach beginners about and how to trade the livestock futures markets, including live cattle, feeder cattle, and lean hogs.
Before you begin trading on your own, we strongly advise you to first trade with the assistance of an experienced professional commodity broker. Below are some free publications to expand your futures trading knowledge. 


Opportunity and Risk: An Educational Guide to Trading Futures and Options on Futures. National Futures Association. FREE options on futures introductory e-brochure.


CME Options on Futures: The Basics. Chicago Mercantile Exchange. FREE options on futures introductory e-brochure.


Glossary of Futures Terms: An Introduction to the Language of the Futures Industry. National Futures Association. FREE futures terminology e-brochure.


Self-Study Guide to Hedging with Livestock Futures & Options. CME Group. FREE livestock futures e-brochure.

Commodity trading is not suitable for everyone. The risk of loss in trading can be substantial. This material has been prepared by a sales or trading employee or agent of Van Commodities, Inc. and is, or is in the nature of, a solicitation. This material is not a research report prepared by Van Commodities, Inc. Research Department. Please view our Risk Disclaimer.

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