Some of the best and largest sources for Researching Commodities, Futures and Options.
Chicago Board of Trade - One of the leading futures and futures-options \Exchanges.
Some of the most well-known commodities traded here are corn, soybeans, wheat, t-bonds, t-notes and dow futures. This is an
excellent site for finding trading information on indiviudal commodities and daily commentary news. The CBOT also provides alot
of data on the markets they trade, including quotes on futures and options, charts, open interest, etc.
Chicago Mercantile Exchange - A leading Futures Exchange that notably
trades the S&P, Eurodollars, cattle, hogs, pork bellies, lumber and currencies. They have alot of good research avaiable
on their website for trading futures and options. The CME, of course, also offers information on the futures contracts and
markets they trade. It is always best to get thios info straight from the exchanges as you can believe it is accurate. Many
other commodity websites have outdated and inaccurate information.
ICE Futures - Futures Exchange mostly know for trading
the Softs Markets: Coffee, Cocoa, Sugar, Cotton and Orange Juice. ICE Futures aguired the exchange formerly known as the NYBOT and switched to an electronice format for trading. They have good information on the markets they
trade. They also have market commentary reports from some of the better-known commodity firms under their "Market
New York Mercantile Exchange - Futures Exchange known for trading
the energy and metals markets: Crude Oil, Heating Oil, Unleaded Gas, Gold, Silver, Copper and Platinum. The NYMEX has
excellent information on their markets as well as information on trading commodities and futures options.
National Futures Association (NFA) - the industrywide, self-regulatory organization
for the U.S. futures industry. You can search any futures brokerage firm or indiviual on the BASIC system. The site
also contains alot or information on regulatory issues of the futures markets and commodity brokers.
Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) - The mission of the
Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is to protect market users and the public from
fraud, manipulation, and abusive practices related to the sale of commodity and financial
futures and options, and to foster open, competitive, and financially sound futures and option markets.
This site has more of a focus on the Law, Rules and Regulations of the Futures Markets. Also has financial
data on clearing firms, Commitments of Traders Reports and Cotton on Call Reports.
FuturesBuzz.com - This commodity and futures site is geared
more toward the futures trader. They provide commodity market commentary and research from many of the top
commodity analysts. FuturesBuzz also has a great deal of research on commodity trading and specific commodity markets.
Moore Research Center, Inc. - Well known for their research
on seasonal trading. They offer historical data on commodity seasonal patterns and spread trading strategies.
LBR Group - The website of Linda Bradford Raschke. She as become
a mainstream name with commodity traders and was featured in Jack Schwager's famous book(s) - Market Wizards.
She offers Daily Educational Charts with analysis of current market action. There is excellent information on technical analysis
and many of her articles that have been publish in major trading periodicals. Sign-up is free on the site and she offers premium
services where you can trade along with Linda and her team in real time. This is a very unique and worthwhile service for
new and experienced traders to learn from one of the best traders.
Elliott Wave International (EWI) is the world’s largest market forecasting firm. EWI’s 20-plus analysts provide
around-the-clock forecasts of every major market in the world via the internet and proprietary web systems like
Reuters and Bloomberg. EWI’s educational services include conferences, workshops, webinars, video tapes, special
reports, books and one of the internet’s richest free content programs, Club EWI.
USDA - Excellent source for Fundamental Research on the Agriculture
Commodity Markets. There is so much information on this website that is can be a bit difficult to find what your looking for.
The most popular information would be the crop production and the supply and demand data. Corn, Soybeans, Wheat, Cotton, Cattle,
Hogs and Pork Bellies are some of the commodity markets to research at the USDA.
Commodity Futures Search - Definitely the best search engine for the
commodities and futures market. They have cleaned out all the garbage websites that you find on most search engines and hand-picked
the best commodity and futures websites. The sites are further organized into sub-categories to further narrow your search. They use
Google's software to create a Custom Search Engine that only includes Commodity and Futures Websites.