Crude Oil Futures Natural Gas Futures Heating Oil Futures RBOB Futures
NYMEX Crude Oil Futures
Crude oil is one of the better commodities to trade. It is a very active market and it is well-known with investors around the world. There is usually no shortage of news to cause the price of oil to move from day-to-day. This presents many good trading opportunities, whether you focus on day trading futures or you are a longer-term trader or investor.
Crude oil can be a volatile market. Major news events can happen overnight that cause the price of oil to have wide swings.
The energy commodities are some of the most active and popular commodities to trade. Crude oil is the most popular contract, but unleaded gas now known as RBOB, heating oil and natural gas are also very popular. They all offer great trading opportunities throughout the year, especially during certain seasonal times.
Trading the Energy Markets
Look around you. Whether you’re talking about oil companies, transportation or items we use every day, the energy markets have a direct impact on our lives and economies of every country. Arguably, energy markets are more interconnected to other asset classes and influential than any other commodity market, which is why, every day, all eyes on are crude oil, natural gas, gasoline, jet fuel, coal and other energies traded.
These markets are volatile – and can be sparked by geopolitical events that can happen just about anywhere energy is produced, transported or consumed. Weather and seasonality can play a major role in price spikes, or price drops. Investors who learn the fundamentals of the energy markets can find opportunities that span asset classes and help diversify a portfolio. Energy futures and options contracts offer investors a chance to take a position in these markets, or hedge their positions.