COMEX Metal Futures Options
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COMEX Metal Futures and Options
Gold is arguably the most watched and diverse commodity in the world. For some, gold futures are simply a way to access the world jewelry market. For others, gold is what investors reach for in times of economic uncertainty. No one will forget the financial crisis from 2008 and aftermath when investment firms, funds, central banks and individuals entered the gold market to hedge against a potential drop in other asset classes such as stocks, bonds and currencies. Speaking of currencies, gold still continues to take on the role of a “fiat currency” during times of economic stress.
Indeed, gold is a one-of-a-kind commodity with multiple players bringing multiple views and goals. That allows traders to take a position to hedge or profit in ways many other commodities cannot.
Introduction to Precious Metals
When most people hear the words precious metals, they think of jewelry or bullion. However, the precious metals market is more than just gold and silver. Other precious group metals (PGM) include platinum and palladium. These products can be used in jewelry, electronics, automotive manufacturing, and more. They can also be used to manage risk or to serve as a safe haven for capital during times of financial uncertainty. Get to know the precious metals market, explore factors impacting supply and demand, uses both industrial and commercial, and ways to hedge and manage risk.