Futures For You by Carley Garner
How can we take advantage of seasonal
It is no secret that true commodities
such as the grains and energies have
distinct seasonal patterns. These seasonal
tendencies are often the result of annual
harvest cycles or product demand cycles.
Accordingly, you may have heard the
term “harvest lows” used in reference to
markets such as soybeans or corn. Likewise,
the media refers to the summer driving
season as a catalyst for energy prices.
Beginning traders often assume that
making money is as easy as buying unleaded
futures at the end of May. Yet it is
important to realize that the markets (in
the long run) are efficient.