Futures For You by Carley Garner
OPTIONS OR FUTURES?
Should I be trading commodity options
or commodity futures?
This is a difficult question to answer
because it is a decision that traders must
make based on their tolerance for risk,
their personality, and trading style. However,
it is my opinion that in general,
option trading is the optimal choice.
I am not referring to long option–only
strategies, although sometimes they are
appropriate. Instead, I believe that option
selling or option spread trades that
involve both long and short options are
preferential. We all agree that the key to
successful trading is putting probabilities
in your favor. Going against the
grain or taking long shots may pay out at
times, but it isn’t likely to be a viable