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Going for Gold

A weak U.S. Dollar, global political uncertainties, and interest in “safe haven” investments have sparked renewed speculative interest in gold. Where gold prices will go from here remains unclear, but one thing’s for certain: Investors seeking new markets and opportunities, greater trading leverage, and portfolio diversification may want to consider gold futures!
Whether you want to hedge certain elements of your portfolio or you’re looking to capitalize on price swings in the commodity markets, futures trading at Schwab might fit the bill.
Even the most successful futures traders were once beginners. If you’re new to commodities, it’s important to start with the basics and learn the ins and outs of the market.

This list of tips and pointers may help new traders improve their trading experience in futures markets.

The belief that the key to determining future market moves lies in a market’s historic statistical activity such as price or volume rather than the inherent traits of the underlying commodity itself.
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