If I have an existing spread position opened through the pit market, may I close it through the electronic market?
Yes, so long as it's the exact same market, (size, contract month etc.) it is not a problem.
Do you trade Cocoa, Coffee, Cotton, OJ or Sugar? If so, MRCI has a brand new 2014 SOFTS Report just for you!
You hear about prices for crude oil and for gold. But what about some of the more exotic commodities, the so-called softs? Did you know that world sugar prices three years ago reached 30-year highs at 36 cents/pound --- but are now trading below 18 cents? Will that present an opportunity? If so, what kind --- and when? What about other agriculture commodities --- cocoa, coffee, orange juice, and cotton? Did you know cocoa prices as recently as 2011 reached a more than three-decade high at over 3800 dollars/metric ton, then traded down to 2000, and are now again testing 3000? Is THAT an opportunity? And what about King Cotton? Did you know that in 2011 cotton prices exceeded $2.20/pound --- about twice as high as it had ever traded in at least the last 40 years, then plunged to $0.70, and now --- before the new crop is fully planted --- is poised to test $1.00? Increased volatility in all these markets means increased opportunity ---but only for those familiar with these markets. Historically, when is the best time to buy? To hold? To sell? Perhaps 83 seasonal and spread strategies can help with year-round trading ideas!!!