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Why have commodity options on futures become such an increasingly popular investment?

Commodity options make it possible to realize a potentially substantial profit, in a short period of time, with a limited-risk investment. Under no circumstance, can the loss exceed the cost of purchasing the option including transaction costs. Other advantages include:

  • The leverage inherent in options.
  • The liquidity provided by established competitive option markets.
  • The flexibility to respond rapidly to market opportunities.
  • The ability to follow the value of your investment on a day-to-day basis.
  • They staying power to weather temporary price setbacks without incurring additional risk or cost.
  • Freedom from the margin calls that many other leveraged investments are subject to.
  • Strict federal and industry regulation to which options trading is subject.
  • The ability to buy and sell quickly due to market liquidity.
  • There is no guarantee that any of these advantages will result in profits.