Australian (ASX) Stock Market Forum


  1. Eject!

    Why are the only ETFs on ASX oil and metals?

    What are my options if I want to get broad exposure to commodities like energy, livestock, and grains? The only commodity ETPs on the ASX are metals and oil. And on a related note, what are the best...
  2. Eject!

    Why are the only commodity ETPs on ASX metals and oil?

    What are my options if I want to get broad exposure to commodities like energy, livestock, and grains? The only commodity ETPs on the ASX are metals and oil. And on a related note, what are the best...
  3. fergee

    Food scarcity

    An average human being can go 3minutes without air, 3 hours in extreme weather conditions with out shelter, 3 days with out water and 3 weeks with out food. This thread is for anecdotal and scientific measures of food scarcity and food price inflation. With an exponentially increasing global...
  4. S

    Books & Magazines for sale: over 10 years of TA of Stocks and Commodities

    Not sure if this is the right place to start, I am selling some trading books and over 10 years of past Technical Analysis of Stocks and Commodities. The books are: 1. Trade Your Way to Financial Freedom, Van Tharp 2. Market Wizards, Schwager 3. New Market Wizards, Schwager 4. Trading for a...
  5. ducati916

    duc's Commodity Trading Thread

    In part to keep everything in one thread, in part not to pollute others' threads with issues that pertain to trading, but not on topic for that thread. So two current positions: (a) Short Oil; and (b) Long Gold. I'll use the COT data to trade the positions. I'll not ignore the technicals, but...
  6. H

    Are commodity stocks good replacement for commodity futures?

    In the 1970s, stocks as an asset class performed poorly compared to commodities. However, were commodity stocks a good replacement for commodity futures in the 1970s for those who prefer stocks to futures? I was wondering if commodity stocks will be a good place to hide when we go back to the...
  7. K

    Trading commodities

    Hey all, I've been interested in awhile to trade commodities however I have a few questions. 1. Do you have to use a CFD account to buy/sell commodities or can you just buy/sell commodities without CFD account? 2. What is the main broker preferred to be used in here ? Thanks in advance
  8. greggles

    Financial bubble prediction and discussion

    All the discussion and debate recently about the Bitcoin and associated cryptocurrency bubble has got me thinking about financial bubbles generally. Here is a list of the ones I can think of over the last 20 years. Dot-com bubble 2000s commodities bubble United States housing bubble China stock...
  9. J

    Advice for a newbie

    Hi guys, I have a few questions that I need some answers too. a) I’m worried that I’ll sign up to a dodgy website, what are some safe websites that I can use to invest in currencies, shares and commodities? Which is also connected to multiple stoke markets around the world. Ideally, I am...
  10. H

    Why did trend following work well in commodities in 1970s but not as good later?

    Richard Dennis made lots of money with trend following in the 1970s. He even raised Turtles who did just as well. Unfortunately, he did not do well later when trend following seem to lost its effectiveness later on in the commodities markets. Why did trend following fail to work in the...
  11. S

    A few questions from a first time investor (Any advice is appreciated)

    So i'll be investing for the first time in august with a small amount money (around 5 thousand at most) and iv spent some time getting to know some of the market on ASX and the terms associated with investing however being self taught i'm still not completely sure of how sound some investment...
  12. S

    Leveraged commodities trading

    Hi Friends, I need to invest in gold and silver (short term). What software can use and why? How much commission do they charge? About me : new trader. Want around 1:100 leverage atleast. Thoughts and comments will be appreciated. Thanks!
  13. H

    Why is AUD weak compared to other commodity-based currencies in 2016 so far?

    AUD compared to Brazilian Real, Canadian Loonie, Russian Ruble is weak so far in 2016. Given that these currencies tend to move along with commodities and commodities has been strong so far in 2016, why is AUD comparatively weak?
  14. P

    Need to know alternatives of OTC for commodity and forex trading?

    Hi fellow members, I have been trading commodity & forex on various reputable OTC platform providers, but as usual practice for them to hunt stop loss or slow platform when trade is in our favour or while executing profitable trade, It seems like no matter what this guys advertise for...
  15. S

    CFD commodities and futures

    How different are CFD commodities and futures? I was wondering if I read books about futures, does that mean I know how to trade CFDs easily?
  16. M

    Why do you choose commodities instead of shares?

    Hi Everyone, I'm still chipping away at my investment journey and am curious as to why some choose commodities over shares or currency. Interested to here from traders and their experiences.
  17. T

    Commodities pip value

    Is there a way we can calculate the pip value of gold, WTI and the other commodities? As you know we can do the following calculation on fx pairs to find out the value of a pip (when USD quoted first) eg: (0.0001 / exchange rate) x lot size = pip value Can we do something similar to work it...
  18. T

    Brokers for trading commodities in micro amounts

    Can anyone recommend any brokers where it is possible to trade commodities in micro amounts or brokers that have un restricted units (like oanda, cmc markets)? Thank you
  19. S

    Website for futures/CFDs on commodities in Australia?

    So what website does someone use for commodity trading in Australia? Thanks.
  20. P

    Commodities vs. Aussie Dollar

    I'm not sure how to work out, does the rise in the Australian Dollar vs The US Dollar benefit or hinder those in the commodities market? Specifically, miners like BHP and Rio, if the value of the AUD goes from .55c to .85 to the US dollar, does that mean the profit outlook for them is better or...