May 28, 2013 at 09:00 AM EDT
Backwardation Report: Cotton, Crude and Gasoline Face Falling Prices
Backwardation is the process where near-month futures are more expensive than those expiring later in time, which creates a downward sloping curve for prices over time. It is a natural occurrence in the commodity world, but it’s still a phenomenon that traders need to be aware of. Often, a falling futures curve could mean that the market expects the commodity to take a drop in value or that it is currently overpriced [for more commodity futures news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter ]. See the full story here → Related Posts: For Day Traders: The Most Liquid ETF for Every Commodity For Long Term Investors: The Cheapest ETF for Every Commodity How To Profit From The Gasoline Rally Backwardation Report: Energy And Grains Face Falling Curves 20 Must-Read Quotes About the Commodity Industry
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