I think I've discovered why most small retail traders lose money trading. It's probably because they go long beans and short meal. Oh sure, at first it seems great when you see how much you are making in meal. But look more closely and you will see you are actually losing more in beans. It's probably too late for me, but if I was young and just starting out, I would have gone short beans and long meal. Oh sure, I would have lost money in the meal, but I would have made more in the beans. Hope this helps.