Recommend a Seasonal Trades Book?

Discussion in 'Commodity Futures' started by himself, May 21, 2013.

  1. himself


    I would appreciate it if you would recommend a good book with outright and spread seasonal trades.

    Thank you.
  2. Out of my own library:

    On Spreads:
    MRCI Encyclopedia of Commodity and Financial Spreads

    On outrights /spreads: Futures Spread Trading (Courtney Smith) and Futures Spreads, Classification, Analysis, Trading (Perchanok).
    Less seasonal, but on spreads: Spreads and Seasonals (Joe Ross),
  3. Ultra-Reliable Seasonal Trades by John Momsen (Oct 1, 1999) and
    Superstar Seasonals: 18 Proven-Dependable Futures Trades For Profiting Year After Year by John Momsen (Oct 28, 2003)
  4. For "variety sake", you could look at stuff from Jake Bernstein that has been updated to recent years, not stuff from the 1970's and 1980's. :cool:
  5. TraDaToR


    Yes. IMO any book from pre-2008 era is not a good source of information( except perhaps for livestock ). If you took the MRCI encyclopedia trades since 2008, you would have been killed. volatility and speculative money changed the markets.
  6. Fair point, it is never a good idea to blindly follow trade ideas, regardless of the date of publication. I suggest using the books I mentioned above to get started with your own research on the subject.