Why you should Invest In Crude Oil Futures And Options

As the price of oil extraction increases plus the accessible resources deplete, plenty of people sense crude oil futures and unleaded gas futures values are undervalued but lack the understanding of the best way to get energy futures and options.

What is a crude oil futures option? A crude oil futures option is the option but not the requirement to get (call) or sell (put) 1000 barrels of crude oil for a set value (strike price) by a particular time period (expiration date). The option purchaser pays a premium due to this right. For example, a broker might pay a premium cost of $ 1000 on 1 June crude oil future call option. Commissions and fees still must be included because the premium expenditure doesn’t take them into account. Capital loss risks are limited to your original premium paid plus the added commissions or expenses. In this instance, if the purchase price of June crude oil futures increases satisfactorily, the speculator would be ready to sell the option for return ahead of expiration.

Unleaded gas futures as well as heating oil futures are made from crude oil and so are highly associated to crude oil futures. An unleaded gas futures option offers the option purchaser the option but not the obligation to buy (call) or sell (put) 42,000 gallons of unleaded gas for a specified price (strike) by a specific time frame (expiration date). A hypothetical example might be ordering 1 July $ 1.80 unleaded gas futures call option for $ 900. Again, the premium cost doesn’t consist of commissions and charges. The premium paid as well as the commissions and charges are the most risk of capital loss that an option buyer might sustain. The idea in this case is that if July unleaded gas futures improve, the speculator would likely sell their option for gain prior to expiration.

Unleaded gas futures and crude oil futures options investment are very dangerous and are usually not suitable for all investors. It is possible to sustain major deficits and use up all funds invested with buying options.

Why are crude oil futures contract values quoted in barrels and unleaded hgas futures contracts and heating oil futures are quoted in gallons? One barrel of crude oil is 42 gallons therefore the agreements are in actual fact leveraging the exact same amount of petroleum or the products. It is not as baffling to have other contract quotes for the distillates of crude oil and also the crude oil itself.

The author of this information has 13 plus years of commodity option trading experience and wishes to inform investors in order that they may make wise investment options according to a deeper understanding of the option markets before they risk their hard earned money. Future option trading seriously is not for everybody and only risk capital should be used when investing.

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The BLACK Man in the WHITE House: Racism Is Alive and Well in America

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 ended segregation in public places and banned employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin. While this law was created to protect voter's rights and eliminate segregation in schools, restaurants and workplaces, the reality is that 50 years later Americans are still battling with these issues.

While many say racism is over and point to the fact that America has its first black president, Barack Obama's election actually ignited racial tension in the country, rather than ending it. As a result white supremacists, hate crimes and internet sites like Stormfront have grown exponentially.

These extremist organizations are fueled by an increased fear of nonwhites' power in government and the rising number of immigrants that are taking over "their" America. Racists choose to disregard the laws of this country in favor of their own warped ideology.

In the last couple of weeks, Cliven Bundy, Donald Sterling and Paul Ryan made racial comments that went viral, and dominated numerous hours of media coverage. Many Republicans stood up for Bundy prior to his racial comments, even though he was convicted of owing the federal government $1 million and refused to pay it. The NBA took unprecedented action against Sterling. And Paul Ryan defended his statements by saying, "I'm not a racist. I was inarticulate."

Sport franchises, corporation executives and politicians are riddled with racists of varying degrees. Most just have the common sense to avoid public pronouncements of their views, but that doesn't mean racism doesn't exist.

Playing into the racial frenzy that is sweeping our country are Republican governors like Scott Walker, Rick Perry and Rick Scott. All are hoping to suppress minorities' voting rights in their states in order to pass legislation that most Americans, especially minorities, don't support. After all, if only whites could vote, things would be very different.

With this mindset, many Republican Congressional representatives want to roll back the clock to the good ol' days of the fifties and sixties. The Supreme Court is aiding in this mounting discrimination with their recent decision to gut portions of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. This action to quash the Act, which was passed in response to Jim Crow laws is offensive to anyone's sense of fairness and justice for all.

Like the poll taxes and literacy tests of a bygone era, state issued IDs and voter-roll purges, coupled with reduced voting hours are all intended to keep minorities from exercising their constitutional right to vote.

In addition to voting rights, our courts and penal system discriminate against minorities. Young African American men are arrested four times as often as white men for carrying the same amount of marijuana, which is still illegal in most states. These arrests for minor crimes lead many black teenagers to follow unlawful pursuits rather than paths they may have taken without the scar of the arrest on their record. Also in question is the fairness of our judicial process. Two recent judgments handed down by predominantly white juries emphasize this unfairness.

These Florida verdicts vindicated white men who killed African American teenagers. George Zimmerman's "not guilty" verdict for the murder of Trayvon Martin was considered by many to have a racially influenced outcome. In another case that had racial overtones, a jury was deadlocked on whether Michael Dunn, a white man, was guilty of murder for shooting to death a black teenager over loud music. I wonder if the races of the victim and accused had been switched, if the judgments would have been different. Actually, I really don't wonder; unfortunately I know the answer.

Education is seen as one way to lower the number of incarcerated black men and help minorities become productive, tax-paying members of society. Yet, the Supreme Court stepped in and put up a road block making it harder to accomplish this goal.

In an April 2014 decision, the Supreme Court upheld a Michigan constitutional amendment that bans affirmative action as part of the admission process in the state's public universities. Seven other states currently have the same sanctions. States that forbid affirmative action in higher education, like Florida and California, have seen a significant drop in the enrollment of black and Hispanic students in many of their top colleges and universities.

Americans need to take notice of what is happening and not support the rebels that include many Republican elected officials. The diversity, which made our country great, needs to be seen in the leadership of America, as well as its average citizen. Racism is a communal problem and needs everyone working together to make life better, not for just a few, but for all.

The question of how to achieve less racism and more acceptances is complex and has no clear black and white answer.

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By Gerry Myers

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