Successful performance has resulted in a raising interest towards diversifying asset/investment portfolio. While commodities are considered an emerging asset class for investors worldwide, the risks of speculative positions available within futures and options are often intensified for individuals lacking the time, experience and knowledge to manage their positions. Our Managed Futures offering is managed by Commodity Trading Advisors with solid proficiency and proven capital management education. Therefore, investors have access to a unique diversification tool that ensures liquidity, flexibility and the futures market advantage of leverage.
Exchange traded commodities, futures and options
Our well-organized and experienced team of advisers is able to execute orders of any complexity by considering competitiveness and the importance of the high-quality service. The company maintains and develops its client base once keeping into consideration the diverse needs of the customers and the conditions of the markets they are involved in. The Nagamasa Global team values long-term relationships with many clients who have managed and developed their businesses with the help of our knowledgeable and dedicated experts.
- Exchange traded commodities, futures and options: Access to a diversified range of trading platforms in order to match different levels of trading
- OTC exchange cleared futures and options: Dedicated expertise and access to clearing facilities for OTC contracts for commodities, shipping, equities, FX, cryptocurrencies and other asset classes
- CFDs: Comprising electronic direct access within different markets
- Foreign Exchange: Competitive pricing, execution and clearing across spot and forward foreign exchange trading
- Fixed income: Diverse market access for corporate and government bonds
- Energy and metals: Experienced and distinguished market specialists creating a global impact within energy and metals trading
- Agricultural derivatives: Providing special platforms for price discovery and ensuring transactions through the derivatives clearing structure
Commodity Trading and Futures Execution
Nagamasa Global handles complex order execution in both open outcry commodity markets and electronic futures markets.
- Our members trade options and futures on major exchanges both locally and internationally.
- Qualified clients have access to a direct link via headset for a bid – ask spread.
- We cooperate with major Commodity Exchanges worldwide.
- We develop Introducing Affiliates Programs in order to access the exchanges with size orders.
- Commodity Trading Advisors and Introducing Broker/professional desk.
- Order desk represented by experienced operators enabled to assist with order entries.
- Available third-party platforms.
- Online order entries that direct you to the exchanges using the Nagamasa Global Trade Platform system.
Other special services include:
- Access to major Asian and world exchanges and markets.
- A specially designed order entry system for electronic markets that offers:
- Ability to group orders and quantities by account number
- Ability to pre-set allocations
- Ability to pre-set batch allocations
- Professional and timely accounting.
- Access to members on trading floors supplied with advanced communication equipment.
- Special option abilities in Grains.
- Competitive rates.
Commodity Account Types
Nagamasa Global services all types of futures trading accounts. We provide the service and technology depending on the type of account. From our Commodity Trading Advisors and Fund order desk to our Nagamasa Global Trade Platform, traders will benefit from support and assistance according to the established needs and expectations. All of our accounts are available in various formats: individual, joint, partnership, corporate and trust.
By the help of Nagamasa Global Market Center and Trade Platform Internet order entry system, our clients can place an order on the Internet by using their preferred device.
Our clients can trade online in a simulated environment with no market risk. They can apply their trading skills and test-drive new market techniques and ideas. The system will keep track of positions and orders enabling clients to trade at any time during regular market hours.
Through our discount desk our clients will have access to all of our services without the implication of a live broker. With a discount package, clients can place their trades through our order desk and receive appropriate assistance.
We pride ourselves with a professional team of brokers ready to help new and existing customers and system traders. In the case of qualified accounts, our brokers cooperate with new traders helping them achieve high levels of proficiency through efficient guidance, training and support.
We manage order entry process flow for traders involved in qualified trading systems which are designed to offer special trade recommendations. This service allows a customer to participate in the markets without having to manage the order flow on a daily basis.
- What are commodities?
- What is a derivative?
- What is Futures Contract?
- What is a Commodity Exchange?
- What is the Commodities Market?
- Why trade in the Commodities Market?
- What is Hedging?
- What is Speculation?
- What are Margins?
- Who are the Market Participants?
1. What are commodities?
Commodities are raw materials of a wide variety of areas:
- Grains - Corn, Soybeans, Wheat
- Livestock - Cattle, Hogs
- Precious Metals - Gold, Platinum, Silver
- Industrials - Cotton, Copper
- Softs - Cocoa, Coffee, Sugar, Orange Juice
- Energy - Crude Oil, Heating Oil, Natural Gas
2. What is a derivative?
A derivative contract is an enforceable agreement whose value is derived from the value of an underlying asset; the underlying asset can be a commodity, precious metal, currency, bond, stock, or, indices of commodities, stocks etc. Four most common examples of derivative instruments are forwards, futures, options and swaps/spreads.
3. What is Futures Contract?
Futures are exchange - traded contracts to sell or buy standardized financial instruments or physical commodities for delivery on a specified future date at an agreed price. Futures contracts are used generally for protecting against rich of adverse price fluctuation (hedging).
4. What is a Commodity Exchange?
Commodity exchanges are centers where futures trade is organized in a wider sense. It is taken to include any organized market place where trade is routed through one mechanism, allowing effective competition amongst buyers and among sellers.
5. What is the Commodities Market?
The commodities market consists of the trading of forward contracts or futures contracts; forward contracts are contractual agreements to buy/sell any commodity between two entities; futures contracts are market agreements to buy/sell very specific commodities between two entities over a recognized commodities exchange.
6. Why trade in the Commodities Market?
Commodities present an exciting alternative investment and trading tool, but it is important to be well prepared to enter the markets. Futures prices are not price predictions, but are the collective current opinion of the marketplace of where prices appear to be heading. That opinion, and the direction of prices, can change in an instant, which makes trading these markets so challenging and potentially rewarding.
7. What is Hedging?
Hedging is a mechanism by which the participants in the physical/cash markets can cover their price risk. Theoretically, the relationship between the futures and cash prices is determined by cost of carry. The two prices therefore move in tandem. This enables the participants in the physical/cash markets to cover their price risk by taking opposite position in the futures market.
8. What is Speculation?
Speculation involves selecting investments with higher risk in order to profit from an anticipated price movement. It is expectation driven and uses market opportunities to increase ones profitably.
9. What are Margins?
Margin money is the minimum balance that needs to be maintained in the exchange to buy or sell a contract. Investors generally use margin to increase their purchasing power so that they can own more stock without fully paying for it.
10. Who are the Market Participants?
Hedgers, speculators and arbitrageurs are the three classes of investors having divergent goals, which is why their presence in the markets complements each other so well.
- Hedgers - Hedgers wish to eliminate price risk from their already existing exposures and are essentially safety driven.
- Speculators - Speculators willingly take price risks to profit from price changes and are expectation driven.
- Arbitrageurs - Arbitrageurs profit from price differential existing in two markets by simultaneously operating in two different markets.