Well when it is all said and done one has to ask themselves what they are trying to accomplish. It is usually making money and not trying to be a hero or hot shot seasoned commodity trader. I can recall some very savvy commodity traders over the years with exceptional track records ending up broke as they were constantly trading with high risk trades. Much like gamblers in a Casino. Just trading for the rush of it all and shooting for the moon all the time. They made big bucks but also lost ever bigger bucks. No need to expose oneself to extreme risk as there are plenty of ways to make money in the markets sensibly and safer than trading high risk markets under extreme conditions. The statistics on regular commodity traders tells the tale well. Over 90% blow their account out and more than once. It's a game for dreamers. Preservation of capital has and always will be job#1. That can be accomplished and still trade many markets in a rational way without trying to be a hot shot and going broke every now and again. Spread trading commodities is a more rational way to trade the markets instead of being a cowboy or gunslinger. And now with ETFs there are many combinations that can be placed that will eliminate limit moves against a position. Not as exciting but more rewarding in the long run.