Design a trading system, whether a short time frame or a long time frame. Decide how long you feel comfortable holding on to a trade, as some trades could last a matter of minutes, and others can go on for weeks or even months. Find out what works for you, and stick with it.
Remember that there are different systems on the market that utilize different rules. A good idea is to spread your investment among the different systems. Always remember to test a systems viability. Use backtesting to see how the system may have performed using the same system in a different time period, for example, five years ago. Remember to also check the real time results of the system.
Remember to manage your losses properly. In the commodity market, there is no way to eliminate losses. However, you will have many more winning trades if you trade with the market trade movement. Make sure to keep yourself updated of the news and information about the commodities you are trading, and how external markets are influencing your trading.
A very important rule is to choose a reputable broker, one that you can trust and that has a proven track record. There are brokers who have been in business for many years. Research their past performance and read reviews from other customers if possible. If they have been in business for many years, then they are doing something right. These are the brokers you want to trade with.
By keeping these tips in mind, you can be successful at trading.