My question is I'd like to start off following two or three of these on an EOD basis. Which would be good ones to start off looking at? And how readily available is free EOD data for these, because that might well influence my decision. It may well be that D4F charts are adequate however.
You could try www.sucden.co.uk my old broker. I'm not sure how far you can get into the site without a password etc.
There's a bit about cocoa,coffee,sugar and metals and some reports and charts. I'll see if I can find some others as well.
Helen, INO.com have a quite a good website devoted mainly to just futures. You can get delayed quotes from there (15 or 20 mins I think) and live quotes with a subscription (don't know how much but it will be on the site somewhere) You can get a daily commentry via e-mail FOC pre-open which gives an indication of the state of the markets for a number of futures contracts/markets. Charts are quite basic but clear. Silver might be one to watch but D4F don't quote it unfortunately. According to the Elliotwave.com website Silver could well make a big move shortly.