I would like to open a long position in U futures to go along with my portion of mining stocks. Looking to try and ride the wave up for 3 months, 6 months, 1 year…basically as long as it is heading upward at a decent clip. Would one buy near dated contracts and just do this month to month or buy one a year out even if one may sell the position in a few months? A 'continuous june contract'? Very confused at the moment. Earlier in the year looking at corn futures was easy for me because I knew I just wanted May contracts..this..not so much. Almost no experience in futures. Thanks.