What is a Futures Contract? A Simple Definition

Both futures and forward contracts are financial tools that allow traders to offset or take on the risk of a price change of an asset over a given amount of…

Contract Trading Codes: A Simple Guide

To identify a futures product, contract display codes are used. Contract display codes are typically one- to three-letter codes, followed by additional characters indicating month and year of expiration. The…

12 Reasons Trading Futures is the Way Forward

Are you wondering what all the fuss is about over trading futures? Wonder no longer, as we’ve got it all down in a nutshell for you here! Read on… What…

Futures Expiration and Settlements: A Simple Guide

All futures contracts have a specified expiration date. Prior to this date, traders have the choice to either close out, or extend the position of the trade without going to…

How Trading Futures Compares to Other Popular Trading Methods

Trading futures is very advantageous over other popular trading methods. Here we outline why, so you can see how it might be right for you. Futures vs Physical Commodities (PCs)…

Futures Contract Specifications: A Simple Guide

Every futures contract has four characteristics: • The asset, (eg corn or currency) • The quantity of the asset (eg 5,000 bushels, $100,000) • Delivery • Delivery date Asset When…

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