The basics of futures contracts

The basics of futures contracts, how contracts trade on a futures exchange, the different ways customers use these instruments and the benefits that futures provide. Gain a stronger understanding of how futures work and why more market participants are using derivatives in their trading strategies today.

1) Definition of a Futures Contract

2) Learn About Contract Specifications
3) Understanding Contract Trading Codes
4) Get to Know Futures Expiration and Settlement
5) Tick Movements: Understanding How They Work
6) What are Price Limits and Price Banding
7) About Contract Notional Value
8) Mark-to-market
9) Margin: Know What’s Needed
10) Understanding Futures Expiration & Contract Roll
11) Price Discovery
12) Calculating Futures Contract Profit or Loss
13) Understanding the Role of Speculators
14) Understanding the Role of Hedgers
15) Trading venues (pit vs online)
16) Midwest Grain Trade: History of Futures Exchanges
17) Futures Contracts Compared to Forwards

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