Futures Market

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Futures are derivative products, that derive their value from the price movement of an underlying instrument such as Gold, Coffee, a Currency pair, a Stock Index or a Government Bond. They are essentially contracts with an obligation to buy or to sell an instrument (in a certain quantity) at or before a fixed time for an agreed price. Futures are traded at large exchanges that formulate the contract terms. The buyer of a contract holds a long position, the seller of a contract holds a short position. Futures have a finite lifespan that ends at a preset expiration date.

They can either be used to hedge investment positions (to mitigate the risk of price movements) or to speculate (to try and profit from price movements). Futures trading started 150 years ago as a way to manage agricultural production. Planting and harvesting cycles created swings in prices and futures contracts were created to manage that risk. They have evolved into the exchange-traded instruments we know today, which are a key part of the financial system.
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Currencies
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Interest Rates
Light Crude Oil Futures
 
   
Natural Gas Futures
 
   
Brent Oil Futures
 
   
RBOB Gasoline Futures
 
   
NY Harbor ULSD Futures
 
   
NY Ethanol Futures
 
   
Gold Futures
 
   
Silver Futures
 
   
Platinum Futures
 
   
ZINC FUTURES (CONTINUOUS: CURRENT CONTRACT IN FRONT)
 
   
Coffee Futures
 
   
Cotton Futures
 
   
Soybean Futures
 
   
Wheat Futures
 
   
NO. 11 SUGAR FUTURES (CONTINUOUS: CURRENT CONTRACT IN FRONT)
 
   
Corn Futures
 
   
EURO FX FUTURES (CONTINUOUS: CURRENT CONTRACT IN FRONT)
 
   
BRITISH POUND FUTURES (CONTINUOUS: CURRENT CONTRACT IN FRONT)
 
   
JAPANESE YEN FUTURES (CONTINUOUS: CURRENT CONTRACT IN FRONT)
 
   
SWISS FRANC FUTURES (CONTINUOUS: CURRENT CONTRACT IN FRONT)
 
   
AUSTRALIAN DOLLAR FUTURES (CONTINUOUS: CURRENT CONTRACT IN FRONT)
 
   
CANADIAN DOLLAR FUTURES (CONTINUOUS: CURRENT CONTRACT IN FRONT)
 
   
S&P 500 Futures
 
   
NASDAQ 100 E-mini Futures
 
   
E-mini Dow Jones ($5) Futures
 
   
NIKKEI/USD FUTURES (CONTINUOUS: CURRENT CONTRACT IN FRONT)
 
   
DAX FUTURES
 
   
USD-DENOMINATED IBOVESPA INDEX FUTURES (CONTINUOUS: CURRENT CONTRACT IN FRONT)
 
   
10 Year T-Note Futures
 
   
5-YEAR T-NOTE FUTURES (CONTINUOUS: CURRENT CONTRACT IN FRONT)
 
   
3-YEAR T-NOTE FUTURES (CONTINUOUS: CURRENT CONTRACT IN FRONT)
 
   
2-YEAR T-NOTE FUTURES (CONTINUOUS: CURRENT CONTRACT IN FRONT)
 
   
30 Day Federal Funds Interest Rate Futures
 
   
T-Bond Futures
 
   

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