A futures contract is a type of derivative in which the buyer and seller can lock in the price of an underlying security, commodity or asset at some point in the future. Many large corporations will rely on futures contracts to create predictable expenditures for their balance sheets, allowing them to plan for effectively.
That said, some of the primary players in the futures market are speculative investors. These investors will trade futures contracts before they mature in order to make money in different ways.
Futures are usually either a tool for corporations that have an interest in predictable future prices, or by seasoned investors. However, by educating yourself on FlashCourse, you can assess whether you’re interested in learning more about them for your own portfolio. Get the free FlashCourse app for iOS and Android to learn more.
Chapters In This Course Include…
- Futures and Options
- Using Leverage
- Playing Variability
- Futures Trading
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