Introduction to Metals Markets

You may not realize it, but metals play an important role in everyday life. From precious to base to ferrous, the active metals markets are used by a wide range of participants to capitalize on opportunity, manage risk or serve as a safe haven for capital during times of financial uncertainty.

Get to know the three main metals markets, what impacts supply and demand, industrial and commercial uses of metal, hedging and risk management. Discover how metals futures can help you take part in the opportunities of this market, from how the contracts are constructed to how they may fit into your trading strategy.

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