A Trader's Guide to Futures

  • 19 Sep 2011
  • By CME Group

An Introduction to Trading Futures

An introductory guide to trading futures. If you’re a trader who is interested in branching out from equities or cash FX into futures, this guide will provide a great starting point. If you already know something about futures trading, you can jump to any chapter for a review or to the back of the booklet and test your knowledge in our Futures Quiz.

Guide sections include:

  • What Are Futures?
  • Who Trades Futures?
  • What Types of Traders are There?
  • Why Trade Futures?
  • What Makes Futures Trading Different?
  • What Differentiates CME Group Futures Markets?
  • How Does a Trade Work?
  • How Do I Get Started?
  • Futures Quiz

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