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Introduction to Futures

Course Overview

New to futures or looking for a refresher?  This course is designed for you. Dive into 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.

This course covers:

  • Contract Specifications
  • Contract Trading Codes
  • Expiration and Settlement Processes
  • Tick movements
  • Futures Price Limits
  • Notional Value
  • Futures Market Transparency
  • Margin
  • Roles of Speculators and Hedgers