What Are Futures?

Standardized (according to quality, quantity, delivery time and place) contracts, for the purchase and sale of financial instruments or physical commodities, for future delivery on a regulated commodity futures exchange. Who Trades Futures? Conventionally, traders are divided into two main categories, hedgers and speculators. Hedgers… Read More »What Are Futures?


A condition that describes the ability to execute orders of any size quickly and efficiently without a substantial affect on the price. Liquidity can be described in terms of volume and open interest (abbr. OI). Each unit of volume represents a complete transaction. When one… Read More »Liquidity