Futures Market Primer

The Why, What and How of Futures. If you are new to futures, start here.
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This is a short course to get you up to speed on futures contracts. This assumption is you will short need to move on to the DOM Trading Courses or Advanced Spreading.

If you are new to futures, read though this course to get familiar with terms. It will not take long.

If you are already familiar with futures, feel free to skip this section and pass Go!

We will look at:

  • The components of a futures contract
  • Long and short positions
  • Pricing conventions
  • Open interest and commitment of traders
  • A brief comparison of markets.

These introductory topics can be a little dry. However, it’s the foundation knowledge you need before moving forward.