Futures - Index, Currency, and Commodity Futures Markets
What are Futures?
Description of futures markets and contracts. Lists some of the most popular futures markets. Includes symbol construction, and tick value calculations.
Description of futures contracts, including the market information that they provide, and where they can be found.
How are Futures Traded?
Discussion of how futures markets are traded, including descriptions of contracts, and long and short trades.
Futures Market Expiration Dates
Explanation of futures market expirations, with a list of some of the most popular futures contract expiration dates.
Futures Expirations and Active Trades
Description of how to keep a trade active through a futures contract expiration.
Calculate the Size of a Futures Market Trade
How to calculate the size of a trade on a futures market for any size of trading account.
Description of stock index futures markets, with lists of the most popular US, European, and Asian, index futures markets, and links to their market profiles and contract specifications.
Description of currency futures markets, and how they differ from currency markets (Forex). Includes a list of the most popular currency futures markets, with links to their market profiles, and contract specifications.
Description of commodity futures markets, with lists of the most popular commodity futures markets, and links to their market profiles and contract specifications.
Single Stock Futures
Description of single stock futures, with an explanation of single stock futures contracts, and examples of single stock futures markets.
Introduction to the weather futures markets offered by the CME (CME Group), including the weather events and locations that can be traded, and examples of why the weather futures might be traded (aside from day trading).