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Futures trading carries a great degree of risk. But it can be exceedingly risky for those who do not understand the basic mechanics of the futures markets and industry at large.
To help you get a grasp of these basics, we are providing some helpful short videos which cover futures from a historical and mechanical perspective. These videos do not cover everything—they’re not all-encompassing—but the do provide important fundamentals that every prospective futures trader should know.
The Development of the Futures Contract
The Forward Contract Introduction
The Futures Contract Introduction
The Futures Exchanges Introduction
How Futures Contracts Work
Futures Margin Mechanics
Futures Curves II
Traders View On Contango
Futures and Forwards Curves
Verifying Hedge With Futures Margin Mechanics
The risk of loss in the trading of stocks, options, futures, forex, foreign equities, and bonds can be substantial and is not suitable for all investors.Trading on margin or the use of leverage is not suitable for all investors and losses exceeding your initial deposit is possible. Supporting documentation is available upon request. Trading futures, options on futures, and forex involves substantial risk of loss and is not suitable for all investors. Carefully consider whether trading is suitable for you in light of your circumstances, knowledge, and financial resources and only risk capital should be used.Opinions, market data, and recommendations are subject to change at any time. The lower the margin used the higher the leverage and therefore increases your risk. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results.
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