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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 trading stocks, options, foreign equities, and bonds can be substantial and is not suitable for all investors. Trading on margin is not suitable for all investors and losses exceeding your initial deposit is possible. Supporting documentation is available upon request. Day trading is high risk, speculative trading strategy and 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. You are fully responsible for any investment decision you make. Halifax America does not make investment recommendations and does not provide tax, financial, or legal advice.
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