futures trading

Definition

The process of buying and selling future contracts on a recognized exchange.

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John Smith became a very wealthy man by using a large institutional investor to do his futures trading in energy and technologies.

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Because I had some extra income, I decided to get involved with futures trading just in case one of the investments I took an interest in eventually shot up in value.

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Two parties may agree on a price to buy or sell an asset at some date in the future, and that futures contract can be bought and sold after the deal by Futures Trading in a market, thus allowing parties to mitigate fluctuations in the price of markets and assets.

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