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What are Futures?
Futures are financial contracts for the specific asset to be bought or sold at a set time in the future. The final price level is determined by both parties, a buyer and a seller, and is known as the forward price. The specified date of the future payment is known as the expiration date.
Futures are derivative financial contracts obligating the buyer to purchase an asset or the seller to sell an asset at a predetermined future date and set price.
A futures contract allows an investor to speculate on the direction of a security, commodity, or financial instrument.
Futures are used to hedge the price movement of the underlying asset to help prevent losses from unfavorable price changes.
Futures—also called futures contracts—allow traders to lock in the price of the underlying asset or commodity. These contracts have expiration dates and set prices that are known upfront. Futures are identified by their expiration month. For example, a December gold futures contract expires in December.
Traders and investors use the term "futures" in reference to the overall asset class. However, there are many types of futures contracts available for trading including:
Commodity futures such as crude oil, natural gas, corn, and wheat
Stock index futures such as the S&P 500 Index
Currency futures including those for the euro and the British pound
Precious metal futures for gold and silver
U.S. Treasury futures for bonds and other products
Contract for difference (CFD) on futures allow for trade on the price fluctuations of a wide range of assets: commodities, indices and energies. If investors make a forecast about the quotes increase, they open a Buy position on the trading platform. If they think the chart will move down, they make an online order to Sell.
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The value of your investments can fall as well as rise, which could mean getting back less than you originally put in. Past performance may not be indicative of future results. All trading involves risk.
Options and Warrants are complex financial instruments and are not suitable for all investors.
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Professional clients can lose more than they deposit.
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BHC Markets is an investment firm, incorporated in the Parliamentary Republic of Mauritius (Company Number: 177104) and is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Commission of Mauritius (FSC) under License Number: GB20025746. Registered address: BHC Markets Limited, Premier Business Centre,10th Floor Sterling Tower, 14 Poudriere Street, Port Louis – Mauritius. Please review the company policies regarding the regulation here.
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PlusFX does not offer Contracts for Difference to residents of certain jurisdictions including the USA, Iran and Japan. With regards to the FSCA authorisation, PlusFX provides execution services and enters into principal to principal transactions with its clients on PlusFX's prices. These transactions are not traded on an exchange. CFDs with PlusFX are not regulated by the FAIS Act and intermediary services are not provided.