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'''Futures trading''' is the practice of buying and selling commodity [[futures contract]]s, either to hedge risk as a commercial producer or consumer of actual commodities, or to seek investment gains as a speculator/investor.
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'''Futures trading''' is the practice of buying and selling [[futures contract]]s, either to hedge risk as a commercial producer or consumer of actual commodities, or to seek investment gains as a speculator/investor.
  
 
==History==
 
==History==

Revision as of 06:58, 16 February 2008


Futures trading is the practice of buying and selling futures contracts, either to hedge risk as a commercial producer or consumer of actual commodities, or to seek investment gains as a speculator/investor.

History

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Futures Trading Before the Industrial Era

Development of Modern Futures Trading

Market Participants

Hedgers

Speculators

Floor Traders

Clearing Companies

Structure of a Futures Trade

Leverage and Risk

References