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What are Micro E-Mini Futures?
Market BasicsOptionsMicro E-mini futures, the next big thing in equities trading, and offer the benefits of trading equity index futures for a fraction of the financial commitment. There are four index contracts available for individual traders:...
Why Trade Micro E-Mini Futures
Market BasicsFuturesTrade a slice of the most liquid equity index futures Get the same benefits that make E-minis a staple on Wall Street, now on a main street budget at 1/10th the contract size. Enjoy nearly 24-hour trading, no management fees,...
What is a Future?
Market BasicsFuturesA future is a type of security that grants the trader the right to buy or sell something at a fixed price on a specific day in the future. That something is normally a commodity like gold, corn, crude oil, bonds, international...
Neither futures trading nor swaps trading are suitable for all investors, and each involves the risk of loss. Swaps trading should only be undertaken by investors who are Eligible Contract Participants (ECPs) within the meaning of Section 1a(18) of the Commodity Exchange Act. Futures and swaps each are leveraged investments and, because only a percentage of a contract’s value is required to trade, it is possible to lose more than the amount of money deposited for either a futures or swaps position. Therefore, traders should only use funds that they can afford to lose without affecting their lifestyles and only a portion of those funds should be devoted to any one trade because traders cannot expect to profit on every trade.
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