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Futures level 1


Agenda • • • •

What are futures? Why do they exist? Who trades futures? Trading futures on Saxo Trader


What are futures? • A contractual agreement to buy or sell a particular commodity or financial instrument at a predetermined price in the future • ‘Futures’ are standardised contracts that are traded via an exchange with the only variable being the price


Why do they exist? • Futures contracts primarily exist to hedge risk –

Enables investors to either speculate in- or hedge against price movements of the underlying asset

• A side benefit to this is that they sometimes also produce a good price forecast


Who trades futures? • commodity users, commodity suppliers, and speculators.


Trading futures on Saxo Trader


Trading futures on Saxo trader is simple • Within the trade window you have: – – – –

Trade buttons Cost Nominal value Margin requirements


Account Summary


Thank you


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Futures level 1 Agenda • What are futures? • Why do they exist? • Who trades futures? • Trading futures on Saxo Trader What are futures? • A...

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