Buy price and sell price
Futures contracts have two prices: buying and selling. Bid Price is that at which you will sell your contracts. The sale price is this at which you will buy your contracts. Purchase price is always lower than the selling price, and the spread ("spread" of English) is called the difference between the two prices. In a smaller quantity of traded contracts is obtained more pronounced spread with greater difference between the buying and selling prices. In a larger quantity of contracts is achieved less difference between the buy prices and sell or a narrower spread. Every futures trader has an interest from a narrow spread.Read more: FUTURES TRADE
A futures contract is a type of derivative instrument, or financial contract, in which two parties agree to transact a set of financial instruments or physical commodities for future delivery at a particular price. If you buy a futures contract, you are basically agreeing to buy something that a seller has not yet produced for a set price.But participating in the futures market does not necessarily mean that you will be responsible for receiving or delivering large inventories of physical commodities – this is the main difference compared to options. Futures contracts are contractual agreements, generally made on the trading floor of a futures exchange, to buy or sell a particular commodity or financial instrument at a pre-determined price in the future. Futures contracts detail the quality and quantity of the underlying asset; they are standardized to facilitate trading on a futures exchange. Some futures contracts may call for physical delivery of the asset, while others are settled in cash . In most of the cases parties on the market do not hold futures until final settlement date. They sell them before the period or try to buy if they shorten them. Main futures instruments can be currency, indexes, metals, oil, interests, etc. The futures contract may be bought and sold either for risk management purposes (hedging) or for the purpose of potential profit by being correct on movements in the market (speculation). Read more: FUTURES CONTRACTS
Most likely you have met the news about the futures market regarding rising oil prices and rising price of coffee. And you've probably wondered whether you can make money on price movement. You can also trade directly with your own account of on the futures markets.
It is an interesting and at the same time different market because it offers trading contracts on almost everything from wheat and corn to the indexes and interest rates. You can earn both a price increase, and in their decline. Futures exchanges around the world constantly introduce new products and new commercial technologies to meet the investment interests of potentially great number of traders.
Nowadays the only thing to do is turn on your computer, log into your account and start trading.Read more: BASES OF FUTURES TRADING