A futures contract is an obligation to buy or sell a commodity at or before a given date in the future, at a price agreed upon today.


      Forex is the simultaneous exchange of one country’s currency for that of another. In this market, you may buy or sell currencies.


      Traders can use options alone, or in combination with futures contracts, for strategies that cover virtually any risk profile, time horizon, or cost consideration.

      Glossary of Terms

      New to futures trading? Review an extensive glossary for definitions of common terms and phrases used in the futures industry.

      Trader Links

      This helpful listing includes resource links for the major exchanges along with links for Economic News releases, calendars and more.


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      Futures, foreign currency and options trading contains substantial risk and is not for every investor. An investor could potentially lose all or more than the initial investment. Risk capital is money that can be lost without jeopardizing one's financial security or lifestyle. Only risk capital should be used for trading and only those with sufficient risk capital should consider trading. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. View Full Risk Disclosure.

      The trading of virtual currencies and Bitcoin futures carries additional risk. Prior to trading virtual currencies, please view NFA & CFTC advisories providing more information on these potentially significant risks.