Advantages of trading futures with PIPSFX
Across the global markets, there are a huge range of futures products accessible by PIPSFX clients. Everything from metals and oils to bonds, indices and currencies is available. Tight spreads and excellent market liquidity on major contracts gives PIPSFX traders great benefits. If you add futures to your assortment of CFDs, Forex, Stocks, and Options, you can generate the most advantageous investment portfolio.
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The benefits of trading futures with PIPSFX arte numerous:
- Having your futures trading strategy backed up by all the news and analysis.
- Trade in excess of four hundred and fifty instruments on live market prices, from over 15 global exchanges, including bonds, currencies, oil, and stock indices.
- Use Limits, Trailing Stops, and Stop-Limit.
- Gain direct market access.
What are futures?
Known as a forward contract, a future is a financial derivative. For a specific price at a pre-determined time in the future, it is agreed on the contract to buy or sell a particular financial instrument or commodity. It allows investors to speculate in, or hedge against price movements or of an underlying asset.
The buyer of the contract (the person who has agreed to buy the underlying asset in the future) is said to be “long.” The seller of the contract (the individual agreeing to sell the asset in the future) is said to be “short.” This particular terminology relates to the expectations of either party. The seller hopes the asset price will decrease; the buyer expects the asset price will increase.
The underlying assets in futures trading can be commodities (such as oil, sugar, and coffee), securities, currencies, and financial instruments. It can also be intangible assets such as bonds, interest rates, and stock market indices.