Introduction to Futures Exchanges

Introduction to Futures Exchanges

In this video, Peter covers futures exchanges - the one exception to over-the-counter derivatives markets.
Overview

Although the derivatives market is largely traded OTC, the listed futures market specifically trades on an exchange. Futures are ideal to be traded on exchanges because they are standardised by size, the underlying instrument and delivery date. The only negotiable element is price.

Key learning objectives:

  • Explain why futures are ideal to be traded on an exchange

  • Identify the largest futures exchanges

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