Overview of Futures

Overview of Futures

A futures contracts is a specific type of contract which is standardised and traded on an exchange. Lee explains the context in which these are executed and how they are priced.
Overview

Futures are financial contracts which give the buyer the obligation to buy a financial instrument at a predefined price on a set date from the contract seller, who in turn is obligated to sell the financial instrument at a said price.

Key learning objectives:

  • Recall the various ways futures are traded

  • Understand how future contracts are priced

  • Know how future contracts are settled

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Lee Bartholomew

Lee Bartholomew

Lee is the Global Head of Fixed Income Product R&D at Eurex, one of the largest derivatives exchanges in the world. Eurex is one of the largest companies within the Deutsche Boerse Group.

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