Index Futures

New Futures Exchange: FairX Exchange January 31, 2022 11:37 AM   |  

A new futures exchange, FairX, offers Micro and Nano contracts to retail traders.

3 min read  |  Futures
Circuit Breakers: Learn the Basics of These Market-Wide Pauses November 2, 2021 4:00 PM   |  

The stock market has had circuit breakers—temporary trading halts imposed if U.S. stock markets fall by certain percentages—in place since 1987, but they've rarely been triggered until March 2020. Here's what investors should know.

5 min read  |  Investing Basics
Futures Primer: Wrapping Your Arms Around Futures April 5, 2021 10:30 AM   |  

The futures market can open new worlds for option traders, but it can also carry unique risks. So before you dive in, know the nuts and bolts of the futures markets.

5 min read  |  thinkMoney Magazine
Trading Futures and Hedging Your Appetite January 4, 2021 10:30 AM   |  

Whether you're buying groceries, filling your tank with gas, or shopping for your next home, understand how different types of futures contracts could have influenced their prices.

5 min read  |  thinkMoney Magazine
New Options for Liquid Trading: Introducing Micro E-mini Options on Futures August 26, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

With Micro E-mini options on futures, option traders can participate in the futures market with less capital and with streamlined risk management.

5 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
“Smaller-Bite” Micro E-Minis Offer Handy Teammate for Earnings Season August 12, 2020 2:25 PM   |  

Learn about micro e-mini futures contracts and how they could help your portfolio play hard during earnings season.

5 min read  |  Futures
Surfing the Jobs Report: Why It Matters and Strategies for Trading It February 10, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

The monthly U.S. Employment Situation report—commonly called the jobs report—is perhaps the most closely watched fundamental indicator for traders and investors. Here’s why.

5 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
CME Micro E-mini Equity Index Futures Seen As Retail-Friendly Offering; Bitcoin Futures Update August 15, 2019 10:00 AM   |  

CME Group recently launched a set of Micro E-mini equity index futures, offering smaller retail investors a chance to diversify into futures trading.

5 min read  |  Futures
Eyeing the Downside: Three Ways to Short the Market December 20, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Investors seeking to profit from a market downturn or looking for portfolio protection have several shorting alternatives. Here are three of them.

5 min read  |  Margin
The Big, Bad Q&A On Index Futures July 1, 2013 5:15 PM   |  

If you've ever wondered what index futures are, how to trade them, or why you'd trade them in the first place, wonder no more.

7 min read  |  Futures
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