A Futures contract gives its holder the right to buy (or sell) a pre-determined quantity of a commodity at a pre-set price at a pre-determined time in the future.
Futures contracts originally covered physical commodities like grain, cotton, and coffee, but today they cover more asset classes and many more financial instruments such as currencies, bonds, and stock market indices.
Trading CFDs on Futures
Instead of trading directly a Futures contract, you can trade CFDs on Futures. Futures trading allows investors to speculate on the value of a financial instrument going either up or down. But Futures trading is also used by suppliers of commodities wishing to hedge against their market risk. This activity of speculating and hedging creates significant market volume and price volatility. CFDs offer investors the chance to speculate on the price volatility of Futures contracts. Here are the advantages of trading CFDs on Futures.