Discover how the unique aspects of futures contracts can provide traders with new potential opportunities in new markets.

Looking to the Futures

As the markets head into the Thanksgiving holiday, oil traders are closely watching inventories and OPEC's meeting outcome.

7 Tips Every Futures Trader Should Know

Here are seven strategies to help you improve your futures trading knowledge.

Commodities Catch-up: Basics of Corn, Oil, Others

Prices for corn, cattle, oil and other commodities will have an impact on your summer cookout and vacation plans. Here's the latest.

Investing Basics: Futures

Gain a better understanding of futures trading and learn about the risks and benefits of leverage.

Trading Futures vs. Stocks: What's the Difference?

Stocks and futures both trade on exchanges, but that's where the similarities end. Futures contracts expire on a set date and can be traded using much more leverage.

Micro E-Mini Futures Contracts

This video explains the basics of Micro E-mini futures contracts for U.S. stock market indexes.

S&P 500® Futures: A Look at the Basics

S&P 500 index futures provide exposure to individual stocks in the index. But trading futures is different from trading equities. Understand how they work and how they might be used.

Micro Crude Futures Offer Lower-Cost Oil Trading

Micro WTI Crude Oil futures offer smaller-sized contracts, allowing traders the opportunity to get precise exposure to the oil market but with a reduced financial commitment.

Energy Investing Basics: WTI vs. Brent Crude Oil

West Texas Intermediate (WTI) and Brent Crude: What's the difference between these two global crude oil benchmarks?

Micro Bitcoin and Ether Futures Offer Small Bites of Crypto

At a fraction of the size of a standard futures contract, Micro Bitcoin and Ether futures can offer a more cost-effective way for traders to gain bitcoin exposure.