There are two main types of futures trading contracts: those traded for physical delivery and those which end in a cash settlement.
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How is money made and lost through futures trading?
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One of the major advantages of futures trading is that they offer leveraged market positions.
Offering leverage, liquidity and a relatively low cost per trade, futures are a useful tool for knowledgeable investors.