Single Stock Futures

  • Futures trading: How trading single stock futures works
  • Single stock futures are financial derivatives. This means single stock futures derive their value from an underlying share or index. You can easily trade single stock futures through any stock broker offering futures trading. So what exactly are single stock futures? And how do they work? Let's take a closer look… What are single stock futures? Single stock futures are agreeme... ››› more
  • [29 January 2015]
  • The ins and outs of trading single stock futures
  • When it comes to trading, you can't get an older standardised financial derivative than futures. They date back to Japan in the 18th century where rice traders used them to speculate on the price of rice. Futures trading really took off in the mid-19th century when farmers and merchants used them in the US to trade agricultural commodities. So what are single stock futures? And what are t... ››› more
  • [09 December 2014]
  • How to interpret what your futures broker tells you when you put on a trade
  • Once you've sorted out a futures broker to trade through, you're ready to start trading single stock futures. After conducting some research, you've decided on your first trade. So you phone up your broker to put the trade on. Before you can go ahead with your trade, you need to understand the bid price and offer price. And what difference this makes if you're going long or going short. Let's take... ››› more
  • [23 May 2014]
  • How to open a trading account to trade single stock futures
  • You've done your research and have decided that you want to trade single stock futures. Before you can even think about putting a trade on, you need to have a trading account with a futures broker. If you already buy and sell shares through a stockbroker, there's a chance they may also provide this service. If not you're going to have to find one. Read on to find out how… Trading futures w... ››› more
  • [16 May 2014]
  • Single stock futures trading: The advantages of futures contracts
  • There are a number of different financial products out there to trade. If you opt to trade single stock futures, there are benefits. These benefits all relate to the futures contracts used when you trade futures. So what makes that advantageous? Let's take a closer look… Futures contracts are interchangeable Futures contracts are standardised. It’s this trait that makes them interchange... ››› more
  • [15 May 2014]


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