A futures contract is a legally binding, perishable security. Accordingly, each has a distinct expiration date on which the contract’s terms are settled. When the contract expires, it ceases to be tradable on the open market. The concept of expiration makes futures contracts finite instruments. If you’re trading shares or currencies, then there are no… Read more.
Emini Dow Futures
The official mandate of the U.S. Federal Reserve (the Fed) is to “promote maximum employment, stable prices, and moderate long-term interest rates in the U.S. economy.” Achieving this task can require a variety of actions, including adjustments to the federal funds rate and bond purchasing programs. Not all of these activities skew market behavior, but… Read more.