19.12.2013 - Commodities futures explained
There is much confusion about the various types of commodities related investment vehicles. They sound alike but have scant similarity in construction, function and performance. Commodities futures and managed futures (including financial index futures) are sold by commodities brokers. ETFs, managed futures mutual funds, and certain commodity indices are sold by stock brokers. Commodities futures are contracts to buy or sell, at a predetermined price and date, a set amount of a commodity including: grains, meats, metals, energies, softs, stock indexes, financials and currencies. Futuresí liquidity and price discovery is found in worldwide markets that trade 24/7...............................................Full Article: Source
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