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The Development history of Futures Trading

One of the earliest futures market is found in the Edo Shogunate of Japan. As rice prices began to have a significant impact on economic and military activities ,  Chamber of Commerce for rice decide to stock and control the sale of rice based on the production of rice and the market expectations of rice. In […]

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The objectives and types of futures trading

The Objectives of futures trading Futures trading has two purposes, one speculative profit, and second, hedging. 1. Speculation Definition: Futures trading in the futures market for the purpose of obtaining the spread proceeds. Specific approach: investors according to their futures price changes to judge, continue to buy or sell futures contracts, through the spread to obtain […]

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The basis of futures trading

Futures trading is developed on the basis of spot transactions, through the futures exchange in the futures contracts for the standardization of the conduct of an organized form of transactions. In the futures market, most companies trading futures contracts is designed to avoid the risk of fluctuations in spot prices, and most investors are to […]

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The Market Makers’ Edge in Option Trading

Basic Terminology Let us first get some basic terminology out of the way so that we can make sure we are all on the same page. Market Maker – A market maker is any firm that is ready to buy and sell a particular stock or commodity on a regular and continuous basis, as a […]

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The Fundamentals of Spread Trading

What Exactly Is Spread Trading? Are you looking to become a skilled spread trader? Have you always been interested in the field but didn’t know much about it? Well, look no further! In this article, we will tell you all you need to know about spread trading. A spread trade, in finance, refers to a […]

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Why the trading options delta still works

The Option trading model When the CBOE did start listing options, it was a slow start. Originally, only twelve of the biggest companies had options. There were only Calls ( Puts weren’t listed until 1977). Option chains were calculated overnight by mainframe computers and printed out. Option traders walked around the trading floor with printouts […]

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Symbol Bid Ask Spread
EURUSD 1.19950 1.19970 2
GBPUSD 1.35360 1.35390 3
USDCAD 1.22470 1.22500 3
USDJPY 111.380 111.400 2
USDCHF 0.96070 0.96100 3
AUDUSD 0.80540 0.80570 3
NZDUSD 0.73670 0.73720 5
EURGBP 0.88590 0.88620 3
EURCHF 1.15240 1.15270 3
EURJPY 133.600 133.630 3
AUDJPY 89.700 89.750 5
GBPJPY 150.760 150.820 6
XAUUSD 1312.06 1312.46 40
XAGUSD 17.287 17.299 1.2