What to know about the Futures Exchange Market

  • April 2014
  • Posted By Ninoslav
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Futures exchange is a centralized financial market where people trade in their established future contracts. A contract contains information about every future transaction value or predefined commodities at predefined forward rate which are to be sold or brought at a fixed time in the future. There are many future exchanges in the globe where you can trade and amass wealth. However these transactions need to be backed up by solid financial market knowledge which is why most traders sign up for Forex alerts.

Top exchange markets in the world
An exchange market list is comprehensive but one of the biggest players is NYMEX or the New York mercantile exchange market where the daily transaction value exceeds 1.6 trillion dollar.

The CME (Chicago market exchange) has a well established virtual trading platform called Globex. Almost 70% of the future contracts are traded here and the financial value of transactions occurring per day is more than 45.5 billion dollars.

The NYSE (New York stock exchange) and the ICE (Intercontinental Exchange) are other major markets. The Mumbai stock exchange in India is the biggest future stock exchange market in terms of volume followed by JSE in South Africa.

Participants of Future markets
Commercial houses, financial institutions and banking enterprises are 85% of the participants of futures exchange market as opposed to only 15% of individual or retail customers. As a speculator you can gain a lot from the exchange rate variations between two countries when you are trading on this market. The ultimate aim as a participant should be to build up the asset value and mitigate risks from financial loss occurring due to rate fluctuations. If you know all there is to know about forward contract then trading will be easy for you.

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