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Trading in a Futures Market


Trading in a Futures Market

Trading in a Futures Market

Learn about trading in a futures market.


Students: 1,236
Course Description

In the world of finance, futures trading is a very important activity to understand. It can have a great impact on all our lives as it effects the future prices of essential items such as food, energy sources and raw materials.
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A futures contract is a contract between a buyer and seller where an asset of certain quantity and quality has a price agreed for it today with delivery and payment for the asset occurring at a specified future date. In this free online course the world of futures trading, and its importance, is explained in a clear and easy-to-understand manner. You will learn how money is made based on the demand for a certain commodity and the trade-off between wanting that commodity now, rather than waiting for it at a later date for a given price. Examples of high demand commodities are gold, silver, oil and corn. This free course will be of great interest to professionals in business, finance and economics who would like to learn more about the concept and practice of futures trading and to all learners who would like a better understanding of how the prices of essential items such as food and raw materials are set.

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Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes: - Understanding what does Contango mean in financial terms; - Examine how Contango is used in the financial markets; - Learn how Contangos reflect the demand for a commodity;


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Module Title
Module 1: Understanding Trading in a Futures Market
Module 2: Trading in a Futures Market Assessment

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Course Title Trading in a Futures Market
Course # 464
Course Publisher Khan Academy
Course Category 2
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Course Description  In the world of finance, futures trading is a very important activity to understand. It can have a great impact on all our lives as it effects the future prices of essential items such as food, energy sources and raw materials. A futures contract is a contract between a buyer and seller where an asset of certain quantity and quality has a price agreed for it today with delivery and payment for the asset occurring at a specified future date. In this free online course the world of futures trading, and its importance, is explained in a clear and easy-to-understand manner. You will learn how money is made based on the demand for a certain commodity and the trade-off between wanting that commodity now, rather than waiting for it at a later date for a given price. Examples of high demand commodities are gold, silver, oil and corn. This free course will be of great interest to professionals in business, finance and economics who would like to learn more about the concept and practice of futures trading and to all learners who would like a better understanding of how the prices of essential items such as food and raw materials are set.
License  This course is available from Khan Academy OpenCourseWare through the following Creative Commons licence:
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Release Date 07 November 2012
   
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Course Duration (Avg Learner) 1-2 Hours
Video/Audio High
Audio Only High
Animation None
Assessments Yes
 
Education Level
Age appropriateness 18+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level Higher High Secondary School
 
Validation Level 5
ALISON Testing Yes
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PDF Download Yes
Parchment Yes
Framed Certification Yes
   
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  • Oluwatosin Rosiji United Kingdom course straight forward and to the point. nice to grasp the understanding of future market concept. 2014-11-06 20:11:09
  • Konstantina Maniki Netherlands Really helpful class... The basic meanings are well explained. Well done.. 2014-11-05 21:11:07
  • Brian Stoll United States of America It gave a good overview. I previously was confused about how it worked. 2014-09-26 02:09:32
  • Shiva Rama Krishna Manikgiri India It is a good course. 2014-09-24 07:09:22
  • Raj Dharia Canada Good course it builds upon what I learned in a Money and Banking course I took. 2014-08-28 02:08:38
  • Mahesh Thadani United Arab Emirates Very good Course 2014-07-14 15:07:34
  • Niranjan Nyanamurthy India It was great learning experience..thanks 2014-05-04 13:05:36
  • Amanda Shingai Mushonga Zimbabwe This is a great course, an eye opener I must say. 2014-03-27 07:03:03
  • Boney Meyn India Course Module: Module 1: Understanding Trading in a Futures Market
    Course Topic: Contango from Trader Perspective
    Comment: Slide presentation was good but it would have been better if the narator could have explaind Contango in more esier terms 2013-01-26 16:01:53
  • Linda Paulsen Thailand Course Module: Module 1: Understanding Trading in a Futures Market
    Course Topic: Contango and Backwardation Review
    Comment: Normal Backwardation Theory is price below than expected price. 2012-08-23 15:08:17
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