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Trading in a Futures Market
Trading in a Futures Market

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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.

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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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Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 24 votes
Course Title: Trading in a Futures Market
Course #: 464
Course Publisher: Khan Academy
Course Category: 2
Content Origin:
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:
Creative Commons License
Release Date: 07 November 2012
Content  
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: Post-Secondary
Validation: Level 5
ALISON Testing: Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download: Yes
Parchment: Yes
Framed Certification: Yes

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  • Don Brook
    Don Brook United States of America Explained well! 2016-04-25 01:04:35
  • Guowei Allan Lim
    Guowei Allan Lim Singapore Cheers and thank you 2016-03-31 10:03:51
  • Anita Bailey
    Anita Bailey United States of America The teacher was great. Explained the topic in laymen terms for me to understand. The assessment was user friendly in assessing my retention of the topic. I like knowing immediately if my answer is correct or not. Would love for the course to be longer/expanded. 2015-09-26 20:09:38
  • Prabal Gandhi
    Prabal Gandhi India Good Course. Has potential to give introduction of futures trading. 2015-08-11 23:08:15
  • Rodrigo Viegas
    Rodrigo Viegas Uruguay Great! 2015-07-29 13:07:11
  • Stephen Meade
    Stephen Meade United Kingdom Well explained and easy to follow. 2015-05-15 14:05:32
  • Chiedza Masepe
    Chiedza Masepe Botswana This was a great class. I would definitely like to learn more about Future Trades 2015-03-02 05:03:01
  • Duke Tilley III
    Duke Tilley III United States of America This course was informative. 2015-01-29 22:01:03
  • Duke Tilley III
    Duke Tilley III United States of America Very informative 2015-01-29 22:01:06
  • Jay Panchal
    Jay Panchal United Kingdom The course is great and the teacher is super dooper. 2015-01-03 14:01:24
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