Introduction to Futures Exchanges

Introduction to Futures Exchanges

Peter Eisenhardt

30 years: Capital markets & investment banking

In this video, Peter covers futures exchanges - the one exception to over-the-counter derivatives markets.

In this video, Peter covers futures exchanges - the one exception to over-the-counter derivatives markets.

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Introduction to Futures Exchanges

1 min 19 secs

Overview

Although the derivatives market is largely traded OTC, the listed futures market specifically trades on an exchange. Futures are ideal to be traded on exchanges because they are standardised by size, the underlying instrument and delivery date. The only negotiable element is price.

Key learning objectives:

  • Explain why futures are ideal to be traded on an exchange

  • Identify the largest futures exchanges

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