This article on futures trading basics is the opinion of Optimus Futures.
As a futures trader, you know quite well that by trading any market, you are certainly not operating in a vacuum. In fact, you probably have more company than you think. But how large might this environment be, who are the other futures market participants, and what roles might these other participants play?
This is what we’re going to cover in this piece. Before you jump into futures trading, it helps to know the role of each futures market participant, not only to understand the various “nodal points” in a given trade, but also to glean information that might even serve to your advantage.
For instance, if the futures market experiences a negative event,