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CBOT Handbook of Futures and Options by Cbot

By Cbot

The futures and thoughts bible from the world's first, and America's biggest, futures exchange

Through 9 variations over 3 many years, the Chicago Board of exchange (CBOT) has supplied futures and thoughts investors with the self-published Commodity buying and selling handbook. Now the CBOT has entered into an particular contract with McGraw-Hill to carry you this important e-book. The Chicago Board of alternate instruction manual of Futures and Options can provide important details on every little thing from the makes use of and reasons of the futures marketplace to nuts-and-bolts descriptions of day by day trade operations.

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FURTHER READING Hull, John, Options, Futures, and Other Derivative Securities, 2d ed. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1993. , Futures, Options and Swaps. New York: Blackwell Publishers, 2002. , Understanding Futures Markets, 3d ed. New York: New York Institute of Finance, 1991. Lofton, Todd, Getting Started in Futures, 4th ed. New York: John Wiley and Sons, 2001. , and Diane F. Siegel, The Futures Markets: The Professional Trader's Guide to Portfolio Strategies, Risk Management, and Arbitrage.

They measure the market's equilibrium price; they do not dictate it. Of course, that equilibrium price is in constant flux. Traders constantly adjust their bids and offers in relation to a continuous flow of worldwide market information. News of Brazilian soybean crop conditions, for instance, is sought, analyzed, and then reflected almost instantaneously in the prices of soybean, soybean meal, and soybean oil futures. The impact of nationalization of foreign-owned copper mines is registered in the price of copper, silver, and related futures in New York, London, and Chicago.

PRICE DISCOVERY Futures markets provide a centralized marketplace for buyers and sellers to continuously evaluate supply and demand factors and other market indicators. Based on analysis of current market information and expectations of future price movements, trades are made, and prices are discovered. That's not to say, however, that futures exchanges "set" prices. The market price of any given futures contract at any given time represents the sum total of all market data and opinions. In other words, the equilibrium price at any given market moment balances the myriad supply and demand factors driving the market.

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