Video: Reasons to Trade Futures

In this short video from TradeStation, Dan Gramza outlines some of the main reasons to trade futures contracts and explains why this derivative has become so popular. He discusses the opportunities for leverage and diversification as well as the deep liquidity that buyers and sellers are able to access in the futures markets.

Futures contracts trade around the clock on highly regulated electronic exchanges, and offer one of the most cost-effective ways to participate in the financial markets. There are no restrictions on daytrading and the margin requirements for new accounts can be extremely low.

Learn more about futures trading: Why Trade Futures?