What is the difference between trading the futures market and the spot market?

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alexllly
Asked at 2012-07-01 19:26:01
What is the difference between trade the futures market and spot market ?
Answer1sistagirlAnswered at 2012-07-04 09:15:02
Last poster did not know what he was talking , you can use the leverage to both.

Future is negotiating a contract to buy at some point in the future. Spot is NOW.

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Answer2MeMeAnswered at 2012-10-11 13:45:39
There are some differences , but the main difference would be practical in futures trading , the trader takes advantage , ie he / she has to deposit only a fraction of the total ( nominal) value of commodity index or currency or actions he / she is trading. MedlinePlus MedlinePlus So when you buy a contract of 100 ounces of gold at a futures exchange , do not leave USD 92,000 as I would have in place or spot market . The exchange would allow me to trade that contract with a deposit of only U $ S 2,000, also called margin .
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