What are metals futures contracts?
Maybe all that glitters is not gold, but there are certainly many opportunities for traders looking to speculate on the price of important precious and industrial metals, like gold, silver, and copper.
The metals futures complex consists of futures contracts that play a key role in international financial markets, jewelry making, and many industrial production processes. Rising or falling prices for these key precious metal futures can be a good indication of global supply and demand, economic growth, or instability.
Target Global Trading Opportunities With Metals Futures
Traders can take advantage of the uncorrelated diversification that metals futures offer over more commonly traded financial futures like major market stock indexes and bonds. Metals futures also offer more trading flexibility compared to mining stocks, ETFs, and CFDs. Metal futures include:
Positioned as a key industrial metal, silver is a benchmark for global industrial output
A measure of economic health, copper allows you to speculate on the global economy
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Futures trading encompasses a wide range of globally traded products that allow traders at all levels to speculate on the price of these dynamic markets. There are many diverse futures markets to explore, including: