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Unformatted text preview: 1 Important Course Activities The Four Pillars of Investing Chapter 4: The Perfect Portfolio 401(k) Interview Assignment When you hear the word FUTURES what do you think? • http://www.myfoxchicago.com/dpp/money/s now-futures-bet 2 Futures Contract • Standardized contract- an agreement between a buyer and a seller- requires the seller of the futures contract to deliver a specific asset at a certain date, place and price- requires the buyer to take delivery of a specific asset at a certain date, place and price • Buy or Sell • Standardized quality and quantity • Delivery date / settlement date • Obligation to make or take delivery • Exchange traded Categories Agricultural Currencies Energy Index Metals Softs How Many Different Futures Contracts Can You Think Of? Class Exercise Class Exercise Agricultural and Softs Commodity Main Exchange Contract Size Trading Symbol Corn CBOT 5000 bu C Oats CBOT 5000 bu O Rough Rice CBOT 2000 cwt RR Soybean Meal CBOT 100 tons SM Soybean Oil CBOT 60,000 lb BO Soybeans CBOT 5000 bu S Wheat CBOT 5000 bu W Cocoa NYBOT 10 tons CC Coffee NYBOT 37,500 lb KC Cotton NYBOT 50,000 lb CT Sugar (World) NYBOT 112,000 lb SB Sugar (Domestic) NYBOT 112,000 lb SE 3 Livestock and Meat Commodity Main Exchange Contract Size Trading Symbol Lean Hogs...
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