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Definition of Future Trading

Futures trading is the buying and selling of futures contracts on a recognized exchange or over the counter. Futures contracts are derivatives that oblige a trader to buy or sell the underlying security at a predetermined price and date.

Trading futures is possible for equity shares, commodities, currencies, as well as interest rates. Those who trade futures are generally classified as speculators or hedgers.

Speculators trade futures to make a profit. Hedgers delve into futures trading to manage risk, which simply means protecting themselves from unfavorable movements in the market.

Related Terms

Equities

The term equities can be used to describe two different things. First, equities refers to stocks held by shareholders. Equities of this type represent residual ownership or stake in a company.

Second, equities are the amount of money shareholders shall receive in the event that a company is liquidated. In such a case, the equities will be calculated by subtracting the total debt from total assets.

Long-Term Stocks

Long-term stocks are shares of companies that investors hold for three years or more with the intention of getting lucrative returns combined with solid future prospects. Long-term stocks are typically chosen based on fundamental analysis, including factors such as the company's financial health, growth potential, competitive advantage, and industry trends.

Ichimoku Cloud

Ichimoku Cloud is a group of technical indicators that’s used to understand trends, momentum, support, and resistance by calculating averages. Furthermore, the Ichimoku Cloud indicator is made up of two components:


  • TenkanSen: The short-term indicator
  • KijunSen: The long-term indicator

There’s a cloud that’s formed as a result of plotting the averages and using the components on a chart. One glance at this cloud can tell you multiple things like:


  • Uptrend: If the price is above the cloud
  • Downtrend: If the price is below the cloud
  • Neutral: If the price is in the cloud

Moreover, if the cloud and the price are moving in the same direction, there’s much more confidence in the trend that’s forming. In fact, it’s a trading signal.

Dividend Stocks

Dividend stocks are shares of companies that redistribute their profits to shareholders in the form of dividends. Such companies are typically industry or sector leaders with stellar reputations and track records.

How much dividend a company offers can be calculated with the dividend yield ratio or dividend per share.

Investors prefer to buy dividend stocks because they can either reinvest the dividends to buy more shares or earn passive income. Examples of dividend stocks in India include:

  • Coal India
  • Indian Oil Corporation (IOC)
  • ONGC
  • SAIL
  • Tata Steel

Consumer Price Index

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures how costly goods and services have become over time. It is calculated by measuring the weighted average of the percentage change in the price of a basket of goods and services.

If the CPI increases, it means that inflation is on the rise. In India, the CPI replaced Whosale Price Index (WPI) as the primary measure of inflation in 2013.

Beta Coefficient

Beta coefficient is used to measure the volatility of stocks in relation to changes in the market. Basically, Beta helps investors understand the risks associated with a stock compared to the market.

The formula to calculate the Beta coefficient is:

Beta (β) = Covariance (Ri, Rm) / Variance (Rm)

Where:

  • Ri = a stock's return
  • Rm = overall market's return
  • Covariance = ups & downs of stock returns versus ups & downs of market returns
  • Variance = the difference between market returns and its average


Generally, Beta values are of four types:

  • Beta < 1.0: stock less volatile than the market
  • Beta = 1.0: stock just as volatile as the market
  • Beta > 1.0: stock more volatile than the market
  • Negative Beta: stock shares inverse relation with the market



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