Discover how the unique aspects of futures contracts can provide traders with new potential opportunities in new markets.

Using Futures for Capital Efficiency

Learn how futures can help traders pursue their objectives while tying up less capital.

How to Set Up thinkorswim® for Trading Futures

Watch this video for some insider tips on how to customize thinkorswim® for trading futures.

How to Speculate With Futures

Learn about speculating with futures trading and how to use thinkorswim® to trade futures.

How Hedging Can Reduce Portfolio Risk

Hedging with futures may help reduce risk in a portfolio. Lower volatility can translate into lower risk.

7 Tips Every Futures Trader Should Know

Here are seven strategies to help you improve your futures trading knowledge.

Commodities Catch-up: Basics of Corn, Oil, Others

Prices for corn, cattle, oil and other commodities will have an impact on your summer cookout and vacation plans. Here's the latest.

Beta Weighting a Portfolio for Futures

Learn how beta weighting a portfolio can help you manage diverse investments including stocks, futures, and options, and how to calculate a futures hedge.

Investing Basics: Futures

Gain a better understanding of futures trading and learn about the risks and benefits of leverage.

Trading Futures vs. Stocks: What's the Difference?

Stocks and futures both trade on exchanges, but that's where the similarities end. Futures contracts expire on a set date and can be traded using much more leverage.

Micro E-Mini Futures Contracts

This video explains the basics of Micro E-mini futures contracts for U.S. stock market indexes.