Futures Trading Glossary

Educational resources provided to assist investors learn the fundamentals of commodities trading
This page is meant to serve as a guide to help you get started in futures trading.

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Glossary of Futures Trading Terms

The National Futures Association published a large glossary of many of the industry-specific lingo used in futures trading. It should prove useful as you come across unfamiliar terms in our and others' commodities trading educational material. From time-to-time even advanced commodities futures traders find themselves looking up an obscure term that an analysis of the commodities trading market may use, or will want to clarify certain intricacies that a commodities trading term has.

Glossary Of Futures Trading Terms

This link will open the commodities trading report as a PDF: NFA Futures Trading Glossary

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