Futures Measures

ETFs & Futures: The Substitution Game

Futures Measures

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Pete and Katie dissect the differences between S&P 500 ETFs and futures. Apart from the varying notional values being controlled in these products, what else should traders be aware of when determining how to get S&P exposure? For one, the team explains the differences in liquidity during regular trading as well as overnight hours. They then go on to explain the tax implications each product has in the short and long term, and how understanding the various rates in the tax code (coupled with personal trading style) can allow investors to choose the product that's best for their portfolio.

Check out the slides for all of the details on S&P 500 products and how to determine what is best for retail investors.

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