Futures Measures

Futures Calendar Spreads

Futures Measures

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In today's segment, Pete gives an in-depth overview of futures calendar spreads and everything a trader needs to know before starting to trade them.

After defining futures calendar spreads, Pete demonstrates the difference between a bull spread (long the near term future) and bear spread (short the near term future). He also explains how each can become profitable.

Futures Calendars are a low margin trade with typically lower volatility, if traders are new to the concept they may want to brush up on their knowledge of crude oil or natural gas contracts, two popular products for futures calendars.

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