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Futures Measures

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Futures Measures

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Ever wonder how futures actually differ from stocks and ETFs? Pete and Frank interpret what it really means to say that futures are more efficient, faster, and more dynamic than stocks. After covering movement in the markets, the guys talk margin and how it affects your trading.

They compare S&P 500 futures to ETF shares to see the real difference in the products. Pete and Frank then extend this comparison to other asset classes before concluding that the jump from stocks to futures really has to do with capital requirements and size.

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