Futures Measures

Rolling Futures

Futures Measures

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When futures contracts are nearing expiration, traders can either close the position, let it expire or roll it forward to a later dated expiration. Today, Pete and Katie walk through the third option. Learn how to properly time your futures rolls based on volume, how to set the roll up as a spread and how the pricing of later dated expirations will influence a trader's cost basis. Plus, discover how these "calendar" spreads will display in an account and whether positive or negative carry will prevail based on the term structure of the curve and whether your position is long or short.

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