Market futures refer to contracts that are traded on futures exchanges, which allow buyers and sellers to agree to buy or sell a particular asset or commodity at a specific price and date in the future.
These contracts are typically used by investors and traders to hedge against price volatility or to speculate on the future price movements of the underlying asset. Common types of futures contracts include stock index futures, commodity futures (such as oil, gold, and wheat), and currency futures.
Futures contracts are settled daily based on the market price of the underlying asset, and traders can either take delivery of the asset or settle the contract in cash before its expiration date.
Futures trading can be complex and risky, as prices can be highly volatile and leverage can magnify gains or losses. As with any investment, it's important to thoroughly research and understand the risks before investing in futures.