Five Things Every Investor Should Know About Index Futures
The futures market is the quickest and easiest way for large asset managers (see
For these reasons, as an individual investor, you need to be more aware of the futures markets.In the early to mid-1980s, working at Morgan Stanley (MS), I was involved with the equity index arbitrage business while it was in its infancy, so I have a great deal of experience in futures. I thought that I would use this installment of "The Finance Professor" to describe five ways to better understand what index futures and index arbitrage are and how these futures can affect you. 1. What Index Futures Are A futures contract is a highly
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