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What is Futures Trading?

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Futures trading is a type of contract-based trading in which two parties, such as a buyer and a seller, make a deal. Both sides can agree on a price at which they will buy and sell the underlying assets. Stocks or other financial securities can be the underlying asset. Futures end on a certain date. Before the futures contract's end date, both parties need to make their trade. Stock exchanges keep an eye on every contract.

A futures contract is for traders who know what they're doing. You can use futures to protect your portfolio and take advantage of opportunities. Open an F&O account with Share India to start trading futures. Share India will give you live updates and good insights.

When you trade futures, take note of the expiry date and the contract size. In India, the expiration date for derivative investments like futures is the last Thursday of expiry month. It’s also worth noting in futures trading you can trade futures contracts having a near month expiry, the next month expiry, or far month expiry. In derivative trading, one must also be aware of the contract size or lot size. A single futures lot may contain multiple units of the underlying assets. The number of units per lot depends on the underlying asset.

Since derivative trading in the share market involves trading lots containing multiple units of the underlying assets, unlike the cash market where you can trade individual units of the assets, futures trading has a higher entry barrier. However, that said as a futures trader, you take a future position by paying only a portion of the entire transaction called margin. You pay the remaining amount when you settle the contract during expiry.

If you wish to become a practitioner of derivatives trading in India, it is also essential that you know how futures contracts are settled. In the case of index futures (Nifty or Bank futures), the difference is settled in cash. However, in the case of stock futures, the contract is settled by delivering or accepting the delivery of the stock.

Futures trading can be a great way to create wealth if you understand the derivative trading and trade responsibly.

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  • Go to the Share India site, Click on Open Demat account, and then enter your email & phone number.

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  • After entering your personal details & income proof, complete the KYC verification.

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    Why Should You Trade in Futures?

    Hedge Your Investment Portfolio

    Trade futures to hedge large long positions in specific stocks if you foresee a potential decline in the stock’s price.

    High Liquidity

    High liquidity in the futures markets allows you to easily buy and sell futures contracts.


    Use leverage responsibly and take larger positions by deploying smaller chunks of capital.


    Futures trading can be a viable approach to diversify your investment portfolio.

    How Futures Trading Works?

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    Predetermined Price & Expiry

    When you trade a futures contract, you are obliged to transact the underlying asset on the fixed date and price.

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    Deposit the required margin

    Trading futures requires you to deposit a margin with the broker, which is a portion of the total transaction amount, regardless of whether you are buying or selling.

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    Take a long or short position

    Take a long position or buy the futures contract if you believe the price of the underlying asset will see an appreciation. Derivatives in the stock market work on the research & decisions of buying and selling contracts, so if you sell the contract you believe the price of the underlying asset will decline.

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    Settle the contract or close the position before expiry

    On the expiry date, you settle the contract by buying or selling the underlying asset, in the case of stock futures, or settling it in cash in the case of index futures. Or, if you are satisfied with your profits, you can close your position before the expiry. Derivatives investment can be risky if you are a beginner or unaware about the risk of derivative trading.

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    Frequently Asked Questions on Futures Trading

    The futures trade is a contract base trade where the buyer and seller decide the number of shares to be sold to the buyer of the contract at a predetermined price and date. There is a particular date mentioned in the contract which cannot be changed and before or at that date this contract can be executed. So, the duration totally depends upon the contract expiration date. Each futures contract has a different expiry period.

    You can sell or execute the futures contract as per your requirement. But depending upon your futures strategy, you can even sell futures on the same day. It is risky to sell the futures contract over a short period. Depending upon the contract, you can execute the futures trade on the same day.

    One futures contract for one commodity. This means you need to sell one contract before buying another contract. The futures contract raises the concern of liquidity due to which buying and selling of futures contracts take time and if the trade goes in sideways there is also the chance of high leverage.

    It is not necessary to hold the futures contract till the time of the expiry date. And most traders exit the contracts before the expiry trades. So any gains and losses you make in the following trade will be settled and will accordingly adjust the margin you have to deposit till the date you decided to exit your contract.

    The futures contract in the stock market is mainly traded for profit, and the contract can be closed before the expiration period. So many futures contracts expire on the third Friday of the month, but the contracts do vary, so check the contract specifications of any and all contracts before trading them in the stock market.

    Yes, you can buy the futures contract without any leverage. For a futures contract, you need to add the margin amount to your account. Apart from these, you need to pay a premium amount which depends upon your contract value.

    The lot size refers to the number of shares traded in the futures contract. When you trade in futures there will be a number of shares mentioned in the contract, this number comes in lots. Each futures contract contains different lot sizes or groups of shares to be traded between the two parties of the futures contract.

    According to the SEBI rule, the trader needs to have at least 50% funds of their futures and options contract. The margin requirement for a futures contract completely depends upon the value of the underlying assets. You must maintain a minimum amount of funds in your account if you wish to trade futures. This minimum amount varies depending on the brokerage company.

    The penalty which you can face in futures trading is for not maintaining sufficient margins in the margin account. This penalty is also known as the margin penalty. A stock exchange requires traders to maintain a minimum margin for the trade. If there, is a shortage in the transfer funds then the margin will shortfall resulting in a penalty.

    The open contract is a futures contract that you bought that is still not squared off or has not yet expired.

    Futures contracts need to settle before the expiration date to avoid penalties. Therefore, executing the futures contract before the expiration date is advisable.

    The contract value refers to the current price of the futures contract multiplied by the lot size of the contract. Since the current price of the futures contract keeps changing, the value also fluctuates accordingly.

    To trade in a futures contract, you need to have a trading account, and you need to place a request through your broker for the F&O trading. You need to find the ideal futures trade, place your bid, and pay a margin amount, which will be the percentage of the contract value. After the process match, you can exchange the trade and match the requirement with available buyers & sellers.

    To trade in a futures contract involves margin payment. The volume of margin depends upon the stake size. For a general example, most brokers ask for at least 10 percent of the upfront margin before placing a trade.

    Futures is a financial contract but obligatory. The buyer & seller of a futures contract obliges to make the trade of the underlying assets within the expiry date of the futures contract.

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