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Futures Spread

What does Futures Spread mean?

A long-short futures position that provides exposure to a difference in two prices. A futures spread is a technique of the simultaneous purchase and/or sale of two different but related futures instruments.  The investors exploits the price difference between the two futures contracts.

Futures Knowledge Explains Futures Spread

A futures spread is an arbitrage technique to earn quick but limited profit.  The long and short futures in a spread are generally correlated, so they tend to partially hedge one another. So futures spread treading carry low risk. Calendar spread and vertical spread are examples of futures spread.

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