Futures trading contracts are generally classified into two types, Commodities and Treasuries. Commodities refer to the contracts traded for physical delivery. Treasuries, also known as financial instruments, are futures contracts ended with a cash settlement. Futures contracts can be traded directly and electronically.

Commodity Futures trading includes oil, grain and metal contracts. Soybean, sugar, oats, corn, wheat, etc are example for agricultural commodities. Future oil contracts include crude oil, heating oil, natural gas, etc. Examples for commodity metal contracts are gold, silver, platinum, etc.

Commodity futures contracts follow the same trading principles of shares of a stock market. Point to remember that every commodity contracts end in delivery. Its online trading version always depends on speculators and hedgers.

Treasuries Futures contracts traded for cash settlement include treasury notes, bonds, short sterling, gilt, euribor, etc. These types of contacts are also popular by the name ‘currency futures’. They are normally traded through electronic platforms.

This information provided by Orient Financial Brokers (OFB), licensed and regulated by Central Bank of the UAE since 1997, to conduct brokerage in Foreign Exchange, Commodities and Money Markets. We offer a number of commodity futures including all main oil, grain and precious metal contracts. We offer all the main LIFFE and EUREX interest rate contracts, including Short Sterling, Gilt, Bund and Bobl. US and Far East contracts are available too.

OFB offers 24 hours internet on-line trading service to deal in thousands of financial instruments such as Commodities, Treasuries, Share CFDs, Stock Index CFDs, Foreign Exchange and Precious Metals through its principals.