Options vs. Futures: What’s the Difference?

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As opposed to many other websites describing the topic options vs. futures, I don’t agree with the statement that options and futres are derivative investments. There are not at all! What they are is that they are derivative trading instruments (or derivative products, methods or whatever). But they are not investments! Though I agree that there are several similarities between both: they are both speculative, they can be highly profitable and, if you handle them in a wrong way, highly risky. In this article I will show you the difference of options vs. futures. So let’s start, folks. (more…)