If you are bullish on , you can profit from a rise in price by taking up a long position in the futures market. You can do so by buying (going long) one or more futures contracts at a futures exchange.

Example: Long Futures Trade

You decide to go long one near-month Futures contract at the price of 0.0000 per . Since each Futures contract represents 0 s of , the value of the futures contract is 0.0000. However, instead of paying the full value of the contract, you will only be required to deposit an initial margin of 0.0000 to open the long futures position.

Assuming that a week later, the price of rises and correspondingly, the price of futures jumps to 0.0000 per . Each contract is now worth 0.0000. So by selling your futures contract now, you can exit your long position in futures with a profit of 0.0000.

Long Futures Strategy: Buy LOW, Sell HIGH
BUY 0 s of at 0.0000/ 0.0000
SELL 0 s of at 0.0000/ 0.0000
Profit 0.0000
Investment (Initial Margin) 0.0000
Return on InvestmentNaN%

Margin Requirements & Leverage

In the examples shown above, although prices have moved by only 10%, the ROI generated is NaN%. This leverage is made possible by the relatively low margin (approximately 0%) required to control a large amount of represented by each contract.

Leverage is a double edged weapon. The above examples only depict positive scenarios whereby the market is favorable towards you. If the market turn against you, you will be required to top up your account to meet the margin requirements in order for your futures position to remain open.

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