Derivative instruments

Make investments or hedge risks with futures

A future, or a futures contract, is an agreement which imposes an obligation / gives the right for the customer to buy or to sell a specified asset on a specified future date at a specified price. When buying or selling a future, the customer pays a commission fee to the bank. The amount of the commission fee depends on the futures exchange on which the future is traded and the number of futures contracts traded.

Frequently asked questions

  • What are the advantages of using futures?

  • What type of investors may use futures?

  • How can one make a profit using futures?

  • What risks do futures entail?

  • What are the conditions of futures?

  • What do I need in order to be able to trade futures?

  • What are the underlying assets of futures?

  • How to give orders for trading futures?

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Further information about futures contracts is provided in the Guide for Transactions in Financial Instruments, available on - "Protection of investor interests".