The futures exchange handles all stock futures which are basically a contract between two parties for an agreed upon amount of stocks at an agreed price where the delivery of the stock and the transaction for them will happen at an agreed upon future date. Thus the name stock futures because the transaction and the exchange of money and stock happens in the future.
All this business happens at a futures exchange depending on what kind of stock you are trading or dealing with. Futures contracts are used to speculate on the price of an asset where the buyer is thinking the price is going to go up and the seller is thinking the price is going to go down unless the buyer is shorting the stock or commodity.
The major futures exchanges where investors buy and sell furures are New York Mercantile Exchange and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. The New York exchange trades an amazing $1.5 trillion every single day. Yes, that is per day.
One of the most popular and highly regarded websites for reporting futures contracts and news that reflects the trading of these contracts is Bloomberg Futures where investors can get an absolute wealth of information on all the major indexes around the world. Some of the major indexes investors like to trade in that are reported at Bloomberg Futures include energy, agriculture, industrial metals, precious metals and livestock. Individual futures include canola, sugar, gold, wheat, soybeans, silver futures, lean hogs, and of course metals such as copper (that all kinds of crooks like to steal today), gold, silver, and energy futures such as brent crude futures, natural gas futures, wti crude futures and more.
Bloomberg Stock Furures also includes all the major stock indexes from around the world including the DJIA index, the S&P 500, Nasdaq 100, Dow JOnes Euro Stoxx, Nikkei 225 and many more. All the news and reporting you need is on the Bloomberg Futures site so if you are an investor, don’t miss what his great site has to offer.
Not only does the futures part of the Bloomberg website have a lot to offer, but the entire Bloomberg site has all kinds of financial information for the professional investor and regular stock investor alike. It also features news and information on personal finance, all markets, sustainability, home energy, natural resources and more.
Bloomberg offers all kinds of news and reporting on anything that has to do with finance and your money. If it is affected by anything money, it is probably covered at the Bloomberg.com website.