Investing in Dow Jones Futures

Investing in Dow Jones Futures

If you’re interested in investing, you may want to consider a Dow Jones futures contract. This type of contract allows investors to hedge against the potential value of an asset, while speculating on its value.

Price limit

Dow Jones futures are derivative contracts based on the value of the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA). They are traded on the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT).

The DJIA is comprised of 30 companies. The futures contract closely tracks the index value during regular U.S. stock market trading hours.

A Dow Jones futures price limit applies during normal trading hours. However, there are exceptions. For example, when the index has lost 5% of its value, the limit will be triggered. This causes a sudden increase in the value of the index.

When the index goes under a limit, a stop order will be placed on outstanding contracts. In addition, cash settlement will be used to liquidate the contract. This will occur on the final settlement day of the contract. If the stock goes under a limit in the following trading day, the trading shall be suspended for a period of 15 minutes.

In addition to the index, there are three other major stock-index …

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