Using Futures & Options as a Portfolio Addition

Author: Marc Nemenoff, Analyst and Senior Account Executive

futures & optionsIndividuals as well as institutions can take advantage of futures and options on futures to hedge portfolio risk. Think about it, you’ve worked and planned for decades for the day when you will no longer have to depend on working to provide you with income and the ability to maintain a life style you have become accustomed to.

Stock index futures and options provide the mechanism by which you can hedge a broad portfolio of stocks by offering the ability to buy put options which in essence are an insurance policy against adverse market activity i.e. a downturn in the economy.

Of course these markets offer the speculator a broad range of diverse, regulated, and liquid markets ranging from orange juice, soybeans, treasury bonds, gold and silver, to Swiss francs. Given the devaluation of ... Download Now to Read More »


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