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Contributed By: CME Group

Event Contracts allow investors to trade the outcome of certain futures markets using short-term, limited risk contracts offered by CME Group, including underlying equity index, currency, energy and metals contracts. Interactive Brokers enables trading of such Event Contracts using its EventTrader platform.

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The anatomy of an Event Contract and how key contracts can be used to position for potentially profitable outcomes.

This lesson explains pricing and purchase of Event Contracts at a price, and how the profit/loss can be viewed.

Not all Event Contracts will be profitable. This lesson explains the potential downside risk of a losing position.

Suppose one morning that an investor has a hunch about the price of gold. He suspects its price will close the day sharply higher than its current trading price. The investor can now buy a short-term Event Contract at a fixed cost that would provide a known payout should his view turn out to be … Continue reading Trading Event Contracts Using EventTrader

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