Majority of investors would agree that that the futures market is a key economic center. A hub for intense competition among buyers and sellers and also a means to stabilize prices. The futures market is particularly precarious and intricate by nature. If that does not scare you, then you have the heart for online futures trading. But first things first, it is very important for you to know that when trading futures online or not, you never actually buy or sell anything physical; you are merely entering into an agreement to do so at a future date.
While you will perform the role of either buyer or seller or both, in trading futures, you are just a speculator, expecting to profit from increasing or decreasing prices. You do not intend to make or take the actual delivery of the goods you are trading, your goal is to buy at a minimum and sell at the highest possible price or vice versa, therefore making your purchase earn you a profit. Prior to the expiry of your contract you will need to sell your contractual obligation to take or make delivery.