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Maximizing Capital Efficiency With Futures Trading Leverage

Originally published at: https://optimusfutures.com/tradeblog/archives/futures-trading-leverage/%20

This article on Futures Trading Leverage is the opinion of Optimus Futures. What do equity options, real estate, and futures have in common? They all harness the power of leverage. For example, in some cases, all you need is 20% for a down payment to get some property. Here’s how it works with futures. One gold futures contract leverages 100 troy ounces. If gold futures are trading at $1800, then one gold futures contract leverages you $180,000 worth of gold. At a smaller scale, micro gold futures contracts control 10 troy ounces, or $18,000 worth of gold using the scenario…