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Futures Curves: CNBC Explains

CNBC Explains
Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 9:44 AM ET
Futures Curves: CNBC Explains
Futures curves are important for companies to understand trading commodities on the open market. Salman Khan of the Khan Academy explains them in detail.

Futures curves are important for companies to understand trading commodities on the open market. However, for investors looking to buy into this market, understanding futures curves is key to analyzing investments in this area while businesses can plan for greater stability in their supply chains, known as hedging. Salman Khan of the Khan Academy explains.

From this video, you’ll understand:

  • How settlement prices for commodity futures relate to spot prices
  • What factors could shift a futures curve





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