Provides an introduction to futures, what they are, what is their use in hedging, and their usefulness in providing forecasts. Also basically covers the risk. Contains a list of raw materials currently in futures markets and the necessary qualities of goods which the listed make it a tradable futures market.

Provides an introduction to futures, what they are, what is their use in hedging, and their usefulness in providing forecasts. Also basically covers the risk. Contains a list of raw materials currently in futures markets and the necessary qualities of goods which the listed make it a tradable futures market.
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David E. Bell
8 pages.
Release Date: 13 December 1982. Prod #: 183126-PDF-ENG
Note on futures contracts HBR case solution