Options on futures present traders with a variety of flexible, economical trading strategies. Traders can use options alone, or in combination with futures contracts, for strategies that cover virtually any risk profile, time horizon, or cost consideration.

      Options on futures provide:

      • The ability to hedge cash and futures positions against an adverse price direction without giving up the benefits of favorable price movements.
      • The availability of hedging protection at many different levels of cost and degrees of protection.
      • A means for businesses and investors to act aggressively or conservatively on views about the direction and volatility of prices for the various futures markets.

      Because the underlying instrument of an options contract is a futures contract for a specific commodity, market participants can use options to cover themselves against volatile swings in futures prices, just as futures can be used to protect against volatile moves in the prices of the underlying physical commodities.

      NinjaTrader offers options on all major futures contracts: equity indices, currencies, interest rates, agriculture products, metals, energy,
      and more.

      Each options contract specifies:

      • The right to buy or sell a futures contract
      • The commodity and contract month of the futures contract
      • The price at which the futures contract will be bought or sold
      • The expiration date of the option

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      Futures, foreign currency and options trading contains substantial risk and is not for every investor. An investor could potentially lose all or more than the initial investment. Risk capital is money that can be lost without jeopardizing one's financial security or lifestyle. Only risk capital should be used for trading and only those with sufficient risk capital should consider trading. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. View Full Risk Disclosure.

      The trading of virtual currencies and Bitcoin futures carries additional risk. Prior to trading virtual currencies, please view NFA & CFTC advisories providing more information on these potentially significant risks.