Futures Trading Basics: Rolling /ES Contracts | Closing the Gap: Futures Edition

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Like options, futures contracts have a set expiration date. In the case of E Mini S&P 500 futures (/ES), these long and short contracts expire to cash, and the settlement value is either added to or subtracted from your account. Traders also have the option of rolling their contract forward to establish their directional assumption to expire at a later date. Today, we discuss the advantages of rolling /ES contracts as a Calendar spread, therby reducing transaction fees and also establishing a new position in one click. Plus, tastytrade explains when the best time to roll contracts forward is and discuss how short term interest rates and dividends will dictate a positive or negative carry for the roll! Catch this segment and learn a crucial futures trading concept!

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