What are Futures?

A Futures contract is essentially a contract between a buyer and seller of a product for an agreed price at a future date. Products that are commonly traded as a Futures contract includes products like crude oil, precious metals, grains, currencies, stock indices and more.

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Why should you trade Futures?

  • Futures contracts are leveraged. Investors can trade large contracts at just the fraction of the cost, making it a cost-efficient instrument
    e.g. You buy 1 lot of MSCI Singapore Stock Index Futures valued at $30,000. Your initial margin required is only $2,090.
  • Profits are multiplied if the market moves in your favour. However if the market moves against your position, your losses may also be magnified 
  • Trading opportunities in both rising and falling markets
  • Excellent liquidity for popular Futures contracts
  • Versatile tool for hedging your investment portfolio
  • Tap global opportunities with over 250 contracts to trade from

Stock Index Futures

Stock Index Futures offer a flexible and affordable alternative to your stocks investment as they replicate the performance of the underlying stock market. They double as a versatile hedging and trading instrument to help protect you against, or profit from stock market fluctuations.

Clearing Memberships & Trading Access

Clearing Memberships and Trading Access

Commodity Futures

Commodity futures are contracts with nature’s resources as underlying assets. With commodities gaining popularity as an important alternative asset, you can now invest in commodity futures to enhance your portfolio diversification, hedge against inflation and obtain returns.

Precious Metals

Precious Metals
Gold, Silver, Platinum and Palladium

Base Metals

Base Metals
Copper, Aluminium , Lead, Nickel and Tin

Agriculture Futures

Soybeans, Rubber, Crude Palm Oil, Corn, Wheat and Sugar

Emergy Futures

Light Sweet Crude, Brent Crude, Natural Gas, Gasoline, Heating Oil

Currency Futures

As an alternative to Spot Forex, currency futures allows you to manage the risks associated with currency rate fluctuations and to take advantage of opportunities stemming from these changes in currency rates. Phillip Futures offer regular size contracts (100-125K) as well as mini contracts (10K) for investors.     

Interest Rate Futures

Interest rates futures enables you to hedge your interest rate risks and potentially reduce the overall cost of borrowing and financing. By locking in interest rates at a fixed rate, you can protect your assets and liabilities from the impact of volatility. Interest rate futures provides you the opportunity to gain from the accuracy of your market views on global interest rates movements and pricing. 

Get Started with Phillip Futures

Click here to open a Phillip Futures account today. To view the Futures Product Information Sheet, click here.

For more information on Futures & Options trading, please give us a call at (65) 6538 0500 or send an email to our Client Service Desk at futures@phillip.com.sg.