Introduction to futures: Speculation and hedging

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Futures markets give traders many ways to express a market view, while using leverage. Join us to learn how to get started trading futures and how futures can be used to hedge a stock portfolio.


Rachel Weir
Active Trader Consultant, E*TRADE Securities LLC

Rachel Weir is an Active Trader Consultant with E*TRADE Securities LLC, with several years of experience in the financial services industry. Rachel started her career with OptionsHouse as a member of the derivatives and futures trade desk. In her time at E*TRADE, she has presented at various education and trading events across the county, teaching attendees about E*TRADE trading platforms. Rachel graduated from Saint Mary’s College with a BBA in finance and marketing. She currently holds the FINRA Series 7, 63, 24, and NFA Series 3 licenses.