Ranking of brokers with access to FORTS market
Along with the Forex market standard tools, such as the major currency pairs and crosses, the best brokers and dealing centers try to offer their customers additional financial instruments. In recent years more and more popular acquires the ability to trade futures and options Russian FORTS. This page ranking of brokers with access to FORTS market.
The term FORTS (from the English Futures and Options on RTS -. Futures and options on stock exchange RTS) appeared in 2001, and represents a set of trading technology developed by the Exchange "Saint Petersburg" in the mid 90s. These technologies are designed to work with fixed-term obligations - options and futures on the popular Russian assets, such as RTS, shares of large Russian companies, bonds, and Urals oil.
Futures - the obligation to buy or sell in the future at current prices at the moment, at a pre-determined specifications (quantity, packing, delivery date or "expiration"). Trade in such contracts is very similar to ordinary shares trade, but it has several important advantages:
- Buyers do not need to pay for the acquired asset itself;
- The seller is not obliged to carry out their own supply, that is not required to provide actual goods to the buyer;
- Parties make sure the guarantee obligation, in the amount of 5-15% of the contract value, which serves as collateral.
When a contract is closed (at the counter transaction), warranty back sides. Thus, the available resources can be purchased at 10-20 times more contracts than in the case of full payment. It is leveraged and gives considerable profit. Under the rules of FORTS is no additional fee for the use of these funds and the commission on deposit.
Options give the right (but not the obligation) to make a purchase and sale in the future at a pre-agreed price. Conditions of work with these contracts like futures terms, but their main purpose is to hedge the transaction on the underlying assets, reducing this potential risk in the trade.
Despite the high potential profitability FORTS contracts novice trader needs to understand that the high leverage entails great risks. Under unfavorable circumstances likely to lose all the money in a very short time. It is known that the largest and most scandalous bankruptcy stock it happened in the options market.