Currency Commodity futures Trading
Currencies futures contracts are those in which parties agree to exchange one currency for another at a predetermined date in the future, with the purchase price locked in at the current price. Our frequently updated currencies futures table tracks the futures prices of various currencies - U.S. dollar, British pound, Japanese Yen, and so on. Using the currencies futures table, traders can see the last price, the change in price, as well as the high and low futures prices. These futures quotes provide valuable information to traders hoping to attempt to profit from the rising and falling of exchange rates.
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Do Hedge funds trade commodities, futures, currency, foreign and options as well as shorting?
Yes. Some don't even sell short. Sometime they set themselves up as a hedge fund so they can borrow and use leverage. There is really no restriction on what a hedge fund can do.