How can a retail trader identify other derivative instruments to trade, and how can one go about doing so?


Other derivatives include warrants which are equivalent to a very long term option, futures contracts and single stock futures. Outside the US there are CFDs (Contract for Difference).

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  • Thanks, perhaps the question I should've asked then is what kinds of futures are available to the retail trader (oil, pork, soy, gold, etc.)? And how does a retail trader trade them? – JDM Sep 23 '18 at 4:34
  • To find out the kinds of futures that are available to the retail trader, Google: "Futures Market Symbol List". To trade them, you need an account at with a futures broker. I traded some 30+ years ago and quickly realized that they were not for me so I really don't have anything more than that Captain Obvious information to offer you. – Bob Baerker Sep 23 '18 at 10:50

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