Suppose there is a future contract with a market price of $100 and its lot size is 50, so can I purchase the lot at $100? And while selling before expiry or in intraday, suppose the price is $150, so will I get the return equivalent of $(150-100)*50?

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    Futures contracts do not have strike prices, to start with. Strike Prices are options, not futures.
    – TomTom
    Jan 8, 2021 at 10:50
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    Most (maybe all) futures contracts are quoted in a unit price. So your futures contract will be for $5,000 total, not $100. And you don't "purchase" a futures contract like you do a stock. You enter into the contract and pay the difference when it settles (or when you sell to close your position).
    – D Stanley
    Jan 8, 2021 at 14:30


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