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Connecting Students to the Economics of the World Around Them

Econ Essentials resources explore the dynamic ways that students’ lives connect to the global economy, while equipping students with an understanding of core economic principles through the lens of food, fuel and finance. These standards-aligned interactive learning resources create timely real-world connections to everyday life, all of which are brought to life by the industry-leading insights of Futures Fundamentals.

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Futures Fundamentals is an industry-wide education initiative designed to simplify and explain complex market topics. Through interactive features and rich content, the website explains the role of futures markets in everyday life and provides information on the derivatives industry as a whole. Students can explore important topics like futures, hedging and speculating through videos, quizzes, games and easy-to-understand infographics.

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Why do Futures Matter?

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Introduction to Futures & Derivatives

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Food Prices Explained

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Who Trades Futures Markets?

Continue your learning journey today on Futures Fundamentals and discover how futures play an essential role in the world around us.

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