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Derivatives

By CoinGecko | Updated on Mar 03, 2020
Derivatives are financial instruments whose value is derived from an underlying asset (e.g. Crude Oil, Gold, Bitcoin etc). Compared to spot markets where the underlying asset changes ownership, in derivatives markets, traders trade contracts rather than the actual assets.

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