Futures are a little bit different than options, although they do work in a lot of similar ways. For instance, just like options, futures are bought or sold regarding a particular underlying commodity. As such, the future prices will be determined by the way in which the commodity is doing. If it looks like the prices of that commodity will go way up, then that will have a major effect on the price of the futures. You should also keep in mind that if the commodity prices go down, that will also have a major effect on the futures.
Essentially, future prices are a contract that the seller will sell the underlying commodity on a particular date. This is one of the key differences between futures and options. While there is an expiry date for options, and they do have a particular set strike price, there is no obligation to actually sell options. As a result, if the stock market does not go the way that the seller is expecting, options have a way out. However, with futures, there is also an obligation to sell. Therefore, if the commodity prices change in the wrong direction, either the buyer or the seller of a future may end up losing money.
There is no way to get out of a futures contract except for the seller of the contract to buy it back. This is not usually recommended, but if the commodity prices have dropped too far and the seller would like to cut their losses it is possible.
If you have purchased a future and find that you do not think you’ll be able to or want to exercise it on the expiry date, then it is possible to sell the future to another party. It is important to make sure that you do that as soon as possible if you think that the future will cause you to lose money. This will make it more likely that you’ll be able to recoup any of your losses, as there may still be some people who are willing to take a chance with that future.