An Introduction to Futures for Investors Interested in Futures Trading

 
InvestorIdeas.com Announces Expanded Investor Educational Resources – An Ongoing Audio Interview Series with optionsXpress® Building Knowledge on the Futures Market

POINT ROBERTS, Wash., Delta B.C., June 15, 2007 - www.InvestorIdeas.com, a leading global investor and industry portal specializing in sector investing, announces expanded educational resources for investors with the launch of an ongoing interview series with optionsXpress, Inc., a subsidiary of publicly-traded optionsXpress Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: OXPS) covering the topic of futures trading.

This first discussion provides investors with the very basics on futures, how they are traded and how investors interested in this market can get started. Each interview in this series will provide information that expands on the previous discussions to allow investors to build on their knowledge of the futures market.

There are several key benefits that can make investing in futures contracts a wise addition to an investment portfolio. According to Mr. Michael Zarembski, a Futures Analyst with optionsXpress, a pioneer in equity options and futures trading, “Financial leverage is one of the biggest benefits to trading any futures contract but it is also one of the biggest risks. Leverage is the ability to buy or sell a commodity with a small fraction of the underlying value of the contract on deposit or margin and, as a result, it can magnify investing profits and losses substantially.”

To listen to the optionsXpress educational podcast interview: www.investorideas.com/podcasts/oxpodcast.xml

For all of the optionsXpress educational interviews visit: www.investorideas.com/ox/

About optionsXpress Holdings, Inc:
optionsXpress Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: OXPS), a pioneer in equity options and futures trading for the retail investor, offers a comprehensive and innovative suite of online brokerage services for investor education, strategy evaluation and trade execution. Through its subsidiaries optionsXpress, Inc., an online retail brokerage specializing in equity options and futures, and brokersXpress, LLC, an online trading and reporting platform for independent investment professionals, the company provides a wide range of proprietary investor tools, outstanding customer service and competitive commissions that have led to recognition as the leading online brokerage firm by Barron's in four consecutive annual surveys (2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006) and by Kiplinger's Personal Finance in 2006. Futures involve substantial risk and are not appropriate for all investors. Please read “Risk Disclosure Statement for Futures and Options” or available by calling 1-888-280-8020 prior to applying for an account. optionsXpress, Inc. and brokersXpress, Inc. members NASD, SIPC, NFA. www.optionsxpress.com

About InvestorIdeas.com:
InvestorIdeas.com® is a leading global investor and industry news research resource portal covering over thirty industry sectors and global markets. InvestorIdeas.com sector portals are designed to provide tools and research for investors to research stocks and industry trends prior to investing. From stock directories to online trading links, audio interviews, industry articles, financial columns and online conferences with industry experts, the site provides a comprehensive suite of resources, but does not provide direct stock recommendations. www.InvestorIdeas.com

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InvestorIdeas.com® - Podcasts: www.investorideas.com/podcasts/iipodcast.xml . Hear the latest CEO and analyst interviews, roundtables with industry experts and online investor conferences as an additional source of research and due diligence. Shrewd Speculators Podcast, Market and Sector Commentary with Kevin Sylla and Eric Axel: www.investorideas.com/podcasts/sspodcast.xml. Podcasts are also available on our Audio portal: www.investorideas.com/audio_stocks/
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Disclaimer: www.InvestorIdeas.com/About/Disclaimer.asp. Our sites do not make recommendations, but offer information portals to research news, articles, stock lists and recent research. Nothing on our sites should be construed as an offer or solicitation to buy or sell products or securities. We attempt to research thoroughly, but we offer no guarantees as to the accuracy of information presented. All information relating to featured companies is sourced from public documents and/ or the company and is not the opinion of our web sites. The site is compensated by featured companies, news submissions and online advertising. optionsXpress is an InvestorIdeas.com content partner and does not compensate InvestorIdeas for this service. However, InvestorIdeas.com and optionsXpress have other advertising and marketing arrangements, and as part of these arrangements, optionsXpress may pay fees or other forms of compensation to InvestorIdeas.com.
For more information contact:
Dawn Van Zant: 800-665-0411 -  dvanzant@investorideas.com
Ann Marie Fleming: 866-725-2554 -  afleming@investorideas.com
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