For many years futures trading has been considered either too risky or too sophisticated for the average investor. Most myths are born of ignorance, and the futures myth is no exception. For all too long, futures trading was either ignored or shunned in economics texts and, as a consequence, the general public was not educated in the basics of futures. No informed choice could, therefore, be made.Investments in securities, stocks, bonds and even stock options, however, received considerable attention. It is generally believed that trading in stocks has more historical justification and, therefore, more value in an economic education….