If you are interested in getting big returns with options futures trading, it is important that you understand how options futures work. Like all options stock, options futures are derivatives. An option represents the agreement between two parties to make a transaction at a later, specified, date. Like all futures, options futures deal in the predicted value of a given stock. A smart futures investor agrees to buy stocks that are expected to increase in value in the near future. The stock’s price is based on the stock’s predicted value. Because of the risk involved in predicting a future price, however, the investor pays less for futures stock than they would for regular stock. When the predicted growth occurs, the value of the stock increases. Investors earn even higher returns when the growth is larger than predicted.