Futures and options are tools used by investors when trading in the stock market. As financial contracts between the buyer and the seller of an asset, they offer the potential to earn huge profits. However, there are some key differences between futures and options. A futures contract is an agreement between two parties to buy or sell an asset at a certain time in the future at a certain price. An options contract gives the buyer the right to buy the asset at a fixed price. However, there is no obligation on the part of the buyer to go through with the purchase. Learn more about this through the Infographics presented.