Derivatives gives you greater liquidity than most other assets. They are an excellent avenue to help you leverage on anticipated market movements and an effective tool to hedge your risks, speculate and earn returns in a relatively shorter duration. Derivatives do away with the need to invest a large amount of capital upfront and allowing you to benefit from market movements.
Benefits of trading a derivative contract via futures or options are:
Better Liquidity, Hedging, Risk flexibility, Higher returns with low margins and Leverage.