The Canadian Derivatives market is for the advanced traders that understand statistics and probability.
At first glance, the derivatives markets looks like an online gambling site until you look at the different instruments available. Upon closer inspection, it becomes clear that the traders are looking at current and/or past events to determine what the future price of a security may be. Derivatives are much riskier, and anyone wanting to trade in the derivatives market is encouraged to thoroughly understand the different types of derivatives and specialize on one derivative type. Use the virtual trading platform to test your skills to ensure that you do understand since the risk of loss of capital is greater for an uneducated investor.
I have no experience in the derivatives market, but ensure that you use limits when placing an order.
Derivatives is where traders will buy insurance on their stock to minimize loss.