Is there something analagous to a futures market for bitcoins? So that I could, say, contract to sell bitcoins in September for $25, or buy them in December for $20?
This would take some of the volatility out of the market, and reduce the risk for a miner who wants to buy a bunch of rigs, but wants to hedge his future revenue to match his capital investment in case of a market crash or to offset the volatility.
Like the previous reply said, the answer is yes. There's no volume, and almost nobody participating in that market right now. It's a bit premature. Perhaps it will see adoption in the next few months, but for now, it is indeed nascent.