futures contract

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Noun1.futures contract - an agreement to buy or sell a specific amount of a commodity or financial instrument at a particular price on a stipulated future date; the contract can be sold before the settlement date
derivative instrument, derivative - a financial instrument whose value is based on another security
stock-index futures - a futures contract based on a stock index; a bet on the future price of the indexed group of stocks
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Ten year Commonwealth Treasury Bond futures contracts are traded on the ASX 24 Market.
ISLAMABAD -- In an endeavor to augment the portfolio of agricultural commodities in domestic futures market, the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) has approved listing of wheat futures contracts on Pakistan Mercantile Exchange Limited (PMEX).
CME Group has traded the first Aluminum Japan Premium (Platts) futures contracts, trading a total of 622 futures contracts, the company said.
The Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange (DGCX) today announced the launch of two new pairs of Mini Indian Rupee (INR) futures contracts denominated in British Pound (INRGBP) and Euro (INREUR) respectively.
International Resource News-March 19, 2014--CME to introduce North American physically delivered Aluminium futures contracts
The Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange (DGCX) and Dalian Commodity Exchange (DCE) today announced the simultaneous launch of their respective polypropylene futures contracts at the Middle East Plastics Seminar in Dubai.
The new DGCX Polypropylene plastic futures contracts will create a transparent market and new pricing benchmark for Mena region.
Buyers and sellers of futures contracts are also obligated to fulfil the futures contract agreement upon expiration.
Hedges are less efficient for farmers if a wide gap exists between futures contracts sold for price protection and money taken in from cash grain sales.
The new futures contract adds to the existing agriculture futures contracts portfolio of the PMEX, which consists of rice and palm olien involving physical delivery.
Under 2000 legislation, the definition of "equity option" (see Q 7667) was amended to include securities futures contracts (i.
Dubai: Energy and gold futures contracts on the Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange (DGCX) have seen an upsurge in trading volumes in April, with the West Texas Intermediate (WTI) futures trading platform at the DGCX recording its highest ever trading volumes this week.