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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Courtiers flatter kings with the remembrance of past distresses, as with the hopes of future good fortune.
She did not blame Lady Russell, she did not blame herself for having been guided by her; but she felt that were any young person, in similar circumstances, to apply to her for counsel, they would never receive any of such certain immediate wretchedness, such uncertain future good.
By virtue of this sentence he was, in the month of December, cast into Newgate for five years and ten months, and required besides to pay a large fine, and to furnish heavy securities for his future good behaviour.
Mrs Miller had not long left the room when Mr Western entered; but not before a small wrangling bout had passed between him and his chairmen; for the fellows, who had taken up their burden at the Hercules Pillars, had conceived no hopes of having any future good customer in the squire; and they were moreover farther encouraged by his generosity (for he had given them of his own accord sixpence more than their fare); they therefore very boldly demanded another shilling, which so provoked the squire, that he not only bestowed many hearty curses on them at the door, but retained his anger after he came into the room; swearing that all the Londoners were like the court, and thought of nothing but plundering country gentlemen.
Indeed," said Maximilian, "I have often been almost tempted to attribute to him the gift of prophecy; at all events, he has a wonderful power of foretelling any future good.
The morning had answered all her hopes, and the evening of the following day was now the object of expectation, the future good.
I felt a sort of pitying anguish over the pathos of my own lot: the lot of a being finely organized for pain, but with hardly any fibres that responded to pleasure--to whom the idea of future evil robbed the present of its joy, and for whom the idea of future good did not still the uneasiness of a present yearning or a present dread.
Braun states the traditional pure time-preference theory (PTPT) of interest as one comparing present goods with future goods.
The delegates also visited The Knowledge Mine (TKM), which is designed to support and encourage the creation of knowledge and technology-dependent start-ups by providing an affordable working environment that makes it possible for companies and entrepreneurs to devote more of their capital to R&D, testing and the production of future goods and services.
Mitigation of climate change and its destructive effects depends on how we evaluated future goods in which William Nordhaus showed the quantification of the value of the future good of environmental preservation but Nicholas Stern claimed the benefits of reducing carbon emission would be far greater than the cost of reducing them.
One example of this is the discount in value between future goods and present goods.
A purported present sale of future goods or of any interest therein operates as a contract to sell.

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