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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The Securities and Exchange Board of India has permitted exchanges to launch futures trading in commodity indices.
It is well known in Islamic banking circles that on-exchange futures trading is not generally suitable for Islamic finance structures.
The multivariate analysis in which the spot trading volume, the futures trading volume and open interest were partitioned into news and informationless components, the estimated coefficient of expected futures volume component is statistically significant and negatively related to volatility, suggesting that equity volatility is mitigated when the expected level of futures activity is high.
senator from Washington State, Maria Cantwell, is calling for nominees to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to support "strong position limits" that would impose strict caps on the number of energy futures held by investors because of concerns that they are inflating prices.
The launch of futures trading is envisaged for the spring of 2010.
Women working in fund management, stock broking and futures trading are earning on average 60 per cent less than men - a pay gap more than twice the national average - a report has revealed.
These excerpts of US General Accounting Office reports review changes in energy markets that potentially affect prices and the efforts of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), to various degrees of success, to oversee trading in crude oil, unleaded gasoline, natural gas and heating oil.
India looks set to keep curbs on trading rice and wheat after extending a four-month ban on futures trading in soybean oil, rubber, potatoes and chickpeas to cool inflation, Bloomberg has reported.The halt to futures trading in the four commodities has been extended until the end of November, Anupam Mishra, director at the Forward Markets Commission, the commodity market regulator, was reported as saying.
The National Multi-Commodity Exchange (NMCE), Kochi, India, recorded 1,063 metric tons (mt) of physical delivery of rubber in the February series that expired in late February, taking the total physical delivery of the commodity since the beginning of futures trading at the exchange to 30,612 mt.
The Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) announced a proposal to integrate the dual futures trading systems of Korea Exchange into a single trading system in order to facilitate trading in futures and improve market efficiency.
As we reported in February, the London Metal Exchange, or LME, will introduce the world's first commodities futures trading in plastics on May 27.
The ANPR was developed jointly by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Federal Trade Commission, the National Credit Union Administration, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Office of Thrift Supervision, and the Securities and Exchange Commission.