stock-index futures


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Noun1.stock-index futures - a futures contract based on a stock index; a bet on the future price of the indexed group of stocks
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
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The Commission, which is set to issue its verdict in early February, is mainly concerned about overlaps in the stock options sector in Europe and in stock-index futures and interest rates.
stock-index futures, yields on 10-year Treasuries and the dollar all advanced Friday after employers added the most jobs in three years, boosting optimism that the economic recovery is accelerating.
Investors are also becoming cautious ahead of Friday's special quotation fixing for settling September stock-index futures and option contracts, said Kenichi Azuma, equity strategist at Cosmo Securities Co.
The first is federal authority to set margins for stock-index futures contracts, and the second is the "exclusivity provision" of the Commodities Exchange Act (CEA).
stock-index futures rose Friday after employers added 180,000 jobs last month and the jobless rate unexpectedly fell, bolstering speculation that consumer spending will keep the economy growing.
Investors are also reluctant to take positions ahead of Friday's special quotation fixing for settling September stock-index futures and option contracts, he added.
It is frequently argued that leveraged trading in stock-index futures and options, encouraged by low margin requirements on derivative products, has led to increased volatility in the prices of the underlying stocks.
The sharp increase in volume is due mainly to special quotation fixing for settling September stock-index futures and option contracts.