Futureless Futurism

Futures

Meanings and phrases

futures contract

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. 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
E.g.
  • For each buyer of a futures contract there must be a seller.
  • Ten days later, the Cowboys signed him to a futures contract.
  • Following this, Blanchard signed a futures contract with the Bears.

futures exchange

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a commodity exchange where futures contracts are traded; futures market; forward market

futures market

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a commodity exchange where futures contracts are traded; futures exchange; forward market

stock-index futures

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a futures contract based on a stock index; a bet on the future price of the indexed group of stocks

futures contracts

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • In 1904, it introduced its first futures contracts.
  • If another trader A buys 2 futures contracts from trader B, then the open interest rises to 4.
  • E-mini E-minis are futures contracts that represent a fraction of the value of standard futures.
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