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an agreement to buy or sell a specific amount of a commodity or financial instrument at a particular price on a stipulated future date

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In March and June 2015, Epoch traded in those futures contracts by dealing in 'calendar spread contracts' during a 'roll period' in the lead up to the expiration of the contracts.
The salient features of the PMEX wheat futures contracts include compulsory delivery, swift payment to seller or farmers, quality certification of wheat and availability of multiple grades of wheat for trading.
CME Group senior director of metals products Young-Jin Chang said, "This new futures contract complements our US and European aluminum premium futures contracts along with our North American physical aluminum contract, and we now have a global suite of aluminum products to better address our customers' risk management needs.
While the MSCI Futures contracts launched last week were designed for an institutional investor base, these two products of Mini Indian Rupee Futures primarily have a retail focus.
CME Group, a diverse derivatives marketplace, is launching North American physically delivered Aluminium futures contracts to start trading on May 5, 2014, pending all regulatory approvals.
DGCX's new polypropylene futures contract, the first in the Mena region, will create a transparent market and new pricing benchmark for the region, said a statement.
Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange (DGCX) on Tuesday announced that it will launch its new plastics futures contract on February 28, 2014.
CME Group announced several changes to its soft red winter wheat futures contract Aug.
The new delivery-based futures contract will meet the hedging needs of all the market participants including the millers, retailers, wholesalers, corporate buyers and even consumers among others.
4) For the tax treatment of securities futures contracts, generally, and the treatment of such contracts under the rules governing short sales, wash sales, and straddles, see Q 7694.
On Tuesday, 4,467 WTI futures contracts were traded.
CME Group, the world's largest and most diverse derivatives exchange, today announced 14 new petroleum swap futures contracts, scheduled to begin trading on March 22 for trade date March 23.
The DME Oman Crude Oil Futures Contract is increasingly recognized as the first successful exchange traded contract for price transparency in the East of Suez markets, joining West Texas Intermediate (WTI) and Brent crude oil futures contracts as the world's benchmarks for crude oil.
DUBAI: The Dubai Mercantile Exchange (DME) will begin trading two new financially-settled futures contracts for Brent and Oman crude oil from June 2.
Both of these new futures contracts will be traded electronically on DME Direct, the Exchange's electronic trading system.