stock-index futures


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a futures contract based on a stock index

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While we continue to believe that the SROs should play a lead role in structuring margin policy, the Board believes that federal oversight is important to ensure that margins on stocks and stock-index futures are adequate to protect against a wide range of conditions.
The need for federal regulation of margins on stock-index futures has become clearer in recent years, especially in light of behavior during periods of market stress.
Indeed, the margins applied against stock-index futures are only one part of the total amount of margin held to protect the integrity of the clearing organizations and member firms.
Which agency, the CFTC or the SEC, is better suited for oversight of stock-index futures is less clear to us.
When you are at a limit, it does calm things down,'' said Robert Ray, who supervises stock-index futures trading for Dean Witter Reynolds at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.
So it appears, traders said privately, that some of those money managers began selling contracts on stock-index futures instead to try to protect themselves from further losses on their portfolios.
Brokers said investors refrained from further buying ahead of Friday's special quotation (SQ) fixing for settling June stock-index futures and options contracts.
Brokers said investors increasingly adopted a wait-and-see stance ahead of Friday's special quotation (SQ) fixing for settling June stock-index futures and options contracts.
Trading was heavy, mainly due to the day's special quotation fixing for settling March stock-index futures and options contracts.
Trading was heavy, partly because of the day's special quotation fixing for settling February stock-index futures and option contracts.
A majority of the deals Friday involved trading linked to special quotation fixing for settling September stock-index futures and option contracts.
Japan summit meeting in New York and Friday's special quotation fixing for September stock-index futures and option contracts.
Also chilling the market was selling of major issues in connection with the day's special quotation fixing for settling September stock-index futures and option contracts.
79 billion yen, as a result of losses in stock-index futures trading at the parent company, it said.