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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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It is argued that this assumption is justified by the lag between dividend announcement and ex dividend date and the short time period over which the pricing of SPI futures contracts is examined.
SFAS 52 deals with foreign currency transactions, including accounting for foreign-currency forwards and currency swaps, and SFAS 80 addresses the accounting for regulated interest-rate and commodity futures contracts.
Traders start selling off stocks, not because of the gloomy economic news but because the futures contracts have dropped below the value of the equivalent bundle of actual stocks and they want to lock in a quick profit.
Teucrium designs investment vehicles that include transparency via the intraday indicative value (IIV), a publicly published valuation of the fund's holdings provided by the NYSE, updated every 15 seconds as the underlying futures contracts trade throughout the day.
The Euro-Swap Futures complement Eurex s existing offering of European benchmark futures contracts which covers German, French and Italian government bonds by adding a further important interest rate segment of the international financial market.
The DGCX Copper futures contracts will trade from 8:30AM to 11:30PM Hours Dubai Time or 10:00AM to 1:00PM India Time or 12:30PM to 3:30AM Singapore Time.
For more information on Rolling Daily and Futures contracts , consult the Capital Spreads website.
Summary: DUBAI - Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange said on Thursday that it recorded a 49 per cent increase in the volume of Indian rupee-dollar futures contract year-to-date compared to the same 2008 period.
We will be looking to start the LNG futures contract reasonably soon," David Rutledge said during a visit to Singapore this week.
Futures contracts can be traded just like stocks up until the time they are due.
purchases 20 July 1995 futures contracts (each for 5,000 bushels) that allow the holder to buy the grain at $3 per bushel and take delivery in July.
If your company is considering taking the self-insurance route to control healthcare costs, maybe you should investigate health insurance futures contracts.
For futures contracts on the Standard & Poor's index of 500 stocks (S&P 500) and on the New York Stock Exchange Composite (NYSE) index, the pre-crash margin requirement on existing positions (maintenance margin) provided clearinghouses a lower level of protection against price moves than that provided in the stock (cash) market.
The JGB futures contract is one of the most active long-term interest rate futures contracts in the world, with its annual trading volume in 2006 reaching 12,049 thousand contracts.
Brazilian bourse BM&FBOVESPA will launch on 15 August eight new currency futures contracts - two mini contracts and six contracts for currencies that are new for the exchange.