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London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange

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Automated Pit Trading

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(APT) (UK).The London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange's screen-based trading system started in November 1989, which offers extended after-hours trading beyond that of the ...
Baltic Exchange

Baltic Exchange  

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(UK).A commodities, freight-chartering, and maritime exchange engaged in bringing together available ships and cargoes. With the advent of air-freight and charters, the exchange has diversified into ...
commodity market

commodity market  

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A market in which commodities are traded. The main terminal markets in commodities are in London, New York, and Chicago, but in some commodities there are markets in the country of origin. Some ...
counterparty risk

counterparty risk  

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The credit risk assumed when undertaking a transaction with another party that they will be unable or unwilling to honour their commitments. Sometimes measured as the cost of replicating or ...
delivery factor

delivery factor  

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An adjustment to the prices of bonds delivered in futures contracts where a range of securities can be delivered.
derivative

derivative  

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A tradable security whose value is derived from the actual or expected price of some underlying asset, which may be a commodity, a security, or a currency. Derivatives include futures contracts, ...
Euronext NV

Euronext NV  

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A market and clearing system for equities and traded derivatives, established in September 2000 with the merger of the Amsterdam, Brussels, and Paris stock exchanges. It acquired the London futures ...
exchange option

exchange option  

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1 An option that allows the holder to exchange one underlying for another.2 See exchange-traded option.
exchange-traded option

exchange-traded option  

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An option traded on one of the institutional markets, such as the London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange or the Chicago Board Options Exchange; such options have standard terms ...
financial futures

financial futures  

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A futures contract in currencies, interest rates (see interest-rate futures), or other financial assets. The contract is a standard one, which is exchange-traded. Until about 1970 trading in ...
Futures and Options Exchange

Futures and Options Exchange  

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The principal European exchange for soft commodities. A successor to the London Commodity Exchange, which it replaced in 1987, it merged in 1996 with the London International Financial Futures and ...
futures contract

futures contract  

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An agreement to buy or sell a fixed quantity of a particular commodity, currency, or security for delivery at a fixed date in the future at a fixed price. Unlike an option, a futures contract ...
interest-rate futures

interest-rate futures  

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A form of financial futures where the pay-off from the contract is determined by an interest rate. These futures can be used either to hedge, that is to reduce risks, or to speculate, accepting extra ...
International Commodities Clearing House

International Commodities Clearing House  

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(ICCH) (UK).The clearing house for transactions undertaken on the London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange and other derivatives exchanges in London.
London Clearing House

London Clearing House  

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(LCH) (UK).The clearing house that handles the settlement of derivatives transactions for the London-based exchanges: International Petroleum Exchange; London Futures and Options Exchange; London ...
London Commodity Exchange

London Commodity Exchange  

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(LCE)A commodity exchange, which emerged in 1954 as a successor to the London Commercial Sale Rooms. In 1987 it became the Futures and Options Exchange (London FOX), Europe's leading market for ...
London Stock Exchange

London Stock Exchange  

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(LSE)The major European stock exchange. The LSE began in the coffee houses of 17th-century London and grew to become the most important institution in the ...
London Traded Options Market

London Traded Options Market  

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(LTOM)A former subsidiary company of the London Stock Exchange. In 1992 this market, dealing in traded options in equities, merged with the London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange ...
pit

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An area of a market or exchange in which a particular stock, financial future, or commodity is traded, especially one in which dealings take place by open outcry. Authorized dealers in these markets ...
Recognized Investment Exchange

Recognized Investment Exchange  

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(RIE) (UK).An exchange authorized by the Securities and Investments Board to act as a marketplace for buying and selling financial instruments under the terms of the Financial Services Act, 1986.[...]

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