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backwardation

backwardation  

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A situation in which the futures price (or forward price) of a commodity is lower than the spot price. See also contango; forward and futures.
basis trade facility

basis trade facility  

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(BTF).A feature offered on some financial futures exchanges allowing a position in futures to be exchanged for the underlying. It is similar to the commodities markets's against actuals, exchange for ...
Chicago Board of Trade

Chicago Board of Trade  

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(CBOT)A US exchange for trading in commodities and financial futures. It started in 1848, trading in grain. A screen-based trading system was introduced in 2000. CBOT was purchased by the Chicago ...
Chicago Mercantile Exchange

Chicago Mercantile Exchange  

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(CME)Founded in 1898 for trade in futures contracts on agricultural commodities. The exchange introduced the first financial futures contracts in May 1972. See also CME Group.http://www.cme.com ...
CME Group

CME Group  

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The exchange that provides the widest range of futures and options products. CME Group was formed in 2007 through the merger of the Chicago Board of Trade and the Chicago Mercantile ...
commodity

commodity  

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A standardized good, which is traded in bulk and whose units are interchangeable. Commodities are mostly the output of the primary sector, that is, agriculture and mining, or semi-processed products. ...
contango

contango  

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A situation in which the futures price (or forward price) of a commodity is higher than the spot price. See also backwardation.
currency future

currency future  

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A financial futures contract in which a currency for forward delivery is bought or sold at a particular exchange rate.
Deutsche Terminbörse

Deutsche Terminbörse  

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(DTB)A futures and options exchange that opened in Frankfurt in 1990. In 1998 it merged with the Swiss Options and Financial Futures Exchange to form Eurex.
differential future

differential future  

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(USA).A type of financial future contract traded on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange which has a payment linked to the differences in price performance between two underlying assets (cf. spread).[...]
financial future

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A futures contract where the underlying is a financial instrument such as a money-market deposit, a bond, an

Financial Futures Market Amsterdam

Financial Futures Market Amsterdam  

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(Netherlands).Nes 49, 1012 KD Amsterdam (tel. 31 (0) 20 550 4555; fax 31 (0) 20 624 54 016). That part of the Amsterdam Stock Exchange that trades financial futures.[...]
forward-exchange contract

forward-exchange contract  

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An agreement to purchase foreign exchange at a specified date in the future at an agreed exchange rate. In international trade, with floating rates of exchange, the forward-exchange market provides ...
forward-exchange market

forward-exchange market  

The market where a contract can be agreed for the delivery of a currency at a future date for a fixed price. See also forward and futures.
futures

futures  

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A contract to buy or sell a specified resource at a fixed price at some agreed time in the future. See also emissions banking.
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 ...
futures exchange

futures exchange  

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An institution whose purposes is to provide a regulated market for trading futures contracts (cf. spot market). Different exchanges specialize in different kinds of contracts. Most futures are traded ...
hedge

hedge  

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Protecting one's cash flow, income, or capital against inflation by buying equities or making other investments that are likely to rise with the general level of prices.
index futures

index futures  

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A financial futures contract on a financial index. On the FTSE 100 Index (see feature The Financial Times Share Indexes) the trading unit is £25 per index point; thus if a futures contract is ...
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 ...

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