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financial futures

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 ...

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A Dictionary of Accounting (5 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
41 words

... futures A futures contract in currencies, interest rates, or other financial assets. The contract is a standard one, which is exchange-traded. In the UK financial futures and options are traded on the LIFFE . See also hedge ; portfolio insurance...

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A Dictionary of Economics (5 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Social sciences, Economics
Length:
90 words

...financial futures Futures contracts in currencies, interest rates, or stock indices. Futures contracts, like forward contracts, commit both sides to a transaction on a future date at a pre-arranged price. Futures contracts are traded in futures markets on organized exchanges. These contracts can be used either for hedging to reduce the risks traders are exposed to, or for speculation , taking on extra risk for the sake of expected profits. Financial futures are traded in the UK on the London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange...

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A Dictionary of Business and Management (6 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
139 words

... futures 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 financial futures did not exist, although futures and options were dealt in widely on commodity markets . However, instantaneous trading across the world coupled with accelerated international capital flows combined to produce great volatility in interest rates, stock-market prices, and currency exchanges. The result has been an environment in which...

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A Dictionary of Finance and Banking (6 ed.)

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Current Version:
2018

... futures 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 financial futures did not exist, although futures and options were dealt in widely on commodity markets . However, instantaneous trading across the world coupled with accelerated international capital flows combined to produce great volatility in interest rates, stock-market prices, and currency exchanges. The result has been an environment in...

Financial Futures Market Amsterdam

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The Handbook of International Financial Terms

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005

... Futures Market Amsterdam ( Financiële Termijnmarkt Amsterdam ) (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...

Australian Financial Futures Market

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The Handbook of International Financial Terms

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005

...Financial Futures Market ( AFFM ) (Australia) . A division of the Australian Stock Exchange. 20 Bond Street, Sydney, NSW 2000 (tel. 61 (0) 2 227 0000; fax 61 (0) 2 251 5525). Established in 1976...

Swiss Options and Financial Futures Exchange

Swiss Options and Financial Futures Exchange (Switzerland)   Reference library

The Handbook of International Financial Terms

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005

...Options and Financial Futures Exchange ( Soffex ) (Switzerland) . Neumattstrasse 7, CH–8953 Dietikon. (tel. 41 (0) 1 740 3020; fax 41 (0) 1 740 1776). Established in 1988 . Trades futures and options on Swiss financial instruments. See low exercise price option...

Tokyo International Financial Futures Exchange

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The Handbook of International Financial Terms

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005

...International Financial Futures Exchange ( TIFFE ) (Japan) . 2-2-2 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100 (tel. 81 (0) 3 3275 2111; fax 81 (0) 3 3275 4840). Established on 25 April 1989...

London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange

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A Dictionary of Economics (5 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Social sciences, Economics
Length:
67 words

...London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange ( LIFFE ) A financial futures market opened in London in 1982 to provide for trade in options and futures contracts. These include government bonds, stock indices, currencies, and interest rates. The London Traded Options Market merged with LIFFE in 1992 ; LIFFE added Options to its title, but kept the acronym unchanged. LIFFE is now part of NYSE Euronext...

Kuala Lumpur Options and Financial Futures Exchange

Kuala Lumpur Options and Financial Futures Exchange (Malaysia)   Reference library

The Handbook of International Financial Terms

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005

...Lumpur Options and Financial Futures Exchange ( KLOFFE ) (Malaysia) . 20th Floor, Pernas International, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur (tel. 60 (0) 3 244 6423; fax 60 (0) 3 241...

London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange

London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange (UK)   Reference library

The Handbook of International Financial Terms

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005

...International Financial Futures and Options Exchange ( LIFFE ) (UK) . Cannon Bridge, London EC4R 3XX (tel. 44 (0) 71 623 0444; fax 44 (0) 71 588 3624). The UK's most prominent financial futures and options exchange, established in September 1982 . It initially was a futures market only, but subsequently now also trades options on ordinary shares following the merger with the London Traded Options Exchange ( LTOM ) in March 1992 . It offers futures and options on futures contracts in sterling, Deutschmarks, yen, and Swiss francs, twenty-year...

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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
12 words
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 ...
Australian Financial Futures Market

Australian Financial Futures Market  

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(AFFM) (Australia).A division of the Australian Stock Exchange. 20 Bond Street, Sydney, NSW 2000 (tel. 61 (0) 2 227 0000; fax 61 (0) 2 251 5525). Established in 1976.[...]
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.[...]
Tokyo International Financial Futures Exchange

Tokyo International Financial Futures Exchange  

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(TIFFE) (Japan).2-2-2 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100 (tel. 81 (0) 3 3275 2111; fax 81 (0) 3 3275 4840). Established on 25 April 1989.
Swiss Options and Financial Futures Exchange

Swiss Options and Financial Futures Exchange  

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(SOFFEX)A financial futures exchange in Zurich that was set up by the Zurich, Basle, and Geneva stock exchanges in 1988. In 1998 it merged with Deutsche Terminbörse to form Eurex.
Kuala Lumpur Options and Financial Futures Exchange

Kuala Lumpur Options and Financial Futures Exchange  

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(KLOFFE) (Malaysia).20th Floor, Pernas International, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur (tel. 60 (0) 3 244 6423; fax 60 (0) 3 241 0857).
London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange

London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange  

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(LIFFE)A financial futures market opened in London in 1982 to provide for trade in options and futures contracts. These include government bonds, stock indices, currencies, and interest rates. The ...
Utopianism

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
Length:
4,929 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...and, after Thomas More 's Utopia ( 1516 ), as the literary genre commonly associated with such aims. The utopian desire can assume many forms, such as *millenarianism , scientific enthusiasm, speculation about distant worlds, the description of model constitutions, imagined futures and communities, and conceptions of the past or ‘golden age’ of any society or mankind in general. The literary genre, in addition, is usually taken to encompass a spectrum of speculative works including dystopias, or satires upon perfectionist aspirations. Eighteenth-century...

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