A standardized, transferable, exchange-traded contract that requires delivery...
A standardized contract for the future settlement and/or delivery of a given quantity of the underlying product or cash at a specified price on a specified future date. Examples of futures are currency futures, government bond futures, stock index futures, etc. Buyers and sellers of futures contracts have obligations to accept/make the delivery of the underlying product or cash on the specified date.
(or future contracts), contractual agreements to buy or sell specific amounts of interest rates, currencies, commodities, or stock indexes, at certain dates in the future for specific prices.
A future is a contract to buy an underlying security or commodity at a fixed price at a future date.... more on: Futures
An obligation to buy or sell an asset on a specific date at a set price.
Agreement to buy or sell a set number of shares of a specific stock in a designated future month at a price agreed upon by the buyer and seller. A future is a type of derivative. There are two types of futures contracts, those that provide for physical delivery of a particular commodity or item and those which call for a cash settlement. The month during which delivery or settlement is to occur is specified.
An agreement to buy or sell commodities, shares or currency at a future date for a price fixed today. Futures traders do not intend to take delivery of the subject of the contract, but try to buy or sell contracts in anticipation of their value increasing or decreasing.
A derivative transaction between two counterparties wherein the seller agrees to fix the price for a predetermined quantity of an underlying commodity, security, bond or currency in a specified delivery period. The buyer becomes "long" the futures position while the seller becomes "short." Futures contracts are generally liquidated (i.e. - traders that are long futures sell their positions to traders that are short) prior to contract expiration, and physical delivery of the underlying asset is extremely rare. Futures are traded exclusively on regulated exchanges such as the NYMEX and traders settle up with the exchange each day based on the market value of their positions.(To top of page)
Short for futures contract, which is an agreement to make or take delivery of a commodity at a specified future time and price. The contract is transferable and can therefore be traded like a security. Although futures contracts were once limited to commodities, they are now available on financial instruments, currencies and indexes. Non-commodity futures contracts often differ from their predecessors in important respects; for example, "delivery" on an index is irrelevant.
A financial contract that obligates the buyer (seller) to purchase (sell and deliver) financial instruments or physical commodities at a future date, unless the holder's position is closed prior to expiration.
Exchange-traded contracts which are firm agreements to deliver or take delivery of a standardised amount of an underlying financial instrument or commodity at a standardised date in the future at a predetermined price. Futures exist in currencies, money market deposits, bonds, shares and commodities. Trade Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) Treasury bond future is the world's most actively traded derivative contract in terms of volume. The Chicago Mercantile (CME) Eurodollar contract has the world's largest open interest.
Contracts that cover the purchase and sale of financial instruments or physical commodities for future delivery at a predetermined quantity, date and price.
Contracts dealing with commodities, currencies, and indices. A futures contract is an agreement between two parties to buy or sell the specified item for a certain price at a later date.
A contract for the purchase and sale of a commodity, financial instrument or index at a fixed price at a fixed date in the future. Futures contracts were originally invented to allow those who regularly buy and sell goods to protect themselves against future changes in the price of those goods. In other word, the futures markets evolved to allow producers or consumers to hedge their risk.
An agreement that a seller delivers and a buyer receives a commodity or a financial instrument at a future date at the contracted price. A Futures Contract is a legal commitment, standardised in terms of underlying product and tick value.
A common type of derivative. Futures are contracts to accept or make delivery of a particular commodity by a certain date.
Contracts for the purchase or sale of commodities in the future, usually on or before a particular date. Futures contracts on fixed income instruments such as Treasury bills are referred to as financial futures.
Agreements to deliver or accept delivery of a standardized amount of something on a specific date at a pre-determined price. Futures contracts can be applied to the following instruments: currencies, money market deposits, bonds, equities, and commodities. The key differentiator between futures and forwards is that futures are traded via an exchange (CBOE, CME) whereas forwards are traded over-the-counter (OTC).
A commodity contract is a commitment which requires delivery or receipt of a commodity at an agreed future date, at an agreed price established by public auction in the trading pit of an organized public commodity exchange. Gangue: Waste rock surrounding and/or within an ore which must be separated in order to extract the desired mineral.
Standardized assets bought or sold for future acceptance or delivery. .
An investment instrument that involves a contract 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 involves an obligation to purchase or sell.
contracts for the sale and delivery, usually of commodities, at a future time according to pre-established conditions; used by hedgers seeking to lock in prices and insulate themselves from price swings, and by speculators seeking capital gains.
Exchange traded instruments allowing purchase or sale of underlying assets at an agreed price at some date in the future.
A contract that requires the exchange of an asset at a specified price on a specified date in the future.
An EEX future is the binding contractual obligation to buy (buyer of futures) or to deliver (seller of futures) a specified amount of electricity at a specified price during a specified period of time in the future (delivery period). At the moment physical delivery is not provided for.
a financial contract for buyers to purchase assets at a predetermined future date and price
an agreement to trade an asset on a specified future date at a specified price
These should carry health warnings... losses can be unlimited! Only for the very experienced investor, or for those without high blood pressure. A future is a contract for an investor to take delivery of a bond, commodity or share at a specified price at a specified future date.
A derivative investment in which parties agree on an obligation to buy or sell a specified quantity of an underlying asset at some time in the future, and the price.
Contracts to buy or sell a commodity on a specified day for a preset price. Similar to stocks, these contracts are traded on exchanges.
Contracts standardized by an exchange for the purchase or sale of a commodity at a future date.
Contracts for securities or goods bought or sold at a fixed price for future delivery.
Financial contracts which require the owner to buy or sell a security or commodity at a certain price before or on a certain date. These speculative securities can be used to make large bets on the direction in prices for a particular commodity, stock or market index. (see also Options)
A contract to buy or sell a specified amount of a commodity, asset, foreign currency or interest rate on an agreed date and at an agreed price. Many of the products structured and traded by investment banks will involve futures at some level. At Barclays Capital futures are at the heart of our business and are traded on behalf of a diverse global client base.
Contracts to buy or sell securities at a future date.
is a contract between two counterparties to trade an asset for a given time period and a specific price. An exchange traded product whose characteristics are uniform, standardized products. The trades are done through an exchange thus credit risk is with the clearing firm.
Contracts concerned with transactions of financial instruments, such as bank bill futures or bond futures, that allow investors to hedge against adverse movements in interest rates or share prices. (see also Equity trusts)
Exchange-traded contracts that give the holder the right to buy or sell a certain commodity, currency, or financial instrument at a specified price at a specified period of time.
A future is a contract to buy or sell a commodity sometime in the future. Commodities include things such as coffee, lumber, oranges, etc.
Entering a contract now to fix a price for the future. At expiry the difference between the contract price and the actual settlement price is usually paid or received.
A contract 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 contract involves an obligation (not an option) to purchase or sell and can generate indeterminate losses; especially where futures are traded on margin, losses can significantly exceed the cost of the initial investment. (see Margin)
An agreement to purchase or sell a commodity for delivery in the future: (1) at a price that is determined at initiation of the contract; (2) that obligates each party to the contract to fulfill the contract at the specified price; (3) that may be satisfied by delivery or offset.
Contracts to buy or sell a security at a predetermined price on a specified future date. Each contract is between the Bank and the organized exchange on which the contract is traded.
Types of derivative that allow you to bid for the right to pay a future value on either an index option or a commodity.
An obligation to buy or sell a specified quantity and quality of an underlying asset at a particular time in the future, at an agreed price.
Generic term for exchange-traded contracts creating an irrevocable obligation to buy or sell an underlying asset at a defined date in the future.
A standardized contract for the purchase or sale of a commodity which is traded for delivery in the future.
A Futures Contract is an agreement between a buyer and a seller to receive and deliver on a future date a specified amount of a product at an agreed price.
A financial contract that encompasses the sale of financial instruments or physical commodities for future delivery, usually on a commodity exchange. Futures contracts try to "bet" what the value of an index or commodity will be at some date in the future.
A way of trading financial instruments, currencies or commodities for a specific price on a specific date in the future. Unlike options, futures give the obligation (not the option) to buy or sell instruments at a later date. They can be used to both protect and to speculate against the future value of the underlying product.
A futures contract specifies a quantity of a commodity, share or index, the price and the delivery date. The contract commits the user to buy or sell the item in question when the delivery date arrives, unlike an option which does not impose any obligation.
A standardised, transferable, exchange-traded contract that expires on a specified future date.
A type of contract established to pay today for something that will be delivered at a fixed future date.
A type of derivative that allows you to bid for the right to buy or sell an index or a commodity at a set price up to a known future date. Typically the deposit required on purchase is as little as 10 per cent of the contract price. This means that with futures you can lose 100 per cent or even more of your investment.
A futures contract is a contract to purchase a specific underlying instrument at a specific time in the future, for a specific price. All futures are exchange-traded contracts and they're standardised in terms of delivery date, amount and contract terms. Traders use futures contracts to speculate on the direction of an underlying instrument (including indices). Banks and other financial institutions use them to hedge their portfolios against adverse fluctuations in the price of an underlying exposure. Such hedging is possible becasue you can short futures contracts - i.e. sell the futures contract.
A term used to designate all contracts covering the purchase and sale of financial instruments or physical commodities for future delivery on a commodity futures exchange.
Exchange traded contract on commodities, interest rates, stock indices, currencies etc.
When commodity exchanges added stock index contracts and currency contracts, the term "futures" was developed to be more inclusive.
The contract between two parties to buy or sell a commodity, or security, at a fixed price at a fixed price date in the future.
An obligation to make or take delivery of a specified quantity and quality of an underlying asset at a particular time in the future, and at a price that was agreed when the contract was made.
An agreement to buy or sell a specific amount of a commodity or financial instrument at a specific price on a specified future date.
Contracts to buy a commodity or other financial instruments at a future date and at a set price.
Contracts traded on an exchange specifying a future date of delivery or receipt of a specific commodity at a prearranged price.
A standardized, transferable contract that requires delivery of a commodity, bond, currency, or stock index, at a specified price, on a specified future date.
All contracts covering the purchase and sale of financial instruments or physical commodities for future delivery. These orders are transacted on a commodity futures exchange.
An exchange traded contract that confers an obligation to buy/sell a commodity at a specific price on a specific date. Futures contracts have standardized specifications such as contract size.
Any contract to buy or sell a standard financial instrument, currency or index, at a predetermined future date and at a price agreed through a transaction on an exchange.
A futures contract is a contract to buy or sell securities or other goods at a future date at a pre-determined price.
A binding agreement between two partners to buy or sell a specific amount of an exactly defined commodity or financial instrument at a particular price on a stipulated future date.
A forward contract that trades on an organized exchange allowing traders to take position in the market at a future date futures
Contracts giving the obligation to buy or sell an asset at a set date in the future
Futures refers to wine purchased prior to being released by the winery. Some wineries offer futures on wine in the barrel, or in the bottle but not yet released, or even before the grapes are harvested. Usually, but not always, futures can be purchased for less than the retail price of the wine when released.
Securities or goods bought or sold for future delivery. There may be no intention to take them up but to rely upon price changes in order to sell at a profit before delivery.
Futures contracts are legally binding commitments to deliver or take delivery of a specified commodity, financial instrument, or index at a future specified time at an agreed-upon price.
Exchange traded contracts specifying a future date of delivery or receipt of a certain amount of a specific tangible or intangible product. The commodities traded in futures markets include stock index futures, agricultural products like wheat, soybeans and pork bellies; metals; and financial instruments. Futures are used by business as a hedge against unfavorable price changes, and by speculators who hope to profit from such changes.
A contract to buy or sell an amount of a commodity for a specific price at a specific point in the future.
Contracts that require delivery of a commodity of specified quality and quantity, at a specified price, on a specified future date. Commodity futures are traded on a commodity exchange and are used for both speculation and hedging.
a contract to buy or sell a specified asset at a fixed price at some future time. Futures differ from forward contracts in that they are traded on a futures exchange. Initial and variation margin is also paid or received to eliminate any counterparty credit risk.
A contract to buy or sell specific amounts of a specific commodity (such as grain or foreign currency) for an agreed-upon price at a certain time in the future.
refers to a kind of contract giving a present right to or obligation of future delivery at a fixed price. Cooperatives often engage in the commodities futures market to secure a price for members' agricultural commodities.
A contract that obligates the owner to buy or sell a certain quantity and quality of an underlying asset at a predetermined price at a future date.
Contracts to buy something in the future at a price agreed upon in advance. They first developed in the agriculture commodity markets but often involve foreign exchange, Eurodollar deposits and government bonds.
Futures contract Gate Good-til-canceled (GTC)
Contracts to buy or sell assets, such as shares or commodities, at agreed prices but delivered and settled later.
A foreign exchange instrument where one may contract to purchase or sell a standard amount of foreign currency, at a set price for expiration on a set date, the third Wednesday of January, March, April, June, July, September, October, and December.
a derivative investment, an obligation to buy or sell a specified quantity of an underlying asset at some time in the future, at a price which is agreed when the contract is executed.
An agreement to trade a commodity at some point in time in the future at an agreed price by the buyer and seller. A future change in the value of the commodity does not affect the price of the futures contract.
A supply contract that obliges the seller to provide, and the buyer to take, delivery of a specified amount of a commodity, at a specified location, and at a predetermined price.
The standardized contracts covering the purchase and sale of financial instruments or physical commodities for future delivery on a regulated commodity futures exchange.
Contracts stipulating the purchase or sale of commodities, currencies or securities of a specified quantity, at a specific price and on a predetermined date in the future. Futures, like derivatives, are traded on exchanges. In contrast to forward contracts, futures contracts are not usually intended for the actual delivery of the underlying financial instruments, but for trading and hedging purposes. Also, in contrast to forward contracts, futures are not tailored contracts but are standardised in terms of quantity, price and maturity periods.
A term designating the standardized contracts covering the sale of commodities for future delivery on a futures exchange.
See on: Investopedia A financial contract obligating the buyer to purchase an asset (or the seller to sell an asset), such as a physical commodity or a financial instrument, at a predetermined future date and price. Futures contracts detail the quality and quantity of the underlying asset; they are standardized to facilitate trading on a futures exchange. Some futures contracts may call for physical delivery of the asset, while others are settled in cash.
A term used to designate the standardized contracts covering the sale of commodities for future delivery on a commodity exchange. 182
An exchange-traded contract in which the seller agrees to deliver a specified commodity or financial instrument at a future date at a specified settlement price. A risk in the futures market is that the seller must pay the price of the underlying security on settlement date, which may be substantially greater than the price on the date on which the contract was sold. Futures are traded on farm products, industrial metals and fuels, financial market indexes and on common interest-sensitive instruments such as benchmark bonds, bankers acceptance notes and treasury bills.
A contract which requires the delivery of a commodity at a specific price on a particular date in the future.
(or futures contract) a contract to deliver a product at a certain time in the future. In our case, the product is the election outcome.
Agreement to buy a security for a set price at a certain date. Futures contracts usually involve commodities, indexes or financial futures.
Agreements to buy or sell a specific amount of a commodity or financial instrument at a set price on a specific future date.
See Futures Contract.
Exchange-traded contracts. They are firm agreements to deliver (or take delivery of) a standardized amount of something on a certain date at a predetermined price. Futures exist in currencies, money market deposits, bonds, shares and commodities. The Chicago Board of Trade's Treasury bond future is the world's most actively-traded derivative contract. The Chicago Mercantile Exchange's Eurodollar contract has the world's largest open interest.
a contract to buy or sell commodities in the future
A contract where you agree to buy or sell assets at a set price on a fixed date in the future.
Futures magazine is a U.S. based monthly magazine about commodity futures contracts, stocks, options, derivatives and forex.