A contract to buy or sell a specific amount of securities or commodities for a specific price or yield on a specified future date.
A future is a contract to buy or sell a standard quantity of a given instrument, at an agreed price, on a given date.
Standardized forward contract traded on a stock exchange under which a commodity traded in a money, capital, precious metal or currency market is to be delivered or accepted at a pre-arranged price.
bulk commodities bought or sold at an agreed price for delivery at a specified future date
a contract by a person to deliver a commodity such as a specific share, foreign currency or commodity such as corn, at a specific price, on a specific date
a contract that gives an investor the obligation to buy or sell a security at an agreed-upon price during a specified period
a contract to buy or sell the underlying asset for a specific price at a pre-determined time
a more organized form or a forward contract
an exchange-traded derivative which is similar to a forward
an obligation to buy or sell a fixed quantity of the underlying asset at a certain price for a specified period of time
a right and an obligation to buy or sell an asset
A contract giving the obligation to buy or sell an asset at a set date in the future.
A contract to buy or sell standardised amounts of a commodity or financial instrument at a specific date in the future. Unlike forwards, futures are negotiable, and because they are standardised they approximate to what many investors want. The aim of this type of instrument is to make futures markets liquid, so that dealing is easy. Futures prices are related to the current price of the commodity, adjusted for the cost of carry.
An instrument which gives the buyer the right to purchase a security at a specified future date at a predetermined price.
A contract to buy or sell a standard quantity of a specified security on a fixed future date at a price that is agreed today.
A futures contract is a legally binding arrangement by which one party commits to buying a standard quantity and quality of an asset from another party on a specified date in the future, but at a price agreed today. The counterparty is obliged to sell the asset at the agreed price and agreed date. Because the price is agreed at the outset the seller (buyer) is protected from a fall (rise) in the price of the underlying in the intervening time period.
Exchange-traded derivative. The parties are contractually obliged to buy or sell a certain amount of a given underlying at a specified time in the future and a predetermined price.
A contract that obligates its holder to purchase or sell a commodity or security at a specific price on a given date.
an exchange-traded contract that confers an obligation to buy/sell a commodity at a specified price and amount on a future date.
all contracts for future delivery of financial instruments or physical commodities sold
Forward contract that is traded on an exchange
A standardized, exchange-traded contract that requires delivery of a commodity, bond, currency, or stock index, at a specified price, on a specified future date. Unlike options, futures convey an obligation to buy.
A future is a contract used to designate the delivery of a slelected commodity on a specified date at a specified price. This instrument is very risky, as it is simply a way for investors to gamble on how they preceive the direction of the commodity to change. Because the trading of futures contracts is very restricted in a mutual fund setting, they are prohibited in the Marketocracy competition.
An exchange-standardized contract for the purchase or sale of a commodity at a future date.
An agreement to buy or sell an item at a future date, at a price agreed now.
Standard Term contract where the future sale and purchasing of shares, values and precious metals is set out.
A term used to designate all contracts covering the sale of financial instruments or physical commodities for future delivery on a commodity exchange.
An exchange-traded derivative that is similar to a forward.
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.
A legal agreement to buy or sell a standard quantity of a specified asset for delivery at a fixed future date at a price agreed today. Futures are traded on futures exchanges, such as LIFFE or the London Metal Exchange. They are available in a range of assets, such as wheat and copper and also on indices, such as the FTSE 100.
A form of forward contract to buy or sell a set quantity of shares or commodities in the future at a pre-agreed price.
A standardized agreement, traded on a futures exchange, to buy or sell an instrument at a specified price at a date in the future. The contract specifies the instrument, quality, quantity, delivery date and settlement mechanism.
This is a contract where you are obligated to buy or sell a commodity at a future date, at a fixed price which is agreed now. Whilst wealthy private individuals trade them, futures are normally traded by institutions as a substantial amount of risk can be involved. A future is a derivative.