A market in which futures contracts are transacted. A number of futures exchanges exist overseas for trading in physical commodity futures, eg. wheat, cotton, sugar, as well as financial futures. In Australia, the Sydney Futures Exchange has operated since 1960, dealing firstly in wool futures, then gold and other commodities including live cattle and finally moving into financial futures in the late 1970s after overcoming Commonwealth Treasury objections.
A physical location for the trading of futures and options on futures contracts. Opposite to Over the Counter (OTC) market.
Traded contracts specifying a future date of delivery or receipt of a specific product or asset. The assets include agricultural products like, pork bellies and oranges; metal; and financial instruments and indices. They are used by firms to hedge against potentially unfavorable price changes, and by speculators who hope to benefit from betting on the direction or magnitude of change.
a commodity exchange where futures contracts are traded
a meeting place where futures contracts are bought and sold
A market in which futures contracts are traded.
A central marketplace with established rules and regulations where buyers and sellers meet to trade futures and options on futures contracts.
A market for the transaction of futures contracts.
A market exchange, physical or electronic, where buyers and sellers meet to trade futures and options on futures contracts.
a market trading in futures contacts
A futures exchange, is a corporation or organization which provides a marketplace in which to trade derivatives such as futures contracts and options. Known also as Commodities exchanges, contracts transact daily in a variety of standardized products such as equities, bonds, short-term interest rates, grains, softs and currencies.