Futures

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Is a company: no

Is a proper noun: no

Synonyms

  • futures contract

Definition of Futures

  1. Contracts to buy something in the future at a price agreed upon in advance. Futures first developed in the agriculture commodity markets, but often involve foreign exchange, Eurodollar deposits, and government bonds.

Related Terms and Acronyms

  • Issuer Definition,
    • A legal entity that develops, registers, and sells securities including stocks, bonds and derivatives.
  • Securities/Investment Dealer Definition,
    • One who acts as the agent for another party to buy and sell securities and other investments; also an underwriter.
  • Security Definition,
    • Property designated as collateral.
    • A tradable financial implement that represents ownership, the rights to ownership or debt.
    • A document stating ownership of a stock or bond.
  • Debt Issues Definition,
    • The issuance of bonds or other forms of debt on the public markets.
  • Derivatives Definition,
    • Financial contracts whose value is derived from the value of some underlying asset, rate or index. Derivatives are used as risk-management tools by governments and corporations to reduce exposure to risk, mainly related to fluctuations in foreign-exchange and interest rates. Derivative instruments include swaps, options, futures and forward contracts and are used by banks in two principal activities: sales/trading and asset/liability management.
  • Secondary Market Definition,
    • A market where financial instruments such as stocks, bonds, options and futures are bought and sold to investors.
  • Debt Definition,
    • Money one person or firm owes to another person or firm.
  • Equity Definition,
    • The value of a property minus outstanding mortgage debt and other liens.
    • Ownership in an asset.
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