futures contract

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n futures contract an agreement to buy or sell a specific amount of a commodity or financial instrument at a particular price on a stipulated future date; the contract can be sold before the settlement date
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Usage

In literature:

Contracts are dealings between men, by which they make arrangements for the future.
"The Common Law" by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Grain handlers were not only buying freely, but were contracting for future delivery.
"The Pit" by Frank Norris
A secondary one, was to obtain a contract for future supplies.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
Contracts for the future are mere speculation, as a rule.
"Prairie Farmer, Vol. 56: No. 1, January 5, 1884." by Various
If it be a contract in futures, he is required to conform to the weekly settlement rules.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
No boy ever willfully contracted a disease that would produce so much future misery as that resulting from one of the venereal diseases.
"Herself" by E. B. Lowry
No future contract under which a citizen could be enslaved or imprisoned for debt was permitted.
"Historic Tales, vol 10 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
It is fully within the moral right of legislators to regulate the conditions of future contracts.
"The Map of Life" by William Edward Hartpole Lecky
There is considerable trading in future contracts; and a standard form has been adopted by the Exchange.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
Hence, the necessity of future contracts between merchants and spinners.
"The Fabric of Civilization" by Anonymous
It is the "future" contract, which eliminates the risk of the market from the carefully managed cotton business.
"Bremen Cotton Exchange" by Andreas Wilhelm Cramer
This plan seemed to contemplate a bequest of unsettled contracts to future generations of unsuspecting brokers.
"The New York Stock Exchange in the Crisis of 1914" by Henry George Stebbins Noble
There is an important distinction between a contract to sell in the future and a present sale.
"Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman" by Albert Sidney Bolles
The state makes drafts on the future, contracts loans, public debts.
"The Origin of the Family Private Property and the State" by Frederick Engels
But if you've already 'sold' it using a futures contract, whoever bought that contract is the one who's got to eat the loss.
"The Samurai Strategy" by Thomas Hoover
In the absence of any harassing care for the future, early marriages were almost universally contracted.
"The Conquest of Canada (Vol. 2 of 2)" by George Warburton
In future, contracts from surgeons and chemists will be accepted on the same terms as those already received from refreshment caterers.
"Mr. Punch's Railway Book"
That morning he had signed a contract with Canon Krayevski, as the future organist of Ponikla.
"Hania" by Henryk Sienkiewicz
Attempts have been made on the basis of the contraction theory to find out the past history of the sun and to predict its future.
"Astronomy" by David Todd
We have returned the money we received for it, and canceled the contract for its future appearances.
"The Behavior of Crowds" by Everett Dean Martin
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In news:

Annuities are contracts that pay lump sums or scheduled payments at some point in the future.
The Mobile assembly plant would give Airbus its first assembly site in America, improving its chances of winning new orders from US airlines and strengthening the company's position in bidding for future competitions for Pentagon contracts.
But the Zips also have a blend of experience and youth that could be dangerous this season while setting them up for success for the foreseeable future — or at least until the end of Dambrot's 10-year contract.
Crude oil prices rose slightly in electronic trading Oct 30 in the New York market, but the front-month natural gas futures contract fell 3% on fear of extended power outages in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.
So it's offering a stock market futures contract in a bottle.
The underlying futures contract is the one with the same delivery month as the option.
Love is taking the Timberwolves back to the future with his immature rant over a contract that he signed 11 months earlier.
Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) offers confidential contracts with one-sided terms as they search for a future World Cup site.
(AP) — Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams is in the second year of the five-year, $43.5 million contract yet his future in Carolina has never been more uncertain.
Interest-rate swap futures and centrally cleared swaps may become a viable alternative to over-the-counter contracts.
The Long Beach City Council this week approved a contract for the installation of a dozen charging stations throughout the city, with the possibility of additional stations in the future.
Nearby corn futures were down 1% for the week, losing 8 cents per bushel as September contract went into delivery (there have been none thus far) and spec longs exited.
Regulators said he failed to disclose an $8.3 billion position on a futures contract that came back to hurt Goldman in December 2007.
The contract allows for future expansion to 50 slips.
The bellwether front-quarter contract on Nordic power futures exchange Nasdaq OMX Oslo lost ground day on day at Wednesday's close in tune with the Day-ahead market, following the release of Nordic hydropower stock data.
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In science:

In Fig. 1, we illustrate this behavior on the return distributions of the Euro future contract, sampled in 5 minutes units.
About the non-random Content of Financial Markets
We have shown how to achieve the construction of such a system on the Euro future contract at high frequency. A typical element of the dynamics of this system is then accessible, namely the trend-following content involved in a more complex architecture on volatilities.
About the non-random Content of Financial Markets
Figure 1: Trade return distribution on the Euro future contract using 5 minutes quotes.
About the non-random Content of Financial Markets
It is not known what the spacetime developments of the perturbed data do in the contracting direction toward the singularity, but in the future direction, they find that in fact the perturbed spacetimes asymptotically approach the flat spacetimes from which they have been perturbed.
Matters of Gravity, the newsletter of the Topical Group in Gravitation of the American Physical Society
Reversing the direction of time (i.e., the future of t, t + dt, transforms into t− dt), the contracting universe is mapped into an expanding one whose scale factor grows with no bound as t tends to −∞.
Relic gravitational waves in the expanding Universe
Conversely, in a 4D contracting universe filled with radiation consisting of N species in thermal equilibrium, the singularity theorems imply the the solution will reach a future singularity.
Cosmological Entropy Bounds
If an epoch of accelerated contraction lasts, it will inevitably run into a future singularity, in conflict with bound S H ≤ S H g .
Cosmological Entropy Bounds
For future reference, we will introduce the complete contractions we will be studying.
The decomposition of Global Conformal Invariants I: On a conjecture of Deser and Schwimmer
In the backward evolution, the quana) The k=0 case. tum evolution follows our post big-bang branch at low densities and curvatures but undergoes a quantum bounce at matter density ρ ∼ 0.41ρPL and joins on to the classical tra jectory that was contracting to the future. b) The k=1 case.
Singularity Resolution in Loop Quantum Cosmology: A Brief Overview
In the LQC effective equation, on the other hand, ˙a vanishes when ρ = ρcrit at which a quantum bounce occurs: To the past of this event, the universe contracts while to the future, it expands.
Singularity Resolution in Loop Quantum Cosmology: A Brief Overview
Currently, futures contracts for deposits upto ten years into the future are actively traded.
Comparison of Field Theory Models of Interest Rates with Market Data
Significant historical data for contracts on deposits upto seven years into the future are available.
Comparison of Field Theory Models of Interest Rates with Market Data
Market VaR is defined to be the 5% level of the distribution of possible market prices of a contract at a specified future time.
Weather forecasts, Weather derivatives, Black-Scholes, Feynmann-Kac and Fokker-Planck
Otherwise they should intersect in a nontrivial line which has to contract to the future (being in F s ) and to contract to the past (being in F u ).
Problems from Topology Proceedings
It is used as the basis for settlement of interest rate contracts on many of the world’s ma jor future and option exchanges as well as most Over the Counter and lending transactions.
On pricing of interest rate derivatives
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