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  Financial future - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A financial future is a futures contract on a short term interest rate (STIR).
(Expressing financial futures prices as 100 minus the implied interest rate was originally intended to make the contract price behave similarly to a Bond price in that an increase in price corresponds to a decrease in yield).
Financial futures are extensively used in the hedging of interest rate swaps.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Financial_future   (302 words)

 Leo Melamed - Essays & Speeches - The Metamorphosis of Futures and Options
I knew we would not become a permanent member of the financial establishment until we proved that we were not simply a passing fancy or a momentary blip in the financial sky.
Permanent strength for financial futures could be found by establishing first, that financial futures were a necessary tool in modern risk management and second, that they are the consequence of a long evolutionary process.
Financial futures had become not only one of the most successful business inventions of this age, they had become the most sought after and copied.
www.leomelamed.com /Speeches/85-lndn.htm   (3191 words)

Futures contracts are standardized contracts traded on a domestic or foreign exchange that call for the future delivery of specified quantities of various commodities or instruments (collectively "commodities") at a specified price, time and place.
Futures exchanges in the United States are subject to regulation under the Commodity Exchange Act by the CFTC, the governmental agency having responsibility for regulation of futures exchanges and trading on those exchanges.
The entity responsible for assuring that futures and options on futures trades for a client are properly processed and recorded or "cleared" by the clearinghouse affiliated with the exchange on which the trade took place and for holding the client's funds deposited with it as margin for the trades.
sec.edgar-online.com /2004/10/08/0001193125-04-169201/section21.asp   (4659 words)

 Futures and Options Markets, by Gregory J. Millman: The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics: Library of Economics and ...
Futures are standardized contracts that commit parties to buy or sell goods of a specific quality at a specific price, for delivery at a specific point in the future.
Futures have long been associated with agricultural commodities, especially grain and pork bellies, but they are now more likely to be used by bankers, airlines, and computer makers than by farmers.
By the end of the eighties, financial futures accounted for three-quarters of all futures volume, almost totally supplanting the agricultural commodities contracts that had been the futures industry's raison d'etre for over a hundred years.
www.econlib.org /library/Enc/FuturesandOptionsMarkets.html   (2246 words)

 Bank of England Quarterly Bulletin: Features of a successful contract: Financial futures on LIFFE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
Futures contracts are among the oldest actively traded derivative instruments.
It is also generally accepted that futures in financial assets were first introduced in 1972 by the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.
The financial futures market has grown rapidly during the last decade, mainly because of the huge increase in demand for financial derivatives.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qa3774/is_199705/ai_n8772294   (1408 words)

 Financial futures
Financial futures began in the US in the early 1970s; currency futures started trading in 1972 in Chicago and interest rate futures followed in 1976.
The Sydney Futures Exchange was the first outside the US to move into financial futures, with the launch of the bank bill contract in October 1979.
Since then financial futures trading in Australia has expanded to include share-price index futures and government bond futures.
www.anz.com /edna/dictionary.asp?action=content&content=financial_futures   (211 words)

 Managed Futures - Commodity, Financial Futures and Foreign Currency Markets
Today's investors are constantly confronted with the challenge of balancing investment strategies that attempt to capitalize on the opportunities in the global marketplace with the need to minimize the risk to their overall portfolio.
Managed futures programs are designed to offer investors access to the global futures and commodities markets by employing professional futures money managers called Commodity Trading Advisors ("CTAs").
Futures trading involves a high level of risk and is not suitable for all investors.
www.smithbarney.com /products_services/managed_money/managed_futures   (249 words)

 RefcoPCG™: Commodity Futures Trading Education, Financial Futures Central, History of Financial Futures
Eurodollar futures were the first futures contracts that did not require delivery of an underlying instrument, but were settled in cash.
In the 1990s, more financial futures products came to the marketplace, and the advent of electronic trading caused a further explosion in their popularity.
Among the newest innovations in financial futures are single-stock futures, launched in 2002, VIX futures, launched in 2004, and event futures, which are based on specific economic releases or events.
www.lind-waldock.com /edu/fin/fin_history.shtml   (673 words)

It is intended to explain what is traded, what the buyers and sellers of CBOT contracts are obliged to do, how these contracts are used to track different kinds of interest rates and prices, and to give some sense of the fundamental relationships between them.
This publication provides a number of provide practical applications with fed funds futures that are appropriate for those seeking to hedge their short-term interest rate risk and those seeking income enhancement.
Whether you seek to protect a portfolio from the price effects of interest rate volatility, to lock in today's costs for future financial transactions, or to pursue opportunities profit from your market expectations, the CBOT Treasury complex offers an economically viable means of meeting your objectives.
www.trading-futures-markets.com /forms/financial_futures_brochures.htm   (409 words)

 EconPapers: Using Financial Futures in Trading and Risk Management
Futures -- and derivatives generally -- allow economic agents to fine-tune the structure of their assets and liabilities to suit their risk preferences and market expectations.
Futures are not a financing or investment vehicle per se, but a tool for transferring price risks associated with fluctuations in asset values.
Financial futures (along with options) are best viewed as building blocks.
econpapers.repec.org /paper/wbkwbrwps/1432.htm   (401 words)

 RefcoPCG™: Commodity Futures Trading Education, Financial Futures Central, What Are Financial Futures?
Financial futures are contracts based on underlying financial instruments.
Like all futures contracts, a financial futures contract specifies a specific quantity of the underlying financial instrument at a market-determined price.
Financial futures were developed amid a rapidly growing trend toward globalization in the world's investment and economic landscape starting in the early 1970s.
www.lind-waldock.com /edu/fin/fin_what.shtml   (282 words)

 Using financial futures in trading and risk management
Financial futures have become the cornerstone of financial management.
Mas and Sa Requejo explain the features of an array of futures contracts and their basic pricing relationships and describe a few applications to show how investors and risk managers can use these contracts.
Futures --- and derivatives generally --- allow economic agents to fine-tune the structure of their assets and liabilities to suit their risk preferences and market expectations.
www.eldis.org /static/DOC3559.htm   (332 words)

 Quoteboards - Real Time & Delayed Quotes, Charts, News and Data for Futures, Stocks, Commodities and Indexes - ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
Sugar: Nearby Sugar futures finished the previous session weaker reversing the firmer tone seen during the prior session.
Soybean: Soybean futures at the E-CBOT are weaker this morning extending the prior sessions weaker close.
Investment in futures involves a high degree of risk, your investment may fall as well as rise, you may lose all your original investment and you may also have to pay more on the original amount invested.
www.tradesignals.com /quotes/futures-financials   (352 words)

 RefcoPCG™: Commodity Futures Trading Education, Financial Futures Central
You'll also find links to North American futures trading exchanges offering trading in financial futures, and a list of some of the most popular products traded.
Financial futures fall into three broad categories - those tied to interest rate instruments, stocks or stock indexes, and global currencies.
Financial futures are relatively new to the investment landscape, developed in the 1970s.
www.lind-education.com /edu/fin/index.shtml   (244 words)

 Consensus - Futures Market - Financial
I am continuing to monitor the retail stocks closely since consumer spending represents over 70% of U.S. A downturn in the retail stocks could be forecasting another slump in the economy.
Future investors short March NASDAQ on scale-up strength above 1500 exit the trade.
Futures investors may sell June NASDAQ short on scale-up strength with 1811 open protective stops (a high-dollar risk trade) looking for a break below 1000.
www.consensus-inc.com /01999si/fin/0306si-tr.htm   (591 words)

 Managed Futures Commodity Investing Brokers
Wisdom Financial, Inc. specializes in providing commodity futures managed account services and monitors and executes mechanical trading systems in the commodity futures and foreign exchange markets for individuals, corporations, and professional commodity trading advisors world-wide.
The valuation of futures and options may fluctuate, and as a result, clients may lose more than their original investment.
In no event should the content of this website be construed as an express or an implied promise, guarantee or implication by or from Wisdom Financial that you will profit or that losses in futures and options trading can or will be limited in any manner whatsoever.
www.wisdomfinancialinc.com   (579 words)

 Managed Futures - Commodity, Financial Futures and Foreign Currency Markets - Smith Barney
It polices matters of information and disclosure, fair trading practices, registration of firms and individuals, and the protection of customer funds, record keeping, and the maintenance of orderly futures and options markets.
A person who manages customer money in the futures and options markets for compensation or profit.
Financial theory developed in 1952 by Professor H.
www.smithbarney.com /products_services/managed_money/managed_futures/futures_glossary.html   (422 words)

 Futures Trading, Options on Futures, Commodity Futures Brokers | Barkley Financial Since 1994   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
If you're new to trading options on futures, you'll find we offer a variety of resources—from online seminars about how to trade options on futures, to a glossary of common terms and answers about futures trading.
Barkley's futures brokers provide continued client support and detailed options and futures market research.
Futures and options trading is not suitable for everyone.
www.barkley.com   (239 words)

 Lincoln Financial FUTURES Golf Classic
A lesser player could have folded after consecutive bogeys on holes nine and 10, but Prammanasudh told herself that there were "plenty of birdie holes left" and that there was nothing wrong with the way she was putting or striking the ball.
In her last two tournaments, she finished tied for second at the Michelob Light FUTURES Charity Golf Classic in Decatur, Ill., and tied for third at the Bank of Ann Arbor FUTURES Classic in Michigan.
Whaley carded three birdies and two bogeys during her final round of the Lincoln Financial FUTURES Golf Classic at the course where she teaches.
www.futurestour.com /2003/W071303.html   (888 words)

 London International Financial Futures and Op... - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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 Consensus - National Futures and Financial Investment Newspaper
CONSENSUS National Futures and Financial Weekly has been serving its customers for 30 years with the latest, most up-to-date news and analysis in the stock and futures marketplace.
Cat is the 'past' (the known), the rhyming words chosen by the panel are the 'future' (the unknown).
Government debt relative to the size of the economy, for example, is by far the worst of any major nation, with the full burden on the state of caring for a rapidly aging population yet to come.
www.consensus-inc.com   (2463 words)

 Calyon Financial - Futures   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
Calyon Financial was first established to provide quality services in futures and options on futures trading.
We have teams that specialize in the financial futures, energies, forex, metals and agricultural and soft-commodity futures markets.
While our expertise continues to expand to include other product lines, futures remain at the core of our business.
www.carrfutures.com /products/futures.html   (61 words)

 Planning Financial Futures, Inc.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
He is certified as a Financial Planner and registered as an Investment Advisor through the firm, a Health Underwriter and Fellow of the Life Underwriters Training Council.
George L. Fox, LUTCF, serves as Vice President of Planning Financial Futures, Inc. He is a lifetime resident of Long Island and lives in Huntington with his wife, Vicki, and their three children.
George is a graduate of the State University of New York, NYIT and the College for Financial Planning.
www.pffcorp.com /OldWeb   (192 words)

 Financial Futures Conference, August 21, 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
New York, NY - The Bond Market Association is holding a free seminar on September 9, 2003, entitled New Domestic Landscape for Financial Futures.
The event will focus on new regulatory and market related developments in the trading, clearing and settlement of financial futures and options.
The seminar will feature updates on joint CFTC/SEC oversight of securities based futures, electronic trading, the clearing of futures and a recent CFTC proposal to provide regulatory relief for commodity pool operators and commodity trading advisors.
www.bondmarkets.com /story.asp?id=556   (243 words)

 CME - We Invented Financial Futures   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
CME created the world’s first financial futures contracts by introducing futures on seven foreign currencies in May 1972.
In 2004, a record 51 million FX contracts were traded at CME, up 50 percent from the prior year, with 66 percent of the trades conducted electronically on the CME® Globex® platform.
Since launching the original FX futures contracts, CME has become the largest financial derivatives exchange in the United States and most diversified in the world.
www.cme.com /about/ins/caag/wiff12963.html   (165 words)

 Man Futures:Futures and Commodities:Online brokerage, day trade, discount broker, options, online commodity broker, ...
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Futures trading involves risk of loss and is not appropriate for all investors.
Risk Disclosure Document for Security Futures Contracts (PDF)
www.manfutures.com   (101 words)

 Calyon Financial   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
This forum was designed to enhance the understanding of the benefits that derivatives products bring to a liberalized financial system as well as help explore the prospects for China's development of robust financial derivatives markets in the coming years.
In response to the nationwide relief efforts to help victims of Hurricane Katrina, Calyon Financial has donated $125,000 to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.
In addition, Calyon Financial employees have donated clothing, diapers and toiletries to the City Hall in Marksville, LA - a central area where many individuals have evacuated.
www.carrfutures.com   (139 words)

 Archer Financial Services, Futures Broker, Commodities Broker
Archer Financial Services' ("AFS") is a wholly owned subsidiary and Guaranteed Introducing Broker of ADM Investor Services, Inc. For over 25 years ADM Investor Services has provided superior futures brokerage services that are second to none.
Entrusting your account with a financially solid brokerage firm is a must for savvy traders.
Archer Financial Services is a relationship-driven brokerage firm dedicated to providing a quality brokerage environment to our independent brokers and customers alike.
www.archerfinancials.com   (379 words)

 Commodity Trading Advisor with S&P Stock Index Futures - Global Financial Trading Group
Global Financial Trading Group is a capital management firm that is registered as a C.T.A. with the CFTC and a member of the National Futures Association.
The firm specializes in offering individual investors hedge type financial instruments and programs that in the past were only introduced to high net worth individuals and large institutions.
Although the risk of loss exists in futures trading, Global Financial seeks to achieve consistent returns and above average capital appreciation through the speculative financial futures markets.
www.globalcta.com   (143 words)

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