Futures (Commodities & Derivatives) Terms

  1. Delivery Notice

  2. Delivery Option

  3. Delivery Point

  4. Delivery Price

  5. Delta Hedging

  6. Deposit

  7. Derivative

  8. Derivative Product Company - DPC

  9. Derivatives Transaction Execution Facility - DTEF

  10. Differential

  11. Dojima Rice Exchange

  12. Domestic Box Office Receipt (DBOR) Futures Contracts

  13. Double Hedging

  14. Double Witching

  15. Dow Jones AIG Commodity Index - DJ-AIGCI

  16. Dual Trading

  17. e-CBOT

  18. E-Micro Forex Futures

  19. E-Mini

  20. Earning The Points

  21. Economic Derivative

  22. Eligible Commercial Entity

  23. Eligible Contract Participant

  24. Emirates Interbank Offered Rate - EIBOR

  25. Energy Derivatives

  26. Energy Risk Professional - ERP

  27. Equity Capital Market - ECM

  28. Equity Derivative

  29. Equity Swap

  30. Equity-Linked Security - ELKS

  31. ETF Futures And Options

  32. EUREX

  33. Euro ETF

  34. Eurodollar

  35. Euronext

  36. Eurostrip

  37. Even Lot

  38. Evening Up

  39. Exchange of Futures for Cash

  40. Excluded Commodity

  41. Exempt Commodity

  42. Exhaustion

  43. Expiration Date

  44. Extendable Swap

  45. Fail

  46. Failure To Deliver

  47. Fair Value

  48. Fast Tape

  49. Feed Ratio

  50. Financial Information Exchange - FIX

  51. Financial Services Authority - FSA

  52. Finding And Development - F&D

  53. FINEX

  54. First Notice Day

  55. Five Against Bond Spread - FAB

  56. Five Against Note Spread - FAN

  57. Fixed Price

  58. Fixing

  59. Flip

  60. Floating Price

  61. Floor Trader - FT

  62. Floortion

  63. Foreign Exchange Dealers Coalition - FXDC

  64. Forex - FX

  65. Forex Charts

  66. Forex Futures

  67. Form 6781: Gains And Losses From Section 1256 Contracts And Straddles

  68. Formula Method

  69. Forward Booking

  70. Forward Commitment

  71. Forward Delivery

  72. Forward Discount

  73. Forward Exchange Contract

  74. Forward Margin

  75. Forward Market

  76. Forward Premium

  77. Forward Price

  78. Forward Rate

  79. Forward Rate Agreement - FRA

  80. Forward Spread

  81. Forward Swap

  82. Forwardation

  83. Fraption

  84. Free Alongside - FAS

  85. Freight Derivatives

  86. Front Month

  87. Full Carry

  88. Full Charge

  89. Fungibility

  90. Furthest Out

  91. Futures

  92. Futures Bundle

  93. Futures Commission Merchant - FCM

  94. Futures Contract

  95. Futures Equivalent

  96. Futures Exchange

  97. Futures Industry Association - FIA

  98. Futures Market

  99. Futures Pack

  100. Futures Spread

Hot Definitions
  1. Benchmark Bond

    A bond that provides a standard against which the performance of other bonds can be measured. Government bonds are almost always used as benchmark bonds. Also referred to as "benchmark issue" or "bellwether issue".
  2. Market Capitalization

    The total dollar market value of all of a company's outstanding shares. Market capitalization is calculated by multiplying a company's shares outstanding by the current market price of one share. The investment community uses this figure to determine a company's size, as opposed to sales or total asset figures.
  3. Oil Reserves

    An estimate of the amount of crude oil located in a particular economic region. Oil reserves must have the potential of being extracted under current technological constraints. For example, if oil pools are located at unattainable depths, they would not be considered part of the nation's reserves.
  4. Joint Venture - JV

    A business arrangement in which two or more parties agree to pool their resources for the purpose of accomplishing a specific task. This task can be a new project or any other business activity. In a joint venture (JV), each of the participants is responsible for profits, losses and costs associated with it.
  5. Aggregate Risk

    The exposure of a bank, financial institution, or any type of major investor to foreign exchange contracts - both spot and forward - from a single counterparty or client. Aggregate risk in forex may also be defined as the total exposure of an entity to changes or fluctuations in currency rates.
  6. Organic Growth

    The growth rate that a company can achieve by increasing output and enhancing sales. This excludes any profits or growth acquired from takeovers, acquisitions or mergers. Takeovers, acquisitions and mergers do not bring about profits generated within the company, and are therefore not considered organic.
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