DEFINITION of 'Single Stock Future - SSF'

A futures contract with an underlying of one particular stock, usually in batches of 100. No transmission of share rights or dividends occur.

BREAKING DOWN 'Single Stock Future - SSF'

Behaving exactly like a futures contract, an SSFs give investors increased capabilities to leverage themselves within the market. Additionally, these products, unlike most options, can be traded on margin.

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