Futures market

A market in which contracts for future delivery of a commodity or a security are bought or sold. The New York Times Financial Glossary

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futures market UK US noun [C] FINANCE, STOCK MARKET
(also futures exchange) a market where futures and options are traded: »

Financial futures markets are already betting on an imminent rate rise.

the activity of trading futures: »

The growth of the futures market has changed the nature of supply problems.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • futures market — futures .market n technical a market where ↑futures are bought and sold …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • futures market — futures ,market noun count BUSINESS the activity of buying and selling SHARES, goods, or CURRENCY at an agreed price to be delivered at a time in the future …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • futures market — A market where contracts for future delivery of a commodity or a security are bought or sold. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * futures market futures market ➔ market1 * * * futures market UK US noun [C] FINANCE, STOCK MARKET …   Financial and business terms

  • futures market — noun a commodity exchange where futures contracts are traded • Syn: ↑futures exchange, ↑forward market • Hypernyms: ↑commodity exchange, ↑commodities exchange, ↑commodities market * * * a market in which futures contracts in commodities are… …   Useful english dictionary

  • futures market — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms futures market : singular futures market plural futures markets business the activity of buying and selling shares, goods, or currency at an agreed price to be delivered at a time in the future …   English dictionary

  • Futures Market — An auction market in which participants buy and sell commodity/future contracts for delivery on a specified future date. Trading is carried on through open yelling and hand signals in a trading pit. Volume in the futures market usually increases… …   Investment dictionary

  • futures market — /ˈfjutʃəz makət/ (say fyoohchuhz mahkuht) noun 1. the market in futures. 2. → futures exchange …   Australian English dictionary

  • futures market — a market in which futures contracts in commodities are traded. * * * …   Universalium

  • futures market — noun (C) technical the buying and selling of futures (future1 (6)); forward market 1 (6) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • futures market — Fin a market for buying and selling securities, commodities, or currencies that tend to fluctuate in price over a period of time. The market’s aim is to reduce the risk of uncertainty about future prices …   The ultimate business dictionary

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