**Exchange-traded derivative contract** — Exchange traded derivative contracts standardized derivative contracts (e.g. futures contracts and options) that are transacted on an organized futures exchange.These contracts can include futures , call and put . Part of the name of these… … Wikipedia

**Derivative (finance)** — Financial markets Public market Exchange Securities Bond market Fixed income Corporate bond Government bond Municipal bond … Wikipedia

**derivative** — de·riv·a·tive 1 /də ri və tiv/ n: a contract or security that derives its value from that of an underlying asset (as another security) or from the value of a rate (as of interest or currency exchange) or index of asset value (as a stock index) ◇… … Law dictionary

**Derivative (disambiguation)** — Derivative, in calculus, is a measurement of how a function changes when the values of its inputs change. Derivative may also refer to: Derivative (finance), a contract whose value is derived from that of other quantities Derivative (chemistry),… … Wikipedia

**derivative** — [də riv′ə tiv] adj. [ME derivatif < LL derivativus < L derivatus, pp. of derivare: see DERIVE] 1. derived 2. using or taken from other sources; not original 3. of derivation n. 1. something derived 2 … English World dictionary

**derivative contracts** — A derivative, derivatives or derivative contracts are financial instruments whose value derives from the value and characteristics of underlying products. The underlying assets (often referred to as the underlying or underlier ) are extremely… … Law dictionary

**Contract for difference** — In finance, a contract for difference (or CFD) is a contract between two parties, typically described as buyer and seller , stipulating that the buyer will pay to the seller the difference between the current value of an asset and its value at… … Wikipedia

**derivative** — An investment vehicle whose value depends on the value of an underlying asset or index. For example, a futures contract for the delivery of gold depends on the value of gold (the underlying asset). A futures option which, upon exercise, delivers… … Financial and business terms

**derivative** — derivatively, adv. derivativeness, n. /di riv euh tiv/, adj. 1. derived. 2. not original; secondary. n. 3. something derived. 4. Also called derived form. Gram. a form that has undergone derivation from anoth … Universalium

**derivative** — /dəˈrɪvətɪv / (say duh rivuhtiv) adjective 1. imitative of others. 2. derived. 3. not original or primitive; secondary. –noun 4. something derived or derivative. 5. Grammar a form derived from another: atomic is a derivative of atom. 6. Chemistry … Australian English dictionary