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Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


futures
A type of derivative. Futures contracts deal with the sale of financial instruments, commodities or indices at a fixed price at a fixed date in the future.
For UK corporation tax purposes, a future is a contract to buy (or sell) an asset at a specified future date at a certain price, the purchase price being determined at the time the contract is entered into.
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Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.


futures
Contracts that promise to purchase or sell standard commodities at a forthcoming date and at a fixed price.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


futures
Contracts that promise to purchase or sell standard commodities at a forthcoming date and at a fixed price.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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