futures contract


futures contract
futures contract see contract

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

futures contract
n.
An agreement to buy shares of a commodity at a fixed price but with delivery and payment occurring at an agreed-upon date in the future; if the price of the commodity rises during that period, the seller pays the buyer the difference between the agreed price and the current price, and if the price of the commodity drops, the buyer pays the seller the difference.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Futures contract — Financial markets Public market Exchange Securities Bond market Fixed income Corporate bond Government bond Municipal bond …   Wikipedia

  • futures contract — A legally binding agreement, made on the trading floor of a futures exchange, to buy or sell a commodity or financial instrument sometime in the future. Futures contracts are standardized according to the quality, quantity, and delivery time and… …   Financial and business terms

  • Futures contract — Agreement to buy or sell a set number of shares of a specific stock in a designated future month at a price agreed upon by the buyer and seller. The contracts themselves are often traded on the futures market. A futures contract differs from an… …   Financial and business terms

  • Futures Contract — A contractual agreement, generally made on the trading floor of a futures exchange, to buy or sell a particular commodity or financial instrument at a pre determined price in the future. Futures contracts detail the quality and quantity of the… …   Investment dictionary

  • futures contract — An agreement to buy or sell a fixed quantity of a particular commodity, currency, or security for delivery at a fixed date in the future at a fixed price. Unlike an option, a futures contract involves a definite purchase or sale and not an option …   Accounting dictionary

  • futures contract — A present right to receive at a future date a specific quantity of a given commodity for a fixed price. Clayton Brokerage Co. of St. Louis, Inc. v. Mouer, Tex.Civ.App., 520 S.W.2d 802, 804. Commodity futures contracts?? are commitments to buy or… …   Black's law dictionary

  • futures contract — A present right to receive at a future date a specific quantity of a given commodity for a fixed price. Clayton Brokerage Co. of St. Louis, Inc. v. Mouer, Tex.Civ.App., 520 S.W.2d 802, 804. Commodity futures contracts?? are commitments to buy or… …   Black's law dictionary

  • futures contract — An agreement to buy or sell a fixed quantity of a particular commodity, currency, or security for delivery at a fixed date in the future at a fixed price. Unlike an option, a futures contract involves a definite purchase or sale and not an option …   Big dictionary of business and management

  • futures contract — / fju:tʃəz ˌkɒntrækt/ noun a contract for the purchase of commodities for delivery at a date in the future COMMENT: A futures contract is a contract to purchase; if investors are bullish, they will buy a contract, but if they feel the market will …   Dictionary of banking and finance

  • futures contract — A *contract to buy or sell a denned quantity of a *commodity *currency, or *security at a specified date at a specified *price. Unlike an *option, a futures contract involves a firm commitment to buy or sell in accordance with the terms of the… …   Auditor's dictionary


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.