Futures Exchange

A futures exchange or futures market is a central financial exchange where people can trade standardized futures contracts; that is, a contract to buy specific quantities of a commodity or financial instrument at a specified price with delivery set at a specified time in the future. These types of contracts fall into the category of derivatives. Such instruments are priced according to the movement of the underlying asset (stock, physical commodity, index, etc.). The aforementioned category is named "derivatives" because the value of these instruments is derived from another asset class.
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  • Global exchanges in fight for Asia clearing market share

    … and futures exchange would start operating on March 17 next year. A few weeks earlier the Australian government granted US firm CME a clearing and settlement licence – making it the third such institution after LCH.Clearnet, and domestic player ASX, to be approved by regulators. Lagging behind these three firms is Frankfurt-based Eurex: it had…

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