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

    … slight. It's not obvious that gaining an Australia clearing licence will change this. This is despite the recent rapid expansion of the country's onshore market with interest rate swap (IRS) volumes cleared by local banks increasing from 19% to 27% of the total notional principal outstanding over the first six months of 2014, according to a September…

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