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Posted by Redaktionen on Thursday, November 19, 2009, In : Dictionary 

A future is a derivative instrument that involves a contract to buy or sell an asset (stock index, commodity, currency, fixed income or other security) for delivery at a future date at a specific price.

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Posted by Editor on Thursday, November 19, 2009, In : Dictionary 
Financial contracts such as futures, options and various securities that offer 'synthetic' access to an underlying asset such as a commodity, stock market or fixed income security. The price movements of a derivative generally follow the price movements of the underlying asset but derivatives generally require only small amounts of capital (margin) to gain exposure to the underlying asset.

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