Futures Position

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Futures Position

The state of owning or owing a futures contract, which is an agreement to buy or sell an asset at a certain date at a certain price. One has a long futures position when one owns a contract, while one has a short position when the contract is sold, especially sold short.
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Roll Yield: impact due to migration of futures positions from near to far contracts; and
Introduced in 1994, the Eurodollar bundle enables the simultaneous sale or purchase of one each of a series of consecutive Eurodollar contracts, leaving the user with a strip of individual Eurodollar futures positions.
Summary paragraph: Effectively managing the roll of index futures positions, both in terms of timing and pricing and execution, is a key factor to optimising performance and decreasing a portfolio manager's operational burden, explains Olivier Chameau, head of 1Delta trading for Europe, global equity flow, Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking (SG CIB).
Like stock indexes, commodity indexes track the composite price of a basket of long futures positions in physical commodities.
This week, commercial market hedgers reduced futures positions, in a vote of support for the crude price bottoming out.
The short-covering of Nikkei-225 futures positions helped recoup the losses suffered at the opening.
Filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission revealed that Springs' and WestPoint Stevens' futures positions as of March 31 were running in loss territory.
Russian export delays forced investors to close futures positions and palladium ended at $407 an ounce, up on Friday afternoon's previous record high of $392, while platinum was unchanged at $403.
A potential problem is that insurers whose policies comprise the index can take futures positions and then opportunistically release loss information or alter the payment of losses.
This article will discuss how call options can be written against existing futures positions (covered calls) to achieve a potentially higher selling price while at the same time providing a "cushion" in the event that the futures prices decline.
NEW YORK -- New York Portfolio Clearing, LLC (NYPC) announced today that the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has granted the final regulatory approval necessary to allow for "one-pot" margining of interest rate futures positions cleared by NYPC with U.
Byline: US traders data shows commercial hedgers liquidating short futures positions.