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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Glencore is one of the only companies in the world today that are in a great position to take advantage of the downturn in spot commodity prices by selling forward their future supply and delivering physical commodities to satisfy their short forward futures positions.
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.
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.
In early 2008, according to the plaintiffs, the defendant companies held futures positions in WTI when they bought large amounts of the actual crude to artificially drive prices higher.
Investors can also analyze hypothetical Single Stock Futures positions with their proprietary SSF Calculator.
For example, the value of the Long S&P 500 Futures Positions (which generally will be up to 60% of the Fund's net asset value) may decline in value due to a decline in the level of the S&P 500, while the value of the Short S&P 500 Futures Position (which generally will be up to 40% of the Fund's net asset value) may decline in value due to an increase in the level of the S&P 500.
Our fee reduction to five one-hundredths of a basis point will make establishing and rolling expiring Security Futures positions one of the most attractive means to carry equity delta exposure in individual equities as well as ETFs.