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Future

A term used to designate any contract covering the sale of financial instruments or physical commodities for future delivery on a futures exchange. Alternatively, a future is any forward contract that has been standardized and listed for trading on a futures exchange.

Futures Contract

An agreement to buy or sell an asset at a certain date at a certain price. That is, Investor A may make a contract with Farmer B in which A agrees to buy a certain number of bushels of B's corn at $15 per bushel. This contract must be honored whether the price of corn goes to $1 or $100 per bushel. Futures contracts can help reduce volatility in certain markets, but they contain the risks inherent to all speculative investing. These contracts may be sold on the secondary market, but the person holding the contract at its end must take delivery of the underlying asset. Futures contract are standard instruments; that is, unlike forward contracts, their provisions are standardized. As such, they may be traded on an exchange.
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With the help of Tu Futuro, Padilla received a couple of scholarships that helped pay for her first semester at Ivy Tech Community College.
El Futuro Solar: Mexico will be held in Mexico City on February 28, as part of the International PV Trade Mission: Mexico.
Segundo Hull (2005), define-se mercado futuro como um mercado no qual sao transacionados determinados produtos padronizados, em datas especificas, com um preco acordado para liquidacao futura.
Ou seja, enquanto o futuro e as inumeras incertezas a ele associadas sempre desafiaram os homens, percebe-se que a imagem do garoto Victor procura transmitir justamente a mensagem de que o futuro nao precisa necessariamente ser temido.
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We expect some limited competition from newcomers serving elite markets," said one Futuro executive.
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In addition to emphasizing the role of the parish priest, the Catholic Reformation Church also attempted to emphasize the place of the verbal promise of marriage over the physical consummation by promoting a tripartite marriage process which emphasized the role of palabras del futuro (constituting a betrothal), followed later by palabras del presente (a marriage promise best exchanged in public and before a priest), followed by sexual intercourse.
New Destapa Su Futuro campaign targets Hispanic college attainment by rewarding students with scholarships
is once again partnering with the Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement(HACE) for its El Cafe del Futuro Scholarship Essay Contest, where eligible students nationwide can apply for a chance to win one of nine $5,000 college scholarships.
Contractor name : PROYECCIONES Y CONSTRUCCIONES A FUTURO DE SUR ORIENTE, SOCIEDAD ANONIMA
Uma operacao de mercado a termo ou futuro pode ser entendida como um compromisso de compra e venda de determinado ativo em uma data futura, sendo o preco pactuado previamente pelas partes e formalizado em um contrato.