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Switching

Liquidating a position and simultaneously reinstating a position in another futures contract of the same type.

Switching

1. The act of closing a position and opening another with better prospects. This term often applies to securities and mutual funds. See also: Load.

2. In futures, the act of liquidating a contract and using the proceeds to buy another on the same type with a longer maturity. This is often done to avoid receiving delivery of the underlying.
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In its present form, the Markov switching method is not helpful for comparing recession signals across indicators for two principal reasons.
Seeking help with side effects from a health worker, urban residence, talking to a partner about the decision to discontinue, and new and recent method adoption were associated with increased odds of switching methods (odds ratios, 2.
Unmarried women's rates of switching methods are greater than those among married women; the overall two-year switching rate for these women is 61% (Table 3, page 140).
Multiservice Switching Systems of the future will be based on a distributed, open architecture which incorporates a variety of switching methods -- frame, cell or packet-based -- designed to support voice, video, private line and data such as ATM, Frame Relay and Internet Protocol (IP) services.
Multiservice Switching Systems of the future will be based on a distributed, open architecture which incorporates a variety of switching methods - frame, cell or packet-based - designed to support voice, video, private line and data such as ATM, Frame Relay and Internet Protocol (IP) services.