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Index futures

A futures contract on an index (such as a foreign stock index) in the futures market.

Index Future

A futures contract in which the holder agrees to buy an index (such as the Dow Jones Industrial Average) at a certain price on a stated date in the future. One makes a profit from an index future if the price of the index is above the price of the index future on the date the contract matures. One loses if the price of the index is below the price of the future. Because one cannot physically buy an index, index futures are settled in cash.

index futures

Futures contracts on stock indexes such as the S&P 500. Index futures are settled in cash.
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The index futures was launched at the China Financial Futures Exchange (CFFEX) and started trading from April 16, 2010.
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DGCX aims to expand this equities proposition by launching similar contracts such as the MSCI India Index Futures in near future.
DGCX aims to further expand this equities proposition by launching similar contracts such as the MSCI India Index Futures in the near future, it added.
Around-the-clock hours for VIX Index futures and a CFE London hub offer the ultimate in flexibility," Brodsky said.
OSE President Michio Yoneda told a ceremony that listing of the index futures ''will provide a vehicle for investors in Japan to invest in U.
Standard & Poor's 500 index futures are down 4, or 0.
com)-- Currently, Kaufmann-Rothstein International is in the process of adding new products to selected key international brokerage and trading offices along with its electronic capability offerings to Japanese index futures and options, UK and German Equity options, Canadian stocks and equity options, Belgian index futures and options and Dutch index futures.
The BFX will be listing futures products on the underlying Dow Jones-branded indexes, which will provide investors access to track the performance and trade the index futures on the largest and most liquid stocks trading in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) and the Indian stock markets.
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The purpose of this article is to investigate the effect of the introduction of stock index futures on the volatility of the spot equity market and to test the impact of the introduction of the stock index futures contracts, a GARCH model is modified along the lines of GJR-GARCH and EGARCH model, especially to take into account the link between information and volatility.