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Single Stock Future

A derivative in which the buyer and seller agree to exchange one stock at a certain price at a certain time. Single stock futures are bought on margin and, because they are futures and not actual stock, one may short sell single stock futures without being subject to the downtick rule. Single stock futures are usually traded in lots of 100 at a time. South Africa contains the largest market for single stock futures, though they are traded worldwide. In the United States, they are usually traded on OneChicago LLC. See also: Commodity Futures Modernization Act of 2000.

single stock future

A contract in which opposite parties agree to buy and sell a stock at a set price on a certain date. Unlike a stock option in which the owner of the option has a right to either buy (call) or sell (put), both parties in a single stock future contract have an obligation. Trading in single stock futures was pioneered in Europe on the London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange and was banned in the United States until repeal of the Shad-Johnson Accord in 2000. See also Nasdaq Liffe Markets, OneChicago LLC.
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A single stock future is a relatively new type of exchange-traded derivative that has become popular in some of the emerging financial markets.
This interactive calculator allows investors to compare and contrast a stock position against the Single Stock Future under many different scenarios and see the specific margin, leverage, and financing benefits.
This interactive calculator allows investors to evaluate a stock position against the Single Stock Future under different scenarios and see the specific margin, leverage, and financing benefits.
OneChicago is a CFTC and SEC regulated exchange offering Single Stock Futures (SSF), a Delta One product, on approximately 1,800 equities, including ADRs and ETFs.
Single stock futures, Agricultural futures, Currency futures, Financial index futures, commodities, CFD's and options.
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Istanbul Stock Exchange introduced single stock futures in December.
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Wall Street braced for added volatility on quadruple witching day, when contracts for stock index futures and options, stock options and single stock futures expire.
Tehran Stock Exchange (TSE), the Iranian securities market operator, began trading of single stock futures, as a new investment instrument, with two listed most-actively traded companies on 25 July 2010.
This study examines impact of the introduction of single stock futures contracts on the return volatility of the SSFs-listed underlying stocks.

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