single stock future

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.
DGCX Single Stock future contracts are designed as Quanto style mini size futures which mirror the prices of the underlying stock in US Dollar terms.
Launched in 2016, Nasdaq Dubais equity derivatives market has expanded to currently offer single stock futures on shares of 17 leading UAE-listed companies.
Launched in 2016, Nasdaq Dubai's equity derivatives market has expanded to currently offer single stock futures on shares of 17 leading UAE-listed companies.
Dubai: Nasdaq Dubai said on Sunday it has launched futures contracts of the Dubai Financial Market general index (DFMGI) and the ADX index, a move that is expected to attract more liquidity in the market after the successful launch of single stock futures in September 2016.
By trading futures contracts on the DFM General Index, investors can for the first time gain exposure to a basket of 37 of some of the Middle East's most prominent companies listed on the DFM, including Emaar Properties, Dubai Islamic Bank and Dubai Investments, without trading either their shares or single stock futures.
We now provide liquidity to all single stock futures on Nasdaq Dubai, where we look forward to seeing other market makers join the success story and help grow the market, and the majority of all main equity listings on the Exchange.
MANAMA: GFH Financial Group yesterday announced the inclusion of Single Stock Futures Contracts on the Group's shares available for trading on Nasdaq Dubai's equity futures market with effect from January 16.
20 (BNA): GFH Financial Group has announced the inclusion of Single Stock Futures Contracts on the Group's shares available for trading on Nasdaq Dubai's equity futures market with effect from January 16.
To cap an eventful year, the Exchange launched an additional 44 blue-chip Indian Single Stock Futures (SSF), bringing the total to 54, further expanding its Equities product portfolio.

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