Futures Equivalent

Futures Equivalent

The number of futures contracts needed to have the same risk as a given options strategy.
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Participants in exchange trading include exchange members (who trade for their own accounts and execute customer orders), financial institutions, businesses that deal in the underlying commodities, commodity pools (the futures equivalent of mutual funds), and individual investors.
The unforgiving options price models would have dictated that between 150 million and 250 million barrels of futures equivalents be sold to assure the financial solvency of the firms writing the contracts.
Record Longs By the close of trading on April 30, money managers had amassed bullish positions across four natural gas contracts that totaled 456,475 futures equivalents, the CFTC report showed.