Future

(redirected from Futuro)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

Future

A term used to designate any contract covering the sale of financial instruments or physical commodities for future delivery on a futures exchange. Alternatively, a future is any forward contract that has been standardized and listed for trading on a futures exchange.
Copyright © 2012, Campbell R. Harvey. All Rights Reserved.

Futures Contract

An agreement to buy or sell an asset at a certain date at a certain price. That is, Investor A may make a contract with Farmer B in which A agrees to buy a certain number of bushels of B's corn at $15 per bushel. This contract must be honored whether the price of corn goes to $1 or $100 per bushel. Futures contracts can help reduce volatility in certain markets, but they contain the risks inherent to all speculative investing. These contracts may be sold on the secondary market, but the person holding the contract at its end must take delivery of the underlying asset. Futures contract are standard instruments; that is, unlike forward contracts, their provisions are standardized. As such, they may be traded on an exchange.
Farlex Financial Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All Rights Reserved
References in periodicals archive ?
O autor esta preocupado com uma experiencia de tempo da modernidade europeia, que se projeta inexoravel ao futuro, e com os romances latino-americanos que tematizavam a nostalgia como uma resposta contraria a modernidade.
En una perspectiva del desarrollo humano, la juventud tiene una amplitud del pasado muy pequena, en comparacion con su futuro (posibilidades abiertas).
"Futuro represents something unique of its time and faith in the future," Hytonen says.
E autor de livros com titulos carregados de significado como "Evidentemente: Historias da Educacao" (2005) e "Professores: Imagens do Futuro Presente" (2009).