As a powerful financial tool, stock index futures
can help curb abnormal stock market fluctuations and effectively avoid investment risk by virtue of the primary functions of price discovery, hedging, and arbitrage; moreover, this tool is widely used in both developed and developing countries.
The Singapore Exchange (SGX) has reported significant growth in derivatives and exchange-trade fund (ETF) trading, driven largely by the success of Chinese and Indian index futures
Transacting with index futures
can reduce costs even further, to 10-20 percent of the cost of a traditional stock trade.
Buyers and sellers of stock index futures
bet $26 billion a day: $13 billion up and $13 billion down.
Recent press reports have blamed thevolatility in the stock market on stock index futures
Most traders have a choice of trading vehicles to implement a given trade, from ETFs to basket trades, from stock index futures
contracts to OTC equity swaps," says Laurie Berke, a New York-based partner at TABB and author of the report.
The launch of DFM General Index futures
is one of the most exciting developments in Dubai's capital markets in recent years and is a key step in DFM and Nasdaq Dubai's joint strategy to offer institutional and individual investors a wider range of products.
Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE:ICE) revealed on Tuesday a record trading week for the NYSE FANG+TM Index futures
Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) announced a record trading week for the NYSE FANG Index futures
The exchange also rolled out the dynamic price banding mechanism designed to stabilize price fluctuations applicable to the spot month and next calendar month contracts of TAIEX and mini-TAIEX, and that is set to expand to other stock index futures