As most regional markets slipped along with US stock index futures
earlier in the day, institutions decided to take profit, which saw the index go into free-fall mid-day to hit intraday low by 708 points.
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
stock index futures
eased slightly in early trading on Sunday after Britain's vote to leave the European Union sparked a sharp sell-off in global markets on Friday, wiping out over $2 trillion from world equities.
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.
US stock index futures
were lower ahead of another round of earnings reports and after data showed the US trade deficit surged to its highest level in nearly 6-1/2 years in March.
Previously published under the title Security Analysis and Portfolio Management, this advanced textbook for a second investment course introduces Markowitz's model of portfolio selection and the arbitrage pricing theory, and applies the financial theories to commodity futures, stock index futures
, and stock options.
China launched its Hushen 300 index, the first stock index futures
to begin trading on the mainland, in April 2010.
stock index futures
fell while the safe-haven yen rose on Monday as a possible U.
Summary: Tokyo/Sydney: Asian shares and US stock index futures
fell while the safe-haven yen rose on .
Stock index futures
rose overnight and the market surged at the open Thursday.
Abu Dhabi: The UAE stock markets rallied on Monday tracking the US stock index futures
which indicated the Standard & Poor's 500 Index will gain for a third day, due to a general improvement in the situation in Egypt and in anticipation of robust fiscal second quarter earnings of local bluechip companies.
Investors sold stock index futures
to limit losses, prompting the benchmark Nikkei average to plunge more than 300 points at one point, according to Japan's (Nikkei.