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Switching

Liquidating a position and simultaneously reinstating a position in another futures contract of the same type.

Switching

1. The act of closing a position and opening another with better prospects. This term often applies to securities and mutual funds. See also: Load.

2. In futures, the act of liquidating a contract and using the proceeds to buy another on the same type with a longer maturity. This is often done to avoid receiving delivery of the underlying.
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The present study aims to investigate the patterns and functions of code switching in English language classrooms.
The ferrite C/R switch is configured as a ring of 12 ferrite switches, so the switching is performed electronically with no moving parts.
PM DCS-E also upgraded the 5th Signal Command Remote Operations and Maintenance Center at Heidelberg with workstations connected to the Switching Control Center Network Management System, which provides management oversight and control of the installed base of EWSD switches in Europe.
Switching stavudine or zidovudine to abacavir for HIV lipoatrophy: A randomized, controlled, open-label, multicentre, 24-week study.
Though you can't do switching without any routing at all, you can switch packets once they are inside an autonomous system if you do the routing once as the packet enters.
A common problem when implementing switching is a lack of appreciation for the potential effects of adding significant lengths of transmission lines such as cable.
Square switching matrices are mostly used if the size of the matrix is no more than four times the size of the fundamental switching element.
Typical applications for the CAN bus switches include automatic test equipment (ATE) where a switching network (switch matrix) is required to connect a multiport device under test to various types of test equipment.
The attraction to vendors of Layer 4 switching is irresistible: the Layer 2 (LAN) switch market exploded because these switches inexpensively micro-segmented LANs, thus providing vast performance improvements at a fraction of the cost of routers.
When a local exchange delivers a telephone call to the network, it arrives at one of these switching centers, which can handle up to 700,000 calls an hour.
The automatic switching of lighting sources has been realized by the light control switch.
Two major approaches are taken to optical fiber signal switching: One involves conversion to and from an electrical form and one doesn't.