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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.

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.
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Clinical experience of futureless closed hemorrhoidectomy with liga suture.
When sweet and bitter mingled together, no reed was plaited, no rushes muddied the water, the gods were nameless, natureless, futureless. There is definitely "free play" here, since one term (sweet) cannot be privileged over another (bitter), and since all things, including the gods, are undifferentiated.
He's telling me he's futureless. And eventually he'll tell me how long the infected take to starve to death'.
The vice foreign minister called on Japan to make a ''thorough cleansing of its past crimes,'' adding that it would be ''futureless'' unless it did so.
Not my "goodness," not my innocence, just yesterday's futureless let-it-be vacancy--the self who couldn't conceivably say make it happen.
This sequence in titles is: Rodrigo D Futureless (1989), City of God (2002) and Punto y raya (2004).
And we should do so not in a primitive language, but in the much-needed style of writers like yourself, teaching us and showing us the harsh, futureless reality that is the worst side of today's rampant capitalism.
Economic development can be ruthless, by benefiting some at the expense of others; voiceless, by excluding the voice of people; jobless, by creating wealth but not jobs; futureless, by exhausting the next generation's resources; and rootless, by destroying cultural traditions and identities.
The book establishes both a chronology for these works and a developmental pattern: from the early writings of the Lais that "remain enmeshed in the futureless feudal institutions that account for the fatalism at their core," Bloch presents the Fables as affirming "a universe of new values associated with money economy" and the rise of the managerial class (192) and the Espurgatoire as responding to issues directly related to the conquest of Ireland by England.
But no matter who does win among the Big Four, it will only reinforce the pathetic, useless and futureless stalemate which, for more and more people, is becoming too much to cope with every single flippin' day of our short lives.
By claiming that these conditions prevent the commercial publication of not just innovative but now any type of "serious fiction" (2) at all, McCaffery justifies the existence of the dozen or so canonically futureless writers who fill out the pages of American Made, a group boasting Fulbright appointments, writers-colony fellowships, and all the other predictable awards, plus professorships in small-time creative writing programs.
Catalogue images produced new therapeutic narratives for the type of men whom Hine posed on Pittsburgh streets and framed as helpless, futureless victims.