Futures Exchange

A futures exchange or futures market is a central financial exchange where people can trade standardized futures contracts; that is, a contract to buy specific quantities of a commodity or financial instrument at a specified price with delivery set at a specified time in the future. These types of contracts fall into the category of derivatives. Such instruments are priced according to the movement of the underlying asset (stock, physical commodity, index, etc.). The aforementioned category is named "derivatives" because the value of these instruments is derived from another asset class.

Read more about Futures ExchangeHistory of Futures Exchanges, Nature of Contracts, Standardization, Clearing and Settlement, Central Counterparty, Margin and Mark-to-Market, Regulators

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Eurex - Chronicle
... On December 13, 1996 Deutsche Börse AG and Swiss Exchange signed a memorandum of understanding to create a joint trading and clearing system ... and SOFFEX (Swiss Options and Financial Futures Exchange) merged and became Eurex (European Exchange) ... Since September 1998 members of both exchanges trade by using a joint trading and clearing platform ...
Futures Exchange - Regulators
... Each exchange is normally regulated by a national governmental (or semi-governmental) regulatory agency In Australia, this role is performed by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission ... In Hong Kong, by the Securities and Futures Commission ... In India, by the Securities and Exchange Board of India and Forward Markets Commission (FMC) In Japan, by the Financial Services Agency ...
China Financial Futures Exchange
... The China Financial Futures Exchange (CFFEX), is a futures exchange established in Shanghai in September 08, 2006 -- with the approval of the State Council and ... It is a joint venture of the Zhengzhou Commodity Exchange, Dalian Commodity Exchange, Shanghai Stock Exchange, Shenzhen Stock Exchange and the Shanghai Futures Exchange ... In early 2008, it launched the CSI 300 index futures, the first contract of CFFEX ...
Hong Kong Futures Exchange
... Hong Kong Futures Exchange (HKFE) was a futures exchange in Hong Kong ... it offered a variety of options and futures contracts, linked to stock market indices, stocks, short term interest rates, and foreign exchange ...

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