Futures Exchanges

Futures Exchanges

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 Exchanges:  History of Futures Exchanges, Nature of Contracts, Standardization, Clearing and Settlement, Central Counterparty, Margin and Mark-to-Market, Regulators

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Futures Exchanges - Regulators
... Each exchange is normally regulated by a national governmental (or semi-governmental) regulatory agency In Australia, this role is performed by the Australian ... 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 ...
Exchange (organized Market) - Description
... Exchanges bring together brokers and dealers who buy and sell these objects ... These various financial instruments can typically be sold either through the exchange, typically with the benefit of a clearinghouse to cover defaults, or over-the-counter (OTC), where there is typically less ... Exchanges can be subdivided by objects sold stock exchange or securities exchange commodities exchange foreign exchange market - is rare today in the ...
Commodity Futures Modernization Act Of 2000 - Background To The CFMA - CFTC/SEC Dispute and PWG Report As Basis For The CFMA - Other Background Events
... Born testified forcefully to Congress against a Senate bill that would have authorized futures exchanges to establish “professional markets” exempt from many regulatory requirements in a manner ... Born argued OTC derivatives did not create the same “concentration of financial risk” as exchange traded futures and did not perform the “unique price ... Born’s 1997 testimony on the difference between exchange and OTC markets was consistent with her first speech as CFTC Chair, on October 24, 1996, in which she stated her belief that regulation of the OTC ...
Dalian Commodity Exchange - History
... Dalian Commodity Exchange (DCE) was established on February 28, 1993 ... few years after the introduction of commodity markets, new exchanges opened with wild abandon, and speculative volume ballooned ... of Firmly Curbing the Blind Development of the Futures Market was launched ...
Commodity Trading In China - Exchanges
... There are three commodity exchanges in China after the merger of 50 exchanges into 14 in 1995 and subsequently into three in 1999 ... The China Financial Futures Exchange (CFFEX), the country's first financial futures exchange, was inaugurated in October 2006 ... The long-awaited CSI300, the first mainland stock index futures, will be traded on this bourse, which is working to the launch ...

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