Equity Futures

RECENT NEWS
The Economic Times  Mar 27  Comment 
S&P 500 e-mini futures were down over 0.65 per cent, shortly after electronic trading resumed on Sunday evening.
Yahoo  Mar 26  Comment 
S&P 500 e-mini futures (ESv1) were down over 0.6 percent, shortly after electronic trading resumed on Sunday evening. Volume of more than 17,000 contracts in the first 30 minutes marked the heaviest trading activity to kick off a week since Trump...
The Hindu Business Line  Oct 20  Comment 
European equity futures slipped lower on Tuesday, tracking a fall on Asian equities although some investors were hoping for more economic stimulus measures to be unveiled by the European Central B...
The Economic Times  Apr 3  Comment 
US stock futures fell on the jobs data and US S&P e-mini equity futures unofficially ended down 19.75 points, or 1 per cent, to 2039.75.
Reuters  Mar 3  Comment 
U.S. equity futures dipped at the open of electronic trading on Sunday, with concerns about Russia's aggression in the Ukraine weighing on sentiment.
Reuters  Oct 6  Comment 
US S&P 500 E-mini futures dropped Sunday evening, suggesting a weak open for U.S. stocks on Monday, after a weekend where little progress was seen in either resolving the budget dispute or raising the debt ceiling.
FX Street  May 29  Comment 
Good morning, Today’s UK opening call provides an update on: European equity futures point to a... For more information, read our latest forex news and reports.
Reuters  Dec 30  Comment 
Equity futures were slightly higher at the beginning of electronic trading on Sunday night as talks continued in Washington over resolving the "fiscal cliff."
BusinessWeek  Feb 21  Comment 
European stocks declined from a six- month high and the euro weakened against the dollar on concern that Greece’s debt crisis will persist even after a second bailout. U.S. equity futures pared gains while Treasuries fell.
BusinessWeek  Jan 25  Comment 
Asian stocks and U.S. equity-index futures gained after Apple Inc.’s quarterly profit more than doubled, while the dollar was 0.2 percent from its lowest level in three weeks against the euro before the Federal Open Market Committee releases...




 

An Equity futures contract traded on an organized exchange. In this contract parties commit to buy or sell a specified amount of an individual equity or a basket of equities or an equity index at an agreed contract price on a specified date.

Equity futures are of two types :-

Index Future: This type of equity future has a index as its underlying. Like Dow Jones future. It settles in cash settlement only on a specified date.

Stock Future: This kind of future contract has a stock as its underlying and stock price defines the value of a future contract. generally settled in cash or stock.

While the pre-dominant form of trade in equities was in the form of Cash (or spot), on most exchanges today, futures are the preferred mode of trade in equity today.

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