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Search query: Contract Market
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1. Contract Market
A board of trade designated by the CFTC to trade futures or options contracts on a particular commodity. Commonly used to mean any exchange on which futures are traded. Also referred to as…
2. Board of Trade
See also: Contract Market =National Futures Association
3. Exchange
See also: Contract Market =National Futures Association
4. Cash Market
A place where people buy and sell the actual commodities (i.e., grain elevator, bank, etc.). See also: Forward (Cash) Contract and Spot =National Futures Association
5. Cross-Hedging
Hedging a cash commodity using a different but related futures contract when there is no futures contract for the cash commodity being hedged and the cash and futures market follow similar…
6. Initial Margin
The amount a futures market participant must deposit into a margin account at the time an order is placed o buy or sell a futures contract. See also: Margin =National Futures…
7. Mark-to-Market
To debit or credit on a daily basis a margin account based on the close of that day’s trading session. In this way, buyers and sellers are protected against the possibility of contract
8. Market Order
An order to buy or sell a futures or options contract at whatever price is obtainable when the order reaches the trading floor. =National Futures Association
9. Stop Order
An order that becomes a market order when the futures contract reaches a particular price level. A sell stop is placed below the market, a buy stop is placed above the market. …


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