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FUTURE VALUE

Calculated future value of a current investment's value using compounded, projected interest values. Or, calculated future value of a current investment's value using discounts at projected discount rates.

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FUTURE VALUE OF AN ANNUITY DUE

Similar to future value, payments and accrued interest factor in this calculation method.

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FUTURES

This term has grown out of those purely speculative transactions, inwhich there is a nominal contract of sale forfuture delivery, but where in fact none is ever intended or executed. The nominal sellerdoes not have or expect to have the stock or merchandise he purports to sell, nor doesthe nominal buyer expect to receive it or to pay the price. Instead of that, a percentageor margin is paid, which is increased or diminished as the market rates go up or down,and accounted for to the buyer. King v. Quidnick Co., 14 R. I. 138; Lemon- ins v.Mayer, 71 Miss. 514. 14 South. 33; Plank v. Jackson, 128 Ind. 424, 26 N. E. 508.

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FUTURES CALL

An EXCHANGEtraded OPTION contract granting the buyer the right, but not the obligation, to buy a FUTURES contract at a prespecified STRIKE PRICE. See also FUTURES PUT.

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FUTURES COMMISSION MERCHANT (FCM)

Futures contracts broker. Required to register with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). Margin-loan provider. Accountable for securing transactions. Can be an individual or an organization. T

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FUTURES CONTRACT

Agreement to buy or sell a commodity, financial instrument, or security, on a stated future date, at a specified price; made binding when conducted on-the-fly, on-the-trading-floor. Standardized agreements for quantity, quality, delivery location, and delivery time for each item. Typically no actual delivery occurs as counter-contracts settle, or trade out the agreements. Mitigates the risk of wild price fluctuations as a hedge. A futures contract is an obligation requiring completion of the transaction. Contrast to an option. An option is a purchased right to buy or sell an item. An option lapses if not exercised.

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FUTURES CONTRACT MULTIPLE

Standardized, constant value stated by an exchange. Futures stock index calculates to a dollar value when a traded commodity price is multiplied by this constant.

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FUTURES EXCHANGE

Trading center exclusively for trading futures contracts and commodity / financial instrument options. This entity has set rules and regulations. Establishes a market for buyers and sellers. Chicago Board Of Trade, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Commodity Exchange (New York), Financial Futures Market (Montreal, Canada), Gold Exchange of Singapore, Hong Kong Commodities Exchange, International Futures Exchange (Bermuda), London International Futures Exchange, Mid America Commodity Exchange (Chicago), New York Futures Exchange, Sydney Futures Exchange, Tokyo International Financial Futures Exchange, and Toronto Stock Exchange Futures Market are the major futures exchanges in the world.

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FUTURES MARKET

Trading market for buying and selling commodities and future delivery contracts. Provides a place for hedging and speculating, complementary activities. Mitigates wild price fluctuations when gluts and shortages occur.

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FUTURES OPTION

An EXCHANGEtraded OPTION contract granting the buyer the right, but not the obligation, to buy or sell a FUTURES contract at a prespecified STRIKE PRICE. See also FUTURES CALL, FUTURES PUT.

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FUTURES PUT

An EXCHANGEtraded OPTION granting the buyer the right, but not the obligation, to sell a FUTURES contract at a prespecified STRIKE PRICE. See also FUTURES CALL.

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FUTURI

Lat. Those who are to be. Part of the commencement of old deeds. "Sciantprascntcs ct futuri. quod cqo talis, dedi ct conccssi," etc., (Let all men now living and tocome know that I, A. B., have, etc.) Bract, fol. 346.

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FUTUROLOGY

Using several methodologies, like computer modeling and Delphi method, in an intensive study of historical and current trends as a systematic attempt to predict future developments. Contingency, long range, and strategic planning apply scenarios, specific perspectives of the future.

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FUZ, or FUST

A Celtic word, meaning a wood or forest

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FUZZY SEARCH

Fuzzy logic text retrieval technique. Seeks and returns matches on misspelled and conceptualized search-keywords. Available in internet search engines and databases.

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FYHTWITE

One of the fines Incurred for homicide.

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FYKE

A bow-net for catching fish. Pub. St Mass. 1SS2, p. 1201.

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FYLE

In old Scotch law. To defile; to declare foul or defiled. Ileuce, to find a prisoner guilty.

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FYLIT

In old Scotch practice. Fyled; found guilty. See FYLE.

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FYRD

Sax. In Anglo-Saxon law. The military array or land force of the wholecountry. Contribution to the f.vrd was one of the Imposts forming the trinoda nccessitas.(Also spelled "ferd" and "fird.")

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