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Futures Trading Terms
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1. Electronic Order An order placed electronically (without the use of a broker) either via the Internet or an electronic trading system. =National Futures Association
2. Electronic Trading Systems Systems that allow participating exchanges to list their products for trading after the close of the exchange’s open outcry trading hours (i.e., Chicago Board of Trade’s Project A, Chicago More…
3. Equity The value of a futures trading account if all open positions were offset at the current market price. =National Futures Association
4. Exchange See also: Contract Market =National Futures Association
5. Exchange for Physicals (EFP) A transaction generally used by two hedgers who want to exchange futures for cash positions. Also referred to as Against Actuals or Versus Cash. =National Futures Association
6. Exercise The action taken by the holder of a call option if he wishes to purchase the underlying futures contract or by the holder of a put option if he wishes to sell the underlying futures More…
7. Exercise Price See also: Strike Price =National Futures Association
8. Expiration Date Generally the last date on which an option may be exercised. It is not uncommon for an option to expire on a specified date during the month prior to the delivery month for the underlying More…
9. Extrinsic Value See also: Time Value =National Futures Association

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