In the last post, we looked at the fundamentals of futures contracts. This week, we will conclude by looking at a few more interesting aspects of futures contracts. Variations between Stocks and Futures In the stock market, the holder of a security may witness many days of paper gains and paper losses during their holding…

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A futures contract is a derivative instrument (i.e., an instrument whose price is based on the price of an underlying financial security) contract in which two parties consent to trade a financial security or physical commodity for future delivery at a stipulated price. In other words, the buyer of a futures contract agrees to purchase…

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This is a column by Sean Cooper. With uncertain economic times upon us, pensions have been a hot button issue as of late. One of the major issues in this past federal election was pension reform. The federal government isn’t alone; a number of provinces have reformed their pension legislation, such as Manitoba. Pensions are…

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