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Futures price of Eurodollar futures

From Wikipedia: The Eurodollar futures contract refers to the financial futures contract based upon these deposits, traded at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME). ... CME Eurodollar ...
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Do futures have premium in the price, just as options do?

Looking at Wikipedia's the pricing of futures, I wonder if entering into a futures contract requires one to pay premium just as entering into an option contract? In other words, is the premium of a ...
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Search index futures in Yahoo Finance or Google Finance

I was wondering if index futures and options information are available in Yahoo/Google Finance. Say futures/options for Dow Jones Industrial Average.
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How do I interpret the price of Eurodollar futures?

For example, in this image, what does 99.4600 mean? I know the current EURUSD rate is about 1.38, so does it mean 99.4600*1.38 on Dec 2011? Any ideas?
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Trading when you work for a market participant

I work in the IT department at a Futures FCM. While I'm aware that there are insider trading rules with respect to our company stock, I'm still not clear on what it means for my own participation in ...
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How prevalent are futures in the agricultural industry?

I realize that many agricultural companies sell their crops or livestock via futures contracts to manage the risks inherent to their industry. It seems to me that this kind of activity would be ...
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How far into the future is a stock future? How do stock futures work?

I have been looking at the markets recently and most of the time, I see similar articles on how the market is going to do depending on how futures did. I am not that familiar with futures, but how ...
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How do you go about buying currency futures for foreign currencies?

I was interested in buying currency futures for some foreign currencies. How do you go about getting these? I am looking for 6 to 12 month futures.
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How much would it cost me to buy one gold futures contract on Comex?

I am looking at gold futures prices: http://www.cmegroup.com/trading/metals/precious/gold.html I cannot figure out how much one futures contract of gold would cost me to buy if I were to buy it from ...
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Can the shorting of S&P futures negatively affect the underlying index and constituent stocks?

I hear people on financial shows talk all the time about index futures like SPY and QQQQ affecting the actual index. Can shorting these futures (in huge quantities obviously) cause the underlying ...
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Are buying and selling futures based on objective data?

I was thinking the other day that buying or selling futures is like gambling. It's based on no objective data and once you start pouring your money into it you can lose a lot... Are buying and ...
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Does a high demand for long commodities Futures push up the underlying spot price?

Let's take a commodity as an example - oil. Suppose there is suddenly a high demand for a 30-day oil futures contract. Will that push up the spot price on oil? I would guess that this would affect ...
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What are futures and how are they different from options?

As a form of investment there are contracts to buy commodities at a specific time in the future or at a specific price. How is this different from an option to buy a share?

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