Futures for Lean Hogs on Aug 4,

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Futures for Lean Hogs on Aug 4, 2009 1
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Regulation of Futures Regulation is designed to protect the public interest Regulators try to prevent questionable trading practices on the floor of the exchange or by outside groups Four key regulators: Broker Exchange and Clearinghouse Industry self-regulatory bodies Government agencies (CFTC, SEC) 2
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It is logical to recognize hedging profits (losses) at the same time as the losses (profits) on the item being hedged It is logical to recognize profits and losses from speculation as they are incurred Roughly speaking, this is what the accounting and tax treatment of futures in the U.S. and many other countries attempts to achieve 3
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Forward Contracts A forward contract is an OTC agreement to buy or sell an asset at a certain time in the future for a certain price There is no daily settlement (but collateral may have to be posted) . At the end of the life of the contract one party buys the asset for the agreed
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Unformatted text preview: price from the other party 4 Profit from a Long Forward or Futures Position Profit Price of Underlying at Maturity 5 Profit from a Short Forward or Futures Position Profit Price of Underlying at Maturity 6 Forward Contracts vs Futures Contracts Forward Futures Private contract between two parties Traded on an exchange Not standardized Standardized Usually one specified delivery date Range of delivery dates Settled at end of contract Settled daily Delivery or final settlement usual Usually closed out prior to maturity Some credit risk Virtually no credit risk 7 Foreign Exchange Quotes Futures exchange rates are quoted as the number of USD per unit of the foreign currency Forward exchange rates are quoted in the same way as spot exchange rates. This means that GBP, EUR, AUD, and NZD are USD per unit of foreign currency. Other currencies (e.g., CAD and JPY) are quoted as units of the foreign currency per USD. 8...
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This note was uploaded on 01/19/2012 for the course FIN 4520 taught by Professor Lucyackert during the Spring '12 term at Kennesaw.

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