FUTURES CONTRACT Definition

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FUTURES CONTRACT is an agreement to buy or sell a specific amount of a commodity or financial instrument at a specified price on a specified future date. Futures con­tracts are traded on a commodity exchange and used both for speculation and hedging.

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EXPENSES are the daily costs incurred in running and maintaining a business. See expenditure.

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