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A Note on Currency and Index Futures

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Case Code : MISC013
Case Length : 18 Pages
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Pub Date : 2003
Teaching Note : Available
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Industry : Banking & Financial Services
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Types of Futures

On the basis of the underlying asset, the different types of futures contracts traded can be grouped into the following four categories:
• Currency Futures (where the underlying asset is a currency such as euro, yen, dollar, etc.)...

Trading Using Currency Futures

An investor can limit his/her incoming and outgoing cash flows in one currency with respect to another currency by purchasing (long hedge) or selling (short hedge) foreign exchange futures...

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Trading Using Index Futures

The following are the fundamental modes of trading on the index futures market:

• Long on Security, Going short on Index Futures (say Nifty)
When investors' trade, they may be inclined to purchase a security, which they believe is undervalued...


Futures can result in serious losses, if used without proper knowledge. Hence, the prerequisite for trading in futures is a thorough knowledge of the futures market...


Exhibit I: Difference between Futures and Forwards Contracts
Exhibit II: A Note on Analyzing Futures Prices

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