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index futuresnoun [plural]

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futures (= ​agreements to ​buy or ​sellshares, ​bonds, etc. at a ​fixedprice and ​time in the future) that are ​based on the future ​value of a particular shareindex: A ​fundmanager may ​sellindexfutures to ​hedge their ​portfolio if they believe that the ​stockmarket might ​fall.
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