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index futures

noun [plural]
 
 
FINANCE
futures (= agreements to buy or sell shares, bonds, etc. at a fixed price and time in the future) that are based on the future value of a particular share index: A fund manager may sell index futures to hedge their portfolio if they believe that the stock market might fall.
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