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FUTURES CONTRACTS – BPM

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French Equivalent: Contrats à terme – MBP

Definition:
A futures contract is an agreement between two parties to exchange a real asset for a financial asset, or to exchange, on a specified date at predetermined rate, two financial assets.

Traded financial futures, including those for interest rates, currencies, commodities, equities, or other indices, are recorded in the financial account in a similar manner to options.

Source Publication:
BPM para. 407.

Cross References:
Futures contracts – SNA

Hyperlink:
http://www.imf.org/external/np/sta/bop/BOPman.pdf

Version Indicator: BPM

Statistical Theme: Financial statistics - Balance of payments

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Wednesday, March 05, 2003