Index Futures and Hedging
March 09, 2022
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Index Futures and Hedging

In our previous articles, we explored various aspects related to index futures including index arbitrage. In this article, we explore another possible use of an index future namely hedging. As global stock markets have skyrocketed since the deepest trough of the pandemic, the internet is flushed with articles citing...

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Index Arbitrage
November 02, 2021
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Index Arbitrage

In our previous article, we explored the meaning of index futures and what buying an index and index futures means. In this article, we will explore various challenges and tools pertaining to index futures trading. “Index arbitrage” is a popular strategy to trade index futures. It involves simultaneous buying an index and...

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Index Futures 101
August 03, 2021
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Index Futures 101

“Index futures” is not a term that is too alien for anyone with basic knowledge of finance. It refers to a futures contract created on an index that functions as the underlying variable for such futures contract. For example, in Canada, the most popular stock index is the S&P/TSX 60 Index*, a stock index of 60 large...

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