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Commodities or securities contracted for delivery at a stated future date at a specified price. Such a contract (called futures contract) itself can also be traded.

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I made a fortune on the stock market trading futures contracts on commodities such as oil, gold, and wheat. Though it is dangerous to risk money trading futures, it worked out in the end.
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Investing in the futures of a company can be a risky venture but if you pick right you will reap the rewards.
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Larry had a futures bet on who will win the World Series before the baseball season began. He had several futures bets on who would win the Word Series in October.
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