Bullet contractA guaranteed investment contract purchased with a single (one-shot) premium. Related: Window contract.
Periodic purchase deferred contractPeriodic purchase deferred contract
A fixed or variable annuity contract for which fixed-amount premiums are paid either monthly or quarterly, and that does not begin paying out until a time elected by the annuitant.
Contracts for differenceContracts for difference
CFDs are a derivative product designed for active traders who want to have extra leverage in their share trading.Instead of paying for purchases in full, they deposit a 'margin' with their broker (typically 20% of the total purchase value) and that margin requirement goes up and down in line with the rise and fall of their portfolio. In effect, the investor is able to speculate with much more money that he actually has by borrowing from his broker and using the shares he has bought as collateral. If his investments perform well, he can get rich quicker than if he was not trading on margin. If they perform badly, the broker will demand more margin payments which have to be paid in cash, and the investor may lose significant amounts.Contracts for differences, or margin trading, are risky, and not for novice investors. Most brokers do not offer a CFD service, and the market is dominated by a handful of brokers who specialise in this area. Margin requirements vary, and most brokers will ask for a deposit of £10,000 before allowing a new client to trade on margin.
Conditional Sales ContractConditional Sales Contract
A sale in which the title to property or goods remains with the seller until the purchaser has fulfilled the terms of the contract, usually payment in full.
Optimal contractOptimal contract
The contract that balances the three types of agency costs (contracting, monitoring, and misbehavior) against one another to minimize the total cost.
Contract monthContract month
The specified month to which a futures or options contract refers. This is the month when the specified instrument is delivered in exchange for cash settlement.
Further Suggestionsretirement annuity contract (RAC)
Contracted out money purchase scheme
Underlying futures contract
Commodity futures contract
Cash settlement contracts
Foreign currency futures contract
Cost plus contract
Interest rate futures contract
Forward forward contract
Currency futures contract