Public Debt Market Glossary

Public Debt Market Glossary

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Forward market 
A market where purchases/sales of assets with future settlement are traded at a price fixed at the time of trading.. As opposed to the futures market, there is no clearing house that interposes between the parties nor are the terms standardised.
Futures market 
Organised derivatives market with a clearing house that interposes between the parties, wherein standard forward purchases and sales of an underlying asset are traded at a price fixed at the time of trading.