Futures

FUTURES
This is a cotton-buying term referring to the practice of cotton merchants, spinners and manufacturers buying cotton against contingencies as a cover or protection against unfavourable fluctuations in the prices of cotton. The selling of "cotton futures "has three main functions. First, it enables the cotton planter to sell cotton and secure a favourable price while the cotton is still growing. Secondly, futures may be sold by cotton importers as a " hedge " against shipments. Thirdly, future may be sold by spinners and manufacturers as a " hedge " to insure against unsold and possibly accumulating stocks of yam and cloth (see Spot Cotton)

Dictionary of the English textile terms. 2014.

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