Future

Definition:

A term used to designate any contract covering the sale of financial instruments or physical commodities for future delivery on a futures exchange. Alternatively, a future is any forward contract that has been standardized and listed for trading on a futures exchange.

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Net present value of growth opportunities

A model valuing a firm in which net present value of new investment opportunities is explicitly examined.

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