Derivatives Definition

noun

Plural form of derivative.

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Synonyms:
  • byproducts
  • derivations
  • descendants
  • offshoots
  • outgrowths
  • descents
  • epiphenomena
  • aetiologies
  • etymologies
  • geneses
  • lineages
  • pedigrees
  • provenances
  • secondaries
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Financial instruments whose performance is derived, at least in part, from the performance of an underlying asset, security, or index. For example, a stock option is a derivative because its value changes in relation to the price movement of the underlying stock. Futures contracts also obtain their value from the underlying product.
Webster's New World Finance
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